When you’re in your late teens your parents no longer opens the door without knocking(they are afraid to see what they do not thing you do) and hence there is no one to barge in at midnight and ask, “Young lady, do you KNOW what time it is?” (Yea dad, I just woke up from my afternoon nap.)
Therefore, I am given the freedom to stay up till whatever time I want. Plus the internet is on for 24 hours and there’s a router at home. Life does not get any better than this.
Especially during the holidays, everyone is online from 11pm and the hardcore ones stay up together to talk crap till the wee hours. We usually say bye bye when we see the sky turn a violet blue. That’s because we know that nothing important requires our presence the following day. We know that waking up after lunch bear no other consequences.
BUT WE HAVE THE CHANCE TO SLEEP. Why are we procrastinating sleep? We have all the time in the world to sleep and yet we choose to stone in front of the computer and grunt at each other through 1ee7 5p34k(is that how it’s said?).
I remember one morning(4am) when I saw Amanda online and asked her if she was there and she very cutely replied, “MaNdA nevEr slEepS~!” This is another woman who is so hooked on the internet so much that she has admitted to me that she sometimes wants to insert asterisks into her sentences when she is talking in real life.
Obviously during exams if you were given the chance to sleep at 11pm you would gladly kick the books aside and sleep till the morning comes. Why is it the other way around during the holidays?
I cannot remember when was the last time I slept before 3am. Um, make that 4am. My most extreme would be 7am. One was to watch the sunrise in KL and another was to stay up to blog about the PPS bash. Yes, I am that sad. *hangs head down in shame*.
There was a time back in form5 when we were working very hard for the Interact Club’s Valentine’s Day Project and I did not get any sleep in 24 hours and ended up crying because I was too tired. Crying seems to be my thing. Crying Jolene Copyrighted.
I’ve asked a few of my friends as well and they too cannot remember when they last slept before 3am. I’ve read somewhere that parents should just leave their teenage children alone because we have different sleeping hours and it is only normal. So perhaps I’ll grow out of this and not be all GANBATE LET’S WATCH THE SUNRISE!
However, I think age is catching up with me. I don’t seem to have the energy I had two weeks ago. Tsk tsk. I’ll go catch some shut eye now.
1 thought on “The Horrid Culture of The Late Teens”
Jayelle Jun 27, 05 Delete
Julee: ahaha.. tell me about it. we just refuse to sleep.
david: hahahah hello uncle david!! hehee nolah.. i was just kidding. humour me man!
synical: lol, you’ve surpassed the phase than. many congrats:)
sarah: hahaha.. oh man. it’s such a terrible disease right?.. don’t you feel zoned out after awhile?? but still keep at it???:O(
c.ho: we are of the same category. 🙁 not proud of it though. i. need. sleep. but…still..i’m up. arghhh
sush: ah..shoo shoo.. go sleep laaaaaa..
allan: lol, see?? you’re also in your late teens. sama gang la we all:D
allan Jun 27, 05 Delete
hey! haha that’s so truee, during the holidays I never sleep early… but during exams.. sleep is all i can think about! LOl =]
Sush Jun 27, 05 Delete
i sleep before 3am. everyday. hehee. sue me. 🙂 i have my sinus to think about….
c.ho Jun 26, 05 Delete
i am an owl.. regardless of exams, holidays or normal days. it’s only cuz i force myself to sleep that i do. but if i don’t. well, you would see me online till like 4-5-6-7 am 😛 hahahah..
i am the ultimate night owl.well, okay.. maybe not the ultimate.. but one of the more extreme ones
sarah Jun 26, 05 Delete
the want to sleep during class and exams is so bad, i have to succumb to it. just like you though, during the holidays, i’m an owl at night and monkey during the day. wide wide awake. another one of life’s lil games i suppose?
synical Jun 26, 05 Delete
Guess I’m the “old” one then… nowadays I can’t keep my eyes open after 1 a.m., which makes watching Letterman a drag at times.
I’ve never tried staying up til 5 a.m., I value my sleep more than that.
Narrowband Jun 26, 05 Delete
At 18, you’re saying age is catching up with you. Who are you kidding?
Julee Jun 26, 05 Delete
During my 1 month holiday, i sleep at 5am (or later) everyday.. either online or watching DVDs. :p