Is it noob of me to not have experienced night life before?
Recently after a meal, my group of friends finally persuaded me to drink at a nearby bar.
We ordered a beer tower (to me it’s a tower, whatever you call it), and we drank. We gossiped and talked about anything and everything.
The bill was slightly hefty, but we are all working adults, and we paid for the ambience, so I guess it was worth it.
Somehow, it felt good to break the imaginary curfew that my parents impose on me (guy here).
Here’s how they do it. Whenever I get home late, they would refuse to sleep and wait up for me to get back. The next day, if they have a headache or lack of sleep, they would implicitly express it. They don’t say it, but I can tell by how they look.
I’ve told them that I’m not young anymore.
You can go sleep if you want to. Yet somehow the innate biological parental behaviour springs up and they ‘voluntarily’ wait for me to get back home.
This time though, I think it’s because of age, my parents finally relented. So I stayed past 12am and drank till 2am. It’s not exactly clubbing life, but to me, being in a conventional Asian family, it’s really a new experience.
I look forward to more social drinking and also more staycations with my friends now.
Because I know I’ll be out of the clutches of my parents, albeit a temporary one.