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Monday, March 07, 2005

Night Owl and Early Bird

I'm a night person. I am usually very wide awake and perky at night and in the daytime, well, I can sleep till noon, till the sun shines on my bum and says "Wakey! Wakey! You sleepyhead!" No, night persons are not lazy people, we are just wired that way. I'm very alert and do my best work at night. When I was a student, I would burn the midnight oil because thats my best time to absorb and learn new things.

When I was working, I would hit the snooze button again and again, skip breakfast, brush teeth, get dressed and put on warpaint in 5-10 minutes, drive like a madwoman and arrive at the office in the nick of time. Thats me.

Mr MG on the other hand is a morning person. The kind that jumps right out of bed all chirpy and ready to greet the day. The kind that takes a shower, have breakfast and arrive at the office before everyone else, the kind that wakes up early even during weekends. It took me a while to get used to that. As I'm sure it took him a while to get used to my love to sleep-in in the mornings.

Oh well, they say opposites attract right? I did say once before that we're as different as night and day and that goes for our biological clock too. Well, I'm night and he's day. I'm the night owl and he's the early bird.We could have wars about this if we choose to but luckily we have come up with the concept of "I take care of you, you take care of me." like in the cowboy movies where they would take turns looking out for enemies so we too will take turns looking after the other, making sure the other is properly tucked under the blankets, not feeling too cold etc. Its a nice feeling. And we have our own quiet time alone too, Mr MG in the morning and MG at night.

Of course, now I don't have the luxury of waking at noon and sometimes I conk out when the kiddoes do because I'm too tired but thats really against my biological clock. Mr MG's body clock is also upset by the kid sometimes. Ahh babies, they are such tiny, innocent little beings but boy oh boy do the have a BIG impact on our lives.

For other night persons like me, here's a link for you.


  1. Jason is also another night owl. -yawn- Just woke up tim leh~!

  2. Thanks MG for posting this. Now I know I am quite a night person.

    My explanation was last life maybe in a different time zone, so this life forever in jet lag mode.


  3. I've always been a night person, but recently having to wake up at 6am for work has upset my bio clock...

  4. there is a trend shift.. more n more young ppl are becoming nocturnal bcoz of the entertainment outlets and mamak stalls.. ahh 6 years ago i slept at about 10pm :P and now.. 1am.. and looks like the it's getting later and later.

    but overall i'm still a day person.

  5. Not been a night owl very long time lor...hehe..trying to be again oso cannot lor...eye close automatic when reach 11pm..

  6. I am like Mr. MG - a morning person. Even weekends I can't sleep in late & wake up by 6 am-my body already been tuned & wld automatically wake up by then). Used to be so different b4 the boys-used to sleep like a log but now since kids even a small noise will wake me up.

  7. Hey.. MG,
    Like you.. i'm a nite owl.. and i blame it on my spouse.. coz' we had a 12hrs difference... and for 6yrs.. we had been chatting online.. !! therefore.. here i am.. a nite owl..;) plus my spouse also nite owl.. so now got baby.. big sacrifices..!! hahah!!

  8. Blogger ate my comment! Grrrr...

    Anyway I was saying..
    Wah! So many night owls. I'm not alone. Yippee!

    Jason, you went to sleep at 7am thats morning adi. I don't know how to classify you...

    Et, perpetually in Jet Lag mode. Haha. I like your terminology.

    Simon, Night owl have to wake up at 6am... Aww... that sucks man.

    Munkit, Night Owl like me sure enjoyed the pub and mamak hopping days to the fullest.

    msau, thats why your profile pic forever panda eyes hor.

    A&A'smom, Ya ya. Now kenot sleep like a log anymore.

    MrsT, "6 years chatting online" Walaueh, you cyber romance wan kah?

  9. what enamies you two need to watch out for? LOL...
    I still can sleep like a log, but only from 3am-9pm, the rest of the time can't sleep, how to sleep when think about so many things need to do, and so many blog need to read, and so many comment need to comment, and so many comic need to draw, and so many blog need to write *ahem, ahem* (MG:"yar, big mouth, where is your latest entry?")

  10. i used to be a night owl when i was a student. now dah resign when i started to work.. need to be the early bird pulak.

    tsk. those good old days.

  11. i'm happy with my diurnal people status ekekek.. if i stay up too late i will get sick one..

  12. Twinsmom got the lazy blog... errhm.. I mean the lazy bug.

    Hazel, Yes thats true. Its easier to be a night owl in the good ole younger days.

    Munkit, like dat how to become spy???

  13. I used to and still am a night person but I'm trying to be a morning person. Improving now! ;) I don't want to miss morning lectures and I figured out my lifestyle is healthier this way. At least I don't snack in the middle of the night! :)

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  15. Hmmm...i sleep at 9.30p.m & wake up around 3a.m.So,am i nocturnal or diurnal?

  16. Told u,he aint no spy,he just a stalker.

  17. Eileen, Yeah, I think its healthier too.

    teo, that would make you a diurnal... no, a nocturnal...no, a diurnal...oh I dunno lah!

    Jason, you guys still at it ah?

  18. Jason i said i spy then i spy la.. why wanna fight this title with me.. kecoh la.. so many other english words.. you can be mirror, cupboard or chopstick anything just don pick spy okay -_-''

  19. Hey.. MG,
    my cyber romance for sure.. ;) six long years.. heh!! if you beg and beg.. and beg.. i will tell you the story .. in my blog.. heheheheheh!!! ;)

  20. Munkit, Jason can be "Mr Speedo" or something. He's always the first to arrive on all the blogs.

    Mrs T, Please, please, please, tell lah... I love a good romance story, especially a real life one.. Please, please, please???


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