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Name: modgurl
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 11:28 pm
I'm Not Old. I'm Just Too Busy.

Dear Blogger,

On the way home from Speech & Drama class, my friend and I had a discussion about night life in Singapore. We agreed that back in the day, Singapore's night life was livelier. I said the rigid government laws now have thrown all the fun out of the window.

My friend said the clubs and bars are still the same. It's just that we are getting older, so our perception has changed. Is it really true that Singapore's night life has not changed and that it is just us who are aging?

In your 20s, everything seemed like a new experience. You were just starting out in the world. You were on fire, raring to make your mark in the world. Doors to places which were once prohibited were now opened to you. It was an exciting period to be in.

I guess going to clubs is like a rite of passage for many young adults who have just graduated from compulsory education. And with it, comes all the experience that you get when you go clubbing; drinking, smoking, indecent proposals. Some meddle with drugs. I didn't. I don't do illegal drugs.

When you're in your 20s, you live for the moment. You don't really think about tomorrow. You don't even remember what you did the night before! Or try not to remember. Even if you can't afford to buy drinks, there are always ladies nights. You can even subtly persuade someone to buy drinks for you. That's why it's always good to be nice to the bartender.

Then came the 30s. By then, even if you have not settled down, either in marriage or a relationship, you'll be too busy working for your future. It's like you're making up for the last ten years you've wasted on mindless fun.

Some may have just about to start a new family. So ninety percent of your waking hours are already spent on everyone in your family except you. Every single dollar you think you'd want to spend on yourself is usually redirected to the family fund. So who has time to go clubbing or money to spend on frills?

Perhaps my friend is right. If I were to go clubbing now, I would probably tsk tsk at the patrons for wasting their salaries on booze. I would even wonder why some parents would allow their tertiary-going daughters to leave the house looking like cheap prostitutes.

Gosh! I feel like I've just become my parents! When did that happen?! Before I know it, I'm going to reprimand my daughter for dressing like a stripper and she's going to think I'm an old-fashioned old nag! May that day never comes...

As the saying goes, to be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid. Been there. Done that.


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