For a lot of my teens and early 20s, I lived a nocturnal life, taking in the quiet atmosphere the night presented and using it to my advantage. I used to write songs, record music, organize my room, watch movies and — my favorite — catch up with friends. You could do that in America. You can use the night as a time to go out, but not even in a way that involves drinking alcohol. I miss that.
I miss 24 hour coffee shops, Steak ‘n’ Shakes and Perkins. These were places to hang out, outside of the home, and maybe even get a snack or two in the process. The lack of a late-night culture in the countries I’ve been living in for the past few years has made me sad.
I already mentioned the reason we have Korean BBQ after Sydney Travel Tribe is partially because there are very few other options in the city. In my neck of the woods, there are even fewer! To get any sort of snack, we have to resort to the gas station, and that was turning off the lights on Friday as the daily photo was being taken. Lame much?
Why, Sydney? Why must you suck in terms of late-night culture? You are full of awesome and youthful individuals and yet you act like an old fogey. Seriously! The malls close at 6pm during the week, most of the shops are closed on the weekends — aren’t these the times when you could be making some REAL money?!
Ok, I’m done ranting. I just really miss my late-night culture.