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The Age Box

When I was in university, there were lots of time where I had to tick an age box in a survey form that my seniors spread for their research, and we were there to help them get their data. I ticked that 18-25 box without that much thinking, and it felt like 26-30 is a zillion year away. It was that time what people called your early twenties. The time when you can go party on a daily basis and still come to class the next day feeling generally fine. The time when you don't need to sleep because sleeping is a waste of time and you feel like you miss a lot of things when you're sleeping.

Now that I thicked the late twenties box, to be honest, I don't feel that much different than when I was 24. Maybe it's because when you have something under your nose you don't really pay attention. Aging is a unique concept for me. When you are young, you can't wait to see where your life would be when you're 28. And then you get older and you wish you could turn back the time. In my case, I wish I obliged to those time when my mom told me to take a nap when I was kid because now that I am 28, all I want to do is to have a nap time from Monday to Friday. 

The time sure passed. There was pager, and then mobile phone in the size of a brick stone. Jurassic Park, Home Alone and Free Willy were so popular, that my dad bought us the laserdisc. Just like there was Britney and now Justin Bieber - or whoever is in and famous now. I don't really follow the latest music trend. And here we are at the time when it's normal for people age between 15-23 to not know who Backstreet Boys is, or get the idea of what walkman and cassettes are. 

4 comments:

  1. Beautifully written. It is strange how you think a certain age is so far away and yet when you get there it doesn't seem that old anymore. I feel like it also doesn't help that technology has changed so rapidly.

    I still have moments when I think "but I need an adult" ha.

    Nat ◇ dignifiable

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  2. Beautifully written. It is strange how you think a certain age is so far away and yet when you get there it doesn't seem that old anymore. I feel like it also doesn't help that technology has changed so rapidly.

    I still have moments when I think "but I need an adult" ha.

    Nat ◇ dignifiable

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  3. I remember all the non-stop partying in my 20's. Now, I feel too old to keep doing it. I can only survive a few hours before I'm tired and sleepy. Haha. Oh well, take advantage of everything now because it will never be the same again.

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  4. Oh nooo I am not looking forward to aging! I am fine now in my early twenties but I already know I will be having some sort of quarter life crisis when I age past 25. I just know it. Glad to hear that you don't feel much different... hope that happens with me :)

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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