Wake up

Chris and I always watch the sunrise on new year’s day. We do it no matter how tired and cold we feel because we know how rewarding it is. We always say we should do it more often but we never do.


A few weeks ago we had to wake up very early in the morning (when it was still dark) to pick up my parents from the airport. I wrapped myself up to stay warm with several layers of clothes, a blanket, and even a hot water bottle. I felt ready to sleep in the car but decided to show some respect to Chris’s father who was driving to meet my parents. Besides, driving in the dark always feels like I’m on Space Mountain at Disneyland and it’s kind of fun. I was surprised to see quite a lot of cars on the highway heading towards the city. I’d never imagined so many people would wake up so early to go to work every day while I’m sleeping.


When the sky started to have some colours, my eyes were wide open. The sunrise was so beautiful again.


Maybe watching the sunrise is more like a special treat than an ideal morning.

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