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Q: Is it normal to stay out at late hours of the night?


I've heard of some people partying into the late hours at night and going to karaoke and staying until like 3 am. Is this a normal thing to do in China? 

8 years 32 weeks ago in  Lifestyle - China

 
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It seems like most countries the younger people do stay out late. It is not that unusual for my step-son to be out till 3 or 4 in the morning when he does not have work at the weekend. There is nothing really unusual in this. A friend of mine runs a bar where a good mix of westrners and chinese like to hang out and he tends to close when the last customer leaves which can be pretty late especially if they are showing live sport in the early hours.

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Though not a young man anymmore, for me it is normal to stay up until 4 or 5 am when I dont need to work early the next day.  By nature, I have alwasy been a night person and this habbit got worse due to some of the jobs I had (front desk, law enforcment, Chippendale. Ok, maybe not chippendale). I have truly been at my happiest working at night and would love to return to that schedule again. However, this doe s not seem likely (and yes, I know of all the negative health issues for night shift workers!).

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If a person likes to stay up late at home, it doesn't change when they come to China. When I was in college, sometimes I would stay up until 3 in the morning, just because I would be talking to friends online, or occasionally we'd go to a small club nearby and dance until 2 am. If I stay up late now, it's because I don't feel like sleeping and I have nothing to do the next day. There's nothing to do late at night in this small city.

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For some social groups it is quite normal. You have the young people celebrating a birthday party who will go to KTV and stay there all night until breakfast time.

Then there are the night markets filled with people at 2 or 3am eating and drinking happily.

And then of course the bars that may not close until these times either.

And lastly let us not forget the internet addict generation who will stay up in net bars hours upon end.

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I have stayed out till 4 am at the pub on a weeknight, man. And that ain't rare.

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I have walked out of bars in Hong Kong when the sun was up before.
In Shenzhen I routinley stay out until 3-4am.  Most bars downtown don't even start rockin until 11pm.

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Not so nomal. Most of the persons will go to bed around 23:00.  And also, in the weekend, there will be many people go to club-- but also , not too much
--At least people around me won't be so late,lol

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..."heard about people staying up late at night"?
Well usually on friday or during holidays, I go out until 5-6 am. The latest I went home was 11am...
But that's doesn't have much to do with China, people all over the world do it as well.

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I've always been a night owl. I never go to sleep at a preset time. I go to sleep when I can't stay awake any longer. If I'm working on something often I have to stop because it has taken all night and i have to go to work. So I don't sleep. I like night time. There is often a different culture of people around. In the mornings I drag my ass, day time I'm good, but I usually get a second wind late in the evening and I can just motor.
  Same goes for partying. I was a party animal,stay out all night, but i don't do that much anymore, three good drinks and I'm ready for bed.

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You went to college in the good ole' US of A. You were a flyboy in the USAF. And you don't know if people like to stay out late? Does mommy and daddy keep you on a strict curfew and bed time?

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This question is ridiculous if you ask me. Who would even think to ask such a childish question?

I made my point!

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I used to party between different clubs with my friends every weekend. Until last year I noticed this late night life is ruining my health. I started to catch a cold easily, even couldn't sleep at the right time. So I decide to make a change, although sometimes I still can not resist the excitment the nightlife brings to me.

Staying out late night is just another kind of entertainment here.

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