If our traits truly reflect our Chinese zodiac sign, my spirit animal must be a rooster. If you must know, it is a pain to be a cock. Sometimes, I wish I can sleep like a pig like my wife. It must be great being able to sleep through an earthquake rather than being awaken by a slight sound. Unfortunately, little Ant took my light-sleeping traits, which has been creating all sorts of problems for us. From the looks of it, he seems to take after my tendency to wake at the first light.
Like I said, it sucks to be a cock. Unless I am dead tired, I wake almost immediately if an idiot decided to draw the curtain even if I only slept for 3 hours. I struggle with this particularly when I was living in Singapore. As we did not have an air con in the earlier years, and was warned not to use it by our dad anyway, we have to sleep with open windows or risk waking up smelling like a smoked chicken - or not awakening at all. Night breeze is a rare commodity in Singapore. So drawing curtains or blinds to shield lights practically reduced ventilation to a minimum level, which causes bad sleep. It is common for Singaporeans to have the bad sleeping habit of turning in very late, often way beyond midnight. However unlike people like me, most of those I know do not have problem sleeping way beyond sunrise. That is why I look like a cock too, with dark rings around the eyes. Sucks to be me.
Fortunately, Perth nights are usually very cooling. It usually go below 20 degrees Celsius even on many Summer nights. Bad nights during Summer are still within the lower 20s. It is possible to cover up the windows for 3/4 of the year where it was comfortably cold to sleep. Summer will be trickier for cocksters.
For your information, the earliest sunrise this Summer is from 30th Nov to 8 December 2016 @ fucking 0503hrs! That means the first light can be as early as 0430hrs. This Summer has been very forgiving one this year in terms of temperature. We hardly have very hot days and the nights are mostly cool and comfortable. However, the early sunrise continues to pose a challenge to me.
The latest sunrise this year will be during Winter from 24th June - 8th July 2017 @ 0717 hrs. That means the sun will not have risen yet when I start work during Winter. This 2 hours difference is really noticeable. To me, it makes life more interesting here compared to living in a place with the same conditions day in, day out.