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Once again am sitting in McDonald's mooching off their free WiFi while pretending to blend in as one of these kids who are supposedly "studying" or doing assignments on their laptops. Yeah, right...

Let me give you a brief overview from where am sitting.

On my right, a bunch of college kids; 2 teenage girls, 1 little girl about 8 y.o, and 3 teenage boys: Now, the boys... one of them is definitely into the girl with the little sister. So, that boy is busy entertaining this little girl while big sister nonchalantly observes this sweet little connection over her laptop, which is decidedly either on facebook page or streaming a video. This boy has his posse with him in a 'I got your back buddy' way trying to waste time talking to each other and eating while their buddy attempts to charm the little girl and her sister - simple rule, charm the sister, get the girl. That teenage girl, of course has a sidekick girlfriend who is there as chaperon maybe. I mean someone's gotta look out for the girls right. The little sister is now acting all cute (she has cuteness factor) to get more of the attention of the boys. In this scene, I'd say the little girl is benefiting the most. I mean, she definitely gets attention from her elder sister AND the boy whose into her sister. Plus, it's McD's so she gets ice cream, the pink coca-cola glass and pretty much ANYTHING she wants.

Next, on my left; 2 dudes supposedly meeting up to study their accounts paper. Looks pretty heavy stuff - ACCA or something like that. Anyways, dude #1 was already here when I first arrived. Had his paper laid out before him but he also had his iPhone there and earphones on. Obviously, paper is set aside and he was watching a flick on his iPhone. Then his friend came - dude #2. They attempt to start studying. But buys a cuppa coffee shortly after. Now we're moving with the studying... in between, get up, buy something, sit down, wait, and then... dude #1 watches more of the movie. So which is it that dude #1 is really doing. What about dude #2? He's apparently just sitting there while dude #1 "studies". Why? Could be they're waiting for a third party - my guess is a girl or maybe 2 - who would finally make them be serious about studying for the paper. Hmm... so much for meeting up to study...

Far left near the wall... decidedly 2 adults, male, and with a laptop. One of them went to buy dinner while the other is talking loudly on his phone about... business I guess. Seems like he's really into closing the deal or whatever... All I can hear is, noise even with my earphones on. Meh! They're probably here to discuss business or work with each other.

And then there's me... An observer and WiFi pirate. Haha... On one corner I feel out of place among college students, and on the other corner, I feel like am being an impostor who isn't quite an adult yet but old enough to be an adult. That's probably what I am. Someone who's just not quite old enough but not exactly very young. Like living a double life; adult with work responsibilities on the weekdays, a kid starting out in life at night and weekends. HAHAHAHA!

Ooh... now the teenage girl with the little sister is acting all cutesy while still pretending to be disinterested in the boy. Hahahaha! Oh to be young...


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