15 May 2007

Upside down biological clock

For the past 48 hours my biological clock has been turned upside down. I have been working on the graveyard shift from night till morning instead of my usual working hours from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. WHY?

There was an upgrade of the banking system and I was assigned on the graveyard shift to support the exercise. I am not much of a day sleeper and was awake at most hours of the day. When it was my turn to take over my shift I have to stay awake from the late hours of the night to the early hours of the day. The worst hours are from 4.00 a.m. to 5.00 a.m. where I can feel my eyes closing but I have to stay awake.

In Shanghai, the skies turn bright by 5.15 a.m.. From the window of my office I could see people walking on the streets and also waiting at the nearby bus stop. It was an interesting sight to see what the people does in wee hours of the morning.

When my shift ends, I would head back to my hotel and toss myself into bed to take my nap. I would be awake in the late afternoon. That's when my stomach start growling for food. I am too lazy to get out for food and would take my lunch and dinner together.

The changes in my working hours coupled with my changes in meal hours have impacted my biological clock.

Hopefully, everything will get back into order when my working hours is shifted back to normal.

P/S The changes in my working hours also have impacted my postings in my blog.


Selba said...

Just imagine that you are working in the USA, hehehe..

Well, hope that your working time will be back to normal again soon :)

Chan Kok Kuen said...


Thanks for the advise. Too bad I am in Shanghai instead of in the USA. I would love to be there.