i watch the darkness
the tiny silver orbs
the radio and its mast
and the repeated tunes
i watch
i watch
i watch the night


we are all castaways
robinson crusoes
in this vast universe
in the darkness of the night
by the one we call God.

Night-time Designers

Having been in a design course for over six months now, I can tell you one thing for sure – for us design students, there is no respite from work. We are like work-alcoholic, sleep-deprived, coffee-addicted zombies 24×7. Let me tell you what it is like to be a design student studying at night:


9:00 PM – After having spent the day lazing around, and basically doing nothing, you suddenly realize that you actually had a crazy amount of work to do, the day is almost over, and you have accomplished nothing.

10:00 PM – After more lazing around, you realize that you have no choice but to finish your work. Thus, with a heavy heart, you start off.

11:00 PM – It has been an hour of earnest work. You deserve a break. Let’s watch a two minute video on youtube. Just as a reward.

12:30 AM – You look up from youtube to realize that it has been over a hour and you’re still on your ‘break’. Just one more video, you tell yourself.

1:00 AM – It’s the next day now. You better begin. You close youtube and start working again, swearing that the next time, you will never repeat this and will complete all your work on time.

1:30 AM – You realize that this job was not more than an hour long, but by now, you are too sleepy and too tired to finish it.

2:00 AM – Somehow, you end up back on Youtube.

2:30 AM – By now, you are physically exhausted but mentally beyond sleep and awake enough to dance. Still, who wants to work?

3:00 AM – More Youtube, Facebook, and anything else that postpones the inevitable effort of work.

3:30 AM – You realize that you have tried REALLY REALLY hard to complete your project. It’s time to give up. You shove aside the book and paints and close Adobe Illustrator. Without fear, you proceed straight on to more Youtubing.

4:00 AM РBy now, you realize you have only a couple more hours to sleep. You consider an all-nighter.

4:30 AM – You feel too sleepy to continue. Too tired to clear up the mess, you just push everything to the corner and drop off, promising yourself again to never repeat this stunt.


4:30 AM – Damn it. Still awake.


Even after all this torture, we are design students and we love our work!