Debunking myths of girls' stayovers
When guys are asked about their stayovers they would mysteriously reply "What happens in stayovers, stays in stayovers". Often times I would be asked if girls' stayovers are all about pillow fights and manicures. Girls' stayovers can be productive too unless you are like me and you like to doze off before midnight.
Our usual conversations are about life, dreams and heartbreaks. In the course of discussion, we often end up making a list of aunties/bhabis we would like to get rid of. Be it at school, university or work, you're continuously being spied on by aunties ready to approach your mom with a "Jaanen bhabi?" before you even reach home. Sharing imaginary evil plans with best friends is extremely relieving.
Many girls stay up watching movies or sitcoms, and come up with theories like how Joey is the main character of FRIENDS because the episodes have his voiceover. We also argue over who is a better role model among popular female characters.
Late night food cravings get intensified when you're with your friends. We love food. There is a strange rush of excitement in taking out all the frozen food from your friend's fridge and cooking them. You might stumble upon your culinary passion while experimenting with pasta, brownies, pudding, shakes, you name it!
At certain points, we go all aboard the feels train with the next stop at Feelippines! The random banters turn into philosophical discourse on all sorts of social constructs. The topics quickly change from politics and economics to fashion and vanity. Afterwards we reach a consensus that life is nothing more than a mere illusion. This lasts until the following day we wake up late for class.
There is nothing quite like singing randomly to songs in the evening on the roof. Sometimes, the rare opportunity to dance to Taylor Swift or even Children of Bodom presents itself. Plus, there's no one judging you when you pull off your crazy moves.
Girls face more restrictions when it comes to spending the night at a friend's place. Many young girls can only dream of the day they can huddle up with their friends in a dark room and tell each other ghost stories while playing Uno.
While there are nerds who choose to study with friends, there are also those who are on their phones all night. Girls' stayovers' aren't always about playing with Barbie dolls in a pink room. It is about being who you truly are while you're with your crazy friends.