The Asian Invasion

‘They tell me to sleep,
But I am a student,
I do not need sleep,
For I am a mutant.

Lectures by day,
Activities by night,
All day every day,
My schedule is tight.

But what can I do?
For I am an Asian.
I must be a pro,
And prepare for our invasion.

Whatever you can do,
The Asians can do too!
You have been warned,
The moment you were born.

Now think of this before you sleep,
Of how the Asians need no sleep,
Be afraid and tremble in fear,
Run away and do not tear!

Understand our deed,
As we reach our peak,
For we need no sleep,
Cause sleep is for the weak!’


Tasha Lim, Penang.


Illustration by Michelle Ling