You would think waking up to the soothing sounds of nature, as birds and animals start their day, is preferable to an alarm clock boisterously managing the movements of a household.
Enter our local flock of 100+ pigeons wearing footwear sponsored by Dr Martin. Each morning at 6.51am they land on our tin roof and stomp around.
These flying timekeepers are fed by our neighbours and promptly disappear after the 10-minute feeding frenzy having woken everyone up.
What makes things more interesting is that vegetarian cats and dogs lie idly in the feeding zone dreaming about their next bowl of rice.
Locals leave out bowls of food for strays all over Myanmar.