This information is courtesy of the 6 year old resident of Hotel Konak room 5.
Fighting sleep sure is an art, but it can be learned. One easy way to ensure you will not fall asleep is to suck your fingers so hard that you make a slurping sound. Next, make sure you don't keep your legs still. Wiggle them back and forth or kick your feet...not enough to make Mama mad, but enough to keep you from sleeping. Humming to yourself works very well also. It is an extra blessing when you get help from other people....like when someone from the room next door decides to start hammering something around 9:30. That saves you having to use up your own resources. And you can count on the many dogs that roam the city to band together and cause a raucous every half hour or so.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to figure out how to stay awake indefinitely. But I know how to keep Mama and Papa from sleeping. :) I just flail my arms all over. (I might have given Papa a couple bruises on his head last night)