Saturday, May 5, 2007

coping with blackout

This one is tough. Coping with a scheduled power blackout from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. is hard to do. Anytime now this computer is going to go off, the fans will stop moving, the refrigerator will stop whining and the television will be mute. What do you do when everything seems to die around you? I have listed ways based on observation on how people cope with power loss:

1. The whole family hits the beach to enjoy the natural breeze from the sea.

2.One entire big family rushes to Bethel Guest House, one of the best hotels in the city, to have lunch and stay there until 5:00 to enjoy the coolness of the generator-run aircon.

3. Some would go malling, eat there and wait the whole time until everything is back to normal. Malls or big stores usually have their own generators so there should be no problem about dealing with the summer heat.

4. Stay home and make the most of it. Open all windows and doors to let the natural air in, find a good book to read.

5. General cleaning. Turn this blackout into an opportunity for you to clean your house. Make your house spot-free when power comes around.

6. If you are a student, do your school work outside. Bring a small table and a chair outside and do your work under a shady tree if there is any around.

7. Do your other house chores like marketing, cooking, setting the table.

8. Others would like to just simply lie in bed and sleep the day away.
If there are other more profitable ways of dealing with power loss, kindly leave them under comments.

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