Earth Hour

Today at 8:30 to 9:30 PM will be the Earth Hour for 2010. The event is on its third year now. I am a supporter of Earth Hour but I think I will pass this year. As I have stated in my Facebook shoutout: I wanted to join the Earth Hour, but I think 6 hours of Blackout today and almost everyday for almost a month now is more than a fare share. It would have been great if  turning off the lights would be my initiative but in my case that in not an option. The electricity was turned off by Socoteco from 10AM to 1PM and 4PM to 7PM today. Its more than one earth hour. If your city is not affected by the power crisis, please participate. Reducing one’s carbon footprints is a must. Global Warming is a reality. I hope each one of us will do our own little way to help.

Edit: At 8:30PM while I was making this blog. .the lights were turned off. . not by me voluntarily but by Socoteco! I wanted to shout in anger but hey, its earth hour. My only rant is that, they should not have cut the electricity earlier today. This is the 3rd time for the day.

Anyway, Here is the official video for the Earth Hour 2010 .

Black Out

My Goodness!

It’s almost a month already. Gensan is having blackouts every day. The average blackout is around 2 to 3 hours per occurrence. It occurs around 2 to 3 times a day. It’s really annoying! Grr! It is already very hot and humid outside, couple it with the blackouts and there’s a formula for heat stroke. Although I havent heard of anyone having a heat stroke here in Gensan, I am still  taking precautions. I drink plenty of water or juice whenever I can. My kids are also coached into drinking more water.

Last week I bought a generator set for our house. I bought the cheapest one I could get. I only plan to power a couple of electric fans and a few lights. It is very helpful. Its quiet noisy but its tolerable. I also bought a water tank. Where I live, when there is no electricity, automatically there is also no water.  Now my water in the house is always available 24/7 (as long as the tank is always refilled).

I went to the hardware this morning and people are really buying gensets like it was a commodity.  Big or small, gas or diesel powered, people are buying it. Even the battery for rechargeable lamps, rechargeable lamps and rechargeable electric fans are sold out. Oh my. Business is booming for these products.

Well, ill just keep this post short because there might be another blackout soon.

(Edit: Right after posting this, in less than a minute, there was a blackout)