The Nights of the Electricity Dead

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For a technology-freaky-geek like me – and most of the visitor of this page 🙂 – what could be worst than no internet connection? I’ll tell you what is: no electricity.

No internet means no browsing, no email, no chatting, no downloading… For some, it’s the end of the world. Well, if it is, then what could better describe no electricity? Hell on earth? Or the night of the living dead?

No electricity means no nothing. Not even a single working light bulb. It also means that all the ice cream in you fridge will turn into warm cream. (And we can’t let our life goes on without ice cream, can’t we?). No TV. No movies. Just imagine yourself sitting in the dark living room staring at the empty TV screen.

Some would find a short savation through their iPods. But battery could only last for so long. For others who are not that fortunate, your nights would be empty.

But that’s just a “what ifs” right? You see the scene so much in the movie but never really experienced it. The no electricity, I mean. We, modern people, have been depending on electricity so much that we are afraid imagining our life without it.

Well guess what. I went through another “Nights of the Electricity Dead”. Yas, another. For us living in the so-called third world, it’s one of the daily things we have. And believe it or not, it’s not so bad. We lit some candles throughout our house, not too many actually – our house is not that big; we sat together in our living room, enjoying the serene atmosphere; I played some songs using my nylon-classical guitar and we sang together; told funny stories and laughed together. All activities that we’d never do in the electrical world because we’re too busy watching TV or working or checking emails (or eating ice cream).

So, thank you electrical company for cutting our electricity once in a while (even though there has been too many whiles..). Darkness enables me to appreciate lights. Even the smallest ones – from the candles.

Now that the lights are on, please excuse me because I have few blogs to take care of (and few hundreds emails to read…)

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