Last night, I was creating a new blog post, when I read tweets and Face Book status of my contacts that there were power shut-downs already in their area because of the storm "Basyang". In my area down south of Metro Manila, winds were whistlin' then wailing as if there's actually a kid crying outside my window--swear it was scary! When power started fluctuating, then eventually electricity fully shut-off (goodbye blog entry, haha), I decided to opt for good ol' pre-bedtime activity and just read dad's "just because" gift to me that night, a Go Negosyo book on 21 Steps on how to start your own business.
photo from Go Negosyo website
I love reading in the dark with just a flashlight or a candle. It might be bad for my eyes, but I feel that I have more focus through this. I think I have ADHD in such a way that in the middle of making a fringe necklace, I go to my computer and surf the net, then sew a zipper bracelet another minute. :D Anyway, the blackout became a good excuse to go all-out with reading the first part of this really helpful book. I remembered when I read Harry Potter book 1, there's also a blackout that I enjoyed my "first-sight" with the boy who lived with a candle only. =)
It was cool at first, but when I tried resting, blew my candlelight and turned of my flashlight, the winds howled, my curtains were flying like crazy. My sisters, who share a room next to mine, were texting if I was scared, and if I can hear our dogs already...THE DOGS! I was actually scared for them!!! =/
Anyway, in the end, when I heard our back-house dog (the one with few roof to shelter himself, huhu) Keeko was already whimpering and banging his tin water container (asking for help!), I texted my sisters, and we went downstairs all-together. I did not have time to think anymore, not even asked for my parents' consent, I just let him in our house. My youngest sister Cea thinks I'm her hero (boy do we love our dogs!)
Wrapped with a denim cloth I was supposed to use for making more accessories, I handed it to my sister coz Keeks was shivering and wet. =/
Anyway, I was too tired after this long episode (we played with him pa, hehe), so I was asleep even with the no electricity situation. The worst thing was to wake up realizing power wasn't back...and guess what? Electricity just came back NOW. So that's almost 24 hours for me and my family without Internet, fan, lights, .....and yes, here in my area they're connected: so we also have no water! It was an unproductive day also for the business! =S
I dont know why I became passive and just let time fly because I thought this wouldn't take this long. Anyway, night time came and I was ready to leave the house (coz my friend's have water and electricity already!) ...lugging two big bags filled with accessories for my business meet ups for Thursday and Friday, plus clothes and clothes...when suddenly I heard people in my neighborhood screaming for joy! ;p And then...... "There was light". :D