Are you reading this post in the dark?

I don’t know about others but I am not turning off the lights.

I am not turning off the lights not because I want to be anti-Earth Hour. But this poor woman just got home at 8.10 pm, after leaving the house around 1pm. And due to the heavy rain, she can’t take her children out for dinner. And not only due to the rain, she has no money as well. With only twenty bucks, how to feed four persons? (not because I am poor lah, it’s because I forget to fill up money in my wallet when I went out)

So, Earth Hour or not, I am leaving my house lights on because I need to :

1) Bath
2) Change
3) Find some things to cook for dinner
4) Eat already, must pangsai

Pangsai in the dark seems too geli. I also need to boil a pot of hot water to make coffee. Drinking coffee in the dark is very dangerous. What happens if a cicak dropped inside the cup?


My original plan was to bring my children somewhere bright to see how many people actually do this Earth Hour mob. I had wanted to bring them to a mall or something. But then, I wonder how safe it is to be in a public place in the dark. What if I get grope by some dirty old man? Can I sue Danny Law for coming up with this idea? You may say, “Only blind man will grope a 45 yrs old woman like you!” But true mah, if no lights, so dark, it is like blind mah.


So, okay folks, I am just crapping this post to mark Earth Hour. I am going to take my bath in the bright lights so that I can see my own face. That way I won’t use the floor detergent to shampoo my hair and the toilet cleaner to brush my teeth.

Go enjoy your Earth Hour. And don’t forget to grope someone in the dark.


My boys switched off all the lights, including my bathroom light while I was inside bathing. I fried rice for them for dinner.


It was so hard to eat in the dark. The food seems to taste not as nice as when you can see what you are putting into your mouth. Reminds me of the times when NEB (former name for TNB) used to have power failures in the kampongs when I was small.)


Let there be light, and there is light.

10 thoughts on “Are you reading this post in the dark?

  1. I didn’t turn off lights too. Don’t want to be eaten alive by mosquitoes.

    I had also intended to go the coastal road to see the Penang Bridge. But if the lights are off, then what’s to see.

    Anyway I just got home after battling heavy rain and traffic so not in the mood to go out again. Just want to stay indoor and be comfortable.I am now drinking coffee while typing this. Just now ate KFC (take away).

  2. Haha i was reading in the dark, the whole street in my taman, we are the only house with lights off. The indian mamak stall in front have their lights all bright on.

  3. my house is on the 16th floor and from the balcony i can see lights as far as my eyes can see. a lot like when your plane is landing. i wonder for those who participated, do they switch off the fan, aircon, computer, tv, radio, fridge?

  4. On my street also my house was the only one who switched off our lights. Everyone gathered in the living room and watched tv for the whole hour. So only the tv and one fan on for that hour. Fridge also la…

  5. so, what if 1 billion ppl turn off the lights? As if the world leaders esp those who contributed the most green house gas would listen!!!
    this is pure gimmick! WWF wants to raise awareness? well, unless u live in the Mars, how could u not hear/see any green messages, is not like the global warming only happened yesterday.
    WWF gila, u orang sama juga. u want to make changes > donate to Green peace!

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  6. Earth Hour thingy is a very good idea to bring out the people the awareness about the climate issue around the world, but in malaysia point of view especially in sabah, it think malaysian mentality towards this not really meet the objective.

    the government just go along this activities so that the can shut the mouth of the tree huger for a while and don’t seems to have any conservation plan in their hand. I don’t hear any plan from the UMNO general assembly about the nature conservation nor from our dear Pakatan Rakyat except they want some tiger zoo to attract the tourist.

    a bit silly when we use to drive those gallon gulping modified car to places to celebrate Earth Hour and then go to aircondition restaurant and hangout to talk about it. Off the light at home but leaving those TV(s), air cond(s), computer(s), fridge(s) amd water heater for bath.

    some may said the thought counts, but thought alone can’t save the earth.

    jefferi´s last blog post..EARTH HOUR suck big time…

  7. Same same lah….I am not going to turn off all my lights and stumble around in the dark or with candle lights or torch light, even though that idea got my kids all excited!
    I was thinking or ranting……if we are really concern about global warming, instead of switching off lights, we should not drive around for an hour(unless emergency like to hospital etc.) coz I think cars contribution to global warming is higher. Set the time to later which will not effect many families like 10pm, only the “party” or “happy hour” crowd goes out that late anyway. It’s not that I have anything against them lah, I also go “party” or “happy hour” one but if there is a cause, I would not mind missing one night or going late for the cause mah. That’s me lah…..
    Switching off lights woh! Hah, in nine months time, suddenly we get a surge in population increase coz most people stayed home with no lights, so what else can they do in the dark? Use your imaginations loh….

  8. BlurryLeo – It was raining so heavily after mass and I was stuck in church till almost 8 pm. So, all my plans of going somewhere to see other people promoting stupidity (that’s what people call the event LOL) were spoilt.

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