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Earth Hour – Voluntary Blackout

I’ve just received an sms a moment ago concerning Earth Hour;

“Vote Earth! Support Earth Hour on Saturday, 28 March, 8.30pm – 9.30pm. Switch off lights to show u are concerned with our Earth’s wellbeing. Let’s fight global warming together! Makin panas sudah skarang ni!”

In these past weeks, Sabahans aren’t very enthusiastic when comes to this campaign since we always suffer very, very frequent electrical blackouts.

However the State Government has decided to be at tandem with the world regarding this Earth Hour campaign.

*Sigh*

Before I elaborate further, I would like to share with you a little revelation that I’ve had experienced during last month’s KL trip.

While window shopping at a mall, I came across some people who were seeking donations in aid of the Gaza victims.

While I thought it was for a worthy and noble cause, I didn’t want to part with my loose change because it wasn’t relevant to me; you want my loose change? Then do something for Sabah’s own hardcore poor. To me that is more relevant then giving money to people who were stupid enough of not having the common sense to sort out their differences via diplomatic means as civil people in this modern age.

I feel the only reason our government is participating in all of these is simply to show off to the world that it cares. Of course the powers that be don’t believe in it… but it looks cool to do something noble in the eyes of the world.  especially the need to show to people of the commitment to switch off  the power for  an hour on Saturday evening by reciting another ‘Aku Janji’ oath. Funny that one feels the urge to do such thing for an one hour event that just needs willing volunteers.

Don’t ask why; its simply a Malaysian thing.

Will I switch off the lights on saturday night? Most probably not. I’m grateful for the fact that we are now having a stable flow of electricity since that terrible time last year.

Like most Sabahans, my household goes through uncomfortable time during the blackouts. Developed nations should create an awareness as they have good power supply. Developed nations have the reason to do so because they’re the biggest power users in this planet.

But for us in Sabah? Well, let me put it this way; if I were to ask my friends to join me in this campaign, out of  10, 9 will laugh directly at my face and 1 will scold me solely due to the fact that she’s my wife!

Come saturday, life goes on in my household. They will be watching the latest Akademi Fantasia ( I never liked that show) if I’m not mistaken. Unless of course SESB feels that we should participate in Earth Hour….

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Power Blackout 8

Power-cut started at 6:33pm. Called SESB. Again they tell me that their electricians are elsewhere anywhere but here. Must be because of the rain…

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UPDATE
The power came back at 9:30PM.

Power Blackout 8

Power-cut started at 6:33pm. Called SESB. Again they tell me that their electricians are elsewhere anywhere but here. Must be because of the rain…

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UPDATE
The power came back at 9:30PM.

Regarding Power Blackout 7

We're still in the dark anxiously waiting for the electrcity to return. The house is warm without the fans and the children are restless. As you can see that this has already been 3 days in a row.

We are no longer bothered to call and lodge a complain with SESB…what's the point? They cannot do much anyway. They'd just tell us to switch off the power points and lights in the house. (We've done that; nada and zilch still pitch black)

So what are we doing now?

Wait lor…

Power Blackout 7

The blackout started at 7:08 PM. This is getting ridiculous.

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UPDATE
The power came back on at 11:35 PM. SESB called at around 1 AM. I told him that the power’s back on but it would be great if they can check on it the next day.

Power Blackout 7

The blackout started at 7:08 PM. This is getting ridiculous.

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UPDATE
The power came back on at 11:35 PM. SESB called at around 1 AM. I told him that the power’s back on but it would be great if they can check on it the next day.

Power Blackout 6

The blackout occurred at 10:08 PM. Go figure. Hope it’ll return soon after 30 minutes.

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Update:
The power came back on at 11:35 PM

Power Blackout 5

The electricity went out again approximately at 10 PM. The worst thing about this is watching my kids trying to get to sleep. (Watching? Wait a minute… I can’t even see anything since it so dark here right now!)

Thank goodness with my Nokia E71 that I can still blog.
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The power came back on at 10:45 PM
Yahoo? Maybe. Anyway

Power Blackout 3

The blackout occurred at approximately 12 PM.

The power came back on at 12:30 PM

Power Blackout 4

The power cut has happened again now at 11:15 AM. Great job SESB! Well done!

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UPDATE: The power came back on at approximately 12:30 PM after a complaint was being placed.

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