This is what’s best with winter time, when the clock is set an hour back and sleep an hour longer. It is usually done at 3:00am on the last Sunday of October, setting the hour back to 2:00am. This means I have to set the time right in my alarm clock now or it will beep an hour earlier. I should have a radio-controlled alarm clock in the bedroom, too. I have it in the living room and in the kitchen so I’m sure the time will be set right automatically when I wake up tomorrow. I’ve had dark mornings since the past few weeks and this is what I don’t like when winter comes. It’s like going out like a vampire in the night. And setting the time one hour back doesn’t give any help when the days become shorter and nights longer. Any one can miss this hour pattern even if it’s normally done year after year. Coming an hour earlier for work is not bad compared to otherwise later. For me, who is not accustomed to this will have the tendency to miss than to those who are born with it. Actually, how could I miss it when I always wait for this time shift every year so I can sleep an hour longer while it’s still dark outside. 🙂
So, if you may excuse me, I have to go and set my alarm clock an hour back now.
An hour back na pala kayo len , kami dito an hour advance kay malapit na summer. Hay yoko ng winter as in esp. dito sa Oz kasi sobra at kahit anong season dito biglang lumalamig
Joy, bakit kasi napunta tayo sa malalamig na lugar, hehee! Nakakapanibago talaga.
Yan ba ang DST (daylight saving time) method dyan sa inyo?
Actually, katatapos lang ng DST dito yesterday ng 3:00am. Tapos start na naman sa March 29 (last Sunday). Winter time is also called the standard time. Thanks for asking.
Living in a tropical country, I can’t understand why there will be an hour to adjust during the winter. However it’s good you can earn an extra hour for sleeping… lol!
Catherine, for me it helps esp in the morning when I can go out with a little sunshine already, hehee!
oh yeah, the last Sunday of October! Now, you may have slept one hour more, but I bet you woke up one hour earlier huh? 🙂
When the time changes, you know winter’s approaching…I love that! 🙂
Farah, I did sleep an hour longer, hehee! And today, when I went out for work, it’s no longer dark, compared to last week. But this is only temporary for in Nov, it will be darker then.
I wish they don’t have to do it! Crazy the DST is! I don’t think it’s saving us that much money in the process anyway. All it does is mess up our biological clocks and our watches! yikes! I’m just not into it and I don’t keep up! LOL!!!
P.S. keep staring at the HT – it’s yours anyway 🙂
Hahaa! Maricris, you know, I almost broke my watch yesterday when I tried to change the time.
Oh, yes, I will! I’m excited to wear it on our closing day. 🙂
Tapos na pala ang DST dyan sa inyo. Dito sa atin sa Pinas, isang beses ko lang yata naranasan magkaroon ng DST, during the term of Pres. Cory Aquino. DST was implemented for a month to conserve energy daw, ewan ko kung nakapag conserve nga, di na kasi inulit eh, hehe.
Naku, naalala ko rin ng inapply yung DST sa atin. Di naman nagtagal. Tinamad kaagad ang mga tao. Akalain mo, ang 8:00am, ginawang 7:00am, hehee. Walang magsimulang pumasok at magtrabaho nang ganun kaaga.
Hehehe That’s the joy of living abroad. But sometimes it can get a little confusing no?
Yikes, Rozie, so confusing during my first two years here. But I get used to it later, though, I sometimes forget.
Shanker Bakshi says
setting the time one hour back doesn’t give any help when the days become shorter and nights longer – Absolutly RIght.