We are turning the clock forward for daylight saving time (DST), though I don’t need to do it manually, thanks to our radio-controlled wall clock that shifts to summertime or wintertime automatically. Otherwise, I may have to get up at 2:00 AM tomorrow to turn my clock forward. But I couldn’t possibly do this, who could anyway, when everybody’s in deep slumber at this hour. This is another change that I find myself quite hard to get used to in the first week. It feels like my sleep is abruptly one hour short and everything will be affected. If I get up tomorrow at 10:00 AM the real time is already 11:00 AM. But it doesn’t matter much cos I normally sleep in on Sundays. The week ahead is more of an adjustment period.
Speaking of DST, this Weltzeituhr (World Clock) in Berlin shows the local time of different countries. The first time I saw it, I thought it was nothing but a unique design of a clock.
It was summer when we were there and I noticed that the clock showed the exact time in Manila at that time in Berlin. The local time is shown on the wall clock while the world’s time is shown on the 24-hour clock. Tourists will never lose track of their own local time.
Check your time on the Weltzeituhr when you’re in Berlin!