Fun when the power's out

Philippines
October 22, 2010 3:13am CST
We are experiencing a four-hour blackout today until the end of October and it is really scorching hot inside and outside of the house. I am running low in laptop battery so I guess I won't be doing anything much after it goes out. Anyway, what would you guys do for fun when there is a blackout? I think I would go read a book I recently purchased. If they're available, I would want to go to the mall and hang out with my friends. I hate power shortage.
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@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
22 Oct 10
I would go to McDonald outlets which has free wifi to charge my laptop battery and chat or responding on Mylot discussions. I would search for good used books of my interest and read them in a cool mall. I would just strolling in mall after mall with friends.
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• Philippines
23 Oct 10
McDonalds will let you charge your laptop? I never thought they would. The mall is the usual target of people to go to. That's our plan later on.
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
25 Oct 10
Well, in Bali they do let you charge your laptop while there.
• Philippines
22 Oct 10
Wow, that would be nice, doing some hangouts, but if you wanna save too, you can play mahjong or cards outside your house and lit some candles.That if you have friends you invited,and do chika minute, and share your experiences with my lot.hehe, black out and no internet connection are both the same, i'm experiencing a one week net disconnection...hehe anyway, you can sing and dance too under the moon and the stars.=)
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
I'm afraid I will never get to understand mahjong. I was taught by my friend once, but it never sinked in. I love the idea of dancing and singing under the moon and stars with my friends. We might try that sometime.
@mlhervas (482)
• Philippines
22 Oct 10
Oh no not another long blackouts! I hate blackouts and brownouts... Well, we have to go back to the basics of entertainment like playing board games and going out to the park with friends. I would go to the mall since they have generator sets running. But then I have to spend money there to eat.
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
It always does end up to the basics of entertainment. Or, if your cellphone is fully charged and it has games, you can use that too. I use my iPod touch a lot when there are black outs, until it is drained of its battery.
@toniganzon (49126)
• Philippines
22 Oct 10
Staying at home me and my family would usually play a board game or I play playdough with my son. We love to create shapes and ice creams with playdough. However, when it's too hot we usually go out, go to the beach when it's practical or go to the mall. But I heard from a Korean friend who told me that in Korea, when it's too hot at home, most people would go to the BANK and stay there. They don't go usually at the mall because there's no seat and the couch in the bank is just so comfortable.
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• Philippines
23 Oct 10
Koreans probably have really big banks, huh? Wow. I never thought of going to the bank whenever there is a black out. I'll probably consider going there when it happens again.
@ngty69 (974)
• India
22 Oct 10
Well, as far as I go. When we have a black out I go and roam around in my street along with my friends. Because we usually have black out's during the night time. And it's not that hot as compared to the heat in the day time. So, it really feels good at night time to go and have a walk with friends.
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• Philippines
23 Oct 10
Black out at night is preferable if you don't want to feel hot but it is also an inconvenience if you just want to stay in. Lucky you.
• South Africa
22 Oct 10
well, at least you have a mall... :) I like to have a braai when the power is off, saves dishes as well, and thats usually the perfect time to practice night-time photography :) no street lamps to ruin the lighting :) or you can just sit and listen to the "nightlife" it's very calming :)
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
What is braai, if I may ask? Oh yeah, night-time photography. That's too bad though, because I have no idea on how to use the settings in my D500 Nikon camera.
@pokumon (647)
• United States
22 Oct 10
I don't like blackouts either. I'd probably play the piano or just talk to people. Or maybe I'd just take a nap until the power came back on.
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
Piano in the dark, nice! Try playing a scary tune and see who gets freaked out by it.
• United States
22 Oct 10
when there is no power i spend my time thinking. i find it is the best time to think about what needs to be done and also to just get things off your mind.
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
Maybe so. Hopefully no one would disturb you.
@Cargoleta (726)
• Spain
22 Oct 10
If it's still daytime -and thus there's enough light- then I usually read a book or draw. If it's night already, I light up some candles and just have a nice talk with my family, or we play card games and stuff like that :)
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
Yeah. If there are black outs, we all go back to doing the simple things in life. Which are great, by the way, and inexpensive too!
@prinzcy (5063)
• Malaysia
28 Oct 10
If it's during the day and it's scorching hot, I won't be staying inside. It's better to rest under the trees outside. Or my mom would asks me to go shopping together, which I would say the better activity to do If it happens during the night, we might as well go to bed early. There's not much activity at that particular hour.
@Yada25 (44)
22 Oct 10
Actually I like it a lot when the powder's out. I stayed at home playing game and chat with people in my family. We like to come to be together in the living room and have some conventional game which doesn't need any technology or power. I felt like there is nothing to distract me from them.
@hushi22 (4941)
22 Oct 10
when there is blackout i will go to mall or some interesting public places to have fun. =)