there's a typhoon outside , so we felt lazy

@SIMPLYD (76600)
Philippines
September 28, 2011 8:23pm CST
Since we were made to go home from work at 12:00 am, because of the typhoon, I slept after lunch. When I woke up it’s already 6:00pm and it was dark. Husband just arrived from work. Mother-in-law and I , decided since we only have candles as our light, that we cook an instant soup . We also opened a big can of corned beef and made some cucumber salad to go with the rice. We had dinner at 6:30pm.! We really ate so heartily, though it was just a simple meal. Maybe, because we are all present for dinner and the weather is so cool. So what about you guys, what’s for dinner or meal when you are all waiting for the typhoon to be gone?
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
I haven't really experienced typhoons because it's not present in my part of the country. But I have gone through rains and blackouts. Anyhow, the last I remembered we did have dinner by candlelight, but the meal is still the same because we use a gas stove, though it's really difficult to cook when the kitchen is not properly or adequately lit. But yeah, it's really hearty eating when everyone is around and there's no technology or gadgets to distract the family members. We'd end up just playing the guitar and singing along till the lights go back. Is the typhoon not over yet? Have a great MyLot experience today.
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@SIMPLYD (76600)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
You are lucky my friend to have a country that does not experience typhoons. Here in the Philippines, we are always visited by typhoons, strong and weak. When that happens, classes and works are suspended. We don't have a choice but to be just at home, and wait for it to be over. Some poor families would even go to evacuation centers, because their houses are not that strong , but for us we would stay at home. Since it's brown-out we have no choice when night time comes to have a simple meal that doesn't need much cooking. But still, because it's cold and all the family members are present, this quick and simple meals will really be heartily eaten. It's a happy event, even if we are filled with anxiety of whatever the typhoon might bring.
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
Ah! I am in the Philippines, but we don't have typhoons in my area.
@SIMPLYD (76600)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
Oh really! So where is that? You are lucky people indeed!
• United States
29 Sep 11
going home from work early is a good time to catch up on some well needed rest sometimes you dont even realize how tired you are until you lay down and go to sleep and end up sleeping for a really long time eating dinner at 6:30 pm is no unusual thing though thats about the normal time that people eat dinner we dont really have typhoons where i live but we have really bad ice storms if we see that an ice storm is comming we usually run out and pick up a pizza for dinner before the storm gets too bad and the restruant closes
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@SIMPLYD (76600)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
Really, 6:30 is not unusual dinner time for you. At home one regular days , we would usually eat dinner at 8:00 p.m. We stiil watch the news before that time that's why. So it's ice storm at your place not typhoons. Is it not as disastrous as typhoons, where it floods and brings down light material houses?
@sunli123 (540)
• China
29 Sep 11
I didn't have such experience since graduation, sleep after lunch and wake up at 6:00pm before dinner. I'm kinda missing this feeling now. Then I guess you had quite a leisurely afternoon. The typhoon didn't attack us. But in rainy days, I usually stay at home, lie in bed and do some readings, or just sleep.
@SIMPLYD (76600)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
I think one has no choice , when there's a typhoon, but to be lazy and sleep more.
@shanemae (1025)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
well, we don't experience mad typhoon in our place. like those seen on t.v that is experienced by some parts of northern Luzon. but we do cook something when it's raining heavy outside we call that dish "binignit". i love that dish so much because that dish is cooked every time we are all present at home. i eat several plates of that because seldom my mother cooks food and that is one dish she would do if we are all at home.
@SIMPLYD (76600)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
Lucky you shane for not experiencing super typhoons. At least you get to experience how it is to be at home to pass a very heavy rain. It calls for a simple yet quick to cook dish indeed. But simple though it may be, it will be really heartily partaken by everybody! So, what's Binignit?