Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Blacked out!

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Malaysian inefficiency strikes again. For reasons still unknown to us, my housing garden and the areas surrounding it were stricken with one of the worst electricity shortages yesterday. Imagine this, if you will - an electricity outage that happened at 2.30pm on Monday afternoon that lasted till 4.30am on Tuesday morning. Yup, a grand total of fourteen (14, count 'em!) hours without electricity. Almost as bad as the Great Malaysian Blackout which happened I think twelve years back when the whole of Malaysia suddenly lost power for roughly 10plus hours. Malaysia memang boleh.

We had to have dinner outside yesterday and even though we spent as much time as possible dawdling until the shops were closing, there was still no electricity when we returned home. Pffffffft! Several calls to the TNB hotline were met with, "You are caller number 64 / 68 / 54 / 46 / 32." You say 'kek hei' or not?

And I had my whole evening planned out so nicely summore. Early dinner, bath, do some long overdue blogging, blog-hop a little, work on a sponsored post or two... all my well-laid plans washed down the drain! Ah well, it was an early night for me yesterday. :o)

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zewt said...

hehe... how i wish there is a blackout while i am working so that i dont need to work.

cp1 said...

gosh it happened to me but it was the whole office building and it took them 2 days to settle it .. i guess they better revise the tariff if this is what tehy call EFFICIENCY!!!

kyh said...

wah kam cham geh? *hugs*

i dunno how to survive if blackout, cos so hot! luckily now the weather becomes cooler a bit...

L B said...

I used to freak out when the electricity is out, because I had a giant marine fish tank that relied on uninterrupted supply of current. So much so I was almost tempted to get a generator.. Now, it is just a great excuse to curl up in bed, with candlesticks and a good book!! And some gelato that would have melted away in the freezer.

angel said...

Wah... then how to sleep liddat? Sleep in Sweat? :D

may said...

the only thing I hate about blackouts is that there's no power for the fans, air-cond, etc so it's friggin' hot... ugh! I don't mind blackouts here, though. at least it's cooler ;-)

*brings scented candles for you*

narrowband said...

I've never experienced a blackout that long... I can't sleep if there's no fan, aircond... nothing! Not even if I take all my clothes off!

giddy tigress said...

Oh dear...and the blogger in you of course took that magnificent candle photo! :D

rinnah said...

zewt: Ha, I wish for that too! But hopefully the company will let us go back la... if not to sit around in the office doing nothing...

cp1: Yup... revise downwards! Dyk they are asking for a revision upwards? Really. *shakes head*

kyh: Yaloh. So cham hor. I didn't get a good night's rest that night. Luckily it wasn't a hot night...

l b: Gelato reminds me of the ice-cream I kept in my freezer... which was miraculously intact despite no power supply for 14 hours! It's a miracle!!

angel: No sleep lor... stay awake all night long.

may: Oh! Pwetty candles! Wheeee!

narrowband: Where were you during the Great Malaysian Blackout? That one affected the whole of West Malaysia wor... And what would happen if you had no clothes on when the lights came back on? ROTFL!

giddy tigress: Yup! I had nothing better to do. LOL!