Sunday, March 30, 2008

I Lost ONE Hour

Before

After

On 2:00:00 AM, the whole EU set their clock forward 1 hour.
Thus the second after 1:59:59 AM is actually 3:00:00 AM.
...

I just lost ONE SOLID HOUR by doing nothing but staring at the second arm on my taskbar clock.
What a classical example of a waste of TIME...

Daylight Saving Time or Summer Time is thought of as a way to make better use of daylight by changing the clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening.
You may ask 'Why all the fuss of setting forward in march and backward in october?'.
http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/b.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time say that it is for Energy Conservation, Economic Benefits, Public Safety and Health.
For someone who has been living near the equator all his life, I just cant stop thinking that it is very 麻烦. But.. oh well... since I'm here, I just have to入乡随俗.

YO! People in Malaysia and Singapore.
I am now only 6 hours away from you!!

2 comments:

Si Min said...

yayaya...i learn this in Understanding The Universe.it started during WWII. haha...but i tot it's just being used tt time. haha....after some time, u'll forget bt tt 1 hr. so wat's the matter huh? an interesting experience tho. =D

GES said...

wow. u learnt tat in a GEM module? i only know bout tat when im here..
Im ok with the Energy Conservation part. but dunno where they get e statistics for Economic Benefits, Health and especially Public SAFETY??
But im here for only a short while to realise the effect of it.