A BLOG

A BLOG

Monday, April 2, 2012

Earth Hour ?

Note: This post was supposed to be  published on  March 30th ,but there was  no  electricity for like some 6 hours. My schedule is :

1:00 to 3:00 noon  (2 hr)
6:00 to 8:00 evening/night  (2 hr)
and again 11:30 to 1:30  night ( 2 hr)

If we do some simple addition 2+2+2= 6


So why on this earth I celebrate or participate in Earth Hour when every day electricity goes off  for 6 hours  daily and sometimes more. I am  blessed I live In Karachi, go and check out Lahore and other part of Pakistan where electricity is going off for like some more than 10 hours.  Should they turn off their "unnecessary" lights for one hour ?

No they should not. 

These type of good causes look good to developed countries.

It is getting worse here day by day. In winter it was fixed for 3 hours with schedule time. Just today it went out for 6 hours _double than schedule.  Its just a start of one of the  summer delights. All textile industries has been shifted to Bangladesh and Vietnam.Other factories had been shut down. No electricity no work.

And few wanna be mother earth lover NGO peeps want  to participate in EH

Enough .

We are celebrating Earth day every day .

 I will not turn off electricity for one jiff.

You must be wondering  what's gonna   come out from complaining.

Well maybe nothing but I be chest off. And only dumb peeps don't complain. I do my bit and complain 24/7 . I am sick of remembering  its  schedule. I have thousand of other things to do in my life, as well, instead of remembering this crap .

You know what ! It is our fault. What peeps has done actually  got generators and UPS. So their problem solved. Now, who   left? 2% percent stupid like me!  I ain't saying having generator or UPS is a bad thing .Nah. Nah .Buy 100 of them. But for God sake, fix this shit too.

Last year power mister has said that this situation (electrical shortage)will  remain till 2018.

P/s: I live in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, block 18.

37 comments:

  1. This is an interesting insight into what your life is like. We here in the States, me in particular, take electricity for granted. Thanks for the eye opener. I'll think about you today when I turn off a light to save electricity.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Actually I also participate earth hour everyday...
    I switch off d light frm 12am till 6am.... Lol

    ReplyDelete
  3. Agreed with Stephen, those of us in the states take it for granted that we'll always have electricity. You should see the fuss if it even goes out at all...

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow, that's a long time to wait.

    ReplyDelete
  5. True, Izdiher! These things do not have much relevance in the subcontinent where you get so little power in most places!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Totally Izdiher! I was wondering the same thing. In fact I have been trying to make sense of all these "special days" for very many years but until now I have no results.

    ReplyDelete
  7. It drives me crazy to be without electricity. We lose it when there's a bad storm or high winds.

    ReplyDelete
  8. :D wat ur saying is the truth. there is other way to safe this earth. the easiest way throwing the trash in the bin instead on the road or in the river

    Silla

    ReplyDelete
  9. :D wat ur saying is the truth. there is other way to safe this earth. the easiest way throwing the trash in the bin instead on the road or in the river

    Silla

    ReplyDelete
  10. Sorry to hear that you're going into this trouble.
    I hate world's inequality!
    xxx
    Miss Starshiny

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi İzdihër,

    Can you please delete my name from your blog.

    It's under the : This is love. Another award !!!!!!!!!.
    you gave awars to some of us and also me and I'm so thankful, but recently something came up and I need my name deleted from Google Search.

    my intial is ZB, Thanks

    http://izdiher.blogspot.com/2011_09_01_archive.html

    I'd be thankful if you do it.
    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Many but not all of the people living in the US do not know what it's like to do without something as basic as electricity. I once lived where we went without running water. I try to conserve electricity and natural gas every day. I keep the temperature in my home at 12 - 13 deg. C during the winter months and rarely use the air conditioning or even fans in the summer months. I only turn on lights when necessary and do not use electrical appliances except when necessary. If we all took conservation seriously maybe there wouldn't be countries where people are made to go without the most basic things. When it causes jobs to disappear that is a serious problem. I think you have a right to complain and maybe it doesn't solve the problem but like you said, it helps to get it off your chest. I'll be thinking of you my dear friend. Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  13. Each person saves the earth in his own way. What you are going through is unfair and should be changed asap instead things seem that they'll stay this way for another year, which is quite frustrating on your behalf of course.
    I have to say I'm one of them people who take advantage of electricity, we really shouldn't though, this post is an eye opener.

    MiMixx
    http://www.make-upoverdose.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  14. Gosh! I know...these earth day so called "celebrations" are such a turn off..we are simply sweating our way off like a panting dog! GRR.

    ReplyDelete
  15. "We are celebrating Earth day every day." ....hahhahaha...You surely have help a lot!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I think that I would go crazy if the power here kept going on and off at whim. I don't blame you for being upset about that, for it sounds like an annoying ordeal.

    As far as Earth Day goes, I don't really "celebrate" that either. Like you said, everyday is Earth Day. As long as one is blessed to live and breathe on this earth, they should be happy about that - each day, not just one lousy day!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Interesting post izdiher..:) Keep sharing!:)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Porn blog :
    http://aed280e5.allanalpass.com
    http://xaijo.com/land?new-bp.html
    http://blog.erolove.in/land?new-jv.html
    http://amateur.erolove.in/pagemp.html
    http://shop.xaijo.com/?new-vb.html
    http://intimcity.org/in.htm?profile-qa&wm=2020890811

    ReplyDelete
  19. very true, the Earth Hour is not a celebration nor an event.. it's an awareness of energy saving that we have to practice in our daily routine, not just one hour in every year..

    ReplyDelete
  20. We so take electricity for granted and yet if there is a power cut for what ever reason we know it is only temporary no matter how angry we may get at the time. The thought of not having it for a long period on a daily basis is scary. So I can only guess how difficult it must be for you İzdihër. And I don´t think of conservation when I use it either.....

    ReplyDelete
  21. turn off your lights to save mother earth.

    followed you...

    ReplyDelete
  22. Well said izi.. Thanks to inverter of my office that does't make me mad about power cut:)

    ReplyDelete
  23. i think EH isnt supposed to be just about turning off electricity it's more than that.

    and i agree with you! if electricity gets cut off up to 6 hours a day... you are celebrating EH everyday.. no need to turn it off when it comes back.

    Perhaps if the more developed countries put their brains together and on this day made some good green decisions with regards to some industries that actually pollute and destroys earth and force these decisions then the day would mean something.. but turning off electricity for an hour is like a big scam..

    ReplyDelete
  24. ..izi you do have a point. I never thought of that before.
    well, actually, we as well, celebrate our own Earth Day here in the Philippines and I guess its all useless... people?? still on wasting energy rather than conserving it!..

    nice post :-)
    oh thanks by the way for dropping in my blog!...

    ReplyDelete
  25. yes you're right. we should save electricity every day, not once a year :)

    Latest: You're Hot and Cold!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I didn't participated the earth hour...but i save electricity everyday

    ReplyDelete
  27. oftentimes Earth Hour in celebrated out of just a routine..the best part should be with us having awareness of climate change and conservation of electricity everyday not just for an hour on a particular date..passing by sis ;)

    ReplyDelete
  28. you know the same thing did happen in my country too.. why on earth we turn off the lights while another day we'll have shortage on a regular basis. no need...

    ReplyDelete
  29. Izdiher, I could not live under circumstances where is not power--we take such amenities SO for granted, our public utilities, our safety, our news reliability, our services. AND our military!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Here in our part of Karachi, we have not had any load shedding since Saturday(four days now), My FIL says that maybe it is because his royal highness Zardari is in town, so they kept our lights on so the violence will go down a bit. What ever the reason, I am happy, it is a nice little break.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I feel for you! But which part of Karachi do exactly live in? I mean in my area the light USED to be out half of the time but MASHA ALLAH it has been MONTHS since it went the last time... And i really hope it really stays that way.. And its not like our area doesn't save light just because THANK GOD it doesn't go anymore... I remember our WHOLE area had a blackout for 24+ hours... It was terrible..

    ReplyDelete
  32. Haahaa Izdiher, you hit the bull's eye with this one !
    Earth Hour and other such concepts have become meaningless and redundant due to the scarcity of power / electricity in several parts of the developing nations,

    ReplyDelete
  33. Actually Earth Hour is ridiculous all over the world, because it ends up being MORE wasteful, polluting the earth with the use of candles rather than electricity.
    In the Western world we need to focus on how to limit the use of electricity on a permanent basis instead.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Oh my goodness..Izdiher.. I am so sorry. There's one thing that I am truly thankful for today and aside from my family and children it would have to be electricity. I never will forget when I was about 9, my sister Carla was very sick and mom had quit her job so she could take care of Carla because there was no one else who would and Carla didn't draw very much for being disabled. It was hard. For two years, off and on, we didn't have electricity.. no hot water, no gas.. It was very hard. In the winter months, we actually slept in our car a few nights.. We warmed our water up when we could, when we actually had electricity. So I understand entirely. It's so rough but this isn't even your fault. I agree, they need to get it fixed!

    ReplyDelete

'FOLLOW" me.