Second Evening Electricity Shut-Down

Electricity shut-down was carried out as scheduled from 6:40 to 10 PM.

I was at home, and Katya cooked quickly, and while we were eating, the electricity stopped.  We had dinner under the candle light again.

The first run of the scheduled blackouts was somewhat interesting to see how the society goes, but the second run became annoying.

I fell into sleep, because I was working late (actually till morning) last night (or this morning).  While I was sleeping, Katya got really bored.

The electricity shut-down is scheduled till the end of April, but it can start in July again.  They could restart in winter.  This should give damage on the Japanese economy.

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2 Responses to Second Evening Electricity Shut-Down

  1. AdelaideBen says:

    The best way to look at it, is as a chance to change. To take a different view of life… a time for reflection, a time for intimacy, or a time for solitude. Yes, it’s almost certainly disruptive to a person’s normal life. The real question now is – what’s a normal life in northern Honshu? And yes – the long term impacts on the Japanese economy are likely to be bad (especially given the health of the economy before March 11).

    Another way of looking at it – perhaps the events of March 11 will provide the stimulus for a resurgence of the will within Japan… the will to change and to improve. There are almost certainly long-standing areas for reform that might actually happen now; and perhaps it’s better to look forward with hope than despair (as is being portrayed outside of Japan at least).

    This is the test of resilience that can only occur in moments of true adversity… but, as is often the case… countries re-discover the best of their people at times of need, and this can be truly affirming for the future.

    Ok – perhaps that’s a little too much optimism for one night… hope your evenings aren’t too disrupted. ?;-)

  2. Muravej says:

    We are watching TV to see that the life in North-East area is not much improving, which is the major difference from the case in the earthquake in Kansai area in 1995. Things from the south are delivered too slowly. Earthquakes still continue in the disaster areas.
    Blackouts are bad, but yes, we can reflect our lives.

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