And when the daylight~

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Art: Nikoiillustrations

Imagine this: Clear, blue sky. Soft, gentle breeze of wind. Green fields. And you, just relaxing. Taking in everything in that moment and not worrying about anything. Sounds great, right? That is the picture I always paint in my head every time I’m bored or the going gets tough.

 

And no, I’m not going to talk about anything negative. Chill. 😊

 

Daylight Savings have come!!! *throws pompoms in the air and does a happy dance*

 

I love Daylight Savings Time. I love the clear, blue skies and the breeze it brings. I like the sun because it gives me energy. I love night time too (mainly because of the moon), but now that I’ve grown older, I always feel tired and sleepy come night time. I just need to adjust my body clock when daylight savings come around.

 

I’ve said before that I grew up in the Philippines, right? There’s no daylight savings in the Philippines (bummer, lol). Although if my memory serves me right, I think Philippines tried to adapt the idea of Daylight Savings Time. I was still a kid back then and I don’t even know what it means, but I remembered when they implemented it. No one followed it though (or some people may have actually tried to do it back then). Unfortunately, it didn’t work. And I think I have 2 reasons why it didn’t come to fruition.

  1. It’s confusing.

When I first came to the US, it was still Winter Time (We came here on the month of February). Come Daylight Savings Day, I was told that we’re going to lose an hour of sleep. I didn’t understand what that meant, but boy, was I surprised the following day. The day seemed to go by faster. When I asked why, they told me that it was because of Daylight Savings Time. I tried to get them to explain what Daylight Savings Time meant, but even they were confused themselves. (They, meaning my mom and my older brother).

Long Story Short: DST is when the clock springs 1 hour ahead.

E.g. Right now, it’s 1:12 by the time of this writing. But without DST, the real time would be 12:12.

 

  1. Filipino Time.

I’m not dissing my country, but Philippines is not really known to be on time. If Italians are known to be laid back when it comes to time, then Filipinos are known to be on Filipino Time – a practice where we come in 30 minutes or longer from the scheduled time. Now, are we laid back like the Italians? Maybe (or at least, that’s what I want to believe). But then again, the reason why most of us come in late for something is because of the MAJOR (and I stress MAJOR) traffic situation that we have in the Philippines.

 

Now of course, not everyone is like this because we also know that it is disrespectful to waste someone else’s time by making them wait. There are still some people who come in on time, if not early. And I salute this kind of people! (specially the ones who wake up in the wee hours of morning and take morning commutes! I always have a hard time getting up from our bed in the morning…)

 

Anyho, back to the main topic. DST didn’t fly well with the Philippines, so it wasn’t implemented. And besides, some people told me that it would never work on countries such as ours because we’re close to the equator, meaning we get more daytime and exposure to the sun than others. It’s also the reason why we only have two seasons: dry season and rainy season.

 

But here in the US… I love DST! Lol.

 

I loved staring at the clear, blue sky and enjoying the gentle breeze. I have a nice view outside from my desk in the office and honestly, it’s a struggle, lol. I want to be out there, laying down in a field of grass and just gazing up at the sky. When I do this, it triggers my imagination and it gets the creative juices flowing. It also takes me back to my childhood days and reminds me of those times when life was still simple, and I have nothing to worry about aside from school. Ah… how I wish I can relive those days again.

 

How ‘bout you? Do you love DST? Let me know what is your fondest childhood memory! 😊

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