The earth hour on Saturday at 8.30 pm was an excuse for an early night in given that the clocks were going to be moved an hour forward. It was fun to walk around with candles by the way. It was weird to wake up and have the watch tell me it was still 6.30 am and the mobile clock screaming 7.30 am. First time I had to move the watch to adjust to a time where I live 🙄 I have had to change it during flights to other countries before. But to do it during your day to day living…that was so weird.
Today (Sunday) was Mother’s Day…or so I kept seeing in the news and all the shopping places here. So I wished my Mom back home and my siblings were wondering when the mother’s day got moved to March. Looks like it was Mother’s day just in the UK and Ireland. 🙄 I didn’t know that the mother’s day varied across the countries or continents. All round, it was one heck of a weekend 😉
Tomorrow (19th March, Saturday) evening 8.30 to 9.30 pm is the designated Earth Hour. Every year we get an official email about what we should be doing and why we are doing it etc. Thankfully this year it is in the evening. Once it was during office hours during the lunch time which led to some funny moments. Dark corridors, people getting scared by colliding with someone from around the corner etc. It’s broad daylight you say. Well, not exactly when you are in a closed office space where the only light is from the tube lights or bulbs.
But this year’s Earth hour does come with its own share of a dilemma. You all know that cricket is a very important sport in India and World T20 matches are going on. Even though I don’t follow them anymore I know, from the advertisements, that there is an important match tomorrow (19th March, Saturday). Clash of the Titans – India vs Pakistan. It is always a very emotional game where these two countries are involved, thanks very much to the media hype that tries to gain more TRP ratings. And guess what, the match starts at 7.30 pm. Now I stopped watching that game, so I will be able to adhere the Earth hour (which I do every year) but what will the fans of cricket be doing? Lots of people are giving advises to share the screen and watch the match. But what about the stadium? Are they going to switch off the floodlights? Gonna be a tough decision.