Monday, March 10, 2008

Siang yang panjang....

Woke up as usual on a beautiful Sunday morning. It supposed to be a beautiful sunshine day, except for strong wind is expected through out the day. The strong wind is said to carry a cold temperature, estimated around 20 Fahrenheit. However, that does not really worry us much since we have a car this weekend to drive us around. Before getting ready for the day, boot up the laptop to get more interesting news regarding post-election. Que sera, sera...

Sedang elok tengah baca news tu, rasa pelik gak bila perasan the time display on the laptop dengan jam dinding kat rumah differ by an hour. Bukak la Connecticut local news, and got to find out that, it is the effect of Daylight Saving Time (DST). Apa dia DST?

Daylight saving time (DST) is the convention of advancing clocks so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn. Modern DST was first proposed in 1907 by William Willett. Many countries have used it since then; details vary by location and change occasionally." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time)

Since Spring is coming anytime soon, I guess here comes the changes. We are now advance an hour compared than previous. No wonder during last Friday prayer, there was an announcement saying that the following week Friday prayer will commence at 1.00 pm.

Logically, the 1 hour difference doesn't really gives a big impact. However, since this is our first encounter, terasa juga la siang tu panjang. We did realize this when we were at Westfield Connecticut Post Mall, masa tengah tunggu Harith main kat indoor playground, kami tengok jam baru pukul 4.00 pm. Rasa macam dah lama je keluar. Once we got back home, we still feel that the daytime is longer than usual. Normally during Winter, by 5.00 pm, dah masuk waktu Maghrib, except for last week when Maghrib is at 5.40 pm. Hari ni, pukul 6.20 petang pun langit still terang benderang. We are adapting well so far. Cuma siang tadi je terasa panjang...

Together signing off...

1 comment:

azzam izham said...

ensem gak William Willett ye

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