can’t say i didn’t see the office power outage coming after having the many wind warnings. sure enough the power went out in the afternoon and the big boss sent everyone out early. since flightclub also experienced the blackout, i had a different kind of friday; i hungout at richmond centre, had matcha at tsujiri, hit up the gym for some spontaneous snatches and then went for a dumpling dinner. the long matcha craving was finally met
grabbing my new batting gloves and high socks out the door to my softball game. played a strong defensively game making six outs as a rover. it’s nice gesture when the other team commented on my fielding during the handshake. my offensive game of was decent with two base hits although i failed to get my first rbi in the seventh inning. i was suppose to have a double header tonight, but the strong winds blew the power out of the rink
woke up with power outage and still went ahead and showered in the dark thinking it would come back soon, but ended up without electricity for over four hours. during those hours, i was experiencing excruciating pain that even drugs couldn’t dull. i also heard of all the chaos on the road: skytrain delays, bus stalls, tree problems, and accidents all around; i knew i had no business going to work. i had my share of delays on my way to the doctor’s, this was the mess i was caught in
sneaking in a stroll in between the rain and sitting upon the rocks on the lookout at the thick clouds that hover over the mountain. weird couple months of extremities for vancity, first suffering from a drought and depleting reservoir, then floods, fallen trees and power outages from rainstorms and even snow on the mountain. is this the year the vancouver is due for a decent ski season??
apparently there is vancouverites still living without power thirty six hours after the storm hit. i feel sorry for those who have spent the past thirty odd hours in darkness without electricity and most importantly without wifi. i guess yesterday’s storm really hit the city harder than first imagined but life must go on. if anyone wanted tips of eating and passing time during power outages, eating hotpot at home is the way to go
a rainstorm overnight caused citywide chaos in just about every form. from road blocks due to fallen full grown trees, major intersections turned four way stop due to malfunctioning traffic lights, poor water drainage causing street floods to massive power outages that spread over numerous neighborhoods. as if that wasn’t bad enough, everyone seems to have forgotten how to drive properly like it was an apocalypse. seriously, stay calm and drive on or get off the road so you don’t stop the rest of the population. just because the traffic lights are malfunctioning, doesn’t mean you as a person should malfunction as well
it’s what we call dedication when we practiced through a power outage during our final rehearsal for richmond oval demo. it was hot, it was crowded, it was dark but with the help of a few headlights, we pulled it through a two hour rehearsal in darkness. it was quite a fun and amazing experience