I want to share another [tag]â€˜pantangâ€™ or prohibition[/tag] that my mother insists we should follow during the confinement period. All outdoor lightings must be switched on as soon as dusk time or evening. The house must not be in the dark. Every corner, front, side, back and even in our empty bedroom, the lights must all be light up.
Now, for me this is too much already. Electricity is not free, you know. Especially now where we are sleeping downstairs with every oscillator fan switch on. Therefore, I asked my Mom why I have to do this. She just smiled and asked back at me, â€œDo you like bad spirit to come to your house and disturb your family, Josh and especially your new born twins?â€
â€œOf course, no!â€ I replied instantly.
â€œWell, do you think bad spirit like to hang out in a dark or in a bright area?â€ Mom asked.
â€œIn the dark, of course.â€ I said.
â€œSo, do you think by turning all the lights on especially on the outside, the bad spirit will come and disturb your family again or they simply go to other dark house to hang out?â€ my Mom asked me.
I was like â€œHmmm, I think they will go to the other dark house. I hope so.â€
My Mom gave me the grin look and said, â€œI think you have answered yourself the question youâ€™d asked meâ€.
I feel cheated and defeated. My Mom actually used the â€œAnswer question with questionâ€ and â€œDonâ€™t make statement, ask question!â€ on me and I was totally beaten on my own turf.
All right Mom, you win this time. I surrender.
So like the obedience son I should be, I went shopping for the auto light sensor for all the [tag]outdoor lighting[/tag]s. Installed and I am free again. No more manual labor involved. Done for good. [tag]All Lights up![/tag]