the irony of ‘our’ daylight savings time

my mom and dad told me that we used to have daylight savings time here in the philippines — during the marcos regime. i was just born at that time so i couldn’t remember. being in the call center business for almost 4 years now, i’ve had daylight savings too as our schedules follow US or Canada time. it mostly also depends on what region the company is in — so far, i’ve worked PST, EST and now, MST. you can imagine how confused i get sometimes when i step out of the office. sometimes, i greet my friends on their birthdays a day late…LOL.Ā 
now, every time we start DST, just as some of you guys do, our schedules get moved an hour earlier too. so from 9:00 PM – 6:00 AM, my schedule got moved to 8:00 PM – 5:00 AM. which made me ecstatic as i can go home when the sun is barely out and i can ‘save’ on the cooler part of the day. when the actual reason for DST is to make the most out of the sun, our DST here in the call center is a reason to still go home dark and a bit cold. there’s nothing like changing into comfier clothes, snuggling in bed or getting good ol’ breakfast at sunrise. DST saves us a bit of sanity. plus, who would want to get out of work with the sun scorching on your face, right?Ā 
here are photos i took of our street, the road on the way to get my sister (who’s a nurse) at the hospital and the city hospital she works in.Ā 
how has daylight savings time gone for you, so far?
black and white polka dress – thrifted
black leggings – ???
black suede peep-toe booties – celine (harry’s gift!)
owl watch necklace – thrifted at manalili
bangles: wooden – raw materials store | faux gold ones – gifts

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  1. Jing says:

    you love dotted clothes no,gizelle? i love them all.this dress so pretty plus it's black and white,my favorite.

    i love your hair pud diay gizelle. šŸ™‚


  2. i can totally boyf who works in a call center is oftentimes confused with his schedules and rest time he keeps on saying he's having “lunch” when i texted him one time in the middle of the night. he explained that in his office it's called “lunch” whatever is the time of the day.LOL

    love your polka dress.:)


  3. T.Hazel says:

    Love the mixing of the patterns!


  4. projectvee says:

    i like the extra bit of sunlight šŸ™‚ haha but it totally messed me up that first night! losing sleep for the lose šŸ˜›


  5. kate maggie says:

    You are so cute! I love this dress! šŸ™‚


  6. priincess says:



  7. Wait, so you guys just went BACK an hour?? We went an hour ahead. I'm on PST. No more getting dark by 5pm. haha. I HATE the heat tho. Womp Womp.

    How do you like your call center job?

    xo Nicole


  8. loving the polka and totally adore your neclace so cooool!!!:)


  9. Wow, I just came back from a holiday in the Philippines! Stayed in Davao and Cebu. I miss it sooooo much šŸ˜¦ incredibly warm over there. Very, VERY cold over here in New Zealand…. Lovely outfit! Very cute! x


  10. cherie says:

    lovely outfit. like the other pictures too šŸ™‚


  11. Meream says:

    DST in the Philippines? Haha The Marcoses were strange :p

    Love the outfit šŸ™‚


  12. Beautiful outfit šŸ™‚
    Haha, at first the daylight savings change threw my sleeping schedule a bit off but I'm all adjusted now haha.


  13. Stef says:

    Your shoes! They're so beautiful. We haven't started DST in Ireland yet, I can't remember when we start… probably soon.


  14. Robyn says:

    I really think that daylight savings time is a silly thing…but that's just me. (and i love your necklace!)
    Thanks for the lovely comment! I feel very lucky to have a style from across the world~ haha



  15. alyssa says:

    omg daylight savings is so stupid. i have a little rant about that in my upcoming post haha

    awesome pictures though and love your dress!


  16. Chloe says:

    sweet blog


  17. Jen says:

    Gorgeous photos. Our daylight savings (or British Summer Time, as we call it) isn't until the end of this month, but everyone here loves it, as the days get longer and we no longer travel to and from work in darkness! It means summer is on its way!


  18. Jen says:

    ahh i'd be so confused if i were you with the whole time situation! i had to look up the official time in my area on google to make sure. my cell phone automatically changed the time to the wrong time so i had no idea what was going on haha šŸ˜›

    anyway, you look absolutely darling in this polka-dotted dress! great black and white look. šŸ™‚


  19. Nina says:

    Gosh, Gizelle, I don't know how you do it with all the time zones that you live in! My body clock is very particular and I usually get sick once I fiddle around wiuth the owl hours!

    I love how unique ALL your dresses are … especially this black and white one!

    You've had knee surgery too?!


  20. betz says:

    Oh how i hate DST. Especially when it goes back an hour and instead of having 7 hours of sleep, i only get 6! but yeah, i have a friend who used to work in call centers too. that must be harder for you coz at least here, everything around us follow the time. the adjustment is really not that hard.



  21. Looks gorgeous!


  22. CC says:

    Love the dress! Green nail polish ftw. šŸ˜‰


  23. pensandlens says:

    polka dot dress…is love…

    Looking at your photos makes me miss the scenery of Cebu….

    I want to go home now!!!!

    Take Care


  24. It has gone good for me. I have never really had jet lag or ever had a trouble adjusting, but then I can't un-adjust when it isn't necessary. Nice print.


  25. Marla Singer says:

    amazing shoes, girl <33


  26. Vicki says:

    hey my dear sorry for late reply!! been sick, have you still got the cream spade ring? could you find out how much it would cost to ship to Ireland? If it wasnt too much id be willing to pay šŸ™‚ also do i just pay thru paypal? or is there another way?
    vicki x


  27. Jess says:

    oh daylight savings happens later this week here for us so i've been REALLY confused as well. i'm usually 6 hours ahead of everyone in Canada but now i'm 5…strange


  28. I've missed you and your amazing posts!!! I love your writing and I can't believe all the different time zones you have to work around!! That's insanely confusing!! How do you do it?!! It's almost like a weird form of time travel! haha! I hate DST..I almost missed work because of it šŸ˜¦

    I love your outfit! Black and white is always beautiful, and I love your unique spin on an old classic. That print is so fun! Love the accessories as well šŸ˜‰


  29. Krislyn says:

    red lips on you are killer. so beautifully done – i love how you worked in the black+white+red! i have a question! what are nuffnang ads? i used to live in singapore, and i notice singaporean bloggers are affiliated with it… šŸ™‚


  30. I miss the palengke. thanks for sharing the pic. I'm seeing lots of polcadots lately. May DST nanaman pala sa PI.


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