Saturday, November 01, 2008

If I Should Fall Behind...

So far it has been easy to figure out what time it is back home in the States. Beijing shijian (Beijing time) is precisely twelve hours ahead of daylight savings time on the East Coast. So just change the a.m. into p.m., or vice versa, and you're good to go.

Well, with standard time returning to much of the US, our little mental party is over. How will we conceive of the thirteen hour difference? Turn the clock twelve hours back in our minds, and then add one more hour to the result? Or subtract one hour from our current time, and go back half a day?

Try both methods out. Which one is easier? Which one is more natural?

~Steve

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