Katie, Jimmy & I were at a restaurant eating dinner last night when the lights went out. Now, blackouts are pretty common here in Bien Hoa, but they mostly happen during the day time (would that be a brown out, then?). This was my first night time blackout in Vietnam. The restaurant staff quickly lit candles & placed them all around us, but we decided to head home anyway.
Once at home, Katie lit some of her own candles, we opened a bottle of wine, & I broke out the Scrabble set. We played in the dark for about a half hour before the lights came back on. We finished the game & the bottle of wine under the fluorescent blaze of the kitchen lights.
Katie beat me hands down :)