10 Fun Things You Can Do in the Dark

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(SPOT.PH) With Earth Hour coming up, there’s always the problem of looking for something to do while you switch off your lights and other electronic gadgets. But being eco-friendly doesn't have to make you suffer from boredom. Here’s a list of 10 fun things you can do in the dark.



Take part in a blind taste test

Wear a blindfold and find out just how good your palate is. Marriott Hotel is offering a Dinner in the Dark at Earth Hour on Saturday, March 25, for P2,500 per person. Indulge in a four-course meal while your eyes are blindfolded and let your other senses heighten your sense of taste.


Yoga and fireplace


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Try your hand at candlelit yoga

Without the distraction of your gagdets, you can finally take some time out to work on your inner peace. Set up a few tea candles and a yoga mat, and accomplish your long overdue New Year’s resolution to actually get fit.


Night Sky at the Deerlick Astronomy Village

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Do a bit of stargazing

What better way to see the stars than when all the lights are off! It's the only time you can look up at the sky and actually see something. We recommend a quick drive to Antipolo for a night under the stars.


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Set up a backyard bonfire and cook up some s’mores

You don’t have to wait for your next trip to the beach for a campfire. Set up a tent or beach chairs, and gather up some biscuits, a bar of chocolate, and a couple of marshmallows to roast and voila, instant camping feels!



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Share ghost stories

Break out the flashlight and share the creepiest ghost story you know. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, some ghost-hunting might be fun, too.


Candle lit dinner


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Prepare a candlelit dinner

There’s nothing more romantic than a good meal with flickering candles. Enjoy the darkness with a candlelit dinner for you and your significant other. 


Candles covering the bathtub

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Unwind with scented candles

Finally! You’re going to be able to take out that scented candle you received ages ago but never had a good enough reason to use. Light them up by your bedside or maybe while taking a long hot shower to relax your muscles. Go the extra mile and make it a sparty!




Walk around the city

Take yourself out to see the city. It’ll amaze you how peaceful it can be to walk under the night sky while still inside the concrete jungle. If you feel like lighting up the night a little more, check out the Philippine Lightsaber Guild's Saber Walk around Bonifacio Global City for Earth Hour. Be one with the Force!



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Have an unplugged jamming session

It might not be the best time to crank up the bass but a good acoustic guitar, a beatbox, and some good friends should do the trick. If you’re not confident in your singing voice, Pan Pacific Manila is having cocktails and a live band to celebrate Earth Hour.




Take a late-night bike ride

If you haven’t tried a bike ride at night, Earth Hour might be the best time to try. See how the city looks in the dark. Hataw Padyak is opening their Ikatlong Padyak Para Kay Inang Kalikasan night ride, which starts at 4 p.m. at the Del Monte Cockpit Arena in Malabon, then ends at 10 p.m. at the SM Mall of Asia By the Bay.

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