Having a computer operated by battery is not just a convenience here – it is a necessity. With power cuts about every 3-4 hours or so, I have got used to keep my laptop plugged in constantly, so that it has enough juice to last me through the next power cut. And in the nights, it won’t be nightmares waking you up, but rather the fans turning off leaving you sweating intensely.
At first I got quite excited by the power cuts (in the way that you’d get in say, Sweden ;)), but I realized most people here just simply didn’t noticed and just got on with their business as if nothing happened, so I started to hide my amusement. I guess in a while, I won’t need to hide it any more as I’ll be as accustomed as the natives to them.