We've spent quite a bit of time the last few days trying to figure out what time it is. We'd read that daylight savings time was supposed to end on Sunday, but no one had said a word about it. We figured we had to be on daylight savings (and that it would end sometime) because we were still 5 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.
But we finally sorted it out. We just changed time zones. Now we're the same time as the eastern half of Kazakhstan. I'm not too picky about which time zone we're in, just so long as I know what time it is right now. And right now there is no daylight savings in Kyrgyzstan.
Time zones in this part of the world are a bit screwy anyway. Kashi, in China, is almost directly south of Bishkek, but for the last several months has been three hours ahead because all of China is on Beijing time. Nepal is +5:45 of GM time. Some time zones get almost entirely skipped.
But at least I know what time it is now.