Saturday, June 22, 2013

Lazy, crazy and hazy days.

Pic taken on Monday, 17 June 2013

The last few days can only be described by these three adjectives:  lazy, crazy and hazy.  

In keeping with my new lifestyle which is being lazy, I've not found being stuck indoors, difficult at all. In fact, being home is what I love best.  I always have something to do and I sometimes feel that there aren't enough hours for me to do everything that I want to do.

Recently I saw someone sharing on FB about needing an alarm clock to go to sleep instead of for waking up.  It got me thinking because I no longer need to set an alarm clock to wake up but I really should set one to go to bed.  Or maybe not!  It's true for many people these days because there is so much to do online that going to bed seems like the last option on anybody's mind.  I've been awake at odd times and always there's someone around.  It's one of the wonderful things about being connected to so many people from different parts of the world.  Well, it's not necessary to be in another time zone to fine someone on FB since people do shift work or they are like me, without any timetable at all.

The last few days have also been crazy and I have watched, with morbid fascination,  the climbing PSI (Pollutant Standards Index) every hour on the hour. It wasn't the only thing I did but I was monitoring the numbers and peeping outside to see if things looked as bad as they sounded.  The crazy high that Singapore reached was a PSI of 401 yesterday.  I didn't feel really sick or anything but to be on the safe side, I stayed in the air-conditioned room as much as possible.  With my laptop, book, drink and handphone, I was all set for a quiet afternoon in my cool kingdom.

Of course, the hazy weather outside kept me worried about loved ones who were out at work. I also thought about some of the elderly folk and wondered if they were okay.  Just then an sms came in, to ask if I was okay and I realised that I am already considered one of the elderly.  Someone was worrying about me as I was worrying about others.  It made me smile.  It made me feel loved.

Today, we have a nice reprieve from the haze.  By late afternoon, the numbers dropped to double digits from the triple earlier in the day.  As at writing this, the numbers are still below 100 and the brief respite is a welcome one.

I hope that tomorrow the wind shift will favour us here but I know that if it misses us and moves up north then the south-west area of Malaysia will be affected.  I just heard that Muar in Johore has now reached a PSI of nearly 400 and I feel for them.  We were in the same boat.

Lazy, crazy and hazy days are expected to last until August or even September.  If this is true, we've got a long way to go.


  1. So glad to know you're safely cocooned from the oil palm smog. Not seeing the sky for days is so claustrophobic. It's spreading closer to home here, red moon, red sun, at least no vehicular & industrial pollution. These things make us realize how helpless we have been rendered against corporate greed.

    1. Thanks! You're always happy for me and that is the best thing about friendship. Wanting the other to be safe is a good measure of that. xoxoxo