I don’t remember it has been that hot in this time of the year. Yes, last year there wasn’t much rain and haze was hitting us pretty hard too. Look like the haze is a yearly affair and we cannot avoid it. But I think the condition is even worse this year. The weather is extremely hot till the sun is seen red in colour. Even my little gal commented that the sun is red and moon is yellow in colour. Visibility is poorer too especially when it is at sunset.
Irregardless of the weather, open burning is still visible and everyone is doing it. I still see people burning leaves, grasses or what-so-ever in their gardens. Some more I think the burning is more at such time than normal days. Those inconsiderate burning adds in more smokes to the already-hazy weather. My dark colour car is covered by those ashes and dusts that I don’t really bother to wash now. After I wash, the next minute, it will be coated with those white dusts again. Not to mention my dry laundry is smell of smoke. With the Chinese 7th lunar month end of the month, there would be even more open burning of offerings. Oh dear!! It could worsen the situation if there is no rain.
Is our API still under the "safe" level?? I don’t think our air is under the “safe” level anymore. With the continuous forest fire in Indonesia, I could smell smoke in the air. It is pretty bad. With such weather and condition, it would be rational to stay indoor more than going out. There is no more fresh air to breathe and enjoy!! All I am hoping now is that rain will come and weather will get cooler.
Recently I read in a local newspaper that some Northern and Central districts in Sarawak are been hit badly by drought till people do not have any clean water. People has to resort to bathing and washing in dirty rivers and streams. Now again, this is very sad to know that people is deprived of clean water as the rivers and streams are polluted and not safe to be consumed. El Nino is simply drying up the districts. I also read that soon Kuching will be hit with lack of water supply like the Northern Districts. Must do some water ration, and buy and store mineral water at home!!
Rain, rain, rain! Where have all the rain gone?? I couldn’t imagine what my confinement would be. Staying in the room with a mild temperature, no bath for a week, no hair washing for a month and eating all those hot soups with white and red wine, I wonder how I can stand all those heat and sweat…….