Wednesday, 13 June 2012

'Tis the Season to Be Hazy!

Not forgetting hot too!

The haze is back. Un-officially, that is. I don't see it being on any news, but it is back. It always happens at around this time of the year. The farmers in Indonesia burn their farms by the hundreds and thousands of acres and the direction of the wind blows the smog and remnants of their burning over to Malaysia and Singapore. And it will envelope our air. There will be no sun. No rain. No nothing. Just gloomy, terrible, unhealthy and poisonous air.

There is this acrid, burning smell in the air all the time. Today's air is better than yesterday. Monday was very bad.

With the scorching temperature of 35C to 37C, imagine the unbearable heat that we are facing over here in Malaysia. Add the haze and we have a catostrophe for people with allergies, sensitivities, sinusitis and asthma. It has not been raining for many days now. It is so hot that even 5 minutes under the 10am sun will burn the back of your neck.

And my eyes have become chronically dry. I went to see my ophthalmologist yesterday morning as I have been waking up with crusts around my eyes. And it itches so, very badly. And the searing pain! I though I had contracted conjunctivitis. But the eye check showed no infection whatsoever and minimal allergy. The cause? Extreme dryness! So dry that my eyes could beat the Sahara desert. And the preservative-free eye drops that I used last year is not working now. My eyes need a thicker solution. So it's another experiment with a new product. But it is a preservative-free eye drop.

Here is a picture of the haze last year.

*taken from here

I think I should do a rain-dance. The gods will definitely laugh till they cry (I mean, a hippo trying to flamenco! For crying out loud, the gods are screaming for mercy.) But seriously, I will be doing mankind a favour in Malaysia. Once the gods laugh hysterically till they cry, we will have rain.

Let's flamenco!!!

*By the way, what preservative-free eye-drops do you use for your eyes?


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    1. Worse than horrible! There is this joke that smokers need not smoke during the haze season. All they have to do is to stand outside and inhale deeply and voila, it is as good as smoking! $$$ saved! :P

  2. How are you doing? Still alive? I haven't heard from you in a while. They are writing about the haze online. Maybe you should go somewhere?

    1. Alive indeed! Haha...

      I am doing good. Just hiding in the house. :)

      The haze is everywhere in MAlaysia. There is no where to go.

    2. Come visit me! I'll have to post a picture of our skies to tempt you...once it stops raining, that is.