We are a tropical country. This means that we have two seasons: sun and rain. But we have been promoted to a third season: HAZE!
The haze is back with the vengeance. As Indonesia's illegal mass burning continues, we WILL continue to suffer.
Click here to read about the Emergency! that has been declared in the southern state of Malaysia.
Meanwhile, we folks in the Klang Valley have been having a-not-so-severe haze attack. But that all ended today. I thought I had awoken in some highlands resort where the mist and clouds had enveloped the outsides of the house. Well, reality came crashing in when my sense of smell kicked in and slapped me awake with the horrible and foul acrid, burning smell which had somehow seeped into the house.
We have been hiding in the house the whole weekend with air purifiers and air-cons blasting 24 hours a day. No doors or windows were opened at all. Hubby had been sealing ALL gaps that he could find at all the windows and doors. After sealing whatever gaps that he could find, the smell has reduced tremendously. Not 100% smell-proof, but definitely much better.
|For some of the windows which had smaller gaps, hubby used the double sided tape. Only one side of the adhesive tape is used. The other side is left unused.|
|For larger gaps, hubby used these.|
|*This picture was taken from Facebook. This picture was taken in Bangsar.|
|I bought a respirator and goggles to protect myself from the haze. The respirator is currently being left aside to 'off-gas'. The plastic smell is terrible. The goggles and respirator have been washed thoroughly.|
It's all gloom and doom at the moment. So here is something light to lighten up your smoggy and hazy days. (By the way, Pi Sai can be translated literally as 'nose shit'!)
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