I know I’ve been blessed all my life and in case I forget, God reminded me again by letting the haze envelop Singapore just as I got on a plane to head to Perth. Ok ok ok, that doesn’t mean God doesn’t love my sister who’s had to battle the crazy haze with the rest of Singapore. I know I just got lucky this time around. Very lucky as I read and kept in touch with daily PSI readings till it went into the hazardous stages.
Here’s a picture my friend sent me where the Singapore Flyer is completely shrouded by the haze earlier today. I truly don’t know what can be done because I don’t know enough about what’s happening in Indonesia to have a seriously considered comment about how they do things. I have been busy in Perth :p However, I bet I have a teenage neighbour who smokes from his bedroom window because it faces mine so occasionally I smell cigarette smoke in my room. I may not have satellite images revealing the fire and the smoke from his bedroom and even if I did, I do understand the need for a diplomacy dance. We live side by side and everyday we’re going to have to share other common areas and air being one of them. Fortunately there are things I can do, close the window, switch on the fan and blow it in his direction, politely let them know and hope they react positively.
The haze, on the other hand, isn’t quite within Singapore’s control but each and every one of us can also do our level best. Close the windows, share what we can afford to those who cannot and be part of the solution rather than be part of the problem. Easy for me to say, I’m not home. I’d like to think I could be that way if I was home too and not hoard masks, blame everyone else and use the haze as an excuse to laze. I’m sure I’ll be put to the test when I’m back home … according to everything I’ve read, it’s likely to stay for a couple of months.
I’m not the only lucky one though. I think for the first time ever, my friends, Cherry, Gerie, Claire, Lynn and I are not in Singapore at the EXACT same time. Over this crazy haze weekend, we were in different parts of the world.
Ah got to love these 6 kids 🙂 Aren’t they adorable? If there was a good time for being in different parts of the world at the same time, this would have been it.
See everyone back in Singapore in July!!