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  • Sick day

    I woke feeling dreadful. Outside was just as bad as inside me: the air pollution index had shot up to 150 and the rainstorm outside was a nasty shade of tobacco yellow. Instead of taking La Serpiente to school and then going to the office, I sent her out with my wife and then lay […]

  • Blue Singapore once more

    The haze has returned, an inconsistent blight upon the city. I check aqicn.org compulsively, obsessing over whether the PM2.5 count is above or below 100 for the past hour, either locking the windows shut against the pollution or opening everything up to let “clean” (below 100) air into the flat. The children, unused to being […]

  • Rainy Monday Blues

    Back in 2014, in either a display of preparedness or a fairly good demonstration of slamming the stable door after the horse has bolted, everyone in our HDB got given three free 3M antiparticulate masks by the Singapore government. About eleven months after the haze had gone up to 500, and then gone back down […]

  • Another day where you can’t see the point

    I looked out the window this morning, and all hope was gone. Well, the Central Business District was missing, and had been replaced by a big grey cloud. (For reference, the last picture here is what I should have been able to see.) Even now, at quarter to midnight, when the haze is easier to […]

  • Spun out

    The haze is receding a little, but it’s still classed as "Moderate" as in "moderately unhealthy". I much prefer air that isn’t full of particulates, and I needed to exercise, so at lunchtime I went back to 7Cycle for another session.

  • I can see the point

    The weather was filthy today; it felt an order of magnitude worse than Monday, when I was decrying people for complaining about a bit of haze. Now, with the smoke intensifying, and finding pains in my own chest, I stopped finding it amusing. Ah, the sweet smell of hypocrisy almost overcomes the stench of smoke.

  • Haze

    One of the advantages that Singapore holds over Hong Kong is the air quality. For months every year the Special Administrative Region is draped with clouds of filthy air that billow down from the factories of the Pearl River Delta, and the smuts of black diesel smoke puffing from every bus. The Lion City enjoys […]