Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Foggy with a chance of barbecue...

"I misplaced my glasses again."

This is what Singapore looks like today. And it smells like a bonfire out there (minus the marshmallows). Hazing season has begun (to not be confused with first year initiation rites at a fraternity), and it's not pretty. Illegal fires (the so-called slash and burn technique used on farms to make room for new crops) from the neighboring Indonesian island of Sumatra are causing the thick smoke.
A PSI (Pollution Standard Index) over 80 is unhealthy, last night it hit 321-highest ever recorded in Singapore. The haze, and debilitating air, have prompted the Singaporean government to issue a warning for children and elderly to stay indoors.
I did say I missed the fog in Verona...be careful what you wish for.


  1. It's awful out there!

  2. I thought it is caused by forest fires in Malaysia.

    1. Nope, it's coming from Sumatra in Indonesia...

  3. The things we miss are accorded in camouflage

  4. So sorry to hear this! Really quite incredible. Are you making a trip to Italy in the near future? Miss you! Odette