07 August 2009

The Haze is Back

The dreaded haze is back to haunt us.

Every year at about this time, smoke from primitive slash-and-burn activities in Sumatra, Indonesia blows over to Singapore, and it's hell on our respiratory systems. I'm exaggerating, but hey, we're losing the basic need for fresh air and breathing normally! My nose is stuffed up, it's hotter than usual, and we put up with the smell of a burning fire the whole day.

Vera's not taken well to it either, as I had expected.

She was up from 2-5am, struggling to breathe through her blockage. Daddy had the unenviable task of carrying her in the wee hours. Being more upright helps.

Arrgh! Some things (well, actually most things) are just beyond your control.