Okay we are literally choking on the haze from Indonesia’s forest fires. The smell of the air is terrible, really. Masks are swept off the shelves and herbal teas are selling fast. I’m quite sure businesses for air purifier and portable air-con are brisk too. The PSI has hit a new high of 290 at 9pm just now. The fact that the PSI jumped a 100-point within an hour was alarming for me to go “WHATTTTTT?!?!”. Many households had their windows shut and monitoring the PSI level on TV. It’s like monitoring the stock market, people get hyped up when the level goes up. I think a lot of people are secretly wishing that the PSI will go beyond 300 and the govt will announce that there’s no need to go to work. It was quite hilarious to see commuters standing in a line on the MRT platform, taking pictures of the hazy evening. I do not have any photos to post but you can just google ‘haze in singapore‘ and voilà! There will be more than enough pictures out there.
While I’m typing this post, the PSI shot up to 321. Somehow I’m thinking of those stray animals out there. We have masks and air-con but they have nothing. They must have felt sick too.