Hazy Days

This is going to be a short entry. I am down with fever again. It must be some food that my body did not agree with. I am trying to recall what I have eaten for the past few days. My urine is murky too even though I am drinking a lot of water. Hopefully it is not a bladder infection. I am taking it easy these few days, eating sparingly and taking more than my usual noon naps.

It has been hazy for the past few days. This is most probably the Sumatrans doing their slash and burn thing for the cultivation of their crops. It always happens around this time of the year. There is a lingering smell of smoke throughout the day. Drinking water is a good way to counter the unhealthy effects of the haze which includes irritation to the eyes and throat. Unless there is rain, this situation will get worse in the coming days.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

7 thoughts on “Hazy Days”

  1. Get well soon, Peter! Good to see you blogging again after a while 🙂 It was pretty hazy in Klang yesterday, not sure whether it has to do with the Sumatrans setting their jungles on fire or a house which caught fire yesterday evening in the local neighbourhood. Probably both!

  2. Ariel,
    Surely the fumes of the burning house would not have reached Penang from Klang? 😀 The problem is exacerbated by people openly burning their trash in these conditions.

    It is no fun being sick especially one after another. Thanks for the wishes.

    You get well soon too. Is your apartment captured in my latest photo?

  3. i’m not sure. are those hills of pulau jerjak? and the white stripe, is it the bridge which is currently under construction?

  4. You are correct. Those hills in the background are Pulau Jerejak. The Bayan Baru Elevated Highway is visible just behind the two blocks of Senior Police Officers’ Quarters at Sungai Dua.

  5. you know what? i had been travelling long distance everday to an from work (bayan baru to komtar) and yet i didn’t notice the haze. hmm… methinks i myself must have been in a haze, that’s why didn’t notice it. 😉

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