Haze

C'est La Vie

icon_mad.gif GRrr… Hazy Haze again in Malaysia especially in KLang Valley. Before i began my story, let me showed you a haze picture which i took from outside my house (which is my garden).

11th August 2005 (noon)

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Look at this!!!

I took this picture which is my area (USJ 4) in the afternoon (around 1pm, yesterday). Too bad i didn’t hav any old picture to compare (next time , k? when the haze is gone..)Anyway, it was horrible. I couldn’t even see the tree clearly (the very last one) and guess wat.. there was an unpleasant smell (very smoky smell) which i tried not to inhale because i have asthma (sigh..). I miss the clear blue sky. During haze period, the colour of the sky was dull, smoky..eeee !! These colour make my life unhappy and dull (and feeling SICK too!!). Sigh, when will the clear blue sky with white cotton or fluffy clouds and bright, cheerful sun come back?

Yesterday, i went to Taipan to buy McD (as my dinner). Gosh.. it was so hazy, dusty and dark. Every car need to switch on the rear light. Another thing, the lamp post in front of my house was on at 8am..till the next day (8am.. normally it will automatically switch off..). SEe.. how bad was it..?!!

Took these two pictures from my room. The view outside my room – the before and after effect of haze.

Before (noon)

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After (noon)

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12th August 2005 (Today)

Well today suppose to be a holiday for most all of the schools and unis. Too bad, Monash University Malaysia DID NOT close as what had stated on the website that our campus has air conditioned lecture theatres, student loudge and tutorial rooms. Oh well.. had to go back to campus for practical and lectures. I took this picture at 10:40am (as stated from my car’s clock). SEe how bad is the haze in Sunway Area (Well.. at least better than yesterday). Anyway, it’s still haze. So today when i reached campus, lots of ppl wear mask. I heard from my dad that some companies included his gave out mask to their staff.. oh ya.. Monash also.. gave masks to their staffs and students (this one.. not so sure.. just heard from my friend).Oh well, what can i say…!! The only advice is “Drink more water and wear mask”

More haze pictures ..

12th August , around 11am (On the way to Sunway)

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  Can anybody see Sunway Pyramid from these two lovely pictures frust.gif??

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Haze = Air Quality BAD

Environment/Nature

Once again, Malaysia’s air is under attack. Guess everyone know what’s the factor that caused this EVENT to be happen? Ever since last week, the air is heavily polluted due to open burning from our beloved  neighboring country , Indonesia and our beloved peat swamps in Cyberjaya. [I guess i have chose a perfect topic for my terrestrial’s essay: ” The impact of shifting (slash and burn) agriculture on Tropical Rainforest” which can fit into this issue.]

Still never understand that why people (Human being ; scientific name : Homo sapiens) want to disturb/destroy/ cut down more trees that belongs to the tropical forests (both Primary and Secondary).

Do we know that cutting more trees means more killing actiivities are done at the same time and destroy all the innocent living creatures habitats and disturb the carbon and water cycles? No i don’t think.

As usual, i love to wonder and ask why. So, still wondering, is this the only way for those who want or desperate to set up a agro-plantation such as oil palm estates simply by  wipe out the piece of rainforests ? Can’t they re-nurture the unused or abandoned piece of ex-estates?

Think carefully! Beside slash and burn method, there are definitely still got many alternatives since our technology is so ADVANCE.

Another important steps before slash and burn, there is thing call CONSULTATION. Did you all did that before any action taken. There must be a consultant (out there) that willingly to provide consulting service such as Environmental Advisors, NGOs or any agronomist??

Now see what happen?! Not only their own country’s environment is badly affected, all the neighboring countries’ environment are badly affected as well.

So what happen to our Country?? (keep on guessing and take a look at my topic). HAZE.. which never fail to visit Malaysia every year. Now, residents from Selangor (Klang valley especialyl), many of us, our health are badly affected especially for elderly, kids, pregnant women and those that have difficulty in breathing like asthmatic patients.


Morning sun (Having hard time to to breath at that time)

Take a look.. How bad is the visibility.. ( Still remember when i took this picture.. got smoky smell.. i can feel that my chest.. feel irritated and hard to breath)

From the pictures… our haze.. (well i have no comment on that) level..sigh… Not only human being, animals and plants are all affected as well (OMG…). Here i would like to mention the types of sickness..

Symptoms:
a) Flu
b) Cough
c) Asthma*
d) Irritate eye, nose and throat
e) Irritate upper respiratory tract
f) Mood swing (very easily get bad mood..anger, dull, sad..)
g) Fatigue – another words : tired easily
h) Dizziness
i) Headache
j) Migraine
k) Nausea

and the list can go on…. (*Notes for asthmatic patients : PLEASE BRING INHALER ALONG with you!)

In order to reduce contacts with HAZE, here are a few suggestions:
1) REDUCE ALL THE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES (best.. cancel)
2) Drink more water
3) Wear masks (if can, re-used type)
4) Eat more fruits and Vegetables

To all the smart-a** that still with the “tidak apa-apa” attitude that love to do all those silly, illegal activities to create more HAZE and reduce the air quality, i have two word to tell you all : STOP IT!!

FINE! Don’t listen. Oh well,  in order to become a good citizen with at least a make more sense thinking, here are the ways to help and stop those idiots from harming our beloved air.

Ways to reduce haze and improve air quality:

a) PLEASE STOP all the OPEN BURNING (Stop them immediately since representative from Department of Environment said that they will be fined on spot by the officer.

b) Please off the car engine while waiting – messages to all the drivers especially parents that wait for their kids.

c) Stop smoking : which can  help to improve smoker’s health condition and to the air as well.

d) Make use of our public transportation (Really hope that Subang especially USJ area IMPROVE their public transportation System *still praying very hard on this point*. Please more Bus or the best is KTM/LRT in USJ).

Take care and hope the haze will be gone soon.