Sunday, August 3, 2008

It Is Back!

The one annual event (its becoming more popular than our festive seasons) that does not warrant any public holidays in the country (maybe they should give it a thought now eh) is back and prompted The Star to carry it as the cover story today...Yes people time to look into your closet and search for that surgical mask again because the HAZE is back in town...(suddenly the tune of the song that goes..."the boys are back in town..." is playing in my head).

The culprit?...the forest burning in Sumatera (U didn't have to be a rocket scientist to figure that out did u)...Apparently a 40ha peat forest has been burning since 2 days ago...and more bad news is that the number of hot spots from satelite images has jumped from 351 to 531 within 24hrs...FYI forest burning is very common there as its the most economical way to get rid of things you don't want laa...

On the home front things are not helping either...over 40ha of agriculture land along the Elite Highway near KLIA has been on fire for the last 2 days too...(hai timing sama ni ada pakat ka?...)Looks like our firemen are putting in the extra hours doing what they are paid for...

Anyway no wonder when i went out for breakfast with my mrs today everything looked pretty much greyish...You see we are now in Lumut, Perak (for our last leg of roadshow in Teluk Batik later in the afternoon) and across the Straits of Melacca from Lumut is....YEEESS....Sumatera...

We should install a gigantic fan along our coast to change wind direction...

11 comments:

imborntosingsongs said...

Haze? Ugh. I came back to KL & had to deal with the hot & humid weather here (perasan but it's actually good for the skin) and now HAZE? Anyway, wished I could have join the last leg of the tour but yeah, im still unknown.

:-)
IZ

edzlin007 said...

i don't know when this is going to stop. indonesia had conference before about global warming, but it seems they still can't handle about their forest burning yet.

and about the burning in elite highway, i heard it may also the cause of human.

(hmm, no wonder i have sore throat today)

Enche' Adykasyah said...

Halo Che' Em.. Lumut? Wah my hometown.. But it's been years I haven't been there due to some circumstances.. Actually there was a gigantic fan along the sea side, in front of the 5 star hotel facing the Naval base. U should try the famous murtabak Pak Din la..

Engku Emran said...

hi enche adykasyah...oh really? i used to stay there too and sitiawan...

Si Pekan said...

'Melacca' emran? Manglish huh?

Enche' Adykasyah said...

Che' Em.. You? Sitiawan..? Aha.. What year was that? Schoolng or working? That's interesting..
Lot's of improvement happened between Sitiawan and Lumut.. I heard there a lots of hypermarket to cater all the people there..
My time, there was only 'Dinding's' supermarket and later on Matahari and Billion..

Engku Emran said...

hi enche adykasyah...i was there from 84 - 89 and went to st francis primary school...yup during that time i stil remember dindings...but good to know wisma ganda is still around...i used to bertapa at the snooker center there...hahaha...

Enche' Adykasyah said...

U St. Francis? I was in ACS..

Really..? Wisma ganda 1st floor.. Me too.. Infront of the so call famous VIVA tailor shop.. We know VIVA earlier than other Malaysian rite..

Lepas lepak kat snooker u tak gi jamming kat 2nd level ke?
Then gi roller skating kat top floor.. Hahahaha..

All the underground scenes hapened there Che' Em..

Memorabilia..

Engku Emran said...

hi enche...didnt even know there was a jamming studio n skating ring...guess i was more innocent than u were growing up...hehehe

Enche' Adykasyah said...

Hehehe.. Catch up later. I did link up with ur blog. LOL.

Engku Emran said...

hi enche...k bro