In Singapore it’s summer all year round and there is always a joke about how the easiest jobs in Singapore can be found in the weather forecast station (aiya, either rainy or sunny loh).
Recently a new weather had been added in the chart but unfortunately is hazardous to health – Haze.
not sure why everyone is complaining that our government is not responsive but i felt that they were quick with press releases to advise on the N95 masks, what to do during this period, sending letters and officials to Indonesia (and responding maturely to childish and thoughtless comments) , quickly get NEA to update their sites with lots of information.
Many folks where angry that a no-work order was not issued despite hitting a 400 psi dangerous level how come on, life have to do on..
If a no-work order is issue, what will happen to people who needs medical treatment on a daily basis? Entrepreneurs and especially the soho and SMBs like taxi drivers, hawkers etc? Let’s face it, we all gotta buy eat and drink too? Shops that sells groceries?shall they close too?
As the haze smog our little red dot, i cant help to feel that it had also smog the our heart and brain.. the ugly side of human nature starts surfacing above the smoke.. folks are selling masks at a ridiculous price in times of need, nations are pointing fingers fingers at each other, citizens are brainwashed and accusing each other.
All these hatred for what? But of course, the good will always triumph against bad.. little actions of kindness, big or small starts surfacing..
Examples like good guy (bosses) like MacDonald, KFC, pizza hut who stop their delivery boys from working.. Also kuddos to my cousin who allow all her staff to claim cabs fare for going to work with the haze. Also, especially to my current co allowing us to WFH which really is a blessing in such cases.
One in particular is this video that went viral. it was mentioned that while one can burn the forest, we can let our human spirit burn brighter. so well said, so well done.
Of all, it reminded me to pray – “Dear god, please let the blue sky stay, protect the old young and weak and may us learn to treasure the beauty of your creation”.
We learn to never take the simple things in life for granted and also realize that its the simple things that make the difference in life..
Now though the haze is gone, despite the prediction of having it for 4 months, but the appreciation of blue skies and clear view of scenery stays in many of us for sure…