When I woke up this morning and looked outside, I wondered if there is something wrong with my vision. The bright green trees and colorful buildings outside our window looked as if it was washed with grey, misty paint. I thought it was fog but when I saw the morning papers, they were talking about the “Haze in Singapore”.
Haze is an atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and other dry particles obscure the clarity of the sky. From afar, haze may appear brownish or bluish, while mist tends to be bluish-grey. Whereas haze often is thought of as a phenomenon of dry air, mist formation is a phenomenon of humid air. However, haze particles may act as condensation nuclei for the subsequent formation of mist droplets; such forms of haze are known as “wet haze.”
It’s kind of a big deal for people here if the haze level is high. They equate this level with the pollution the air has. Para ko ng nakikinita, mag-papaka-praning nanaman sila at magpa-party about cleaning the air chuvah chuvah.
Beside the praning news about the “haze”, threre was something that caught my eye. It was about the latest Dan Brown book entitled “The Lost Key” and how it sold 1 M copies on the first day of release. Being a part-time detective-slash-mystery book lover, this made me excited. I immediately searched for the price of the book on MPH bookstores and added this book in my “To Buy” list including “Twenties Girl” by Sophie Kinsella.
I hope I can have extra funds so I can buy the 2 books I’ve been wanting to read.