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Monday, November 2, 2015

Haze Update

This is the first time I'm out of the house in the open without a mask after being forced to stay indoors for more than a month because of the haze. The air quality is definitely better thanks to the monsoon season that has just started. The rain has brought some respite from the haze but experts warn the relief is temporary, as wind patterns could still turn unfavourable and bring polluted air from the fires in neighbouring Indonesia.

This picture was taken when I was at Josh's campus to deliver the RAK cookies. Thankfully, the resident ducks and geese were unaffected by the haze. It was reported that chickens were dying by the millions in a month when the API (Air Pollution Index) hit dangerous levels. Chickens are more vulnerable than humans because of their complex respiratory system. Funnily, you would think that mosquitoes are affected too but nope, they are not. Dang!

Finally, I can breathe easy! Good news for now until it comes back again to haunt us year after year.

This week's cookies
Peacock Cookies For Deepavali/Diwali


  1. I have started to follow you on Bloglovin. Woo-hoo. How do I load my blog to the site? When I try it lets me search blogs that are already there, but doesn't let me go out and get mine. Thanks for the help. The cookies look awesome! I will comment back ­

  2. You look so young; like a teenager :) That is nice to hear that at least there was a temporary relief from the haze. I hope it continues to improve more and more in the coming days and weeks! So cute with the peacock cookies!


  3. You look GREAT, Veronica! It's nice to see your photo every now and then.

    I can't believe the air conditions there! That is HORRIBLE. :( I'm glad you could safely come outside for a bit. I hope the air quality stays good for awhile.

  4. Holy cow- this made me think about how little I know about other parts of the world! Take care!

  5. I'm glad the haze lifted and you can get out. I didn't know chickens had a complex respiratory system. Your peacock cookies look amazing. :)

  6. YIKES! That's so sad that you've had to stay inside that long. I'm glad it's finally starting to lift up.

    The cookies are so pretty! I love peacocks.

  7. sweet photo. So sorry to learn of the haze effects though. Hoping you will be breathing easy soon. Big hugs
    P.S. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Love peacock cookies.

  8. those cookies are gorgeous. great news about the haze.. i can not even imagine what it must be like to not be able to go out

  9. Oh goodness me the haze sounds absolutely terrible, I'm so glad to read that it has lifted for the time being. Those peacock cookies are ace did you make them? xx #KCACOLS

  10. Fantastic news about the Haze!! Now finally you can go out without your mask and have some fresh air. Lovely photo btw!! Your cookies look so yummy! And of course they look beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS! I'm so happy that you joined me again this week!! :-) xxx