Sunday, June 23, 2013

Fun despite the gloom

My Paper, Thursday, June 20, 2013, Page A4, News
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GHOST TOWN: This spoof plays on the town sign from the Silent Hill video game.
GHOST TOWN: This spoof plays on the town sign from the Silent Hill video game.

PHOTO: GHOST TOWN: This spoof plays on the town sign from the Silent Hill video game.
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My Paper, Thursday, June 20, 2013, Page A4, News



SINGAPORE - Singaporeans aren't letting the smoky air get them down. Instead, they're using humour to get through the situation.

Singapore's Pollutant Standards Index reached 290 at 9pm last night (
June 19, 2013).


Survivor's guide to the Singapore haze
PHOTO: Survivor's guide to the Singapore haze
Just rename us The Little Grey not red Dot. This haze is not ending anytime soon, so here's how to beat it.

Shop online during the haze
Stay healthy during the haze by eating more fruits
Have food delivery on hazy days
Make your own family short films
50 beers to drink (and not to drink) at Beerfest
Revive and share your childhood games

Unless someone turns the Singapore Flyer into a giant fan, we can expect Singapore's worst haze in 16 years to remain for longer than a week. While we can't escape the haze, we can minimise our exposure to it and that means cutting down on outdoor activities. And this makes the second half of the June school holidays a stay-in one.
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Undercover: A man fashions a 'face mask' with tissue as the haze worsened here yesterday
PHOTO: Undercover: A man fashions a "face mask" with tissue as the haze worsened here yesterday
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The Little Red Dot has become one big smoggy dot thanks to the highest haze levels in 16 years, peaking at 371 on 20 June 2013. The annual occurrence is caused by smoke from forest fires blown in from neighbouring Indonesia. 

Check out the smoky and sometimes comical pictures of the haze situation in Singapore posted online.


HAZY SINGAPORE: A spoof advertisement shows tourist destinations hidden by the haze.

PHOTO: HAZY SINGAPORE: A spoof advertisement shows tourist destinations hidden by the haze.
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SMOKE SCREEN: Playing on caper movie Now You See Me, this poster is for a '4-D movie' that you have to watch whether you want to or not.
PHOTO: SMOKE SCREEN: Playing on caper movie Now You See Me, this poster is for a "4-D movie" that you have to watch whether you want to or not.
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A wedding couple braves the haze to take their photos.
PHOTO: Poor Jia Jia and Kai Kai....
请放心,咱们没事!(qǐng fàng​ xīn,  zán​ men méi​ shì) - Please don't worry, we are all right!
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A scene from the movie, Independence Day? Where is Will Smith when you need him...!
PHOTO: Cosmic entity Galactus the Devourer, A Marvel fictional character, descends from the stars, which explains all the dramatic haze
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The Singapore Flyer Wheel as a giant fan. Perfect use for the white elephant that it is now
 

Translated by MDBG Chinese-English Dictionary, www.mdbg.net, and Google Translate
 

Silent Hill

Posted by crazyrave2kill on Jan 21, 2013
From: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ0wZRPyqK8


The Noose Saputra Whyoudono, Weather Report (Haze)

Posted by Suhaimi Yusof on Jun 17, 2013
From: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHp4ABTXKP8



Put your complaints about haze aside and help
by Gregory Leow, inSing.com - 21 June 2013 5:23 PM | Updated 5:31 PM


Volunteers from Facebook group “SG Haze Rescue” going door-to-door to give out N95 masks to those in need
PHOTO: Volunteers from Facebook group SG Haze Rescue going door-to-door to give out N95 masks to those in need 
 

Chinese philosopher Confucius said: "Consideration for others is the basis of a good life, a good society."

"Love your neighbour as yourself," Jesus Christ said.

Prophet Muhammad has been quoted as saying, "Woe to those... who, when they have to receive by measure from men, they demand exact full measure, but when they have to give by measure or weight to men, give less than due."

I could go on, but every religion has a form of saying that basically points to the ethic of reciprocity, where one should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.

The problem is, when we look through the newspapers, the websites and blogs, and even while we are walking on the street, there is a lack of consideration for others and it is magnified many times in critical times like these.

The haze in Singapore and parts of Malaysia and Indonesia has been intolerable over the past few days, and the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reached an incredible record of 401 at noon on Friday 21 June 2013.

There are some encouraging silver linings.

A nod of respect to Facebook group, SG Haze Rescue, which was set up 19 June 2013, to encourage those who want to offer their air-conditioned rooms at home to those in need. It also petitions for contributions of N95 masks.

In less than three days, the group has seen more than 3,000 likes.

Now the snowball of good is starting to get bigger.

There is an online crowd-sourcing Google document where people put up information on where they have found stocks of N95 masks.

Public Garden, a Singapore flea market of independent retailers, have decided to sell their masks at cost price ($0.20 a piece) and not make any profit.

Just today, ChannelNewsAsia published a picture of a Singaporean who decided to give out his box of masks to people around him.



It's already hazy, try to look clearly
PHOTO: It's already hazy, try to look clearly
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LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR
PM Lee also reminded that we ought to remain calm and look out for one another, to watch out for neighbours, especially those who are sickly, older people and young children.

Former Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong posted a message on Facebook in response, essentially saying we have to be nice to our neighbourly countries, and it is inevitable the Singapore Child will scream (we are truly a child in his eyes, yes?), but as of now, the Singapore Child better learn to survive the tortuous smog and haze, alluding to the need for us to be resilient, which is a trait commonly found in the older generation for sure.

How we behave and react in a national crisis shows our true colours as a society and it doesn't matter whether you're a Singaporean, new citizen, permanent resident or expatriate. We are all breathing the same haze.

The question now that will determine what we are as a society is what your next action will be after reading this article.



When the haze overloads the smoke detector (PSI > 400), People of Singapore Insist that:<br>By right PSI stand for Pollutant Standard Index. By left PSI is Please Stay Indoor. By middle PSI means Please Stop Indonesia. Of course to no avail ..... and millions of People Suffer Injustice.
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When the haze overloads the smoke detector (PSI > 400), People of Singapore Insist that:
By right PSI stand for Pollutant Standard Index. By left PSI is Please Stay Indoor. By middle PSI means Please Stop Indonesia. Of course to no avail ..... and millions of People Suffer Injustice.

To some, we are still young noisy "children" of Singapore and should learn to accept "nature". So sad but challenging. Ah boy and ah girl, we will try to make it together. Lau Pa and Lau Ma will get the milk powder. The journey will be tough but our feet will stamp out a path and brave the uneven road. When you grow up, be kind to those who are suffering and needs help. Lets make the world a more harmonious place to live in.
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