Weather has not been so good here in Singapore.

Haze has hit Singapore these past couple of weeks. I find myself fortunate that I do not suffer from any chronic respiratory problems. Some of my friends told me that they were not even able to open their eyes due to sensitivity to haze. Nonetheless, I have invested in a small air purifier and put it in the bedroom. I still remember that 2 years ago, when I was travelling to France, the haze was so bad that many people had to buy face masks. And they went out of stock. But right now, I think these essentials are well stocked, so we don’t have such problems this time round, hopefully.

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Residents cycle through the haze-blanketed town of Sampit, in Indonesia's Central Kalimantan province September 28, 2012. The haze that blanketed Sampit is believed to have originated from forest fires and land clearing for plantation use by residents, local media reported. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas (INDONESIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) - RTR38J1I

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Here are some words/expressions that can be used to discussed about this topic:

Hazy: Fáh lǔa//ฟ้าหลัว

Haze: Mòrk khwan fai pàh//หมอกควันไฟป่า (The fact that Thailand does not really experience haze, we use the term to describe such phenomenon as fog and smoke that are caused by wild fire.)

Fog: Mòrk//หมอก

Smoke: Khwan//ควัน

Air purifier: Khreûang fôrk ahkàad//เครื่องฟอกอากาศ

Face mask: Nâh kàak//หน้ากาก

Unable to breath: Haăi jai mâi òrk//หายใจไม่ออก

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