A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

Tag: aqi

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Today was a day spent at home…. Hazed and Confused just like Spotify playlist suggestion

So many gems in that playlist: No Air… Hard to Breathe (indeed!)… Flames (yep burning in Indonesia to clear forest)… Wake Me Up When September Ends… We Didn’t Start The Fire (yes really we didn’t it’s Indonesia)... Burn (it does smell like burn!)… I’m So Tired (well actually it’s more like headache!)… Smoke Gets In Your Eyes… Breathe Easy… Lose My Breath… Waiting On The World to Change (yes everyone choice has consequences!)

The haze is still strong over Singapore and we all hope it clear in time for the F1 Grand Prix this weekend.

When my hike got canceled this morning I was oh come on the AQI is not that high (that was my China brain talking!) but it does have a lingering fire smell in the air (my lungs have apparently adapted to the Singapore Air now because they don’t like the shortness of breath!)

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When the whole country panic because the Air Quality Index is slightly above 100 🙄

It’s the talk of the town on all the expat forums/Facebook Groups. Should we wear mask? Is it even safe to exercise outside? Should we keep the kids home and not send them to school?

To be fair, unlike China, Singapore’s got nothing to do with the pollution. They are only on the receiving end of it from the burning of crops/forests in Indonesia and the unfavorable direction of the wind.

I was going to link some of the posts about AQI from our time in China but there were too many… however this little gem (here) was worth sharing…. all the complexity of living in Beijing 😉

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Oh the irony!!

Panic a couple days ago in Singapore on a couple online forums I’m following. Everybody was commenting about the AQI reaching 60 (no no I haven’t forgotten a zero it is indeed Six-Zero!).

Today we got an email from the school informing us about the policy in place when there is pollution (mainly due to the forest fire in Indonesia). So I checked the index and compared them with Beijing. Yep it was definitely wise to move away from polluted Beijing 😉

#AndIThoughtIWouldNeverHaveToUseTheAQIHashtagEverAgain!

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Seriously!!!

Now that the temperature had reached double digit (in Celsius) you decided to reach triple digit in AQI.

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And here’s the pictures to show you what a strong north wind can do in less than 24 hours

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I didn’t get to post these last week as I was in the middle of my North Korea trip photo sharing so here it is now:

In less than 24 hours we went from above 500 to below 25 (I actually woke up to another app -US embassy Twitter account- telling me it was AQI 6)

We have to thanks the North wind for this miracle

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Meanwhile in New York all hell breaks because the AQI reached 100 😉

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Meanwhile in New York all hell breaks because the AQI reached 100 😉

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Well last week we were at 500+ and life carried on as normal.

We are currently at 250+ and all schools had to close, odd-even number license plates in place, construction sites closed.

I must have miss the PR class on how to handle pollution back in the day 😉

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The Windfinder app confirmed that the sun should be once again visible in Beijing on Wednesday.

North wind take the pollution away. South wind is bad.

Tracking the weather/pollution is taking way to much of my time 😉