The family just came home from Semarang, Indonesia, from our family vacation. It was beautiful, not too warm, and the air was lovely, especially in the hills of Bandungan.
I wish we had stayed longer.
Yup, we came home to PSI 401 haze caused by Indonesian forest fires. The irony is not lost on me.
We are making the best of things. I managed to find some N95 masks for everyone in the household after some searching. Those masks are the new Hello Kitty, as limited edition as they come. Nobody seems to have any stock.
My wife took one look at the N95 mask I bought and said, "A bit ugly leh. Don't have the thinner one ah?"
I glowered at her and said, "This was really hard to find, and they filter better than those paper ones. Besides, everyone will look silly soon, because everyone will be wearing one, so you won't feel awkward."
The kids are taking it all in their stride, even Isaac, who is down with a fever and some respiratory problems. My mother is even more relaxed. When I asked her,Read More »from Home for the Holidays