The haze is definitely worsening.
Yesterday was bad enough, but today is even worse.
It's the Indonesians fault.
They were burning their forests in Sumatera and the smoke is now choking us.
What is their supposedly good president Jokowi doing?
I actually went out yesterday.
A former colleague asked me to join her for a movie.
Decided to drive as the haze was already quite bad.
Definitely not a good idea to ride a motorcycle in this haze if you have the option of driving a car.
I was driving rather slowly as visibility was a bit limited due to the haze.
Met my former colleague at One Utama.
She was wearing a surgical mask and complained that she can feel the haze even inside the shopping complex.
She was all grumpy....as usual.
She was right though. I parked my car at the second floor basement level and I noticed that the haze was even down there.
My former colleague and I had early dinner at one of the Chinese restaurants.
She was having some soup and vegetable dish she said would negate the effect of the haze while I just had some fried buns and water chestnuts dessert. I'm trying to lose weight.
She decided for us to watch the movie Pawn Sacrifice
It's a movie about the chess genius Bobby Fischer
I don't mind as I'm a chess player.
It was quite a good movie but it's more about the unstable mental condition of Fischer rather than chess.
It however reminds me of all those chess games I played with my youngest uncle who is the brother of my father.
He was an excellent chess player and he beat me most of the time.
My uncle was a very intelligent guy.
However, not unlike Fischer, he was fated to lead a life different from others.
A sad life.
I still visit him from time to time.
But we didn't play chess these days.
He just can't play anymore.
We normally just talked and shared memories of those days when he was the same as others, with hopes and dreams.
Whatever it is, I'm still thankful to Allah for this life and pray for my uncle to be safe and happy...despite everything.
As a tribute to my uncle, this is the crucial Game 6 of the Fischer-Spassky match of the 1972 World Championship final which was highlighted in the movie but not shown in details,
This is a documentary about Fischer,