Haze, Rain & Turkish Roast Chicken
So, Monday was a holiday and for my school, it was a blessing for those who worked hard for the school carnival on saturday which ended at 3 pm. My legs muscles were sore and tired from the walking and standing although it was my students doing the sales. Sales were not that soaring but we made some profits and our pasta-pancakes were all but sold out. :)))
With Monday almost gone, there came the question, ''tomorrow still holiday, ah?'' Aiyya, I didn't answer but quickly asked a colleague who answered, ''the announcement bar on TV1 said, schools are still closed''. Like that, ah..must wait further. I smsed my boss who replied a bit late, "tomorrow, ada sekolah". I just wished the haze got thicker by 200!
At Tuesday's 190 reading, the atmosphere didn't look healthy and I quickly donned on my mask from the old stock of a few years back. Which side up, blue or white? Both sides, can.
Many students didn't attend school because either the parents didn't let them or they, themselves didn't want to go. I preferred them not to come. The weather was one kind, hot and highly humid, I could feel my armpits sweating excessively. I found solace in the cool staffroom, which was really heaven.
I really pitied my students who had to sit in the uncomfortable classrooms for 6 hours bracing that kind of weather caused by the haze. There was little teaching going on that day.
The water from the tank was very warm, even at night. Fortunately, my house was surrounded by trees and it was cooler inside without switching on the air-conditioner. I felt safe from the smokes. My son and his little family were coming over again after bringing my little grandson to see the doctor. Both father and son have fever. And so is my eldest daughter who is suffering from sore throat. The contents of the haze are the culprits, I guess.
While busy preparing the Turkish Chicken, the sky thundered and poured down its much awaited content, much to our relief. Alhamdulillah, the prayers of many people were answered by the Almighty. Everywhere people posted rain statuses; even the ones stranded on highways, not one complained about Mr. Rain.
Last night, it was a full family reunion, gathered just to enjoy their mama's long awaited roast chicken.