cough, cough, sputter
i woke up this morning with the good intention of going out for a jog. one look out the window quickly changed my my mind, however, as i figure i'm healthier surfing the internet than sucking down this air:
compare this with a clear day a few weeks ago and you can easily see the difference:
the hong kong epd website shows that it isn't just an innocent low-flying cloud. there are a lot of nasties in that haze:
respirable suspended particulates- yum!
pollution is a very big issue here in hong kong, the source of the grime being the factories and power plants located in nearby southern china. over the past couple of months we've been lucky and had a lot of clear days, but it takes one like this to remind everyone how bad the problem can be.
here's hoping that the wind will shift and tomorrow it'll be clear. otherwise the most exercise i'm going to get this weekend is going to be extreme internet surfing and dvd watching.