Thursday, May 29, 2008

Blown Away


Today was very windy which was a nice change from the hot humid weather. But more wind meant more dust in your eyes, nose and mouth. And everyday I keep forgetting to pack my mask. Or is it me subconsciously not wanting to wear it?

After work today my colleagues and I played tennis at the university courts across the street from our office.

And the wind was so strong, blowing west to east, that sometimes it would affect the ball's direction.

We always rally using lots of balls. The wind would also blow our many balls at the loosely strung net, so we had to run and stop them all from invading the court next door. "They're ours, they're ours!" we'd shout to the students next to us who only played with three.

Plastic bags flying in the air landed on our net too or on other parts of the court. They're known as "white pollution" and in the next few days a new regulation will be put into place where no more ultra-thin plastic bags will be given out for free and fewer factories making them. It'll be interesting to see how people will react to having to pay extra for plastic.

Anyway -- on the way home in a taxi, I could feel my throat had a dusty feeling from two hours on the courts. And I don't think it was from not getting enough regular exercise.

Some people think it's extra dusty these days because of construction projects madly trying to finish their buildings or renovations in the next month or so before they have to stop to clear the air for August.

Or maybe it was extra dusty for us playing tennis because our court was right next to a sandpit for long jump....

1 comment:

KS said...

CHINA IS REAPING THE HARVEST OF DEFORESTATION WITHOUT ORGANISED REPLANTING. HOPE THIS WILL BE RATIFIED WITH CATCHING UP REFORESTATION.