It came, it went and came back again (several times). Unfortunately the haze doesn’t want to leave us alone. It is almost like a cat and mouse game. As the PSI level appears to go down, we are rejoiced – only to find ourselves grabbing again for that ugly mask the day after.
Can we do something about the haze except complain – not really. Perhaps we should start appreciating the clean air we had before (as some figure suggested recently). Or we could do the best of it and spend some quality time at home. Here are some ideas to beat the haze in Singapore.
1. Let the Food come to you
You might say ‘hey food delivery was effected by the haze in Singapore as well’. You are right – most food delivery services stopped their drivers for safety reasons. All but one – the on-demand chef platform Clubvivre.com managed to maintain its offer without endangering staff or food. It is an easy and comfortable way to get your dinner sorted.
Make it a cosy evening in front of the TV. Avoid the news though, as there is probably more information about the haze in Singapore and the latest PSI level. Close the curtains and press play. Here is some movie inspiration.
3. Indoor Picknick
Picknicks in Singapore can be a hassle – if there is no haze then it is too hot. Hosting an indoor pick nick with your family is an easy alternative. Place all your comfy pillows on the floor, throw out a blanket and you are ready to go. Your kids will love it.
4. Get the Board Games Out
How long has it been that you didn’t play any of your favourite games? No matter whether with friends or your kids – board games are the ideal afternoon or evening entertainment. Be it Risk, Catan or Monopoly, these games go never out of fashion. No need to leave the house.
Let the little girl inside of you out again. If you do have a little girl yourself, I promise she will love it. Put the kettle on and put some sweets on the table – that’s all you need to feel grand. Here is some more high tea inspiration.
6. Learn Something New
Didn’t you always want to earn how to do this photoshop-thing? But you always complain that you don’t have time? Well, right now is the perfect occasion to get something new started. Most Singaporeans have reduced their outside activities to a minimum, so might as well use the time use spend at home.
7. Get Fit
Perhaps you have a fitness studio in your house that you never use? Now it is time to give it a try. Get fit while the unhealthy haze is still around and be physically prepared, if it should return again. Even if you don’t have a fitness studio, you can do very basic exercises in your room or living space. Youtube has the best ideas for no equipment workouts.
8. Plan Your Next Holiday
What better occasion to look for a sunny place, then when it is all gloomy outside your own doorstep. Checking for flights, hotels and recommendation can be a tedious undertaking if you don’t have enough time. What will it be – Berlin, Barcelona, Vienna or rather some crazy food festival?
9. Learn to Play an Instrument
It always has been a big desire of mine to learn how to play an instrument properly. I have toyed around with the guitar many times, but unfortunately never mastered it on a certain level. If you as well have musical demons like this in your cupboard, then it is now time to clear them up. Once again – Youtube can get you started.
10. Get Offline
If you are working in front of a screen all day long, your head will appreciate to away from it when coming home. Too many screens and too much haze – isn’t a very good combination at all. Switch off your phone and browse through a magazine or get the dust off your book shelf. Your mental health as well as your physical health will appreciate it.