Relating to Penang

Crazily hazy Penang this week

We’ve had a Crazily hazy Penang this week. Currently it’s Friday. Wednesday morning the air smelled like it was on fire. Later it rained, which cleared the air a bit. Yesterday it rained early in the morning and the haze wasn’t as bad. And this morning it’s still hazy. I am unwilling to go outside any more today.

In fact, as I write this just before lunch, the air is hazy looking just a couple of hundred metres into the distance. I do wonder how much this haze is contributing to the cooling that happens every year at this time. I’m currently researching global cooling at the moment – I’ll write something about it here when I am ready.

Crazily hazy Penang



Adventures with papaya

Recently I am successfully papaya-ing. Papaya grows happily in the sky – it’s not one of those plants that will only grow in the ground and at ground level. I have to pick the fruit before it’s ripe or the musang will get it – and move with their family into my roof near the nice food supply.


So papaya-ing is growing papaya, picking and drying the leaves for tea, picking the papaya fruit and either I can keep them until they ripen, or shred them to make green papaya salad.

Interestingly, when I shred the green papaya it detoxes me. It clears out my sinuses etc. It may be uncomfortable, but it’s good. The effects last about two hours.


No birds after big storm

Since the storm about 10 days ago I see no birds around. Or very few, anyway. I thought yesterday I saw an oriole briefly.

Another storm

Last night was another storm. Lightning and thunder. It tripped a surge protector I have for a few electronic things. Which is unusual. And again today, no birds, even though it was great weather today.

no birds but great weather