a better life, one small step at a time.
This Chinese Lunar New Year is a little strange - rains like mad (I’ll actually ok with that! weather’s much cooler though I’m glad the sun’s coming out a bit more these days cos’ it helps in drying the clothes!), and there seems to be tons of burning! It’s strange cos’ I thought burning is usually restricted to the Ghost month?
Add to that – there seems to be a new resident smoker in my block. every other day – there is cigarette smoke wafting into my home. There are several kinds – some the ‘usual’ cigarette smoke smell, and others downright vile! The vile one has this really really heavy, immediate-headache-inducing suffocating stench. Well, I get both.
I’m a little upset cos i’m not good with smoke and literally feel suffocated by the smoke. It’s gets hard to breathe and I get a headache. I’m can live with the paper-burning cos’ it’s a custom for some people and it’s once a few months. What I’m upset with is the cigarette smoke! and almost every day! Please. I have windows and I wish to open them. Go smoke in an enclosed room and douse yourself with your own smoke – I don’t want any of it.
So now whenever I smell burning, I will close my windows. though the pesky smoke seems to lingers and even becomes stronger! Luckily, I have two wonderful machines at home! definitely not state-of-the-art, but it does the work decently.
the honeywell was my dad’s old one and i bought the europace several years ago. it was one of the least expensive purifier with carbon filter – the carbon filter is important to tackle the smoke / soot smell. Just yesterday, I ‘purified’ my room and when I went to the toilet, there was this heavy smoke smell. I switched on the honeywell for about 5 mins and the smell was significantly reduced!
so yes. I am uberly grateful for my purifiers!!!:)