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Tuesday, October 28, 2003
I biked over to campus this afternoon. I've never seen it so desolate. Library and food court closed. Solitary figures walking here and there. Fine ash gathering in corners and along the edge of flowerbeds. A real post-apocalyptic feel to it, especially with the orangish overcast sky and the sun glowering in the sky like a red moon.

The marine layer moved in around the middle of the day today, mingled with all the smoke from the fires, and it was twilight by 2:30pm. Every day brings a new permutation on the surreal. Today, a kind of Twilight Zone-in-Jakarta atmosphere prevailing.

School cancelled at UCSD for third straight day tomorrow.