not good

November 2nd, 2007

I am a sick man. I am a headachy man.

Bellyachy, too.

In class this morning I had to send a student off to the shop to get me something to settle my stomach. He came back with a cup of some kind of orange drink. Boiled. Sickly sweet, but it did the trick and helped me get through the rest of the lesson.

Sorry for the terrible opening line.

3 Responses to “not good”

  1. John Says:

    And thus your terrible run of luck on the health front continues. What do you think caused this episode?

  2. China and I Says:

    You shall do as we do in France: “grogue” or “vin chaud”. During winter season, a good argument to take one or both. “grogue” is ron, with large amount of hot water, lemon juice, and sugar. “Vin chaud” is hot wine (not Bordeaux please but wine table!), cannel, and sugar. You will have a good sleep and I am sure your sickness will disappear the morning after.
    Get well!

  3. wangbo Says:

    John: I know what meal caused this latest round, just not sure what exactly it was about this meal that upset me. Of course, I still blame Tianjin, because before I went there I had a cast iron stomach and could eat anything with no fear. Now? Well, I’m slowly improving, but my digestive system is still a lot more sensitive than it used to be.

    China and I: Thanks for the tip. I have two pieces of good news for you: I would never do anything to good wine other than drink it straight, so of course if I find the right ingredients to try your remedies, I’d use table wine; and rural northern China has plenty of fold remedies of a similar nature. If I can get the ingredients, I might try your remedies. If not, I’ll still be taken care of anyway.