Last night I came back from work feeling rough. My nose hurt, my head hurt… I went to bed early hoping it would go away only to wake this morning to feel ten times worse. My whole face hurts, and my back too.
Little did I know, but my flatmate has exactly the same thing as me – with about a half a day’s delay on it. But it’s pretty funny to see how people cope with being sick.
My former flatmate, the German girl would lock herself in her room and wrap a scarf round her neck and be as much of a drama queen about it as she could. German people love scarves.
Japanese people wrap a mask around their mouth as soon as they start getting sick, but with my flatmate since she has been abroad for a while I guess she doesn’t feel the need to do this anymore since no one does that here.
One big difference between Japanese people and western people’s “sick time” customs is that western people will take a bath when they are sick whereas Japanese people believe the exact opposite – that you shouldn’t take a bath when you are sick.
Japanese people also take a shot of fruit vinegar (I want to say most mornings, but I think this is a very rare habit) to stay healthy as well. My nan says that the best cough/sore throat medicine is – a spoon of butter, some vinegar, some honey and some pepper all melted together. Does the trick, I promise!!
I’m off to London tomorrow for business and pleasure for a week. I will be taking my computer so hopefully I can blog but this might be a week’s break. Enjoy the last few days of summer!