Great! I’ve finally fallen sick. Everyone is happy. I am happy coz having no classes today, I can finally take MC, stay home and rest. The rest are happy, as they’ve hit the nail in the head by predicting my future accurately. They are also happy coz they seem to take delight in telling me off and utter their all time favourite “See I told you” phrase.
It’s one of those illnesses we all love to hate: the sore throat, bad cough and dreadful cold kind of illness which require few days of recovery.
I have been suffering from a bad throat since Monday. I always end up with quite little voice left after teaching so many classes on Saturdays and Sundays but the sore throat set in only few days ago.
I’m to blame. With the “yi3 du2 gong1 du2” mentality, I continued eating sambal Kangkong, fish crackers, chocolates, jackfruit, Kacang Puteh, Pa Pa Dam (that Indian cracker) etc. From past experiences, no matter how much honey, liang cha etc I drink, my bad throat persisted. Therefore instead of finding ways to soothe it, I might as well continue eating as per normal.
Then my sore throat made my voice raspy and a mild cough settled in merrily. This morning, it blossomed into serious cough and cold. At the same time, I was robbed of my voice. I took time off in the morning to sleep more. However being highly responsible and absolutely dedicated to my job, I woke up to finish my materials of rabbit finger puppets so that I could get back to work in the afternoon to present my creation. But then I got so weak that I could not even drag myself out of the house to see a doc, much less to go to work.
My aunt cancelled the tuition at night as she was shocked to hear how bad I sounded. Thus, I have the whole night to watch TV. It feels real good to not do anything but watch TV! Oh yes, I said I wanna blog about TV. I’ll do so the next time.