November 06, 2006

Cold, again...
I've fallen ill with another cold. I'm not exactly sure, but I think it's the 3rd or 4th cold that I've gotten in my two months here so far. I've tried to take care of myself -oranges/apples everyday, keeping as warm as possible (although there's no heat until Nov. 15th), lots of hand washing, vitamin pills everyday, enough sleep, and a balanced diet, etc. The only thing I can think of is that there are more strains of cold here than I've ever been exposed to in Canada, and it'll take some time to build up immunity. Of course it doesn't help that the level of hygiene is lower in China than in Canada -spitting everywhere, one nostril nose blowing (although I'm impressed, because I know I'd end up with snot all over me), the lady who picks her nose then makes your noodles, and the lack of soap if hand washing occurs.
Talking to other foreigners who've been here for more than a year, they all said they got sick quite often the first year for the same reasons. At least I'll have a good immunity when I go back.

5 comments:

Mariah said...

The immunity there could not work here. Silly!

Stephen said...

A lot of the colds we get in North America and Europe start/come from China and SouthEast Asia, though there are some that never end up leaving the country. In any case, now that I've been exposed to them in China it'll be harder for me to get sick from the same virus in Canada later.

Mariah said...

ok, maybe you are right.^^

Stephen said...

;)

Mariah said...

I got stomachache today.

Hey, did you get well?

Mariah^^