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Meanwhile in Korea

Discussion in 'Social' started by Jae, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    Of late, I've developed a quite nasty cold. Runny nose, sore throat, cough, raspy voice. Still, I'm expected to show up for work. I've been drinking a lot of berry tea which soothes the throat a bit. Someone who goes to the church we've been attending suggested to me that the air pollution here makes colds worse. A couple other folks suggested I have annual flu shots. One of my students gave me today a bottle of homemade lime tea - which she says should help.
     
  2. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    I have had bad head colds both times I've been to Xi'an, China. The air quality there is visibly terrible, even compared to Beijing and Shanghai. In fact, I'm not sure if those were colds or some kind of allergy. So, yeah, I can buy this totally.

    FOOTNOTE: The air quality in Xi'an is a bit of a national tragedy in my eyes. It's one of their oldest continuously inhabited cities, having been the capital during several dynasties including the Qin (first Imperial dynasty) and should be a showpiece for them.
     
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  3. Lastpointe

    Lastpointe Well-Known Member

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    Definitely get flu shot

    Try a humidifier for apartment. Or cleaner humidifier. Might help with breathable air

    Ginger tea with lemon
     
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  4. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    Should I (Can I) get a flu shot considering I am already sick?
     
  5. Mrs.Anteater

    Mrs.Anteater no anteater, but German wild boar

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    I didn’t realize , but our contract said that you don’t get sick time during probation time. Which was three month before and is now something like six month. Our Socialworker has been dragging herself in with a nasty cough for weeks, probably makingall kinds of other eople sick onthe way.
    Maybe your work agreement has something similar?
     
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  6. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    Pollution, contamination, corruption of communications ... can ruin a good period of bliss ... on coming thoughts, or overwhelming wisdom as alternate?

    Thus knows were blown because of ghostly love --- a wonderful celt excursion from what appears normal bi any (ANis) means! Pix Zae Wizdom ...
     
  7. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    I think, yes, it does. I'm feeling a little better today thankfully.
     
  8. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    We went out tonight for a wonderful dinner at a local place in Seosan. Grilled pork and all the sides. pixlr_20181202191038731.jpg
     
  9. Mrs.Anteater

    Mrs.Anteater no anteater, but German wild boar

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    Looks like a lot of washing dishes is needed
     
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  10. paradox3

    paradox3 Well-Known Member

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    Don't get me started on those attendance management schemes. Many hospitals have them and they definitely encourage employees to come in sick. Despite all claims to the contrary.
     
  11. Lastpointe

    Lastpointe Well-Known Member

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    No Jae. Don’t get a flu shot while you are sick

    That dinner looks great

    Hope you are enjoying your time in SKorea
     
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  12. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Lastpointe. South Korea's been great, even with the cold.
     
  13. paradox3

    paradox3 Well-Known Member

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    Probably why @Jae and Mrs. Jae go out for meals like this one. :cool:
     
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  14. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    Yobo knew I needed a break from being inside our apart, so she suggested we go out. When we eat at home, we don't have as many dishes.
     
  15. Waterfall

    Waterfall Well-Known Member

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    Are you homesick Jae?
     
  16. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    There are certainly elements of home that I miss Waterfall, like my youngest son, my mom, my friends there, my church and - yes - the food.

    Most things here taste off compared to in Canada. Even simple things like tomato sauce, orange juice, cereal and chocolate bars. The restaurants are also so different. The biggest craving I have is for Swiss Chalet sauce.
     
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  17. Mrs.Anteater

    Mrs.Anteater no anteater, but German wild boar

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    Just add sugar. When I came to Canada, that's what Ihad to get used to.Canadians add sugar to everything, like pickels and beans.
     
  18. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    Hmm... thank you for the tip Mrs. A. That might work with some Korean foods, but certainly not all.
     
  19. ChemGal

    ChemGal One with keen eye

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    I looked at multiple things of beans I have around, no sugar. For pickles, depends on the type - some require sugar! Looked at the ingredients for what I buy for dill pickles, no sugar there either.
     
  20. Mrs.Anteater

    Mrs.Anteater no anteater, but German wild boar

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    Baked beans, mustard pickles...you probably don’t realize how much sugar and salt is added to products in Canada ( and the US), unless you come from a country where this is not the case.
     
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