17 November, 2006

Chinese medicine...yum!

Originally uploaded by MJM80.

This past weekend, I came down with a "cold." I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that 99% of the buildings in Beijing (likely, across China even) do not turn their heat on until15 November.

So, all week, I've been in the office sniffling, coughing, blowing my nose..all of the good stuff that goes along with being sick. I've got some over the counter meds from the US, but they don't seem to be working.

So, this morning, my assistant came in with some Chinese medicine. I didn't even ask what the ingredients were, although I was & still am definitely wondering.

She told me I need to take two bottles, three times per day. These things are little glass bottles with foil wrapped tops. Comes with little straws to poke through so you can chug. Kind of looks like the test tubes used for blood samples.

As for the taste...absolutely disgusting. This is by far the worst tasting stuff I have ever had. I can even still recall the taste of the "iron" ... medicine we used to have to take as kids, iron was better than this crap.

So far, no signs of it working, but I'll give it some time & force down another four bottles today... if only I could mix it with some Johnny Walker, hmmm....


Kristalogy said...

Let us know if it works Mike.

Dave said...

Have you pissed off your assistant lately?

Anonymous said...

Sprout a thrid arm yet?

- bert

manninchina said...

The medicine actually did work!