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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

I'm Still Me

My cough got worse today. Went to work in the morning - got the chills from the aircon in the office. Was wheezing so badly my boss chased me home to rest.

Met up with Yen for lunch - and found out that she was a li'l worried for me. She wasn't very impressed either with the war of the words that was brewing behind the scenes on this blog, but I shall not dwell into that. I have too many important things on my mind to focus on seemingly petty squabbles.

Found out from Jay that Vivienne is pretty concerned for me too. My dear friends - I am fine really. I know what you girls are worried about - but trust me, I am OK.

I am stronger these days. More mature too, I hope?

I've learnt to take things easier. I have learnt that I am not always right.
I've learnt to apologize. I've learnt to be more discerning. I've learnt not to hurt others intentionally.
I've learnt to guard my heart. I've learnt to listen. I've learnt to be a better friend.
I've learnt to tread carefully where the ice is thin. I've learnt that work is not everything.
I've learnt to admit that I am weak. I've learnt that I can be vulnerable.
I've learnt that not everyone is true.
I've learnt to accept things I cannot change, and change the things I cannot accept.

But still - I have lots to learn - I know.

I have not learnt to take care of my health.
I have not learnt to let go of some ghosts from the past.
I have not learnt to be less negative.
I have not learnt to be more sensitive to people's feelings.
I have not learnt to exercise more patience towards my family.
I have not learnt to save money.
I have not learnt to trust love.
I have not learnt to rest.

But I am trying my best. I am not perfect, I know - and I am thankful that you girls are still here for me, no matter what. Just believe in me like you always have - and I'll be fine. :)


Guardian Angel(Fairytales) said...

Finally yr bodyguard there is not the first to msg huh..u noe who i mean...maybe he is still playing pool.. hee hee.. Take good care ya and dun worry abt wad ya have not learn coz i also haven learn also....Juz cherish the good friends ard u la.......like ya told me, pple comes and goes fast...... u noe who i am!

Richard said...

Here is my suggestion for your cold (it is what I do).

(1) buy a hot water bottle
(2) buy some fresh garlic (if you have none in the house)
(3) buy some tumeric (if you have none)

Make a tea from the garlic and tumeric.

(1) Mash a clove of garlic with some salt (I use a large spoon to do the mashing)
(2) put in a cup
(3) add boiling water
(4) add about 1/8 teaspoon of tumeric (too much tumeric will make you gag - ick!)
(5) stir and enjoy!

Garlic and tumeric are both strong antibacterial agents. If you have a viral infection ... well, it tastes good.

As for the hot water bottle ... fill it with hot water (duh!) and put it on your chest when you sleep. I usually wear a turtle neck and put the hot water bottle on my chest and neck.

I find the warmth very soothing and good at relieving symptoms of a cold.

Of course, other things I find work for me are: ma huang (for nasal congestion), ginger with lemon and honey (it's just yummy), coltsfoot tea (for chest and cough), and mint tea.

Finally ... REST!!!!

Fireborn aka the lonely saleman said...

My simple remedy for cold

1)Old No.7 Jack Daniels
2)Warm Water
3)3 Shot glass
4)Plenty of sleep

Bee said...

May the Lord build you up again (in all aspects of your life)...

Unless the LORD builds the house,
its builders labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city,
the watchmen stand guard in vain.

In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
for he grants sleep to those he loves.

Psalms 127:1,2

Mini_viv said...

Guardian Angel,
You referring to God of Pool?oh my..he's jack of pool "holes", master of none?hehe..:P
Richard, your garlic water is really for cold or just ward off vampies??hehe..
Hmm.. lonely salesman, your suggestion is pretty "innovative". No wonder you cut to be just a Salesman la..:P

Elvina aka LaoNiang said...

wow. thanks for all the tips guys... :)

yen said...

Try sleeping more. And vitamins T, L and C from all of us who care about you. :)

Richard said...

To mini-viv, it actually tastes like soup (which is why you add a bit of tumeric - but hey! add soya sauce if you like).

And yes, I think it is very effective at helping fight off colds (lowers cholesterol too!).

Now, if you want a truly difficult one try: hot milk, mashed garlic and butter (which is a Ukranian rememdy).

If I have left over mashed potatoes, or some old dry bread, I actually make garlic soup - it is fast and tasty. It warms me up nicely, but my wife turns up her nose at such poor peasant food. sigh.