Your Number One Enemy – The Air Con
My parents pretty much made the point when saying, “Uh, at home it gets cold when we are leaving the house, here it’s the other way around“.
With a painful regularity I catch a cold when coming back from overseas, sleeping in a freezing room, where little sweat drops on your forehead turn into salty ice balls over night.
There is unfortunately not much you can do, there are Air Cons everywhere, and if they are not, you start to perspire, its like a vicious circle.
- Watch Out For AirCons
- • Try not to sleep with an AirCon on during the night but use a fan instead
- • Change into dry clothes when being in a room with AirCon on (after workout etc)
- • Avoid sitting directly in the “Air Flow” of the Air Con
Sneezing And Coughing Colleagues
It’s a great thing if your working moral is that high, forcing yourself on your little desk even though you can’t breath, think and hear. Let me help you out: “You Are Sick!!”.
People here tend to ignore the little health advise posters, asking you to stay at home and see a doc if you wake up with a blocked nose or mind. (The 6 Most Weird Campaigns Seen In Singapore)
So no wonder it happened several times already that one colleague came in, just to sneeze and cough for 8 straight hours, and the next day the whole office was con-terminated.
Great Success! (to use my favorite Borat line)
- Politely Ask Your Sick Colleagues To Leave
- • Why not, it’s your right not wanting to get sick, right?
- • Explain your manager why one person not working for a day, is better then the whole department missing the next week
- • Have a face mask stock in your desk to hand out to your colleagues, just in case, so they will get the point
Say “Hello” To My Little
There are several “ancient Chinese methods” to keep you alive or bring you back from the (nearly) death, and thanks to my friends I have tried them all.
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However the “modern warfare of medicine” is almost as well prepared for your flue. Go to every department store or 24-hour shop and you can get a whole array of really useful medicine (without prescription of course)
Last But Not Least – Have Some Juice
One of my favorite things in Singapore are the every where available “really” freshly made Fruit Juices.
It’s like “Vitamine Bombs on the Rocks” and its cheap and tastes much better then that sticky brown coughing syrup, I accidentally threw on my floor, just to let me go down on my knees and cleanup for the rest of the day… and its still sticky, I swear that stuff is evil. (5 Good Things Of Living In An HDB Flat)