A snake in the hand

A German friend raves about her hand creme, two Chinese friends explain it consists of snake oil. There were times where this would have surprised me more.

Two pairs

An afternoon at the glasses market. It’s nothing new that I can’t decide which ones to take. This time I just got two of them. No problem for 150 Yuan (about 15 Euro) each.

News about the chair

“It is a good chair, it was made in Japan and was used in German in 1997.”

Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall

Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall

Watch the video here.

Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Lamp

The only thing I bought. Very useful. And only 32 Yuan (+ 2,90 Yuan for the bulb).

Hongkou night

Women Hospital

Women Hospital

Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou

My barber’s. We think the sign says they will reopen on April 30th.

Hongkou

As usual: We know many characters but have no clue about their meaning in combination.

Hongkou

My street.

Hongkou

The house on the other side.

Electric chair

A friend is on the phone. She found a doctor with an “electric chair” that can “heal my sick”. She tried to sit on it and it is “very comfortable” and “a very good chair”. It can “clean our blood”. And it is free.

When you sit on the chair you have “no other feelings”. Today she saw “many, many people sit on the chair, they all say it is very comfortable.” The doctor is in a hospital but “this chair not in a hospital”, outside the hospital in something “like a store”.

“The doctor says it is good for our health and will heal your sick”. I’ll give it a try.

dB(A)

Noise

Under 70: Hao.

Noise

Over 70: Bu hao.

Better

Just swallowed my last two Buluofen. I’m feeling much better now. Not yet perfect, but better. The problem is now to catch up with the Chinese lessons. On Monday we’ll have an exam about the first book…

Buluofen

Buluofen

Chinese Ibuprofen. Makes an interesting noise on swallowing.

On drugs

The Ibuprofen works wonders. For the first time in two weeks I can walk somewhat normal.

600 mg

Now that my left foot got better the right one started to hurt. How can that be? I’ve been in perfect condition when I left Germany and since then I’ve been struggling with one disease after the other. My German doctor confirmed the diagnosis of the hospital and told me to take 600 mg Ibuprofen twice a day to get rid of the inflammation. That has to help.

Half a pizza

The restaurant pretended to be Italian but seemed to have mixed up several countries. The music was as french as the pictures on the wall and the pizza seemed American.

Magaroni
Magaroni

Rainy day outside.

Banana shake

Very good banana shake.

Pizza

Eating half of the pizza took me 45 minutes. I could have eaten more but stopped due to the ongoing pain in my jaw.

Pizza to go

The restaurant was a bit more expensive and the take-away box looks alike.

Shanghai East International Medical Center

My troubling joints led me to Shanghai East International Medical Center in Pudong. I felt been well looked after although I had thought they’d x-ray or do a sonography. According to the doctor the problems might be caused by a virus and should vanish at most six weeks after they began. Let’s hope so.

Shanghai East International Medical Center

I don’t know what Tongji has to do with the hospital.

Shanghai East International Medical Center

The Shanghai East International Medical Center is only one section of a much larger hospital.

Old man

I’m feeling like an old man. Elbow and jaw are getting better but now I can’t put pressure on my left ankle. Last night, I had to turn off the air conditioning because I didn’t know how to tell it that I wanted hot instead of cold air (works now). It got ice-cold, my cold that’s been on the mend got worse again and I got a cough as well.

I know I was completely healthy when I left Germany.

Hard mattress

I think I start to feel the consequences. Or why does my right elbow hurt as well as my right jaw?

Chinese household remedy

Waxberry

Waxberry against diarrhea.

For the record

I’m still alive but very sick. Details of the trip to Shanghai will follow.

Immune

Finally, the last vaccination. Against Japanese Encephalitis, at the Munich Tropical Institute. The doctor asked me to cough. She said it would suppress the pain stimulus. Never heard of that before.

Blackwater

They turned off the water again. Due to rusty pipes it’s always brown afterwards. Today, it was partly black. I can’t believe the Chinese water can be any worse.

Smoking ban

Wow, it’s now possible to go to a pub without washing my clothes after only having been there for ten minutes. Why did that take so long?

Medication

Having payed 180 Euro, I think I’m prepared for everything to come. Including bad food.