Kaze o hikimashita !

En d’autres termes, j’ai chopé un rhume. Un rhume japonais. Un vrai de vrai. Le genre qui cloue les gens au lit. Vous croyiez que les animés exagéraient la situation ? La réponse est non, certainement pas. Le rhume japonais est un dangereux ennemi.

In other words I caught a cold. A Japanese cold. A real one. The kind that forces you to stay put in bed. You thought anime were exagerating? Answer is no, definitely not. Japanese cold is a very dangerous enemy.

En France, je guérissais d’un rhume en trois jours. Au Japon, j’ai été clouée au lit pendant presque une semaine et, deux semaines plus tard, je ne suis toujours pas entièrement guérie mais je gère. J’ai juste (encore) le nez qui coule, je devrais survivre.

In France, I was cured from a cold in 3 days. In Japan, I’ve been stuck in bed for nearly a week and, two weeks later, I’m still not completely cured but I can deal with that. I just have a running nose, I should survive.

Cela dit, être malade au Japon ça craint. Vous savez pourquoi dans les animés les amis de ou de la victime de ce terrible virus courent l’aider ? Parce qu’il est absolument impossible de se lever pour faire quoi que ce soit. J’arrivais péniblement à faire les 20m aller-retour qui me séparent du combini le plus proche histoire de manger quelque chose mais à part ça j’ai absolument rien fait du tout. Je n’ai aucune idée de comment j’ai même réussi à écrire pour CR. J’ai eu la chance d’avoir quelqu’un qui a couru pour m’aider (une fois que j’arrivais à me déplacer correctement mais ça reste adorable) mais si on a pas ça on fait quoi ?

Either way, being sick in Japan sucks. You know why in anime the friends of the vicitim of this awful virus run to their help ? Because it’s absolutely impossible to get up to do anything. I could barely walk the 20m that separated me from the  nearest combini so I had something to eat but aside from this I have done absolutely nothing at all. I don’t even know how I managed to write for CR. I was lucky enough to have someone who ran to my help (once I could walk more or less properly but it was still adorable) but if you don’t have that, what do you do?

On attend. On a pas trop le choix, c’est un rhume et les médicaments pour le rhume n’ont jamais vraiment beaucoup marchés sur moi. Ou alors on va à la droguerie la plus proche et on demande des “kaze no kusuri” en espérant survivre jusqu’à ce que le rhume se calme.

You wait. You don’t really have a choice. It’s a cold and cold meds never have really worked on me. Or you go to the nearest store and ask for “kaze no kusuri” while hoping to survive until the cold disapears.

En tout cas j’espère ne plus jamais chopé un truc comme ça. Mais ça, c’est de l’utopie, vu les changements de températures extrêmes naturels et crées par les humains je sens que je vais encore être malade …

Anyway, I really hope I will never ever get something like that again. But this is utopia, considering the extreme temperature changes, both natural and human created, I can feel I’m going to be sick again …

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2 thoughts on “Kaze o hikimashita !

  1. Apart from the kinda terrifying time I sprained my ankle last month and was stuck in bed for 2-3 days with nobody to help me, I haven’t been sick here yet… *fingers crossed* >.<; The entire month I was in Tokyo though, I was utterly paranoid every time someone coughed, because more people seemed to be wearing face masks than not! Everyone around me seemed to be infected! But if it's as bad as you say, then maybe they were just wearing them as a preventative measure… :O

    (The temperature changes are driving me nuts, too…I'm too hot outside, but then I'm too cold when I get on the train or step into a shopping mall! *sigh*)

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    1. Aha Tokyo people are a bit paranoid. I think that most of the time they’re not even sick. Also, I didn’t wear one and no one around me got sick. Not even my BF so it should be fine …

      (Pay attention to that ! I’m sure I got sick because of that! That or the aircon blowing on me for the whole night)

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