I had flu twice in this month, which is quite rare as I don’t usually get attacked by flu virus that often, maybe once a year in the past. The first time, when I only suffered from a very slight fever, I managed to recover by taking only Panadol pills and Chinese herbal tea, both ready-made and specially prescribed by a doctor. After I had fully recovered (at least I thought so), I fell sick again in a couple of weeks’ time and this time the fever was much more serious, as high as 103 F. Reluctantly I had to take anti-biotics, although I think Hong Kong doctors have a tendency to give heavy dosages.
Feeling feverish in office is not a nice thing when I am starting a new job and needs to concentrate and be very focused in a new environment dealing with new tasks. Taking sick leave gives bad impression, but in the end I had to.
So what has caused my fever? Possible reasons:
(1) I failed to escape from this year’s flu outbreak, although I could previously.
(2) I have been staying in my own room with my mini heater on owing to the continuous cold weather. But then my living room, my toilet and my kitchen are not air-conditioned. The temperature difference makes me ill.
(3) In my new office, which is renovated from a factory building, the male washroom is located next to the outdoor fire escape, and every time when I need to use the bathroom I have to walk past a small section of outdoor corridor. Again the temperature difference makes me ill.
(4) All of the above.
Anyway, speaking about fever, I finally joined the fever in our city, that is, fever of iPhone4. I know spending too much time squinting at the little screen is not doing any good to my health, but I don’t think that has caused my physical fever either. However, I must admit that it has caused changes to a lot of my daily habits, to an extent that it may have already introduced paradigm shifts in some aspects of my daily life.
So much about iPhone4 fever or paradigm shift. I am more in need of a shift from fever or whatever flu symptoms. Wish me good health.