Sunday, February 06, 2011

Cough Meds

I've been having dry cough since I traveled with clients last month. I took cough meds since Thursday resulting I slept all day, and when I didnt take it, I couldnt sleep at all. Bad move.

One of my BFFs called this morning asking about yesterday's performance I was involved & my plan to visit a masseuse. Hearing that I'm still coughing she told me to get 'obat batuk ibu dan anak', mother and child cough medicine. I told her that I dont know what it was and I need to get some Nin Jiom chinese cough meds. She laughed, because we were talking about the same thing, and the fact that she's chinese & knows a bit of Mandarin calling it with its Indonesian name while I who dont speak any Mandarin calling it in its chinese name.

4 comments:

colson said...

An example of globalization? Interesting. Our cultural and linguistic boundaries are getting fuzzy...

But the main thing is : is the medicine helping to get rid of your bad cough. Does it, did it??

triesti said...

well not really, I just called my ENT doc/aunt about it and was told it's an allergic reaction. So i have to take antihistamine. the suspected culprit: the pollen from mango flower that's blooming in the back garden. oh well..

H. Nizam said...

Hi Triesti,

One traditional medicine for coughing that I learned my grandma is Kecap + squeezed lime.

But nowadays I only take OBH.

triesti said...

@harry, I took that first, then OBH, now CTM before sleeping. still coughing but less then last week.