June 6, 2011
Today I am feeling the full effects of my illness. I’m exhausted and upset that I haven’t been able to do my best today. I couldn’t run around with the kids or really play with them at all. The teacher was sick, so we got to teach them the entire lesson today. We also let a few of them split up and we read to them.
I’m also going through a bit of culture shock today, finally. It started with the horror stories and the sudden disenchantment with the area. Today it was furthered by the extreme unfamiliarity with things. I went to the store to invest in some cold medicine, preferably Nyquil. When I got there I found the medicine aisle and recognized literally nothing. No advil, no benadryl, nothing. I finally found the Vicks brand (the people who make Nyquil), but they only had some very very strange medicine. I ended up buying some odd “Honey and Ginger” cough syrup made by them. It was the worst taste ever, but it did work a little bit thankfully.
Hopefully I’ll get better soon so I can stop feeling sorry for myself!