Tuesday, May 18, 2010
So when we all went downtown, we found a pharmacy. I successfully managed to procure an antihistamine (kohistamin in Japanese) thanks to the helpful staff. It's called COOL UP and comes in chewable minty tablets sort of like Alavert. It's helped, but I still have a painful post-nasal drip and the medication makes me drowsy. I also learned today that umeboshi (pickled plum) which we bought and put into onigiri (rice balls) causes my IC to flare up. Ouch. I can now take "Prelief" before eating umeboshi, since I know better now, but it's too late to fix my earlier mistake.
I do wish I could just be healthy and enjoy every moment of being here, but sometimes I end up stuck inside for a long time, and there's just no way around it. I think tonight, we'll enjoy cooking some Japanese food and study Nihongo. Going for a long trip isn't an option tonight.
We have certainly had fun shopping. We found some very cute things at a department store yesterday, but it's a surprise because some of them are gifts :) we also were able to get more ingredients so we can cook. We were happy when our professor, Mits, showed us where the tonyu, or soymilk was in the store. They had many flavors, so we stocked up. (Lawson's only has regular and banana, I think.) Tonight, we're making a miso soup with silken tofu and shimeiji mushrooms.