|No, not relevant to this post, but it's a kewl creative commons pic, no?|
These SAAs just don't quite measure up to a full blown OIA, yet they nonetheless seem oddball and/or curious enough to deserve mention here - if only to round out a full picture of what life can be like amid a g-forsaken rice paddy on the other side of the globe.
Towit: today's (inaugural) SAA:
|Vitamin C plus a POUND of salt...|
So today I woke with my voice mostly gone (now some might say that's actually a blessing on the world), but in any case...
My dear landlady Mai, had JUST the remedy: she just now brought me a dish of... I believe they're kumquats from the garden, cooked til soft and then mixed with a smidge of sugar and... a TON of SALT!
My instructions are to eat two of these morsels, three times a day. While the salt makes sense (i.e. gargling with salt water always helps a sore throat) and the citrus, no doubt a boost of vitamin C. But I must say, I'm not so sure SWALLOWING that much salt in a given day is all that good for you.
Nonetheless, I shall give it a go...