It’s 2015 and I’ve started preparing for my final exam. I asked my classmate how many exams she has this semester and she told me she had 13 (!) final exams, meaning during two weeks time she has exams pretty much everyday. Rather her than me.
Chinese medicine has always interested me, so me and Lize decided it was time to try the very famous 刮痧 gusha, which is supposed to be good for your health and cure colds. I had never tried it before and didn’t really know what to expect, I knew my back was going to look like one big red bruise, but that was about it. When it was time, they started scraping my back with a wooden comb, quite hard, for about 15 minutes. Trust me, that was 15 minutes to many. It wasn’t extremely painful, it just wasn’t a very nice feeling. They told me that since it was my first time, I would be very red and sore the day after, but they also told me that my cold would be a lot better. The next morning I did indeed, feel like I had a lot of muscle ache and my back was red, but I felt cured, no cold whatsoever. So, was it worth it? I would say yes, yes it was worth it, but the first time is the worst time, after that it gets better. We also had a foot massage and that was nice.
The weather continues to stay at 2-3 degrees, so it’s quite pleasant. The air has gone back to being quite bad again, but at this point I don’t really care, I’m going home soon. However, I think it’s a good idea to do a health check when I get back, it will be interesting to see how my health has been affected after 4 months in China. Not sure I want to see the results.
Today Aude left for Japan, Claire left for Haerbin and a lot of the exchange students are going home next week. For the Chinese, and me, the semester does not end for another 2 weeks, but that’s ok, it’s just how it is. I guess I’ve sort of adoped to the Chinese spirit a little bit, things just are, no point in questioning everything, too time consuming.