Monday, April 27, 2009

New Continent and New Allergy

There are a lot more allergy medicines on the American market and I was wondering why. First I thought Americans are a bunch of spoiled kids that complain about everything, even the slightest irritation in life. Come on! You can't be seriously allergic to water melons!

However, something must be quite potent on this continent. The second spring after being here, I started to have dry, itchy eyes, coughing, runny nose, stuffy throat, slight headache: all severe symptoms of allergy. I've caught the "Chinese immigrant disease": spring allergy.

Interesting thing is, I was perfectly fine the first year. When you think you should have been assimilated to the surroundings, bang! This irritating thing hits you out of the blue. I still don't understand why there is a delay in the reaction.


  1. 看青帝老师的博客我要用Google翻译,呵呵...有些似懂非懂,但的确增长不少见识!

  2. What part was confusing for you? please let me know.

  3. 青帝:和上面的xth一样,也是重拾英语,也有不懂的地方.想问问:This irritating thing hits you out of the blue. out of the blue,作何解? 写得很好,就把这当成学习英语的最佳场所吧.