I’m coming to the end of my third week in Shanghai and I’ve been sick for 2/3 of that period. At the end of last week I thought I was recovering but then I think the pollution just intensified the degree of my cold again. It’s not too much of a problem because I actually still have my normal amount of energy each day so I go out with friends, try different kinds of street food and then return back to my dorm at night to study.
It’s business as usual except I cough and blow my nose here and there but…Today I woke up and discovered that I’d lost my voice completely! I never imagined I would be sick for so long or that it’d come to this. I feel so unfortunate because my other classmates have only just begun to catch colds whilst I’ve been sick since the beginning of last week. I never realised my immune system was so weak >.<
At the end of the day it’s alright though because I’ve made some good friends here who were willing to play charades with me throughout the day and speak up for me during class. So although it was kind of sad that I couldn’t practice my pronunciation in 口语 class, I’m also glad I’m able to laugh about it (before it turns to a cough) with my classmates or just realise how helpless of a person I can be who needs to rely on friends and the kindness of others.
I really do hope I get my voice back tomorrow though because silent communication is hard especially if you’re wearing a face mask! I’m also running out of medicine D: