Quality time with the family – My grandmother

I quietly watch my grandmother count out the 15 pills she’s required to consume each day to keep her running like a well oiled, old, toyota.

Speaking in Chinese, she asks if I know what the 5th type of pil is for? I inspect the 1cm long, flat, white bean, type of drug that looked like it had been picked straight off the tree, dried by the sun, and free from any form of modern manufacturing .

‘No’, I replied, never having seen any drug that looked even close to similar.

Popo, my 84 year-old grandmother, continues to frown in concentration while trying to recollect what this pill was for and why it was needed. Then she shrugs her shoulders and resigns to the fact that if it’s in her pil box, it must be a do or die situation.

Conclusion – I think it’s safe to say that it’s NOT a memory helping drug.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dale
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 19:53:09

    Heheh seylor seylor seylor 😛


  2. Tiara in Transit
    Nov 05, 2010 @ 03:06:14

    I found out what seiloh means ‘ die die die’ hehe


  3. Dale
    Nov 09, 2010 @ 02:31:12



  4. Frez
    Nov 17, 2010 @ 16:02:40

    I love your blog. I’ve added it to my favorite bookmarks and subscribed in a reader. Looking forward to reading more posts by you. Thanks.


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