Ben in Hong Kong©

Monday, October 22, 2007


It is Monday afternoon and I am at home ill. I have been feeling rubbish for the past few days and have a massive red cold sore which I have now named Bob. I was at work this morning and my Chinese boss sent me home by lunch.

In Hong Kong sick days are really quite rare. It is not part of the workforce culture for sick days to be taken quite as liberally as they are in England. It is also hugely frowned upon, not just in my workplace but in many others that I have friends working in round Hong Kong.

So what i'm trying to say is that for my Chinese boss to send me home, i really must be looking crap. Shame i could not feel like this one week later because then I would not need make up for Halloween.



bensmum said...

hope you've got the Zovirax for your cold sore...keep drinking lots of fluids, preferably not alcohol!!!! xx

mum said...

keep drinking and wheres the zovirax?