Everyone is gettng sick. Or has been or recovering or probably just about to. On Monday I felt like poop, with pain in the whole left side of my head, and even more like poop because it was Monday. I thought I might have an ear infection and I went to the office medical centre to see the doctor. Which was just another poop adventure in itself because no one spoke any English and I ended up going back and forth 3 times - the last after my name was announced throughout the department on the overhead speakers. But he gave me some drops for my ears and some other weird drug in the form of sachets of orange flavoured powder. I'm not entirely sure if he agreed with my self-diagnosis but he didn't suggest anything otherwise. Or maybe he just didn't say it in English but I Googled the medicine just to check and apparently it was for asthma or something to do with the kidneys!! And then I found I was actually looking at a different medicine and so yes, this one was for ear infections and no, it didn't interfere with anything I was already taking. So I got there in the (very very) end. But today is Friday and I'm still feeling like poop.
I'm blaming it on the bipolar weather here. The humidy here is ridiculous - I've been told that there are days when it will reach 100% - and so it means that a supposedly cold day temperature-wise might not be so cold at all. Right now I've been experiencing it according to whether or not the sun decides to show. On a good day the sun is out and it's so hot but there's still a breeze and everything is perfect. Usually blue skies mean no fog and so less humidity and the air is crisp and cool. This also means that nights are pretty brutal once the sun goes down (also in the shade during the day) and we have to change our skirts and shorts to trousers when we're out for dinner. On a not so good day, it rains all night and all morning and only seems to stop when we are all inside the office. Or it will just continue all day until the evening and the rain against the windows is slowly becoming my studio soundrack. The wind is stupid amounts of strong and annoying and the fog is so bad that everything becomes grey and sad looking. On the way home you can watch the surfers ride the waves because it's only on days like this that the beach by the town is surfable. Most of the time (I think) the humitdity is at it's highest when it's all gloomy and it's actually hard to tell if it's going to be a wrap-up-warm kind of day or a gross-sweating-balls kind of day. And I've heard that most days are like this 80% of the year at least (!!) which really sucks when you're trying to dress yourself in the morning and you're still half asleep.
So far the weekends have been a dream but everything seems to go downhill on the weather front during the week. It's like the weather(wo)man knows everything already sucks because we are back at work and not on the beach and so why not take a shit on our newly-sunkissed faces?! We're all still adjusting and I think perhaps it's a similar thing to when people get sick as the seasons change, adapting our bodies and immune systems to this weird climate here. It doesn't help so much when you're inside with all the air-con circulating around the whole time. It's natural, I know, but seriously, it's Friday already I could really do with some happy vitamins just injected straight into my veins please.