Alycia has been down with a stomach flu and absent from school for 3 days. Besides napping and doing a wee bit of revision, her eyes have been glued to her phone, watching K-dramas and K-pop videos. She’s supposed to eat clear porridge but this girl would 😭 at the sight of porridge. She wanted to eat Chinese dumplings (jiaozi) from this restaurant run by Chinese nationals in our neighborhood but I said NO as jiaozi fillings are made from ground pig fats, which will exacerbate her nausea and diarrhea! She opted for fish balls and noodles as alternative and I said OK, I’ll get the homemade fish paste but she has to roll the fish paste into balls herself. She agreed.
And just like a ‘silai’ aka Chinese housewife, she sat at the dining table rolling fish balls with her hands and eyes fixated on her phone watching k-pop videos 🙄
She was incensed when she realized that she was being photographed. We had a deal and I promised her that I would blur her face in my blog 😬
The fish paste is made with 100% fish meat with no salt, sugar and additive.
I blanched some udon that the mil bought from Japan and seasoned it with only a dash of sesame seed oil, organic soy sauce and fried onions. Though the doctor advised her not to eat anything, this girl said she had fainting spells. I allowed her to eat and she wolfed down this bowl of noodles, fish balls and vegetables 🤫 🤭. I told Alycia not to eat any of the medicine that the doctor prescribed and just let nature takes its course. She had very small meals 3 times a day and I gave her peppermint essential oil to alleviate the nauseousness. I think nursing a child back to health is all about common sense and guts feelings. Of course there’ll be times when medicine and antibiotics have to be used to treat a condition.
She’s back to school today ☺️ and she’s going to spend the long weekend on a homework marathon to complete her backlog of homework for 3 days.
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