“Top Five Pinay/Pinoy reactions to a cold or flu” (by Christine Marasigan of Kodiak Island, Alaska) (April 30, 2001)

5.  Work.  Just keep working, both jobs if necessary. Pretend you aren’t sick and go to all staff meetings.

4.  Mother or Father keeps saying, “hmmm? That’s what you get for always going out gallivanting.”

3.  Lola or Lolo want to rub your back with Vics
menthol ointment and call in the curandero* who lives in the next neighborhood.

2.  Tita Baby wants to give you 7-Up or Ginger Ale. Tito Boy wants you to drink whiskey because as you know the alcohol will kill all the viruses, germs and illness that’s affecting you.

1.  Arroscaldo!**

* Traditional healer
**Filipino version of chicken soup except it has rice, ginger and garlic.  Umm, umm good!

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  • ianee

    mmmmm…. yummm! missin aroz caldo!

  • ianee

    mmmmm…. yummm! missin aroz caldo!

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