Monday, October 22, 2012

past couple of days

From Thursday to Sunday, Satoshi was away on his company trip to Bangkok.

Here's what I did while he was away...

Thursday, I had my annual physcial check-up. It feels like I just had one, but I looked at my archives and it is about a year.

This year, I went to another hospital and my appointment was at 3 in the afternoon.

Can you imagine fasting until then?! At least I was able to eat breakfast, but no water (or food) until 3...

I had the barium test again.

This year, the doctor was really old with a jet black pompadour hairstyle (the Japanese call this type of hairstyle a "rezent", dunno why).

While I was on the machine for the barium test, he would bark out orders over a mic which I couldn't understand, it reminded me of that teacher on "Charlie Brown". "waa waa waa".

At one point, I looked at him through the window and said "what?!" in English...then the assistant came in (snickered a bit) and positioned me the way the doctor wanted.

Throughout the test, you could hear the doctor sighing, because I wasn't doing exactly what he wanted me to.

There was even this part of the machine that looked like a fist that he would "jab" into my stomach, well, he even "jabbed" my ribs with it. I'm sure he enjoyed doing that...

No bedside manner whatsoever.

It'll be a couple of weeks before I find out my results, but hopefully everything will turn out okay.

Linner (Lunch & dinner) was pizza and beer (and ice cream) that night.

Friday, I went to catch the early show.

A Japanese romance comedy shot in Paris.

The story itself was so-so, but I enjoyed seeing different areas of Paris.

Saturday, I made a batch of ginger syrup. This time I used agave instead of honey. Haven't tried it yet, but it looks good.

Sunday, I went walking and came across this R2D2-ish building.

The past couple of days have been kinda warm 24C (75F).

What have you been up to?


Rowena said...

Geez Kat, what a busy weekend! From mad-crazy doc with pompadour hair to getting out and about...I can't get over the Charlie Brown "waa waa" thing!

K and S said...

Satoshi never had him Rowena, so he doesn't know, but it was crazy!

Take care.

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

My friend also took health exam on the same day as you had - it must be the check up season at work?? She also took barium. I've never done it and it always sounds so scary!! Hope everything is good! The R2D2 building is kinda interesting. My son will love that!

K and S said...

barium is really chalky liquid Nami, definitely not fun to drink.

Take care.

KirkK said...

Hey Kat - Man, that MD needs some patient satisfaction training! Much has changed with regards to the "art" of Medicine. We sometimes try to watch movies just to see the setting.....but even though I love Tunisia, I still can't make it through The English Patient!

jalna said...

That doc should retire already. Wouldja believe we stopped doing barium studies at our office 'cause we can't get a supply of barium.

K and S said...

I remember you saying that about that movie, Kirk!

wow no barium, amazing, Jalna!

Take care you two.

K said...

Ugh, not a great start to the day I'm sure! The pizza looks good though!

K and S said...

pizza is always good K :)

Take care.