My workday is almost over and I'm not even rejoicing. In fact, I am suffering from inflammed ulcers, I have no mood to do anything at all. Besides the broken lips, several new ulcers have popped up under my tongue, now I have a swollen tongue to match. My mouth is on fire!
What have I done to deserve this? I suppose you can't imagine how few little ulcers can bring so much pain and misery. Let's just say you can't even tempt me with the most expensive dish of foie gras topped with caviar and truffle shavings now. No wonder they say health is wealth.
Apart from the pain, my day was rather ordinary. We had four meetings and thankfully didn't run into any more competition in the form of sweet young things. Lunch today was a rather simple affair at a hotel cafe. I ordered fish fillet soup. When the bowl of steaming soup arrived, I kept fishing around but managed to haul up only rice noodles and green vegetables. Finally I summoned the waiter over and asked "Where's the fish?"
He took my bowl away and returned with another one topped with big chunks of tempura fish. Apparently the kitchen had forgotten to add in the fish. $12++ for a bowl of rice noodles and 2 strands of vegetables, they must be joking!
Anyway, I got my fish but could not really enjoy the meal because of my sore mouth. It's almost time for dinner and the pain is still not abating. It hurts to even think about food now.