Journal Entry No. 60411

Vanilla ice cream and Yakult.

Alarm wakes me at exactly 7. I turn on the tv and tuck myself snugly back under the covers. It feels good to pretend that it's six months ago; sleeping in, breakfast in bed, and modern family on the tube.

At 10 my manager calls but I don,t pick up. I hop in the bath and take a quick shower. And then I text her back saying I,ll be in the office in 5.

Our office assistant tells me I am red all over my face, and on my neck. She solicitously puts the back of her palm to my forehead and declares that I have a fever. It,s nothing, I say, just my morning rashes, but she,s not convinced. It might be dengue fever she stubbornly suggests, but i firmly disagree. It is only flu. And my morning rashes. To be sure she says to eat vanilla ice cream and drink Yakult.

Later in the afternoon, I am chatting with a buyer. Can you believe it, I say, this girl is telling me to eat vanilla ice cream and I,ll get better.

Why, she interjects, everyone knows that!

Crazy people.

I do as they say anyhow.


  1. That sounds like a delicious combo. Anyway, you take care Drew...
    I miss your writing ;D

  2. Did they ever say an explanation for their remedy?haha still we haven't separated ourselves from the baseless health practices.

  3. wow, what is with those cures anyway? lol.

  4. you're a vanilla boy pala.



  5. Its nice to see you writing again! =)

  6. I understand the Yakult part. That thing's got a billion healthy shit in it. But ice cream? San galing yun?

    Get well soon, Drew! (that is, if you're not better already) I had a bout with dengue last year. It wasn't fun at all.

  7. I've never heard of such thing...vanilla and yakult for dengue???

    I'll look into that.
    But next time, drink pineapple juice.