14 July 2007


I am starting to like the summer here in Buffalo. It is not so hot, and not so cold. Perfect for wearing a short-sleeved T-shirt outside. There is the occasional chill in the evenings, but that is more than welcome.

For the last two weeks, I have been battling with this cold. I guess I brought this cold from Manila. This was the cold that has been plaguing my ears with earache when I flew from Manila to Buffalo. And after two weeks, it still is in my system.

I guess I was hoping for the Asian cure to settle in. The Asian cure of just having plenty of rest and Vitamin C, and it will eventually pass away. But so far, I still have it.

I have been taking in Vitamin C and Vitamin C-filled substances, like orange juice and tomatoes. Still, it hasn't helped. I had this cough that for the past days, it has been tormenting me like crazy. I thought that my windpipe would turn inside-out.

So I decided to go to the drugstore and buy some over-the-counter cold medicine. And it is slightly working. My cough has decreased, and my nose is starting to unclog itself.

I hate this. I hate the fact that my system is a little bit on handicap.

Oh well, why is it that there are so many types of cold viruses that one gets infected at least once a year?

Anyway, there isn't any purpose in debating about that. I just have to suck it up and treat myself. In the meantime, here is another shot from my Quito Centro Historico Series. This is a street in front of the Plaza de San Francisco. I am not showing churches at this current series since I will be showing a different photo series for that specific purpose. Anyway, back to the photo. This one shows a part of the plaza that has plenty of pigeons. Notice the restored buildings.


  1. In spite of your Summer Cold - and a great photo from chilly SF - a great post

  2. TorAa,

    Hi! Thanks. Just to clarify, the photo is not from SF (common abbreviation of San Francisco, California). Instead, it is a photo of Plaza de San Francisco, in Quito, Ecuador.