An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away


"An apple a day keeps the doctor away. "



Hello, folks!

It has been a while since I wrote something here. I have been busy as a bee because I'm on a new journey. As I cited in my previous blog, I have been home-tutoring learners privately, and it has been going nicely so far.


This blog will be brief. This blog is something I've newly been grateful for.



In early November, I began working in a nursery nearby. 

And as winter has begun, most kids and adults, including me, catch a cold. No matter how extra wary I am, like the constant hand washing and mask-wearing, the virus won over me. 


I am a nurse. That slightly pressured me because my coworkers probably anticipated me not getting sick or being the last person to get sick at the very least. 


In Japan, there's an idea or an image that when one gets sick, we define one who doesn't know how to take care of oneself. 

Health is the highest priority aside from work, and they take it seriously. 

And if a medically inclined person works with you, you should be the last person to get sick as you know how to take care of yourself. This reason supports my situation above.



On December 7, symptoms occurred with an itchy and sore throat, stuffy and runny nose, and cold, yet no fever. Then, on Sunday, my throat gave up. I lost my voice. 


My hoarse and raspy voice seemed like a man trapped in a woman's petite body. The anxiety as to when I was going to persist like this haunted me for days, as I had to earn a living, and more significantly, it caused the people around me to worry if my current situation was contagious to them. Luckily, it didn't begin with me, yet it's not something I should gloat about, as to pass it to someone else is a taint.


The most unbendable part was that I had to cancel one of my part-time jobs. It is my weekly home-tutoring job. 


Fortunately, before canceling the lesson, my student's mom gave something to me on December 4. I never thought it could become handy in a few days. 

Fun fact: They always give me snacks whenever I visit their abode. Some are new to me, and I look forward to munching them.



So, on Sunday, December 10, I decided to cancel all physical lessons and do online instead. It is to focus on my health solely

I took medicine religiously and ate more natural foods like vegetables, fish, and fruits. And make use of what's in my kitchen.

Yes, including the apple my mother's student gave me. 





It's funny and unique at the same time how the universe prepares and plans our lives. 

I rarely get ill, and when I do, it's the worst. On those days, sometimes it will be tough to survive in the coming days. However, for some reason, at times like this, people and random situations always make it comfortable for me. 



I am very grateful to all of our students. With or without gifts, they are always kind to us. 

By this, I will always return that kindness a hundredfold through the diligence and effectiveness of my lessons.



Thanks for reading!