Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Blow nose season again

Its freezing these days! Time for flu shot for the old people in the US, from what I remembered.

These days in the class, I have constantly hearing the awful nose cleaning sound coming from all the corner. Our professor wanted us to sit facing each other. With the students sit in U shape, I can clearly see my classmates blow their nose over and over again, with the same handkerchief.

After two years in France, I still feel its so gross to do this in front of everyone, especially at the dining table. My appetite got spoiled when someone does this when I'm eating. I was always taught to blow my nose in the toilet, so I just cover my nose with a tissue paper and whenever its full, I go to toilet to blow it.

Once we were asked this question in the French class, and most of the Asians preferred to go to the toilet, and the professor and the rest feel its so stupid to have to go to the toilet, they were not bothered at all by the noise.


  1. Anonymous12:47 AM

    it sounds gross eh .. I don't think it's appropriate to do so, personally la. but i guess these are the things that the people there don't really mind. ;) I can only imagine .. ha ha ha

  2. For me its either the toilet or away from people (corner of a wall or something).

    Its not about the cibol mentioned 'gross eh...' and also hygene. For me i do not want to spread the germs around.

    hmmm...maybe they do not think of spreading germs around eh..?

  3. Anonymous4:14 AM

    I can't do that in public. I will go to toilet instead.. hehe..

    So cold now right ? Take care always

  4. Over here it's raining all the time hardly any sun the last 2 weeks which is perfect for flu and fever :)

    I'm taking extra dosage of vitamin C.

  5. ah I think I got contaminated already. :-( Have signs of flu now but hopefully it won't get worst since school holiday starts I don't have to be exposed to all the germs in the class.

  6. and i tot europeans are polite ppl...

  7. zewt,

    For them this is not an impolite action since everybody is doing it including their mother, grandmother and aunties uncles.