This has been thoroughly tiring week. Came back from HK on Tuesday afternoon, went to work on Wed in a daze, attended ABC’s wedding dinner on Wed night, continued to be dazed at work on Thursday, went for Oktoberfest @ Swiss Club on Thur night, and had milo poisoning on Fri.
Milo Poisoning? Yeap. Well, i was ok on Fri morning, even after the 5 mugs of beer at Oktoberfest. Woke up at 7:30am, showered, dressed, and went to work as usual. Bubbs had already gone to the pantry so i decided not to get any breakfast drink and just had water. When Booze Queen came in a little later, i went to the pantry with her and made a cup of milo. 30min after drinking the milo, my stomach felt funny. Then the pukey feeling came. At first i wondered if i was having a hangover, albeit a super belated one…
Some silly underwriter then turned up to look for my boss without any prior appointment… and since my boss wasn’t around, i had to entertain him first. Another 30min later, i really felt like puking. The min the underwriter left, it was straight to the toilet.
Puked a little and my constipation from all the beer the previous night (beer tends to give me constipation) turned into diarrhoea. It was amazing. Felt sick and got Bubbs to cancel the lunch appointment we had with my cousin as it was raining and i didn’t want to run in the rain to look for a loo should i need to retch again. Bought lunch, went back to the pantry, and the pukey feeling came again. Cleared my system again and took a bottle of Po Chai Pills. Fwah! They were good. Within 20min, i was eating and enjoying my fish soup noodles as per normal. The pukey feeling and tummy upset were totally gone! I swear by Po Chai Pills as a digestive cure-all man!
While we’re on the topic of Po Chai Pills, i did a search of it online and this is what i found:
Po Chai Pills (保濟丸) are a Chinese product made with several herbs formed into tiny pills about the size of a buckshot. Po chai is used as a remedy for the relief of acid indigestion, heartburn, and gas bloat. It is also used as a hangover prevention remedy.
Po Chai Pills were developed by Li Shiu Kei in Foshan, Guangdong in 1896. Following the Chinese Civil War, the Lee family fled to Hong Kong and reestablished their company, the Li Chung Shing Tong, in Hong Kong. However, their mainland property was nationalized, with the result that there are two makers of Po Chai Pills (Baoji wan in pinyin):
- Li Chung Shing Tong (Holdings) Limited (李眾勝堂) in Hong Kong; and
- Guangzhou Wanglaoji Pharmaceutical Company Limited in Guangzhou, China.
A mutual agreement between these two parties has limited Wanglaoji’s trademark rights to mainland China, while the Li Chung Shing Tong has the right to use the trademark in rest of the world. The mainland manufacturer sold the pills out of the PRC as Curing Pills.
All i can say is… Po Chai Pills, GOOD! Heh.
Ok… i have no idea why i’m awake so early on a Sat morning. Going back to bed… will post the photos from HK… eventually. HAHAHA.