How time flies. 5 months into 2nd Biz.
I'm now in my office to while the time away. I'm officially off work 'cos my clients are now out (most on half day), and the Money Plants most definitely the same.
We are now in the talks to open up 3rd Biz and a 4th Biz. 3rd Biz is handled by Boy, while 4th Biz is a collaboration between Boy + I. And it seems like 4th Biz is running faster than 3rd Biz.
Yesterday, Boy's contact told him to get the contract ready to sign, just with an asking if he wants our services. Boy + I were taken aback, and asked for a meet + greet 1st before signing anything. We think it's only proper to do so.
For 2nd Biz my side, we're now onto the stage of a testing by a big prospect = if we pass, we're signed. So I'm working in the whole of CNY week, hopefully there're results.
Things come in faster than we thought, and doors open that we've never thought of. It's a good sign and we hope more good tidings to come = close all of these deals, 2nd Biz - 4th Biz.
And then, there is a report on my vitality these days.
I'm having sinus again after the chicken pox 2 years ago + my overall feeling of vitality hasn't really recovered since. Even after having seen my Royal Doc for a few times + her medication are really good, but they don't last beyond the medication period.
I thought it's a normal thing to be and let it be.
It wasn't till I went to another TCM doctor's for a boost to my overall health, that I know of my very poor kidney + spleen-gastric functions. Her medication helped little too and I felt like giving up on getting my health back to the optimal.
Till my knees (right one, actually) got more creaky + feelings of weakness and pain recently that I sat up. 'Cos I went for acupuncture with Royal Doc for an old issue and asked about my knees. Her reply, "Odd. You're young + not supposed to have this issue. Just get some glucosamine."
And so, I trawled iHerb.
Eventually, I decided on shark cartilage + Vitamin C + premium salmon oil. As I feel worse in that time, I got the DHL Express freight so it's home in 4 days.
It arrived the evening I got back from KL with Bee.
And on the 1st day of loading, I didn't sneeze nor blow my nose in the next morning. I cannot believe it myself.
It is miraculous. 1st time in 2 years.
And then I find myself less tired in the day, sleep better at night, better appetite and more tolerable to noise (Fry house with Fry folks) and stress. I find myself more calm after this new supplement regime. But I still want to nap as often as I can. This shouldn't happen to a 35 years old person = me.
I used to have supplements, but stopped when my health picked up, before the chicken pox. I bought very expensive top grade Korean ginseng for my chicken pox-sinus condition and it helped little.
Right now, if I'm naughty to take any cold drinks (even a bottle of Yakult) or fridge-cold fruits, I'd sneeze in the next morning before my nose drips for a while. If I take more cooked veggie = I'd have to blow my nose (no sneeze) in the next morning.
My body constitution is really weak now = what the Hokkien elders call, "Luum."
But why shark cartilage?
I chose it because I want a more wholesome supplement than a refined component = glucosamine. And since it's kinda bone = gives calcium = extra nutrient. I don't believe that shark don't get cancer, I only want it for my knees.
But why do the cheap + humble shark cartilage works when expensive Korean ginseng and other TCM herbal medication don't?
With my limited TCM knowledge, knees issues are related to the kidney function, and if glucosamine (shark cartilage) helps the knees = it's helping the kidneys, yes? So the very targeted supplement for knees surely means it's focusing on the kidneys.
Maybe that's why my sinus got better by 90% overnight, and lasting.
But my health hasn't go back to it's optimal 'cos I'm really really busy. I've not been so busy with work in my life so far, so I assume this stress is eating into all the nutrients of the food I eat normally. Pun kinda intended. Hahaha.
So I concluded, anyone with a very busy + stressful life, must take some supplements according to their body constitution. Especially if sleeping late + drinks alcohol + irregular meals + eats little + smokes = needs more than the average people.
There's no way of replacing the leeched nutrients from meals. Impossible.
'Cos we're losing it far more + faster than replacing them, how is it possible that we can put back all that we've exhausted with big meals?
I'm historically a big eater, my appetite has gone down by about half these days and I didn't know it's anything wrong. I thought I'm getting to middle age = not as ferocious an eater as before.
I'm wrong, very wrong.
It's only supplementing my diet with shark cartilage + Vit C + premium salmon oil do my appetite got back by 30%. I'm still a long way off to the old me.
My body is really very weak.
I think my body has been exhibiting chronic fatigue syndrome without knowing, and it didn't go full blown 'cos I've been giving my body Chinese herbal soups 1-2 times a month. But they are not the answer to the real root issue.
My health hasn't recover with the 3 supplements and I don't know when, but it has definitely informed me alot of my health. I think I'm on the way to full recovery.
Just, I don't know when.
Eventhough my appetite has come back by 30%, I still don't feel like eating sometime, preferring to sleep. But I've forced myself to eat, to drink more soups etc. And everytime after forcing myself to eat more, I felt more refreshed + energetic.
My health is really luum now.
And I can't go slower with my work + businesses 'cos speed is very important in my lines of work.
It's only when everything has gain good footing that I can really rest.
Wish me luck. =)