Chapter 63: SARS and Scare-buying | Speaking of China

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  1. Jennifer
    Jennifer May 4, 2010 at 8:18 am | | Reply

    Jocelyn:
    Good morning! Can I ask a big favor? My godson George is turning 15 tomorrow and I’m featuring him in a post called Day of the Divers. Can you land some of your friends leave him a message in Chinese to wish him a happy birthday? He studies at a Chinese-speaking school in Russia and is about to head over to China for 2 months to study. I know he would be thrilled!!
    Thank you so much in advance. Post will be up at midnight EDT on May 5th. I can’t think what time that would be where you are…
    Jennifer
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Why I Hate Dachas, and You Should Too! =-.

  2. Jessica
    Jessica May 4, 2010 at 8:46 am | | Reply

    I remember during SARS I went to Lijiang and they’d spray the bus and us down with vinegar every few miles. I’m sure all it did was cause everything and everyone to reek but hey, the word on the street was that vinegar was the answer.

    The scare-buying reminds me of when I was a kid and a big Hurricane — Hugo — was heading for my hometown of Charleston. You couldn’t find bottled water or batteries anywhere the day before the storm, and traffic heading out of the city for evacuation was backed up for hours and hours. Fear is quite the motivator!
    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..Father, Son and a Big Music Festival (with mom too) =-.

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