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  Monday with the Editor: Coping with chicken pox Part 1

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  Hi everyone

  Ha! Ha! Ha! Never thought I would come down with chicken pox. After all, I'm now in my early forties and I have been near to sufferers of the dreaded disease many times for as long as I can remember. Yet, I have been fortunate to stay clear of the chicken pox's nasty claws - till now, that is.

  Yes, it's true - I'm down with chicken pox, plain and simple. I found that out last Wednesday, when I had fever (mid-38 degrees Celsius) and a few watery lesions came out on my back near my left shoulder and a lone one on my lower right arm. Yes, I could count them- there were five exactly.

  A visit to the doctor late that evening confirmed my worst fears - chicken pox was indeed invading my body. Apparently, I must have been infected through someone's sneezing or cough 10 days to two weeks before these lesions appeared.

  It's been six days since the lesions first appeared. I have been thinking to myself that there must be many people, around my age, out there who have yet to succumb to the disease. Perhaps, I should write down a blow-by-blow account of my experience with chicken pox so that these people can capitalise on my experience and learn the easy way to cope with the disease - that is, if they should catch it. Moreover, looking on the bright side of things, I thought I should make full use of the unfortunate incident by writing about it here.

  Once the prognosis was confirmed, many things automatically became no-no things, such as:

  - going outdoors

  - bathing (according the the old folk)

  - chicken, eggs, black sauce, and seafood

  - sitting on the cold floor (ceramic, marble, mosaic, etc..)

  - cold drinks

  - airconditioning

  - fan blowing directly at you all the time

  - scratching of lesions, lest scars remain

  My diet was reduced to plain rice porridge and AAA brand pickled vegetables that first evening. Nobody had been prepared for the situation and that was the best they could do at home then.


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Birdsongs & Other Pieces  - The Music & Lyrics of Marc CHAN Yew Jin
With The Reverie String Quartet - Clement LIM (violin), WONG Yeang Chuan (guitar), Tracy CHIA (alto), Nadia TAN (soprano), Dawn WONG (Alto).
"Birdsongs & Other Pieces" is the debut concert of young Singaporean composer and lyricist Marc CHAN Yew Jin. The title piece, a fusion between the classical art song and musical theatre, is a song cycle that celebrates the most enviable aspect of birds - flight. And coincident with that idea is the idea of freedom. Some of the songs are settings of text by various poets, such as Maya Angelou and Alfian Sa'at. The other songs that complete the cycle have original lyrics by Marc. The evening will also see the premiere of instrumental works written in the past year. These include a suite of three pieces for toy piano, a romance for violin and piano, and four nocturnes for guitar.
4 Aug 2001     7.30pm     SPH Auditorium, Young Musicians' Society, 54 Waterloo Street (beside Singapore Art Museum)
Tickets at S$11 each (concession for students at S$10) available at all TicketCharge outlets. Call (65) 296 2929 or click HERE! For more information about the concert, please e-mail Marc at


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