I’ve caught a bug. Or maybe it would be better to say that the bug has caught me as I’ve been sick now for days. I thought last night that I was getting better but I was much worse today. I had to run out of the room during my Japanese lesson this morning. Which surprised my teacher as I was reading a story about tea at the time and I had to stop mid sentence. My teacher is worried about me now as she thinks I’m not adjusting well to the climate here. She is encouraging me to eat sour plums and to drink hot water. I haven’t been able to eat much of anything but I wouldn’t think of eating sour plums when my stomach is so delicate.