Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Health check

This morning we woke up to a Signal 3 Typhoon Signal.

It brought more wind than rain today as we made our way to Tai Wai for Jemilla and Keegan's medical check-ups. The appointment was scheduled through the school and is free for all primary students in Hong Kong.

Eye exam

Height and weight check

Hearing test

Tirzah brought her own doctor bag to treat her sister in the clinic's waiting room.

Physical examination

Jemilla's turn to be checked

I am pleased that both Jemilla and Keegan passed their health checks with flying colours. However, I am amused by some advice given to us on pamphlets by the doctors. For example, in order to become "Little Health Masters"  they should...
  • Avoid the following foods at breakfast time: fish balls, deep fried chicken legs, shiu mai, and any cooked food sold by unlicensed roadside peddlers.
  • Learn tricks to refuse cigarettes, alcohol and drugs.
  • Chew slowly.
  • Not read books in bed or in a moving vehicle.
  • Use cotton wool balls in the ears while shampooing to prevent water from entering the ears.
  • Not cover their eyes with their hair.
  • Remind people not to litter or spit.
  • Stay relaxed and cheerful.
Is this the sort of advice you give your patients in Australia, Dr Croaker?


  1. What a fantastic trip to the Doctor that I missed today.
    Love Daddy

  2. It's good to avoid those foods at breakfast — but I guess it's okay at lunch and dinner!

  3. I don't care what you say, that's NOT Tirzah! You've taken her someplace and replaced her with someone twice her age!!!!!


  4. That's sooo funny. You'd only get that type of advice in HK! =)