12 May 2009

May disease, 五月病



Know 五月病 ( gogatsubyou ), or better known as ' May disease ' when literally to English.

A symptom whereby the infected experiences mysterious fatigue, develops a foggy mind and hopelessly numbed reflexes.


May disease affects only the residents of Japan. According to carriers, most have endured an unpleasant winter, and developed a strained body prone to laze in warm cosy May, especially after an indulgent Golden Week holiday.


Not spared, I've contracted the May disease by the 4th year on this isle. It's between you and me... I regret having scoffed at carriers in the past. I decided that their explanation were just plain lame then. Now, the tables have turned...




Nyahahaha... =P

7 comments:

stay-at-home mum said...

Funny, I seem to be inflicted by it all the months of the year!!

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Poor thing... hope you are feeling better soon.

sharilyn said...

shall i pray you recover soon, or shall i pray you languish in your disease? :) sounds delicious...especially for your winter-weary soul!

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

my dear twin!!! i've missed you so much sorry for not coming here so often but this period is so full of work :-P
in italy we have the April desease "sweet april sweet sleeping" we say :-D..you'll find the right feeling soon darling.
lots of kisses and tenders hugs my beloved!
God blesses you always
Siliva

Ellena said...

Oh dear sis, hope that you will get well soon.... we shall pray for you... take care.. God bless.

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Hmmm I think Mummy haz most theez symptoms too. Hope yu feel better :@}

KY said...

Hmm..I think it sounds very familiar except that in Germany they called it 'Frühjahrsmüdigkeit'. It's like you feel tired and droopy all the time due to the change of colder season to a warmer one.