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A Dreaded Encounter with My Eternal Nemesis, the Summer Mosquitoes

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Since my arrival to Chinamy rich-in-fat Canadian blood has been the victim of unrequited love affair from the Chinese mosquitoes. They seem to have singled me out to fulfill their destiny of surviving on the blood of their victims in general and mine in particular.


Of course, I have no intention of deterring them from accomplishing their mission in life. However, I am confused about the reasons that prompted them to select me as their first source of blood.

I must acquire the courage to admit that I am overweight with a blood rich in cholesterol but am I the only one in my neighborhood?


It seems that my fellow Chinese began to acquire the foreigners’ bad habit of referring to junk food to satisfy their taste buds with delicious yet unhealthy food, which led some of them to become a little chubby.  You may ask about the relevance between that and the topic at hand.


Having other individuals who share my attribute of being overweight led me to think about the reasons that gear mosquitoes to prefer my blood to theirs. Could it be that my blood is too sweet from all the sugar that I consume on a daily basis?


Regardless of the reasons, I have to confess that I am frustrated by my inability to convince them to look for alternative source for their meals. I bought all the chemicals that guaranteed success in getting rid of them or at least keep them away from my blood but they seem to be futile in accomplishing that mission.

Night after night, I fought losing battles with them. As soon as I went to sleep, they appeared from nowhere and started buzzing in celebration of their prospective feast of my meal of poor Sava’s blood. When I opened the light, they vanished. I spent most of my nights playing hide and seek with them.


Finally, my logic and wisdom led me to believe that they are too smart for me. By no means, I can defeat them. Therefore, I had to come to terms with the fact that both they and I need to coexist on sharing my blood.

I hesitantly, gave them my permission to use my blood as a tool of survival. Certainly, they did not need it. They usually, help themselves when they have the opportunity to feast on my blood. I just hope that they would be gentle enough not to be too greedy to suck all of my blood.


My love for China helped me to withstand the minor irritation of dealing with the hungry for my blood mosquitoes. Patience my heart, for the summer will come to an end and the annoying mosquitoes will vanish into oblivion.


I hope that my dilemma brought a smile to help you to bear the heat and humidity of our temperamental climate. I hope that you would not let minor inconveniences spoil your zest for life.   

(Opinions of the writer in this blog don't represent those of China Daily.)




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Reply Report BlondeAmber 2016-6-29 23:12
I feel I am very lucky in comparison - never bitten by a mosquito.
This could be due to the amount of garlic and vitamin B in my diet - both things that promote very good health.
Reply Report guml 2016-6-30 10:11
First,you need to fix the net to prevent the mosquito from getting your apartment again.
Second,the humidity of air around your environment is very high,then the mosquito like to live there.
Third,the style of your blood should be C,so the mosquito is fond of this type.
Reply Report guml 2016-6-30 10:12
Also you should live in south of china, maybe Guangdong province.
Reply Report Chengking 2016-6-30 10:20
Get some mosquito repellent for bed time use. They are blue colored tablets about half the size of a stick of chewing gum. You stick it in a plug-in socket that came in the package and as the blue tablet gets heated it releases an ordorous vapor that drives mosquitos away. One stick is good for the whole night. It is widely available in super markets and convenience stores. A popular brand is "Raid".
Reply Report Chengking 2016-6-30 10:25
Garlic works, too. Back in college days we used to take garlic pills when we had to camp out during field trips.
Reply Report voice_cd 2016-6-30 11:03
Thanks for sharing your story here, we have highlighted it.
Reply Report voice_cd 2016-6-30 11:03
Thanks for sharing your story here, we have highlighted it.
Reply Report Dracarys 2016-6-30 11:37
try some floral water or electric mosquito coils ..
Reply Report 财神 2016-6-30 16:15
A joke! kill one mosquito then rest will participate mourning ceremony at graveyard, and you can sleep well.  
Reply Report samlam 2016-6-30 16:16
You have told us that you are special, so you become the target.
Reply Report tyksj 2016-7-28 09:51
Haha, it is hilarious! I can offer you some tips. Buy something like mosquitoes net or mosquito coils. I bet they are really helpful!
Reply Report tyksj 2016-7-28 09:53
A mosquito net can ensure you a sound sleep. Believe me!

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