Saturday, July 12, 2008

Malaria Threat in Sokcho

I can find plenty of gin in the supermarkets but no tonic. With this shortage of quinine, I predict an epidemic of malaria by summer's end. If anyone can send tonic water here, you would be supporting a worthy cause.

UPDATED July 13: Crisis averted. E-mart has Tonic Water in stock again. All is right with the world.

By the way, the wikipedia article suggests that quinine may be effective against prions - Mad Cow Disease is caused by a prion so Korean should take careful note.


Patrick said...

Don't know if I can help you there, Bri... just wanted to tell you that we've just had a girl after 13.5 hours of labour - 7 pounds of joy!

kwandongbrian said...


Just a quick note: girls don't like it if you tell people how much they (the girls) weigh.

Really, congratulations!

PAKA said...

patrick...a former colleague, i assume...CONGRATS to the happy (and exhausted parents).

brian...if need some gin i can send some over if you'd like. i got more than a few bottles to spare. they don't have any at your emart in sokcho?

kwandongbrian said...

There's plenty of gin in Sokcho, its the tonic water that's hard to find.

PAKA said... mistake...i meant tonic water. guess had a few too many G'nTs myself.

Patrick said...

Thanks Melvin. Hope you and yours are all well.

PAKA said...

thanks patrick...yup, the 3 of us are all well. take care.