Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Ancient Chinese Secret, huh??

I have a confession to make. I didn't tell you all before that when I went to the Pearl River Market in Chinatown I bought myself some sandals like these . They are reflexology sandals and they are supposed to stimulate your organs. My cousin (who lives in NY) and my husband were with me and I think my cousin thought I was crazy. My husband says he knows I am. I probably am a little.

I put them on for the first time today and they hurt! You're supposed to wear them just a little each day until you get used to them. I tried them on at the store and I asked the Chinese man in the acupressure/acupuncture area about them but he didn't explain much. (Rey said he didn't look like he understood me.) I asked him how long I could wear them and he said, "All day." I think he meant later after they stop hurting so much.

I've been curious about acupressure for a long time so this will be interesting. I'll report back if I see any significant changes in my body or health. Maybe they'll help me lose weight!

Anyway, someone asked me what New York smells like. It has so many different smells, both good and bad. When you're by a hotdog or roasted nuts cart it smells great. Most of Central Park smells good too. So do the areas next to restaurants. Then there are some really smelly areas, like any other big city. Over all though I would say it smells busy. There are so many different smells in the air that it's busy, like so much is going on.

No movie star sightings this time. I kept hoping I would bump into Sarah Jessica Parker but I didn't. I saw Susan Sarandon last time.


Moose said...

My grandpa used to do hand and feet reflexology with some metal combs. He knew where all the pressure points were and went to town pressing and picking the combs onto the points. When I would have a headache, he'd use them on me and I swear it works.

Pops was such a guru... so gentle... he would even put time aside to help the honey bees he'd come across. I remember he once put some SLOAN OINTMENT on a bees wing... kept it in a box... fed it... until the bee got better.

Confusing says, Man with hand in pocket feel cocky all day.

Coco said...

Glad to hear that you had a wonderful trip in NY : )

Reflexology sandals?!
Let us know if they work.
I may have to go into Chinatown in SF : )

Take Care!!

Hugs and Blessings.