Ume’s Today

Posted September 11th, 2010 in Perth WA 2 Comments »

This morning I went to see my doctor.  She called me up yesterday saying that she wanted to talk to me about my blood test.  I was so worried if something was wrong!

She said that Vitamin D level in my blood is quite low, and suggested I should take Vitamin D supplement.  The average level of Vitamin D level is 50 – 120, but mine was 40.  It’s not really a dangerous number, but if the number doesn’t change in future my body will have some problem, such as breakable bone.

You get Vitamin D from the Sunlight (natural Sunlight generates Vitamin D in your skin)  But, I don’t normally go outside in the Sun, especially in Perth, just to stay away from the UV and having skin problems.  If I do, I’d wear sunscreen or some jacket to cover the skin.  I actually haven’t been outside much since I started to work , around 15 years old.  That could be the reason..

After seeing doctor, we went to Emperor’s Kitchen in Leeming Shopping Forum to have Dim Sum.

There are things I always and only get when I go to have Dim Sum.  Fried squid, steamed prawn dumpling, chicken feet (if I’m with my husband), and ginger tripes (if I’m with my husband).  But this time, we were starving (probably from the worry I had since the doctor called me), so we ordered A LOT.  Perhaps we ate equal amount to what 4 or 5 people eat.  I ordered some vegetables too, just to help cleansing the oil in my body from those oily Dim Sum food.

The price was more expensive than the place we normally go to in Northbridge, but we were satisfied 🙂

Can you see this?  ….  maybe not :p  When we were at the house someone released tens of balloons to the sky!  There are many balloons … but by the time I grabbed the camera they’re too far already.

Happy weekend to everyone!

2 Comments on “Ume’s Today”

  1. 1 karen said at 3:58 pm on October 10th, 2010:

    I had the same thing – low vitamin D.

    I have really pale skin so for many years I completely avoided going in the sun. So maybe in one day I got 1 minute of sun total, or less?

    Then I read about vitamin D and that it helps protect from cold.. Now I try to get about 10-15 minutes of sun a day and this winter I didn’t get a cold!

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 12:20 pm on October 11th, 2010:


    Same here. Until I got the blood test result, I didn’t even think about going under the sun, but now I intentionally get out from the building everyday for at least 3 minutes. 🙂

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