Tuesday, November 06, 2007

do you miss VICKS FORMULA 44?

I do.


That was the only cough medicine
that could give me that special psychosomatic relief,
aside from its actual medicinal benefits.


The addicting molasses/menthol taste,
the sinuous way the syrup would slowly slink
down my throat, provoking an involuntary "ahhh..."



Sadly,
like my favorite hangover remedy,
Alka Seltzer,
Vicks Formula 44 isn't available
in local drugstores anymore.




However,
this ancient Chinese cough relief potion can be bought anywhere!!!

PEI PA KOA,
it surely looks like, smells sort of like,
and almost tastes like my old standby Vicks,
and it's so thick and rich,
I almost want to pour it on pancakes...

3 Comments:

Anonymous TheBachelorGirl said...

Pei Pa Koa is used by musical theatre actors whenever they feel a little bit sore in the throat.

Isn't Vicks a P&G product? Ask Anton on Friday. He might know the reason why =) See you!

November 6, 2007 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger Ruy said...

I've always known Pei Pa Koa as a voice medicine. Pang ubo pala yun?

November 6, 2007 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger spanx said...

lorna,


i found out about PPK from color it red's cookie chua, of all people ", and yup, i used it when i used to act onstage a long long time ago...


ruy,

perfect pang-ubo due to colds or sobrang yosi ang PPK!!!

November 7, 2007 at 12:05 AM  

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