Tiger Balm

Tiger Balm is a pain reliever ointment, it was very small, and easy to carry. And typically in a Chinese family, most people will keep one or two tiger Balm at their home. My family had bring one when we immgrate to America. In addition it remind me of my grandparent because when I was just a kid around 5-9 years old, I often use Tiger Balm to comfort my headache, stomachache, and pain. I stil remember that I had once get sick or fever during midnight, which i feel very uncomfortable. At first i thought it becasue the temperature is hot, but later on i feel headache and even hard to breath with my nose. Then, i woke up, i went to my grandparent for help. But since it was midnight, doctors is already off work, and no hospital is near. My grandparent was very nervous, what they think of is to use Tiger Balm gently message on my forehead and under my nose, what it feel like was hot, but also cool when wind blows to my forehead,  as the time passed i got better. And the next morning, my grandparent take me to the doctor. Now has been 7 years since I come to America, which I hope I can went back to China to where i had born, and visit my grandparent.

Year: 2010

– Kai Feng Yu

Relationship:  Im/migrant who arrived as a child Im/migrant who arrived as a child