September 9, 2007
(Seven Years of Itchiness is a Chinese phrase which initially means that many things will start to change once they reach the 7th year. Many people link this phrase to marriage on hearing it. In other words, it just means that you itch for a change after 7 years of facing the same things.)
Hacken Lee and Joey Leung went to TVB studio to record a programme for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Hacken’s body is full of red spots, he revealed that they are “Seven Years of Itchiness” because he had eczema 7 years ago. Now that it has appeared again, it’s tough for him as it is very itchy. “I didn’t know that they’ll come back and have no idea why. I’ve been seeing the doctor for 2 weeks and have recovered only about 70 to 80 percent. My body’s full of eczema, luckily there isn’t any on my face!” He had to bear with the itchiness while filming.
He’s currently using both Chinese Traditional Medicine and Western medicine to treat his condition in hope of recovering faster.
[Sources: http://www.leehacken.com/news/2007/news_20070909.html, on.cc, The Sun newspaper, Apple daily, Wenweipo]
[translated by: Hianez]
[wow. hacken's so unlucky!
if u don't know what eczema is, according 2 wikipedia, it's: a form of dermatitis, or inflammation of the upper layers of the skin. 4 more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eczema. also, a related phrase: "the seven-year itch" means
The inclination to become unfaithful after seven years of marriage (http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/seven-year-itch.html). -kate]