Three of my FB friends used the word “epistaxis” today. Epistaxis or nosebleed in layman’s terms.
In a Filipino slang, the word nosebleed means running out of English words to say or difficulty in understanding a certain subject which is not limited to languages, math problems etc. While in manga or anime, it may mean to be sexually excited or a feeling of embarrassment which has to be covered up. Metaphorically speaking, nosebleed may mean to reach incredible heights or speed.
If epistaxis/nosebleed will describe one of the cities which I have visited, this will be Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich tops the most expensive city in the world according to the Economist Intelligence Worldwide Cost of Living Survey-2012. No wonder a breakfast meal at McDonald’s for $4 in Dubai will cost $13 in Zurich! It is one of the beautiful cities I have visited but It is way too expensive for me to re-visit it again…. but if someone will treat me for an all expense-paid trip (I wish!) I will love, love, love to have another tour!