Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Mushi Atsu, Na!

Humidity is the amount of water vapor [like a gas] in the air. The humidity is now very high in Osaka. Everywhere I go, I hear people muttering [talking quitely] to themselves, “Mushi atsu, na!

In English, we have a few different ways we can say "Mushi atsu!":

“It’s humid!” is the phrase you’re most likely to hear on the TV weather report.

“It’s muggy!” is the phrase you’re more likely to hear on the street.

“It’s sticky!” is another commonly used phrase.

When it’s this muggy, you don’t feel like doing anything except lying on the sofa under the air-conditioner and watching DVDs. (I highly recommend Shawn of the Dead: A Romantic Comedy - with Zombies) Or going to the seaside.

If going to the seaside is your choice, you’e in luck! This weekend there are two big seaside events being held near Osaka…

The Seaside Charity Concert at ATC

There will be 16 different performers (bands/singers/dancers) from Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka. Last year there were over 1,000 people in the audience. Hopefully, there will be even more this year! Click on the links below to find out more...

Photos from the 2006 Concert

Photos from the 2007 Concert

Absolutely Everything You Want to Know About this Year's Concert! (Information about all the performers, video from last year’s concert, maps, etc.)

The Suma Beach Party

Lots of different performers, food stalls, and lots of dancing on the beach. Last year they had over 4,000 people!

Pictures from Last Year's Suma Beach Party

Everything You Want to Know About the Suma Beach Party

A Map to the Suma Beach Party

Whatever you do, enjoy your long weekend! And stay cool!!!

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