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