It’s tsuyu (梅雨) season now and it’s really terrible, because I haven’t been able to my laundry at all!
Look at the forecast for today and tomorrow:
Dismal news aside, isn’t this cute? It’s a weather website that gives an index of all the things I never imagined anyone would bother giving!
- Attire (how to dress for the day)
- Stargazing (probability of seeing stars. Today’s forecast says “You’re better off giving up tonight” bahahaha!)
- Car-washing (don’t you hate it when it rains right after you’ve gone for a car wash?)
- Taking a のど飴 throat candy (to prevent the throat from drying)
There are more I didn’t list – I only listed the more interesting ones, haha.
There are also season-specific ones! For summer, there’s what mode to tune your air conditioner to, if it’s a good day to eat ice-cream or drink beer, chance of getting heat stroke, how sweaty you’ll become…
Do Japanese think of everything or what?
The thing I love is that they can make ANYTHING cute ♥
Since we were earlier on the topic of laundry, I shall rant a bit. It’s so bloody challenging to do laundry in Japan!
Winter: Days are short and it’s too cold
Spring: Warmer, but still cold. Lots of strong winds, which = dust. I had to rewash laundry because so much dust got caught up in the clothing. It’s also Hay fever season D:
Summer: Rainy season makes clothes impossible to dry.
Autumn: Starting to get cold, plus it’s typhoon season. Similar to Spring, just without the pollen.
YOU SEE! HOW TO DRY CLOTHES LIKE THAT?!!
I grew up with the hang-clothes-out-to-dry mentality, so I’m not used to using dryers. My family never owned a dryer, and they will probably never buy one.
But now I seriously have half a mind to buy a dryer! If not for the fact I don’t have space to store it. And of course that it will drive up the electricity bills.
For now, I’m just using the washing machine to dry it for 3 hours (no heat, just wind), then hanging them indoors.
Ok, rant over.