Saturday, August 28, 2010
...looking like a moron or dying of heatstroke? Choices...
The heat here in Japan is not letting up and the temperature seem to be continuing to be over 30 degrees Celsius for the foreseeable future and some ominous reports on tv has mentioned that it might continue way into October until it finally cools down. The worst case scenario would be that Japan just skips a season and moves directly from summer to winter with no comfortable autumn season in between.
In the news, there's been mention on over 30,000 cases of people taken to the hospital due to heatstroke and a few hundred people dead due to the same so far this year and if the weather continues the figures are bound to build up further. I feel sorry for all the 100+ year old out there in Japan who has to cope with this heat (or, wait, maybe not?).
In order to somewhat cope with the heat, Mrs. Sunshine bought me a cooling "scarf" which basically is a scarf with frozen liquid packs inserted into it and meant to cool down the major blood vessels in the neck and as a consequence cool down the whole body when the heat is bad. I'm sure it works just fine, but it did carry with it a minor side-effect of me looking like a complete moron with a neck brace and not as pretty and nice as the girl in the advertisement. So, I'm still going around sweating.