Spring is in the air….
The season has finally changed. The days are longer and the sun shines brightly. This is my favourite month of the year besides maybe October here in Japan. The weather is so beautiful…sunny and warm in the day but not humid and cool at night. The gorgeous spring blooms can be seen at every turn making you feel like nothing can get you down. Except of course if you have allergies.
Hay fever is such a common ailment here in Japan. Fortunately, I don’t suffer from it (knock on wood) but my husband does something shocking! It has been said that even if you are immune now you may not be forever. I have friends who didn’t suffer whilst living in their home countries but after living in Japan for a couple of years were soon victims of the dreaded allergic rhinitis as it is more technically known.
If you do suffer from hay fever then I empathize with you but don’t miss out on the beauty nature has to offer because of it. Smear your nostrils with some petroleum jelly and wear a mask. This may help stop pollen from going up your nose.
As for me, I am going to enjoy every last minute of this beautiful weather until the horrible rainy season hits and the humidity kills me!