Tragedy in Hawaii
As I always say, I like beaches and being in the sun very much, and I really enjoyed my vacation in Hawaii last month. However, today, I would like to write about a little painful memory of it with the hope that this terrible event will never happen to any of you this summer.
When I go to the beach, I usually don’t put on any sunscreen or oils, especially for these past few years, and I have never had any problem with it or even thought that anything might happen to me. So, this time also, I didn’t take anything with me but a small towel to protect my face. Yes, I do not like getting a suntan on my face.
In my opinion, ★chilling at the beach is the best way to spend time in summer, so it was not easy to pick up on the fact that I was not sun tanning but sun burning myself badly for the whole time I was there. Can you imagine that you can’t even walk from too much ★swelling? My legs were extremely hot, turned blood-red and I could hardly bend them.
This could be the worst travel experience of my life, but I’m already healed physically or, should I say, mentally, so I decided to write this blog to tell you all about the risk and hopefully I can put this event behind me.
P.S. I won’t give up going to the beach but I will make sure to put sunscreen on ★going forward.
★chill: 名詞で使うと「冷え、寒気、冷たさ」などを表します。動詞でも「冷やす」などの意味で使いますが、口語ではこのように、「リラックスする」と意味で良く使われます。chill outは「のんびりする」、また、ちょっと感情が高ぶっている人に”Chill out!”「落ち着いて！」と声をかける時にも使います。覚えておきましょう！
★going forward: 「進み続ける」という意味と「今後」という意味を持っています。これからもビーチでのんびりすることはやめないとのこと。でも今後はその時に“必ず”日焼け止めをぬる！そうです＾＾