Lift Lips

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It is the last date of April, on Friday this year. Mei-Shun feels it nice because her weekday schedule ends with a month. Golden Week holidays started from yesterday, yet Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo Prefectures are under the 3rd Covid-19 state of emergency. Faraway from relaxation in mind, she would just be careful not to gain any sugar bag around waist.

Function Facilitator

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Mei-Shun sometimes enjoys feeling of empty stomach. Her appetite seems to come from eyes, rather than ears to catch under-breast growling. On the other hand, the latter is her barometer of health. It is therefore better to refrain from eating when no sound is made around the waist. Various hot drink including kudzu-root tea, milk, juice and hard candy are recommended to help her digestive system.

Dangerous Delicacy

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Mei-Shun recently devised a fascinating menu. She cooks salad almost every day for Shin, using oil and spice left on the bottom of a bowl as sauce for rice with mixed grains. One day an idea came to her — it is like another salad or fried rice. Here is a bag of easy powder for the latter. How would it work when spread with sesame oil on rice? Well, a new arrival of めし泥棒, she can never stop chopsticks!

Icy Interest

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In our country, “ice cream” has 15% or more milk solid including 8% or more fat. 10% of the former while 3% of the latter for “ice milk”. Well then, it might be better to choose milk rather than cream when you are involved in weight control like Mei-Shun. However, there is no difference in calories of さくら=sakura, cherry blossom flavor and 桜小豆=sakura azuki, sweet red-bean added.

Oops, One

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Oh, it still stays around Mei-Shun’s waist. Since she felt lighter there thanks to original methods, all the same number as last week on a scale was unanticipated. It might be partly because of a sudden rainfall while she was on the back of Princess Maria: water weighs more than solid. Or simply, weight loss is not always proportional to body shape-up.

Sakura Sweets

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So Mei-Shun saw one bag of sugar around the waist yesterday. She knows why, happy white-day gifts came from Professor K and Shin. Both of them are on the list of her favorite; 銀の鈴 or white-bean-jam balls coated with chocolate, while a special cake made only 7 per day by 玻璃絵洋菓子工房. Rice-porridge method, please help her who ordered various cups of ice cream to arrive next Friday.

Red and Pink

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With lunar February started from Saturday, we would expect the third crescent tonight. A bit too soon to celebrate Peach Festival on the same calendar, yet Mei-Shun is really happy to see Momo-chan, our garden princess prepare spring dance full of bright pink buds — her first flowers opened yesterday in stormy wind. Following fruit also makes this rider of weight-rolling-coaster content in both mouth and eyes.

Control Conclusion

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Mei-Shun reviewed her eating methods, regarding sweets and alcohol especially. 1) Breakfast full of sweets would be all right after a day of good perspiration, while never the same at dinner. 2) When she has dinner accompanied by alcohol, desserts should be fruits only. Lunch therefore could be the best to include both beer and ice cream. 3) 1 tiny glass of sake is all different from 2 in normal size.

Sakura Yatsu-hashi fm Kyoto

Confusing Control: 2

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Such a sip of liquor, looking sinless, lead to eye-popping one and a half bags of sugar clinging around Mei-Shun’s waist. The biggest problem here is that she cannot make crouching running in 京鹿子娘道成寺 learned again in Bando style these days. Following advice from Master and Ms. S, she started house cleaning by hands. Then 2 bags have immediately gone in just 3 days.

Tks Ms. S, for 桜葛湯=kudzu-root tea with salted cherry flower

Confusing Control: 1

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Mei-Shun actually experienced a roller coaster of weight in recent 2 weeks. After exaltation at her goal numbers on a scale, she burst into party eating. It is never easy to get out of, continued a few more days. One bag of sugar was then found added around her waist a week later. She refrained from alcohol and sweets, yet felt a bit tired on weekend. Just one sip of plum wine would be fine.

Shin’s souvenir from Hokkaido