It called Mei-Shun “d.e.b.”; fat, again. She means the mischievous textbook to learn 1,100 words whose 7th edition arrived at her hands lately. You might be right — she has gained one bag of sugar after catching a slight cold. However, it was because she had to eat for recovery. She could not do exercise feeling tired. All is past tense. Half of the flab has already been burned off.
Mei-Shun really loves it. Heading for 邦楽発表会 held yesterday, she went to Tsuchiura City Hall Saturday to see rehearsal performances by dancers from 藤間流=fujima-ryu, 若柳流=wakayagi-ryu and 坂東流=bando-ryu parties. The last one has Master Miho-sho on the top, an elegant and gentle lady who hosted her own stage in April. Oh, everyone has been involved in hard practice so far.
But Mei-Shun got back one bag of sugar. It is said 天高く馬肥ゆる秋=good autumn with sky high, horses plump in ancient China to make Han people prepare for assaults from northern enemy. Of course such a warning has been changed to mean nice weather of current season, yet cool air tends to lure dieters into couch (sweet) potato. Time has come to stand up for workout.
Ms. I finally told Mei-Shun that she has become ready to take certificate exam for Grade 4 of horsey-back riding. Wow, it’s cost her just 2 months compared to last whole year in normal lessons. She is happy to know how effective it is; private lessons require extra expenditure of course, yet let you recognize critical points to learn while normal ones to enjoy combination with other students.
Vanilla-san, you cannot take part in classes from 10 : 30 to 16:00. Summer sunlight hurts you into gasps, although your coat is said to block it. Oh, you are also injured on the back, caused by your own perspiration and friction with leather saddles. Mei-Shun feels so sorry for reserving you in intensive gallop lessons. And Maria-chan, please do not hesitate to say that you are too exhausted to work.
Mei-Shun has taken lessons on horseies going counterclockwise for over a whole year. Maybe because of it, she feels somehow weird within left groin these days. Earnest practice is important, yet too much could be pernicious. That seems to resemble typhoons which revolve ever-to-the-left, often give violent downpour rather than expected watering. So she asked Ms. I for good balance in a private, clockwise curriculum.
Partly thanks to many summer days (over 25 degrees Celsius) and a few mid-summer days (over 30 degrees) in recent 4 weeks, Mei-Shun has reached the goal weight. So happy to see the scale, a bit worried about the celerity — it seems a bit too short a time to lose nearly 3 bags of sugar. She must be very careful to remain in her current condition for at least one month before going further.