Time Table


Spanish radio program Mei-Shun listen to is broadcasted from Monday to Wednesday. The same 15 minutes on Thursday and Friday seem to be for those who already won the 4th or even 3rd grade of the “Evaluación del Conocimiento Lengua de la Española”. She therefore made it a rule to train her ear, mouth and brain for above easier three days a week. What would come into the vacancy of two weekdays?

Oh, poor old textbook of Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test.

Too Late


Mei-Shun’s application for Spanish test was. It seems she lost all scenarios, had no reply from the secretariat so far. Anyway, it is she who made a mistake. She resumed listening to the radio program from Monday, in preparation for the next chance. Since it is re-broadcasting of April-September 2018, textbooks are already in her hands. Let her enjoy 15-minute hearing, followed by writing practice every weekday.

Baby, would you agree with your tail on one shoulder?

Made It


Yes, she did. Mei-Shun found her minimum weight on the scale last night, after playing with Ms. Last One and Mr. Tea Time. Not so much perspiration like in mid summer, enough hydration. It therefore seems her methods are working well, while is partly thanks to Shin who is on severer control. She wishes both of the couple the best results in November.

Ever-slender, sleepy Madoka-chan

Longer Moratorium


Shin and Mei-Shun’s schedule for a total health check was postponed toward November. At first, this point of no return was set within August. It lead the couple to harder-than-usual weight control, gave good results for both. However, the husband forgot to make an appointment with a clinic between his business trips abroad. It was a kind of relief for the wife, who treated herself to a chocolate after riding today.

Spanish First


Yes, Mei-Shun would, certainly. However, she asked Shin to order a new score composed by Master F. Chopin. Nocturne No. 20 “Lento con gran espressione” was heard as BGM for a popular TV drama she liked before. She made it a rule to study Spanish before practicing this lyrical tune. It is shocking anyway that half-an-year interval decayed her memory accumulated by the same period.

Care More


Mei-Shun went to see Dr. M, her home dentist for final check after three-time cleaning today. Their regular meeting has been biannual so far, yet changed into 4 month — dental score of the patient worsened. It is partly caused by her hesitation to use floss on one of Ame-chan twins. Since it has glass fiber core, the owner felt like keeping it untouched while another is removable, easy to clean.

She envies your new one, mademoiselle.




Mei-Shun’s latest omikuji lot drawn at the nearest shrine is 吉=kichi, lucky while the one Shin brought home for her yesterday from Yamaguchi Prefecture 中吉=chu-kichi, luckier. Getting better, the former says she would recover from diseases if she stay watchful; the latter she should not take care too much. As for examinations, it would take time; she should improve her laziness and set the goal ASAP.

錦帯橋, Kin-tai Bridge

Ripe Soon


Mei-Shun plays better that score composed by Master Bach these days. It is thanks to the radio program she used to listen to: she has stopped learning Spanish for three-fourth year by an intention. When she aims to acquire fluency on piano, not only her fingers but also ears need time and concentration to absorb melody. That might be because she has a kind of resistance in brain to accept something new.

Thanks, mom-in-law.

Effective Lesson


When Mei-Shun forgets how to play a score on Ms. Piano, it looks like a chance to her. Since fingering so far has been reset, she can try from scratch to find out better way. “Pavane …” is a good example, left behind Masters Bach and Debussy. And it seems that memory to play that musical instrument is saved not only in brain, directly connected with eyes but also in 10 fingers with necessary muscles.


Friendly Food


Following below is a bag of ottotto, salty crisp shaped like fish which Mei-Shun likes from childhood. Thanks to packaging, calories per serving is so clear that she feels a kind of safe. Such products are for little kids, including other cookies and rice crackers, yet work very well for this adult dieter. Mom-in-law is also much helped by baby dishes, easily available compared with those for elderly persons.

Very rare to see them.

Vegetable flavor joined!