Joy of Gingko

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Meow, dad declared to resume weight control. He went on a business trip to Toyama the other day, brought home one of mom’s favorite sweets called 銀杏餅. Written in Chinese letters, they have taken it as icho-mochi so far. However, this wrapping paper taught them that it is ginnan-mochi. Either will be all right, just enjoy giving all left to mom.

Purr …

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Rice Routine

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Oh, no, Mei-Shun gained another bag of sugar around the waist. Perhaps the reason is clear; less output, more input. Kabuki dance is relatively slow and static in 女舞, roles of women, giving her a kind of silent perspiration. On the other hand, horsey riding is dynamic enough to let her feel hot even in the middle of winter. If she wants to keep current eating, exercise must be augmented.

You are to be made into more porridge.

Japanese Culture@holiday

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Following apples are 秋映=aki-bae, meaning reflection of autumnal beauty. Mei-Shun loves this breed which became available at supermarkets from several years before. Crispy, a bit sour but sweet as she prefers, while shin does soft, too much matured ones. Such dark red might reminds you of many trees in current season — found even in a little park 5-minute walk from home.

Dancing Diet

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Mei-Shun still carries a tyre of sugar in one bag around her waist. During last time she felt worse, health went ahead of good eating and exercise. When charming foods (including various sweets) jump into eyes, she immediately brought them home. However, since she returned to normal, such an indulgence must be terminated. Precedent methods will start from now on.

Souvenir sweets, a windfall

Amicable Adversary

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Mei-Shun has told you kind followers that alcohol impedes her weight control. It might be because such drinks facilitate her appetite, let her ignore calories to reach sweets even after a meal. She therefore makes it a rule to take it less than once a month, on condition that a tyre around her waist is smaller than one bag of sugar. Now Shin brought home this delicacy from Nagano, best friend and foe of Professor S!

In Retrospect

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This is one of anniversaries for Shin and Mei-Shun. The husband made a reservation at a Chinese restaurant in 日比谷, Tokyo. The wife left home at around 16 : 00 to stay with Mikan-chan for as long as possible, met him at 新橋 Station. She has worked for a company located nearby, enjoyed walking with him looking up some friendly edifices while others new. Now they reached the dinner venue.

Autumnal Art

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Which would you kind followers like, coffee, tea or green tea? The owner of a hair saloon, where Mei-Shun goes to every three weeks, is a pottery collector. And how is it, a star-shaped ice cream ball among normal round ones? It has been rare for her to win foods like it, yet sometimes occurs these days. For example, fèves in her annual “Galette des Rois” often come out of a piece she chose.

 

Joy of Hagis

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Mei-Shun visited her mother’s place after 3 months: August saw them in 草津. Handmade delicacy following below welcomed the former, although a bit delayed. And oh, it was the first time for her to meet this bushclover in full blossom, descended from the late grandma of mom’s side. She immediately understood why it is one of the most popular autumnal flowers.

Sweet Ohagi
Hagi, queen of autumn

To Tokyo

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Yes, for a haircut and dinner. It has become rather rare for Mei-Shun to get on a train since that coronavirus started to bite us. Wearing a face mask, she enjoyed her sight-through-window collection including Ushiku Pond, a noodle factory and Sky Tree. Hair treatment by a professional after 2 months was great, yet the best was rendez-vous at the station with Shin who returned from Fukuoka.

Shut Sake

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Mei-Shun learned that alcohol affects her weight much, or the most. She drank it 3 times in August, twice at home “WAKAZE” and once out just a glass of “Shandy Gaff”. Although it had been getting better, next-day scale always saw sugar bags ranging from 1.7 to 0.6. Now it looks she has managed to reach the point of Oct. 2019 thanks to rice porridge method. The real goal is within a stone’s throw.

Fresh juice@beauty saloon