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.
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.
Here they follows below; 稚鮎=chi-ayu, ささらがた=sasara-gata, 三石羊羹=yo-kan and baby chicken marshmallows. Last two came from Hokkaido, while the latter was found to be made in Kyoto. For the first, 5 sweetfish (they really are) were originally caught in the cage, with 3 seem to have already fled. The second is shared with gentle jelly lover Professor S, respected by Mei-Shun.
We have 立秋=risshu, the 1st of autumn 二十四節気 today. Well, it seems to be in the middle of summer for Mei-Shun, or the hottest 大暑 reported by Mikan-chan last month. On the other hand, nature knows what is going on: plump pears became really juicy and sweet. It is high temperature and ample water that grow tasty rice. Why don’t we keep stiff upper lips, expecting a pinnacle after a bottom?
Mei-Shun saw a bit better figure on the scale after dancing with sweet Ms. Snow Quartz today. Since she has got awful one and a half bags of sugar around waist within July full of rainfalls, another method to get it off is to be adopted. She currently stands on the point of September 2019, where her favorite cooked rice, shining like pearls in a bowl, must be replaced by porridge.
Shin, mom-in-law and Mei-Shun ate out yesterday. 鶴舞屋 serves good baked eels and nice view of 牛久沼 Pond through wide windows. Weather was very unstable; sudden shower, abrupt stopping and clear sky came after one another. Still, they enjoyed above delicacy chatting in whispers. Maybe because it was the last of 4 serial holidays, tables were almost fully occupied by several other families including young children.
Shin and Mei-Shun visited “Elbe” on weekend. Good dishes are cooked from scratch, with various bottles of imported beer from that country longed for by the wife. Domestic ones are available as well, yet she ardently prefers the former. When the couple arrived at 19 : 00, all tables were empty. Please do not worry, they can attract other guests. Here you have a phone call for a reservation.
Mei-shun ordered a melon from Tottori Dunes. It took three days to become mellow, emitting sweet scent with softer bottom. Since she cannot touch them on supermarket shelves recently, such pleasant communication is allowed just at home. On the other hand, Shin brought home a bag of mint candies made in Hokkaido. It works very well when you have a heavy stomach.
Yes, this is a kind of special day for Shin and Mei-Shun. Six years have passed since they made it a rule to enjoy 水無月=minazuki, our way to call June while following delicacy popular in Kansai area. Cut into two triangles, the couple share it by another half; thanking one for allowing happy and safe life to them, keeping the other in the freezer to see later when they succeed in weight control.
… or China Town Mei-Shun means. Her favorite weather forecast aired in the evening sometimes features night view of the most famous port city in Kanto area, attracts her so much that she asked Shin a drive on weekend. Precious sunlight during rainy season let them feel satisfied with beautiful sight, strolling around flamboyant streets. 福満園 and 聘珍樓 are on their recommendation list.