Mei-Shun has learned English, French and Chinese so far. In order to cover more region on the globe, she decided to step out for another major language. There is no problem for her to pronounce Spanish except for “rr” where the tongue have to be curled before trembled. Grammar resembles French, easy to learn. She enjoys it, feeling how simple and convenient English is.
Mei-Shun loves this lovely little flower from her childhood, when she walked to nearby woods almost every day. They seem to close petals when it rains, while patiently look for sunlight under heavy clouds. Even gale does not matter to them, they stand still along this windy lane between rice paddy. Now she reached the nearest shrine, going up stairs to find a white plum in half blossom.
“Le Cygne” is a simple score. Only a sharp in F keys, three pages. It is, however, quite hard to make this melody go smoothly. Mei-Shun might recognize it from her days at a junior high school when she belonged to a brass band club. They have played “Le Carnaval des Animaux” by the quick prelude. Such scores are worth practicing, just opposite to above basic technique is indispensable.
So last half of 2017 has started. These days Mei-Shun takes her three goals meant to reach within the year a bit too ambitious or 虻蜂取らず=abu-hachi-torazu, she could fall between two stools instead of three. At least regarding Japanese language instructor certificate, she has not made any efforts so far. And a bit stumbled in diet, she refrains from getting on a scale since last week.
Mei-Shun’s 8-hour-carbo/candy-first methods have seen 2 months. They are going so-so, allowed her to lose nearly three bags of sugar in total. Another manner has been introduced recently to get on a scale after enough perspiration, good stool and empty stomach — they give the minimum weight. Mental health is one of the most important factors for sustainable management, isn’t it?
Seven weeks have passed since Mei-Shun started 8-hour-carbo diet. She experienced an ups and downs last week; ate a bit too much for 3 days, controlled her eating for another 3 days. That is because she sometimes feels difficulty in restraining from sweets, led to a sudden rush toward a pantry in which delicacy of her eye’s choice is stored. She therefore decided to introduce an innovative method; candy-first dessert system.
Master Mei-Shu has a serious pain in the back. She asked her students one-month off, saw a doctor recently. According to her email, computed tomography did not give any hint of cause, detailed examination would be conducted. Her 道成寺 performance on DVD would replace lessons soon. Mei-Shun feels so sorry for her, while thinks of responsibility she would owe to her own students in the future.