Trap in Diet

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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.

Practice Alone

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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.

Lunar December

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It has started from today while winter vacation in solar calendar. As the best day to make a wish, Mei-Shun walked to the nearest shrine. Interested in her wish? Health, of course. 2016 has only three days left, she has not yet reached the goal — perhaps one and a half (or two!) bags of sugar stay all over her body. Without moonlight, with sacred protection of 大吉=the luckiest omikuji, she would pull her socks up and resume necessary efforts.

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Adventurous Road

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Mei-Shun managed to drive toward Narita Airport alone for the first time to pick up Shin. Since new 圏央道=Keno-do highway has been connected with older one, it became quite convenient for us. Perhaps expected to be widened in the future, 圏央道 accommodates a traffic system called 対面通行, meaning a two-way lane. There is no central reserve, you must be very careful. Just go on the left except for a few passing lanes. Here she sees a sign of the airport. Thanks a million, smart navigator.

Forward and Backward

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Ms. I, an instructor at Mei-Shun’s horse riding club, offered her a promotion to the upper class. She will take a test on Friday, feeling so happy. On the other hand, she might stumble in her diet. She knows reasons well — one is that her rule to weigh regularly has been broken. She has done it on Aug. 31, Sept. 2, 9, 10 and 12 so far. Then she tried tonight, an unbelievable amount jumped into her eyes. Now she must make a rectification.

Three-day Ascetic

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It is not easy to continue discipline. And doubly so if you could live a happy life without it. That is why Mei-Shun often becomes titled 三日坊主, that her father warned her not to in his letter. You are exactly right, dad. She would never fall into the bottomless swamp of neglect. Even if rainfall disturbs her way to the shrine, she would find dry route to follow. That will prevent her from the itchy rash in thighs.

Refreshment

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What is your favorite ice cream flavor? It is chocolate-mint for Mei-Shun. Cup, corn or bar, any type would be welcomed. She recently found a chocolate-coated bar — how gorgeous! As rice seedlings grow up, her weight started to decrease. For a success in control, she must make that great taste once-a-month joy.

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