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Nagasaki Champon

My parents living in Shimosuwa are both 77 years old and very healthy.  Last week, they made a five-day trip to Kyushu, a Southern major island. When I was out, their souvenirs of Kyushu arrived with the vegetables my father cultivated. When I returned home, Katya surved me a bowl of noodles.  I was surprised to find that it was Nagasaki Champon.  It was one of the souvenirs from my parents, and Katya cooked it for me.  It tasted good. Katya did not have champon; she bought 3 kg of mandarins in the morning and had most of them.

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A box of mandarins

Parents of a student of mine visited him in Kofu. They brought a box of Mikkabi mandarins, well-known for their rich taste, from their hometown in Shizuoka  for us. Katya loves mandarins.  She still has a sore throat, and the fruits should be good for her. Season is changing.  There are only some roses left. It is getting cooler. We have already reserved a hotel for the coming new year.  I hope we will be able to enjoy our first ski then.

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Beautiful Roses and Mandarins

Students and teachers can play tennis on the University tennis courts for free, so I try to reserve one for Wednesday, a holiday.  All courts are occupied already.  Katya was very disappointed not be able to try her new racket last Sunday, so she is very much looking forward to playing it.  I hope it will be a fine day as forcasted. Katya’s roses are in bloom.  She picks off flowers from the stems saying that too many flowers are burden. Today, Katya bought mandarins for the first time this season. They are still young but taste OK.  We eat mandarins in winter.  It is already November.  We still remember the hot summer, … Continue reading

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