Sunday, 30 March 2014

Real Strawberry Cupcake and The Price of Copy-Cat part 3 ( 本物の苺カッ プケーキと猿真似の代償第3)和訳は英文の下

Strawberry cupcake
Nothing lets me down more than bitter aftertaste of artificial colouring and syrup, but fortunately Ghermez, my favorite cupcake shop in Sydney uses real fruits in their cakes.  I haven’t confirmed it with them, but the proof is in its taste and texture.  I am chiefly a chocolate fan, but for Ghermez Strawberry icing, I will gladly make an exception.   
Check my old post for their addresses.  http://thethirdredapple.com/2013/12/24/sydney-summer-christmas-part-7-fab-cupcakes-and-special-wish%E3%82%B7%E3%83%89%E3%83%8B%E3%83%BC%E7%9C%9F%E5%A4%8F%E3%81%AE%E3%82%AF%E3%83%AA%E3%82%B9%E3%83%9E%E3%82%B9%EF%BC%88%E7%AC%AC7%E5%9B%9E/

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Speaking of which, was the friendship between our cool executive and our socially ambitious painter REAL?  Finally the evening came and a party at the painter’s garden to celebrate the completion of the big renovation of his side of the detached house.  I was away but a neighbor told me he was wearing a suit holding a glass of champagne instead of his usual beer.  The executive was there of course, but he was dressed casually.  The painter had invited all his friends and relatives to show off his new elite friend.  From what I heard the painter was laughing all the night through like a Santa Claus.   

The next morning, however a sale sign board went up on the executive’s side of the detached house.  The house went quickly as a huge housing boom had swept through Australia.  After they left  a real estate agent came to take down the sale sign.  He was chatting with an assistant or something.  ‘It fetched the highest price ever, though I had my doubt when I first saw the shitty side of the house.’  I stopped and turned.   Four months before, the painter’s side was a cluttered mess, but now the orderly side of the executive had taken over and the detached house looks like one fine mansion.  Four months…that was when I first saw them talk friendly.  It kicked off the painter’s renovation and yet the executive never let on that he was planning to sell his side all along.  Did the painter hear from the executive again?  Apparently not, for the painter looked depressed.  But the price of copy-cat did not end there though.  Do you remember he had a daughter?  To be continued.  

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Strawberry cupcake2添加物の苦さは嫌なものですが、私が大好きな カップケーキ専門店Ghermezは本物の果物を使用しています。確認したわけではありませんが香りや舌触りが何よりの証拠。チョコ党の私でもここの苺のアイシングだけは例外です。住所が気になる方は昔のブログをご覧ください。英文の中にリンクを入れておきました。

本物といえば例のクールな重役と野心家ペンキ屋親父の友情は本物だったのでしょうか?遂に来ました、パーテイの夜。ペンキ屋側の大改築の完了を祝うのです。私は外出していましたが近所の人によるとペンキ屋は何と背広を着ていつものビールの代わりにシャンパンを持っていたそう。勿論重役もいましたが普段着のまま。それでもペンキ屋は呼んでおいた友人知人にエリートの新しい親友を自慢しながら夜通しサンタみたいに笑い続けていたそうです。

翌朝...何と家を売りに出す看板が重役側の前にたてられたのです。当時オーストラリアには大型バブルが巻き起こっており家は即刻買い手がつき重役一家は引っ越していきました。後日不動産屋が看板を下ろしに来たとき私は通りすがりに聞いてしまったのです。「俺が知る限り最高の値がついたな。でも最初はどうかとおもったぜ、反対側がしょぼかったから」私は足を止め振りかえる。4か月前ペンキ屋側は物が散乱して雑然としてましたが今は重役側の整然としたカラーに統一されて一軒の立派な豪邸に見えます。4か月前といえば最初に重役とペンキ屋が親しげに話すのを見かけた時期でした。あれからペンキ屋の改築が始まったのですが最初から家を売却するつもりであった事は隠していた重役。引越した後に重役が連絡してきた様子はなくペンキ屋は鬱になってしまいました。しかし猿真似の代償はこれで終わってなかったのです。ペンキ屋には娘が一人いたの覚えてますか?次回に話します

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