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Parisians and diagonal line (パリジャンと斜めの線)

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  I had not accessed my blog since the abrupt death of this one lady whom I had revered very much, so today I did not expect to see any visitors to my site.  To my surprise, there were some which promptly me to upload my latest struggle with fashion.    Even men wear scarfs in Paris on their dates with their girlfriends.  I could not care less initially, but then there had not been a thing I cared about fashion anyway.  Then I realized it would be a way to show that I am making an effort.  Not necessary a resounding success, but an effort nevertheless.    Parisians have since taught me there is more to scarf than wrapping it around one’s neck.  They also use it to add a diagonal line to the style.  I have no ideas why, but it does help to slim down one’s appearance a little.  So here goes.  Parisians also love Australia, or so I have found, so I decided to put on this shirt I bought in Cairns Queensland.  Actually, my mother recommended that I bought one.  Like many other clothes of mi

Can Paris turn a nun into looking secular? Peut Paris transformer cette nonne ici en regardant laïque? (パリは有髪の尼さんを変えられるか?)

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Here is my normal look. I’ve been told I look like a nun.  Great!  They are most revered people of the society worldwide.  I never thought twice about my coordination, or rather a lack of it.  It got me covered in public.  I always made sure my black outfits were washed regularly.  Like I have said before, dressing fashionably does not translate into looking a beauty or a handsome.  Marilyn Monroe became a legendary beauty without anything on.  Although there is a rumour that she may have had a small alteration done by a surgeon, but it still was not her garments that elevated her to the Goddess status.  But back to Paris in spring which is blooming with colours, even men handle various colours through scarf or shirts.  I’ve realized that I may look like a domestic help without a nun’s religious virtue veil.  Worse, because even domestic workers in a well-to-do areas wear scarf to look trendy within their means.  All right…I’ll change the top but will keep the skirt.  I can’t handle t

A fashion philistine buying perfume in Paris at last?(服装音痴が遂にパリ で香水を買うのか?

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Somehow I’ve managed to ignore the perfumery boutiques all my life.  I bathed daily and washed my clothes regularly.  My shampoo smelled nice so what more realistically needed to be done?  There had been some bottles purchased by my mother on the shelf, but I would leave them until their content all dried up.  Therefore I was stupefied when my French professor asked each of us students what brand of perfume we wore.  Didn’t see that coming as I had prepared myself for questions about French history.  I was shocked to learn that even the youngest girl wore an expensive perfume brand.  Needless to say I felt embarrassed by the look of everyone on me as if I had been caught naked in public.   It just so happened that Galeries Lafayette was holding a sale on cosmetics that evening.  As I navigated through the boutique counters on the ground floor I was overwhelmed by the millions of choices available.  The only thing I knew was that I hated rose fragrance because it gives me nausea.  So ho

Spring is still a headache for this fashion philistine(春でも浮かれてお られぬ服装音痴)

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The cold winter had one redeeming aspect: the coats hid whatever dingy clothes I wore underneath.  Now with the warm weather upon us my one and only safety cover is ripped away and I have to turn to the list of coordination my mother had drawn up for me before I left for Paris.  Yes, I am that pathetic.    Why I decided to learn fashion after all these years?  Find out at  http://thethirdredapple.com/white-snake-dream-is-a-promise-of-good-things-to-come/ Now this is the spring outfit my conservative mother had put together. It looked fine to me until I met this real estate agent lady from Paris.  She was wearing a suit as well, but wore a frilly laced blouse underneath.  It may not be news to most women, but it was to me.  The suit has a rigid uniform like image while lace is feminine and has a soft image.  The two never mixed in my stubborn head, but I am trying to change my way.    So I copied this Parisian lady and bought a frilly Ralph Lauren blouse (on discount as usual.)  Is it a

the journey of Sweet and Potatoe

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Copyright 2009 to 2015 by Mirror Miroir/THE THIRD RED APPLE All Rights Reserved.

Part 3: the journey of Sweet and Potatoe

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To complete the year of constant shifting, I am preparing for the final big move scheduled at the end of  2014.  What a year it has been. Copyright 2009 to 2014 by Mirror Miroir/THE THIRD RED APPLE All Rights Reserved. 引越し続きの尋常でない年の締めくくりとして年末の最後の大移動に向かって準備中です。何ちゅう年やったんやろ、2014年は。

Part 3: The Journey of Sweet and Potatoe

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Copyright 2006 to 2014 by Mirror Miroir/THE THIRD RED APPLE All Rights Reserved

Part 2 of The journey of Sweet and Potatoe

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Copyright 2006 to 2014 by Mirror Miroir/THE THIRD RED APPLE All Rights Reserved.

The journey of Sweet and Potatoe

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It’s about time I treated my readers with something fun.  I here upload one of my old comic strip. Copyright 2014 by Mirror Miroir/THE THIRD RED APPLE All Rights Reserved. そろそろ読者の皆様に楽しんで頂ける内容をお届けします。  

Double Roasted Pork in tropical Penang, Malaysia(熱帯ペナン島の二度焼き チャーシュウ)

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Mr. Somerset Maugham’s praise for the generous Malays is endorsed by the huge Chinese community in Malaysia and Singapore.  It is not my place to speculate the reasons why so many Chinese people decided to leave their homeland behind, but it is good that the Malays have helped them find happiness in the new adopted land.  On the small island of Penang, one gets the impression that there are more Chinese temples than any other religious houses of prayer.  That is the power of China and where do they get it from?  Fantastic food!   Tek Sen: 18-20 Carnavon Street, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia  is surprisingly clean inside.  Their Double Cooked Pork is AMAZING.    They pour some sweet sauce over before grilling the pork again.  I may be wrong, but you won’t really care when it tastes so good. For those who prefer spicy food, try their other signature dish, vegetable and pork fried with bean paste and chili.  Now, please allow me to slip in PR for my graphic novels which have final