A morning snack of taiyaki (たい焼き) – “please sing Oyoge! Taiyaki-kun* when eating”.
Base: 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic 7-Grain Whole Grain Pancake and Waffle Mix + 0.75 cup milk + 1 tablespoon olive oil
Filling: a store-bought can of not-too-sweet cooked azuki beans or maki’s tsubu-an recipe
A visit an old DG-mate who’d arrived in Singapore only to be admitted to hospital. Even if people have left one’s official care many years before and are now someone else’s responsibility, there is a sense in which the love and concern of pseudo-parenthood under the headship of Christ does not end quite so easily.
A good piano-chair-knocking-over pound-out of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata in C Minor Op.13 “Pathetique” to quell a troubled heart before bed:
Glenn Gould was in favour when we were younger, but now, perhaps the complicated weightiness of life has made us appreciate Annie Fischer all the more (who sounds exactly like the piece is played in my head, and sometimes makes a young Vladimir Azhkenazy sound a bit effete).
*Oyoge! Taiyaki-kun (Masato Shimon):