QLeft.png Her life skills make her key in their survival on a desert island. She ends up butting heads with Akira because of differing opinions on island life... From "Stranded Stage Girls." QRight.png


365 Days Ponzu Diary – Desert Island

Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
(It's been days since we've been stranded on this island and we still don't know where we are or why we've been shipwrecked.)


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
(I never thought that what I learned from the survival guidebook I'd read to teach me how to be thrifty would come in handy here...)


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
I'm back. I picked some edible looking mushrooms and wild herbs.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
That's a big help, thank you! Let me take a look.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Mushrooms first. Hmm... This looks sketchy so no, not this one either. Nor this one... Or that... Not this one either.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
There's not much left...


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Even though you went and picked so much, I'm sorry. But we can't eat anything we're not completely sure is okay to have. That's just what I read in a book once though.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Because these might be poisonous mushrooms?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Yeah. It's already tricky enough for an amateur to tell the difference between mushrooms. And if anything were to happen, we have no hospital or medicine here. You can never be too safe.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Okay! These wild herbs seem okay. All that's left is to make it as delicious as possible.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Yes, please.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I'm back.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Oh, welcome back.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I see Kagura's back too. I picked some mushrooms and nuts.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Oh, this is a poisonous mushroom.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
What?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
You're right. And also this one, this, this... and this one. It looks sketchy so let's not risk it.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Wait a minute. You want to throw away all the mushrooms I picked?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
It's tricky for an amateur to tell and we also have no hospital or medicine here. That's why it's best to not eat anything suspicious looking. Right?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Yeah. I'm sorry even though you went through all the trouble to pick them.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Hm... If those are the reasons then it's unavoidable.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
But those nuts are fine. You brought back so much. That's great.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I only found a cluster of them. It's nothing. I'll leave the cooking and storage to you.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Fumi! I caught a lot of fish!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Welcome back, Nonomiya-san. Heh heh, that's a big catch.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Yeah! How are you going to cook it? When it comes to desert islands, it should be roasted on a skewer, right!?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
That's good too, but I thought we'd make fish balls today.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Fish balls?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
If we mince it then we can eat the bones too without wasting anything. If the volume increases, we'll stay full longer, no?


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Wow, that's amazing! You're such a master of survival, Fumi!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
To me, it's just wisdom for everyday life.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
That's right, Fumi's constantly living in survival mode!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
It makes me sad to hear that...


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
(Seriously, I'm so glad that there's so much food on this island. There's just one thing missing...)


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
It's ponzu! Ponzu! Ponzu, I'm telling you!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
I know that I'm asking for too much!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
*sigh* Since we don't know when we could be rescued, I guess I'll just have to make it myself.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
The main ingredients are soy sauce and citrus... We might be able to find something citrusy during our explorations so the problem is soy sauce...


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Obviously there's no soy sauce, but we don't even have malt or soy beans... Is there any other way–– Ugh!


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Fumi, what's the matter? What's with the serious face? Are you hurting somewhere?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Ah, no, it's nothing. Sorry for worrying you.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Not at all. I'm glad you're okay! There's something I need your advice on!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
What is it?


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
You see, I wanted to open this canned food for lunch! Recently, all we've had have been nut and wild herbs soup...


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Hmm... I understand how you feel, but canned foods keep well so it's better to keep it as emergency rations.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
I knew it... I just wanted to eat some normal food for a change...


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Mhm, I'm sorry. If the situation were different–– What!?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Hold on, Nonomiya-san! Isn't this canned anchovies!?


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
What, really? It's got a picture of sardines on it so I thought it was just boiled sardines.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Anchovies...! We could use the fish soy as a substitute!


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Fish soy?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Fish soy is the seasoning made from salting and fermenting fish. It's similar to soy sauce.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
It's not the same as soy sauce, but if we use this, we might be able to make something similar to ponzu...!


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Oh, you wanted to make ponzu! I have heard that you like ponzu! Good idea! Let's make it!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
No, we can't... We can't just use such valuable food for my own selfish whims.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
It's fine! Akira, Hikari, and Kaoruko will all say it's fine!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
What are you talking about?


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Well, everyone's been saved by your thrifty know-how and you're always making delicious food for us!


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
If we have ponzu, you might be able to make even more different kinds of dishes... That would also make us happy!


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
And everyone knows how much you love ponzu!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Nonomiya-san...


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Don't hold back and let's ask everyone! You need ponzu to live, right?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Needing ponzu to live is kind of...?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
(...I've never thought so seriously about it.)


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Nonomiya-san, thank you! I'll let everyone know how I feel.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Yeah! I also want to try your ponzu dishes. I support you!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
"Everyone happily accepted my feelings. That's how I was able to have ponzu even on a desert island."


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
"Taste-wise it couldn't compare with your regular ponzu, but this fish soy ponzu made from nature and everyone's kindness was something irreplaceable..."


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
"365 Days Ponzu Diary – Desert Island."

Bubble Tea Making on a Desert Island

Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
All right, everyone's here.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Yumeoji-han, I'm grateful that you helped me with drawing the water, but why did you gather everyone together all of a sudden?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
I have an idea. I was talking to Akira about it earlier. How about we take a day off from work today?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Day off...? I'd be happy to, but why all of a sudden?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
To put it short, everyone's been working hard recently so we now have a bigger stock of fish and wild plants than anticipated.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
We got an especially big catch yesterday too!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
After being on this island for a few days, we've been able to get into a rhythm. From here on, taking care of our mental health has become important too.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
That's why we're thinking to take a day off from most of our tasks today. What do you think?


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Day off!? I wholeheartedly agree! Yay! Vacation on a desert island!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Only thing is, we have to take turns being on the lookout for rescue.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Normally, Kagura-san is the main lookout, but let's do two hour shifts today. When it's not your turn to be on the lookout, you're fine to spend it however you want.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
I'm glad for the break, but there's nothing on this island. Yukishiro-han, what will you be doing?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I'll be saving my energy.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
What, that's such a waste! You should be doing something that's more like taking a break! Like eating something sweet that you wouldn't normally!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
You're right. Since we've been here, we haven't been eating much sweet things. I'm not sure how far we could get with it, but want to give it a try?


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Yeah!! What are we gonna make!?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
I haven't decided yet. Is there anything you'd like to eat?


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Hmm, I want to drink bubble tea!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Bubble tea on a desert island? Talk about unreasonable requests.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
...Let's do it!!


Lalafin & Kaoruko:
Seriously!?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
There are a lot of ingredients on this island, so I think it'd be a fun challenge to try.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Yay!! In that case, I'll do my best to help out too! First, I'll go take turns with the lookout!!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Nonomiya-han was so happy. But Yumeoji-han, can you really make bubble tea?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
I made it a lot when I worked part-time at a restaurant. But I've never made it from scratch before.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Yet you went and agreed to do it.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
She made such an innocent request, wouldn't you want to fulfill it too? All right, I guess I'll go gather the ingredients, does anyone want to come along to help?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Hanayagi, you came along in the end.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Even though it's a day off, there's nothing else to do on this island. And speak for yourself.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
While we may have adjusted to the environment here, we still don't know if there might be other dangers. It's safer to move in numbers.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Thank you, you two.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Oh? This is rosemary, isn't it?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Oh, you're right. It's wild so it smells even stronger.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
This is a promising start. Let's make tea with this.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I don't know the details, but don't we need to dry them in the sun to make tea?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Yeah, originally. But we don't have the time so we can just roast it.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Next is milk, I guess? That's a tricky one, isn't it?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Weren't there coconut trees by the shore? I think we can substitute it with coconut milk.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
For sugar, if we boil rum to burn off the alcohol, we should be able to get a similar sweetness and flavor.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
...In which case, the problem is the pearls.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
You're right... I know they're made from tapioca, but it doesn't seem like we can find that on this island...


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
If we can find something starchy to use as substitute, we just have to make it into pearl shapes––


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Huh? That flower...!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
What happened?! Why are running off all of a sudden?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Heh heh, I never thought what I'd learned in Kappo Tomoye would be useful here.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Nonomiya-san, it's done! Bubble tea-like drink made on a desert island!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Here's a natural straw made from reed. It wouldn't be complete without this.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Exactly. I've never heard of bubble tea without this thick straw.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
It looks so legit! Is it okay for me to be the first to try it!?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Of course! But to be honest, I'm not so sure about the taste...


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Fumi and everyone worked hard to make this! I'm positive it's fine! Let's try it! *slurp* *gulp*


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Oh... This taste... It tastes familiar!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
I'm so glad!


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
And also... Something...soft? is inside. What is it?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
That's the substitute for pearls that Fumi slaved over the most for the drink. Lily bulb.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
We didn't have anything that could substitute tapioca. So I tried to use lily bulbs, the root of lily, which have the same starchy properties. It's an ingredient commonly used in Japanese cuisine.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
I tried to make the size and shape as close to pearls as possible.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Yeah, it's an interesting texture! Akira, you should try too!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Hm... This is a rare opportunity. I suppose I'll try experiencing this bubble tea drinking that Yachiyo and the others often talk about.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
*Gulp* ...Ngh!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
What's the matter...?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
What is this? It just tastes like boiled grass...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
That's ridiculous, we spent so much time and effort on it. You've never had bubble tea before, have you?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
I'll be the judge. I've had it at a famous shop before with Futaba-han, so I'm confident in my judging abilities.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Don't do it...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
*Gulp* ....Yuck! What is this? What do you mean it tastes familiar!?


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
I remember now! It's Shizuha's Special Drink!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Ugh. I've heard the rumors before. Do you always drink this...?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
I won't be drinking it.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
I knew it. A complete failure...


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
It's fine, Fumi! Compared to Shizuha's drink, this is a hundred times more delicious! *slurp* *gulp* *swallow*


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Ah, don't force yourself to drink it!


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Haaa. Thanks for the drink! I never thought I'd be able to drink bubble tea here! Thanks, Fumi!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
You don't need to thank me. I feel bad now.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
That's right. When we get back, how about we all go to a yummy bubble tea place together?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Oh, nice idea. We can try the real thing.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
I'd also like to try the real bubble tea.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Hm... I guess if I've never tried the real thing, I can't say I've had bubble tea before.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Heh heh, everyone's being so honest. That was the most I could do on a desert island, you know!


Kaoruko & Akira & Hikari:
Heh heh. Haha. Heh heh.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Nice, nice! Then I'll be in charge of finding a good place as thanks! Look forward to it!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Yeah! I'm counting on you.

Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
If Ichie were among the stranded members, she'd be playing tricks on me and it'd be even more tough.

Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
I never imagined I'd butt heads with Akira like that.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
But it's because I've found my path that I was able to properly face Akira like I did.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Many things have changed... But I can now confidently say that there have been many good changes – for both Akira and me.

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