If you’re wondering what has become of the 21-year-old male Taiwanese administrative assistant sent down by our HR department, well he’s a tricky one. First few days in he raided my fridge, soured my bathroom-attack-vengeance plot by buying me desserts from Porto, and has now finally managed to corner me into submission.
6 PM, Tuesday evening, balcony.
Enter Mimi, munching a sandwich, when the balcony door swings vehemently open. The 21-year old male administrative assistant, whom we shall call 21-year old fridge tyrant (as he is so aptly coined by our reader Rexy), heaves toward her like a lion pouncing a doe-eyed gazelle.
21-year old fridge tyrant: You left your sweater on the chair, so I thought maybe you were still in the building.
Mimi: Oh, I didn’t leave it there.
21-year old fridge tyrant: It’s not yours?
Mimi: Oh, no, it’s mine.
21-year old fridge tyrant: It’s yours, but you weren’t the one to leave it there…
Mimi (waving sandwich in the air): I left it there a long time ago.
21-year old fridge tyrant (eyebrows furrowed): Even when you’re not in the office?
21-year old fridge tyrant: So…you leave it there to make people think that you’re still at work, even when you’re not?
(He pauses a beat.)
21-year old fridge tyrant: Don’t you think that’s a little dishonest?
Exit Mimi, unable to respond and feeling utterly destroyed.
3 AM Dangerous Zone Volume 2, Ch.7: Tagaya finally steps it up, but will the nagging doubts in Momoko’s mind hinder their budding relationship? On the other hand, Takki undergoes a quick pyschotherapy session which sheds light on his perverse urge to strip.
Balancing Toy Volume 1, Ch.3: Seiji, Kawabata, Chie, Towa, and Haru have a house-party.
Sekine’s_Love_v3_ch12: Sekine manages to destroy all his shirts in an attempt to escape a date with Sara.
Teketeke_Rendezvous Volume 1, Ch.3: Tayoko ponders the meaning of love and sex.
What Revolves Around Al and Neri Ch.6 & 7: Carraro’s nonchalance sends Carraro’s brooding secretary hurling into the arms of a salivating Neri. (This would definitely work wonders as a blurb for a smutty romance novel, don’t you think?)
So happy to see all these releases–I’ve really taken a liking to 3am and to poor Sekine-kun! ^^ Thanks for all the hard work!!
I was so glad to see an update on here — not only do I love your series, but your updates are so fun to read too~ Thanks for the releases!
You guys dropped Neko Ane from upcoming projects? Awww. I was looking forward to that…
Another group wanted to work on the project and we are going to provide them with raws so that they can get started on it. That way the project will be able to get released faster. 🙂
Which group would this be? Or is a secret?
Thanks for the reply 🙂
Oh, it’s no secret at all. Their website is here: http://kidukyo.livejournal.com/
It looks like they have good quality releases, and Neko Ane seems like a fitting choice for the group. It really seems out of place here among all our Josei projects. (.__.*)
Geez, your journal entries are always so fun to read.
i just wanted you to know you earned my undying love and gratitude for these releases!
Thank you so much
Wow, it’s so nice to have you guys back in my life again. Thank you so so much for the releases!! Keep up the awesome.
thank you so much i was looking forward for sekine’s love and 3 am! love you guys! <3
Thank you so so so so much for the releases!! :’)
it has been a long time, but it’s always great to know that there are people working on these josei manga! Time doesn’t matter! 🙂
Good luck with everything!
Thanks so much for the releases and glad to see you guys back 🙂
The fridge tyrant sounds amusing, but really the youths of today seem really cheeky. You should teach him a lesson or two.
Thank you very much for the releases.
Good luck with the 21-year old fridge tyrant !
Lol! I love your posts Hats! They’re always funny 😀 Now, in regards to the sweater left behind on a chair, HOW is that supposed to be dishonest? Does the fridge tyrant not realize by now in his 21 years of life, that a lot of girls will get cold? And it’s not unusual for a smart person to leave say, a sweater, in their office for the times when it’s chilly because the A/C is cranked high – which is something they have no control over? I don’t know if your office uses a instant messanger/chat program or not, but my office does and if anyone’s away from their desks, we all leave an away message (i.e. out to lunch back by 1:15, marketing meeting, etc.) It’s a much better way of knowing if someones away or not. And obviously if they’re offline it means their computer’s down and they’re gone for the day.
Anyhoo, thanks for the great releases and I’m glad to see you back! 🙂
Thanks so much, have been waiting for new chapters =]
Hatsumimi-san, I’m so glad to hear that you’re alive and well when everything seemed to be falling apart in the last post. I always laugh at the tragic comedy of your posts, and I’m glad you’re doing better… but please don’t call yourself near middle-aged! That makes me who is slightly older than you feel sooo old. *cries*
Nonetheless, thank you for the releases. We your devoted following appreciate them no matter when they come because real life is always more important than the e-planet. =3
You know yourself better but my two cents in the matter is: don’t go for him. For one thing, he’s Taiwanese, therefore he speaks Mandarin (or has been raised in its influence), and Mandarin is a terrible dialect. I’m probably biased (no, actually, I AM biased) since I speak Cantonese so Mandarin sounds like the devil-language to me. It’s nothing but “shh” and “err” sounds and nasal tones. Cantonese may be clunky (and canto-pop/rap is trash but whatever I digress) but there is certain honest charm about it. Second of all… I forgot what I was going to say because of my anti-mandarin rampage. He’s a tyrant! I don’t like his tone! If it didn’t count as assault (and I wasn’t totally meek in real life), I’d have thrown that sandwich in his face or pinched him really hard as I walked away. Grrrrr.
That said, if this was a kdrama, your exchange would’ve been played out as “bickering as a prelude to love!” and I would’ve watched it in rapture.
I’m glad to see you’re back. Thanks for the releases. I lurve me some Sekine less than three!
Yeah… but Taiwanese isn’t nasal or gutteral at alll. Their mandarin sounds very different from the mandarin you’re thinking of. And I can speak both cantonese and mandarin, so I see were you’re coming from even though I really respectuflly disagree with your opinion. ANd the fact that he’s a tyrant/jerk makes him all the more alluring when he gets tsundere or whatever. By the way, is Mimi actually Japanese? Where does she live anyway? It doesn’t sound like the US…My guess is Singapore.
Anyway. Sekine’s newest chapter was delightful but regrettably short. If I understood Japanese, I would’ve maybe but probably not bought all the current volumes. And Teke Teke Rendezvous had me loving George Asakura all over again! Seriously, that woman does magic with a paper and pen, she really does. I once again thank Hatsumimi and all the relevant staff for bringing these amazing series into my life. Seriously, I wish I can meet Mimi in real life, but that nee-san would probably be too sophisticated for a little girl like me to handle.
I’m pretty sure she’s not living in Singapore. I think she’s mentioned she’s in LA from past posts.
As for fridge tyrant, I’d love to hear about more encounters of him since he’s great fodder for release posts, but he’s still rubbing me the wrong way.
Thank you very much for all of these lovely chapters! I really appreciate the hard work that Stilletto Heels team members put into them.
Wait. No. My bad. It’s in the middle of the night and my brain’s running low on juice.
Correction to previous comment: I meant scanlated chapters, not summaries. What was I thinking?
The 21 year old fridge tyrant sounds sexay~ Do I spy a SPARK between said tyrant and Mimi (whoever she is)? I’m really relieved you guys hung in there, I thought we were done for, and this happens to be one of my favorite sites to read summaries on. BACK AND ON THE ATTACK, BABY!
Btw, I hope everything turned out OK for the OP.
Mimi would be short for Hatsumimi, which would be me. 😀 The Fridge Tyrant is a pretty good-looking guy, I have to admit. But I think Mimi Mama would have a fit if news caught on that her nearing middle-age daughter was horsing around with a young, boy-toy assistant from Taiwan, only a few weeks after her long-term relationship with “that guy from Hong Kong” crumbled into interstellar dust. Family reunions would then be very, very awkward.
“Near middle-age”… meaning somewhere around thirty… meaning give or take a couple of years, right? Heck, just make it into a real life Futago situation. Your little skit in the post sounded pretty charged with…energy. If my woman’s instinct isn’t off, I’d say you already considered/fantasized about a relationship with the yummy Taiwanese boy.
Hi, the release for balancing toy is kinda slow. So I’m wondering when will the next chapter come out again? Since the series has already completed…
All of our staff are volunteering free time out of their busy schedules to help bring the releases, and Heels doesn’t work on deadlines. Therefore I cannot give you an exact time and date. But if it’s any consolation, the next chapter is with the typesetter, stellar, right now, and once she’s done with exams she will get started on it.
Thanks a lot for the releases 😀 Eeee~
thk u for the releases………….:)
Thank you for your hard work~!
Thanks so much for the releases!!! ^^
I love seeing What Revolves Around Al and Neri’s update here!
And is ” 21-year old fridge tyrant” real? lol
Whoa, I’m new here but what is it with that fridge tyrant. Is he being an asshole as a joke or is he really a jerk?
(Thanks for the release!)
Thank you very much for all your hard work! It’s very loved and appreciated!
And so many things to look forward to!
Thanks for the release.
thank you for the releases! you guys are the best 🙂
Thanks for the releases! I always enjoy your anecdotes 😀
thanks for the releases! I just bought the two volumes of yajirobee last week, so it’s nice to see a new chapter.
are the links correct? only one seems to work. all the others are 404.
Sekine’s_Love_v3_ch12 link is not working. Thanks for the update though, hope it’ll be fixed soon.
It should work now. 🙂
Thank you, thank you 😉