Reika-sama – 056

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It’s my birthday today, and here I am translating for you inbred donkeys.
What am I doing with my life.

Haha, enjoy, guys!

It’s almost Oniisama’s coming of age ceremony.
I bought him cufflinks as a celebratory present.
I actually wanted to buy him a necktie he could use for the ceremony, but Oniisama got an entire suit set from a British tailor, so I didn’t have the composure to say anything.
Also, I don’t really have much dress sense for ties…
I don’t really know what sort of ties are stylish and stuff. And for some reason my eyes keep going to the really striking patterns.
If he was wearing a suit from a splendid tailor, but only his tie was crazy, everybody would laugh at him. That would be horrible!
Oniisama is the heir of the Kisshouin family so for the ceremony he’s going to greet lots of people and see lots of people! If everybody there started laughing at it, it would be the worst!
And so, in order to smooth over my slightly odd tastes, I decided on cufflinks. Oniisama agreed too.
Anyway, I went with Oniisama to a store to pick them out, but there were too many interesting designs so I didn’t know which to pick!
They ranged from your normal innocuous gemstone cufflinks to vehicle and animal motifs, and even mascots designs.

Vehicles might be good, but I’m not really into them. Ah-, the ones with star and snow crystals sure are cute. A broken heart is unlucky! Maybe animals after all? Uwah, reptiles are a bit…
In the end, I remembered the zoo he brought me to in autumn, so I went with the polar bears, as well as dolphins for summer. Ah-, I’ll get the penguin ones too.
This should tell Oniisama that I want him to take me again.

I do think they were a little childish, but Oniisama said they were fine, and cufflinks aren’t all that obvious anyway, so I guess it’s fine, right?
Also you can get order-made cufflinks too, so maybe I’ll get them to make some Tarow the Taro ones and give them to Oniisama. …He’s definitely not going to use them.

After Oniisama’s coming of age ceremony, he’s going to be attending classes while learning about the Kisshouin businesses on the side. Apparently he’s going to follow around Otousama’s secretary and learn all sorts of things.
Oniisama is diligent and talented. If Otousama is committing fraud, he’ll definitely notice.
For a child like me, all I can really do is steadily brainwash him onto the path of righteousness. Oniisama is my only hope.

“Oniisama. You will be helping Otousama with his work from now on, will you not? If Otousama does anything bad, please, you must correct him, okay? But please do not publicly denounce him either. Just gently. Okay?”

When we finished shopping, we went to a café where I implored Oniisama to deal with him.
Oniisama made a slightly troubled expression, and asked me,


He continued.

“Reika, ever since you were a child, you’ll occasionally say things like that, huh. You keep talking like you’re sure Dad is doing something bad. I feel a little sorry for him. A dad whose cute daughter doesn’t trust him at all.”


He did that in the manga.
Otousama might have some troublesome parts to him like his ambition for our family, but he’s essentially a good person who loves his family. Even though he’s rich, he doesn’t have any mistresses either, you know?
But just because he’s a good father, and a good husband, doesn’t mean that he’s a good person.
There are plenty of people who turn into criminals for their families.

“Oh right! The stocks! Oniisama, you must make sure that people do not buy up our stocks and take over the company!”

“…What’s influenced you this time?”

“Rather than influence… I suppose you could call it precognition?”

“I see. That’s amazing.”

Mu, he isn’t believing me at all. But it’s true, okay!
Because even if we make an enemy out of the Kaburagis, as long as Otousama isn’t doing anything wrong, we’ll be safe for a while.

“Anyway, Oniisama! I beg you! Please gently, and secretly deal with his crimes.”

“Hahh, I get it already.”

It’s all on you, Oniisama. As for me, I should strengthen my brainwashing.



Term three began, and the third years are almost graduating. My first love, Tomoe-senpai, is graduating as well. Having said that though, he’s just going to enter the high school section. Still, that means we won’t be seeing each other in the same school building anymore, huh.
Anyway, while I was thinking about these things, I got an invitation from Sakura-chan for lessons in hand-making Valentine’s chocolates.
I never give chocolates to anybody but Oniisama and Otousama, so I don’t really want to learn though. I don’t plan on giving Tomoe-senpai chocolates either, after all.
But Sakura-chan was being persistent about it, so I gave in, and made plans to go with her to chocolate brownie lessons at a famous pâtisserie.

“Hey-! Measure the grams properly!”

“Eh-, I did measure them, you know?”

Each time I didn’t use the spoons or measuring cups, Sakura-chan would scold me, so it was a little annoying.
Skilled chefs use their eyes to measure, you know? In my old life, Mum would never use spoons or whatever for cooking. She just threw in salt and sugar like that. There’s really no need to fuss so much over these things.
Ah-, I spilled a little cocoa powder. Well whatever.


“Ehh? But it was just a littleee.”

Sakura-chan’s eyes are scary when she gets mad…


Anyway, I tried the brownies a little once they were done, but they were really yummy. As expected of lessons from this pâtisserie! These are probably the best things I’ve ever made.
But apparently Sakura-chan was dissatisfied.

“I was an idiot for inviting you, Reika. To think that it would be this bad…”

“Eh? What is?”

After Sakura-chan compared the brownies we made together with the one the teacher made, she sighed.

Of course you wouldn’t think it’s tasty after comparing it to a pro’s. Sakura-chan, aren’t your ideals set a bit too high?

“You know, Reika, measurements are everything in sweets. You have to measure everything properly. Could it be that all your handmade chocolates so far were made sloppily like today’s?”

“I wasn’t being sloppy. I measured everything.”

“But when it said one teaspoon for example, you didn’t flatten the surface. You just scooped and dunked.”

“Well, I guess?”

But it’s fine. It was more or less measured.

“Reika, I won’t say anything cruel. For the sake of your future, attend cooking class.”



When I got home and gave the brownies to Oniisama and Otousama, I got more praise than ever before.
See? You’re being too uptight, Sakura-chan.
But if they praise me this much, I’m starting to actually want to take lessons.
The next day when I handed them to Aoi-chan, she said “They’re really good! I was so surprised!” as well.
Both Oniisama and Otousama supported the cooking class idea as well, so maybe I’ll think about it.
I want to go with Sakura-chan, but if she’s going to nag at me each time like that, then…
Sakura-chan, you know, I think it’d be better if you were a little more relaxed in life.

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105 thoughts on “Reika-sama – 056”

  1. Yeah, we can wait, go out and enjoy your life for a bit.
    Happy Birthday!

    lol Reika’s sweets, her brother and father didn’t dare to say they were bad to her, just *encouraged* her to take cooking classes. :)

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  2. wooohoo!! happy birthday!! we feel honored that you thought of us today! \(*T▽T*)/

    thank you, and best wishes for this year!

    (≧▽≦)/~‿✿ ✿ ✿


  3. Happy birthday you happy go lucky faggot feeder !
    A chapter a day (or a week, or a month) keeps the faggot away, at least until the next chapter ;o) !

    When I think about it I can only think of you as some sort of zoo guardian that is feeding with a small spoon some ravenous baby-birds with weird smiley faces rampaging in their cage, shouting weird cries like “first !” and “thanks for the chapter when come the next one ?”…

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  4. Happy birthday :D
    Why the Effe are you translating today?
    We would have been fine with waiting one more day, you know…
    Right now, you should be with your family/ playing with your friend/ stalking your imouto to be sure that she doesn’t have bad acquaintances (by bad, I mean male)

    Oh well, I’m still happy to see a new chapter of Reika-sama :D
    So thanks for this beautiful present, on your birthday :D

    Also, I’m pretty sure that even if she bought a weird tie for her oniisama, he would have complained a bit, but still would have worn it.
    And if someone had commented on how bad the tie looked, he would have glared at them while releasing killing intent…

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  5. No idea if she can really cook, or if the people she gives her cooking to can’t bring themselves to tell her the truth…


  6. Thanks for the chapter and Happy Birthday!!! Go out and do something instead of sitting in front of your computer translating. We’ll forgive you this once :)

    JK enjoy your X-th year round the sun


  7. I’m on time huh… Thanks for the chapter Sheep-chan! I think it’s spelled: おたんじよびおめでとう!Rei-chan what are you doing measuring by eye with out eight years of proper measuring under your belt. BTW I tried bakking with the Red flour I got. My brownies turned out all fluffy. Like cloud fluffy. Not only that! They were extremely delicious. Like immobile for an hour due to foodgasm delicious.

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  8. Thank you for the chapter and happy birthday! It’s a shame I can’t put more than one like here~꒰ ੭ˊ꒳ˋ ू ꒱♡*⸝⸝
    Sakura chan was so persistent I smelled conspiracy…Oniisama’s eyes are everywhere even I’m getting paranoid. also, your imouto evolved?! What’s with this cool 妹?!! I miss it already *sobs a little*❤️

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  9. I’m wondering if this is a theme or some kind of metaphor. Like, if you have bad taste in food you’ll have bad taste in men or something XD


  10. Happy birthday sadFrogWithPartyHat.jpg

    Also sakura’s so arrogant ! Damn her ! How dares she judge Reika-sama ?!


  11. Happy birthday Este! Ah, WE got a present on your birthday. o.o;; Something feels backwards here. AWESOME, but backwards. Makes me feel spoiled XD;;;
    Thank you so much, Este! You are receiving a ton of well wishes and happy thoughts~ I hope you have a great birthday and know you are very much appreciated! :)
    Also, in this chapter I am very amused that Reika is trying to brainwash her family (mostly just her father) into being good people, while everyone else is kinda trying to brainwash her into being even just an okay cook. “This..! This tastes like a brownie!! That’s amazing!” XD This family is very loving.

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  12. Thanks 4 the chapter and Happy Birthday!
    Go spend time with your family and celebrate! Just make sure your birthday cake isn’t made by Reika!

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  13. Ohh my, your BD is 3 days after mine? I guess the March Madness thing still remains true… XD
    Have lots of pizza (or pasta, or what you like!)


  14. Happy anniversary of your birth! But, considering the time zone difference, it’s may be a belated wish… Enjoy this cake!

    Many thanks for all you do~ And lol, Reika, only those with experience can use the “eyeball” measuring technique.


  15. Happy birthday!

    So.. Her mother sucked a cooking. No wonder she has no sense in how to cook since she has never seen anyone properly do it. Also, her tastebuds must be warped from eating terrible food.


  16. What day is today? It’s Holy Sheeprabbit’s birthday. What a day for a birthday, let’s all have some cake!


  17. thanks for the chapter,
    and Happy Birthday I guess, I’ll make a cake and eat it all by myself in honor of this day


  18. Happy birthday!

    What’s with always tossing around “faggot”? You got a problem with hot man-on-man loving?


  19. Happy Birthday! And where’s my well-thought out, sensitive comment about Reika’s antics? Eh, too lazy. Thanks for the chapter.


  20. Oh~! Happy Birthday~ ^^.
    Thank you for the effort that you put in for us even though it’s your birthday, as I really think that birthday equates to relaxation, carefree day! So you’ve just shared happiness to us once again even if it’s like a special leave day for you today, lol.

    Ah~! So that’s the reason why Reika-sama’s cooking always go haywire, haha~ XD! Sakura-chan will really be a good wife, the only question is her current target’s reactions..! Now, now, I wonder if Reika-sama will ever graduate from her current noob cook status and be an average cook, hehe~ :).

    — Thanks for the chapter~ ^^.
    —- And Happy Birthday again~ :D.

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  21. thanks a lot—-!

    lol cufflinks, a pretty good gift idea, and the recipient approves too! yay sibling-cons spending time with each other! i know the word doesn’t exist, but it fits these two, so i don’t care—!

    well, it’s really precognition, because in another timeline, it did happen…but hopefully, her father won’t even think about doing it, since he gets reminded by reika all the time. after all, if he really does it, he’d feel immense guilt, because that was what his cute daughter warned him about, and he still did it! he’d imagine reika’s sadness and disappointment, and he wouldn’t do it. ever! wahaha! reminding, success! it’d be interesting to have a chapter showing that, lol!

    no—-reika, no—-! in baking, it’s extremely important to measure! maybe cooking normal food’s slightly ok, but you know, your mother could do without measuring because she did it all the time, it came with practice! you? no—-! you must measure! reika—!lessons are a good idea.

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    1. Actually, no. Even in baking, you don’t have to be so exact about amounts. Sakura is just being anal about things. The key is to be careful when mixing chocolate with butter (or melting chocolate) if you burn the chocolate it wont be good. Most ingredients can vary by about 5%. And for sugar, I sometimes add up to 25% more sugar than required by the recipe. Baking is actually quite easy once you have a recipe, its a lot easier than running PCR or Western Blot.


      1. PCR or Western Blot?
        i think reika isn’t careful with the mixing chocolate thing either. and it’s been stated that she’s burnt the chocolate before. it’s true that being precisely exact is not needed,but being as exact as possible is the safest, expecially for an amateur.

        i’m of the opinion that the most dangerous cook/baker, is the amateur who thinks they’re a professional. and to add to that, has a skewed taste, that’s what reika is.

        to present to you the most extreme example of reika’s cooking so far…is when she added alcohol to her baking, when there was none in the recipe, i believe. what’s saddest is that if she puts in the effort to be precise, the result actually tastes good! it’s such an utter waste—!

        lol, well that became long, hahaha…


          1. i haven’t done science in more than a year! and i probably won’t be doing it anymore. eh, i get the basic thing ,but science experiments(very loose term, i know) do require more precision than baking or cooking, since the results matter significantly more.


        1. Depends on the recipe and your own tolerance. For example, if you can tolerate a range of sweetness and the recipe creates something at the lower end of that range, adding a bit of extra sugar will still be okay.

          When adding water, if you add 520ml instead of 500, your batter may be a bit watery, but keeping it in the oven a bit longer will compensate.


  22. ” The next day when I handed them to Aoi-chan, she said “They’re really good! I was so surprised!” as well. ”

    Everyone’s shade at Reika’s cooking was so gentle

    except for Sakurako, hers was just straight up “you need to take cooking classes”


  23. ^^ Happy Belated Birthday 🎉 thanks for the treat!

    Did you know in my dads workplace if it’s your birthday or anniversary You have to bring in a treat for your coworkers… yeah… so …

    Happy Birthday and I really apricot this manga ^^ it’s so funny and has great one liners!


  24. Im not trying to be a Karen. I love this story and appreciate your work in translating it. This story and others like it help me through hard times. But I want to point out that “faggots” is a slur and has some strong emotional reactions for some people. Some of us associate a lot of hate and fear with that word. So seeing it used here, even though its used in a friendly fashion, was really shocking and painful. I hope you can understand why I felt the need to say this. Thank you for your work and I hope in future you’ll consider not using that word.


    1. Hi Array,

      I appreciate that the last few years have not been kind on gays and Mexicans. Certainly, as the chances of reminding somebody of an unpleasant experience have increased, my friends, male and female, have organically shifted from calling each other homosexuals to accusing each other of being cuckolds and having small penises.

      I imagine that if the next US administration uses anti-micropenis rhetoric we will gradually shift our language away from that as well.

      I apreciate that this has not aged well, and I genuinely hope that the rest of the year will improve for you. You will find that I have, of course, modified the post so as not to inadvertently hurt anyone else.

      Hopefully anyone confused about the various commenters calling themselves faggots will find your comment and realise what has happened.


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