Fresh Form?

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Mei-Shun is a fruits lover. She normally prefers them in 旬=shun, meaning season best; strawberry in spring, cherry in early summer followed by peach and melon, grape and pear in autumn, table orange and apple in winter. However, Christmas calls for the first one in our country. It is a bit too hard and sour to enjoy in the raw, often served dried, preserved and mixed in cream.

Observed by Owls

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Meow, mom got up and took care of me in this early morning, said good-day to dad downstairs and went to bedroom after breakfast. What’s going on? She usually stays in the living room with me sleeping on the sofa. My activity for water, restroom and patrol thus started sooner. Hi, how are you covered within futon blanket? You are allowed to take a rest of course, please just keep me fed on time.

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Japanese Culture@holiday

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It never matters for Master Bando if a Tuesday is 勤労感謝の日, Labor Thanksgiving Day: there are always lessons. Mei-Shun visited her in a T-shirt and jeans today, put on 羽織 kimono jacket on them to dance 松の緑 and 松の寿. Shin continued to work from last night to this morning, could not have let his wife know when he would get on a train. Oh, his message arrived at noon on her phone.

Dreaming Drink

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It is called いい夫婦の日=Day of Good Couple today, reading 1-1-2-2 in our language. We also have 小雪=sho-setsu, 2nd of winter 二十四節気 meaning it still snows a little, while rains much by chance. Mei-Shun feels like sipping warmed sake at such a night, yet 奈良萬=nara-man from Fukushima tastes better after cooled in a freezer. She therefore would cook hot, boiling dishes for dinner.

Celestial Celebrity

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Mei-Shun feels really glad to see a partial lunar eclipse tonight with Shin, who worked at home by chance. Oh, what a sunset in reddish pink! It is incredible — now Ms. Full Moon is on the opposite stage of sky. Already hidden behind our Mother Earth, she looks like a tall crescent. Flowing, light clouds sometimes cover to change her shape from a ripe banana to an orange ball.

Bon Bonito?

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Meow, it seems to be for Tora-chan, my colleague living downstairs. Dad kindly ordered an assorted package of jelly sticks including sardine, salmon and above flavors when I ate up pH-controlled tuna. Mom has given me 2 of the last per day, aside from energy sticks in tuna and chicken tender respectively. They wished me to find another favorite, yet I’m happy enough just with your love to me.

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Braids & Bellows

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Mei-Shun finally brought this lovely girl, holding a table of new-year delicacy, toward a framing shop. A tiny piece of acrylic plate not only protects her from UV, but also gives more space above. A red, lacquered bowl is one of main motifs appear in works by Kaori-san. Her friend from high-school days fell in love with it at first sight in Kyoto, while at second with a little book full of grapes.

Only One

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Mei-Shun walked to the nearest shrine after 6-week-long intermission. That might be why she drew 凶=kyo, the worst omikuji lot. She found amazing one coin of 100 yen in a purse, tried just once. Holy Gods, she would visit you more henceforth, please forgive her whose thighs itch a little from a moment before. Now is the time to do stretching under the big tree.

First Feast

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So this is the one Mikan-chan took as her treat, yet really was Shin and Mei-Shun’s. The new microwave oven served well to grill a big piece of one-night dried 糸撚鯛=ito-yori-tai, sea bream. The wife is not good at using advanced machines for which guidebook reading is indispensable, yet made an effort. By the way, it was felt like smelling a bit fishy when she cooked toast this morning.

Lunch@松乃家

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Ms. Piano, you sound much better since tuned by Mr. O. Mei-Shun feels happy to sing with you, while a bit weird when she uses a pedal in higher keys. Since Shin is available working at home to replace light bulbs above you, she would try again tonight. Oh, a beautiful half moon has appeared in the sky. 松の寿 would also be practiced with dark windows as a wide mirror.