Single & Simple

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Mei-Shun moves from winter clothes to summer ones little by little these days: she brings coats, gloves and knits to a nearby laundry recently restarted their business. Regarding kimono, many of her yukata seem worn out as a whole. Being frayed under sleeves may be because they are often pulled here in kabuki dance. Since all thumbs in sewing, she would ask aid from mom-in-law.

Joy of Walk: 1

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Mei-Shun visited the nearest shrine this morning. Young rice paddies welcomed her who led the way weeks before when both 山櫻 and 染井吉野 cherry blossoms flourished in the garden. A pheasant guy was claiming his territory over watered green, yet never seen even in silhouette. Clear sunlight sometimes reached her hair with no cap. A bit itchy on thighs.

Elegant Emerald

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Rainfalls from June to July in our country have magical power, says Mei-Shun’s instruction book for orchids care. Since recent weeks have been like such rainy season, she put Mademoiselle Vert outdoors — not on the ground while verandah floor, to let these ladies have a shower. Oh, what a difference! Natural watering seems far better than one every two days by a woman.

Meow-Meow

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… and meow, great to greet you kind followers again. I finished growing a pair of wings on my back last week, at a sobbing night of 小望月=ko-mochi-tsuki or 幾望=kibo. Sorry for mom’s absent from here, caused by deep hurts both to body and mind. From now on, it would be my and her pleasure to resume informing you on my breed, dance, piano and our happy life together.

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五月雨?

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It seems too soon for us to enter rainy season in May, yet this week saw such weather. Mei-Shun was forced to cancel reservations at her horsey riding club on Monday and today. Well, it is your turn, Ms. Piano, to play with her instead of Princess Maria and others. Wishing a full moon at Sunday night, let’s sing her scores composed by Master Debussy and Beethoven as usual.

松 and 梅

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Mei-Shun practices 松の緑 by herself at home these days. As she might mentioned before, this is the only score for those who would like 名取 status in Bando Ryu. On the other hand, beloved Master Mei-Shu said it was one of 2 scores for Kikunoe Ryu students who aim to do the same. Another was 梅の栄, which her last 名取 performed on the stage for the 1st time.

Warm Wind

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Purr, I love morning sunlight here. As seasons flow, it began to enter this glass door toward eastern verandah. Mom often opens it to take photos of a gingko tree grown in our backyard. Once cut at the height of her waist on the 1st floor, it has already reached to her eyes. “He covers you when seen from a car dealer across a private lane”, she says. I’m rather interested in a pigeon house visible thorough his green leaves.

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Free Father

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Mother of Mei-Shun still stays at 草津, where her eldest daughter and son-in-law kindly drove her to. Her younger daughter believes that beloved father always protects his widow wife, never worries about her sojourn there alone. Above is current image of ヤマツツジ in their garden, whom he could not enjoy since his wife found it several years before.

Sweet Sonny

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Thank you so much, Shin. He brought home above yesterday for Mei-Shun, happy mom of Mikan-chan celebrating Mother’s Day. His real mother received the same gift from him of course, while a pot of red carnations from her daughter-in-law and a lovely pink bouquet from her genuine daughter. She looked satisfied whose smile makes all family  members blissful.

Study Spanish

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Mei-Shun resumed listening to above class on the radio. And Evaluación del Conocimiento de la Lengua Española waits application by her who is wondering which is better to take, 5th or 4th grade. Well, she actually took both for French years before. Similar language might require an equivalent challenge; easier one first, another a bit more difficult next.