Snail Soon?

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Mademoiselle Vert opened her second flower, made Mei-Shun very happy. It was followed by Professor S whose 2021 birthday was yesterday. The former send the latter lady a bouquet by post, forced out of meeting in person by that novel coronavirus. By the way, one of two stems is shaped like — how to say, or could you tell mom the reason why you gave up going between leaves?

Cute Cup

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It is a great pleasure of Mei-Shun to see it again at a nearby beauty salon. She visits there every 3 weeks for hair dye, served coffee, tea, green tea or fruit juice waiting for the medicine to work well. This season of cherry blossom gently makes her request one of favorite pottery among collection of the owner beautician. “What floats on surface is not dust but beaten gold”, she said.

Soothe Sadness

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Meow, mom started to learn on Ms. Piano how to play Étude Op.10-3 “Tristesse” or “L’Adieu” composed by Master Chopin. Such feeling comes from hurt Ame-chan, a molar tooth on her upper right jaw. Already 70% artificial, it was recently found cracked in natural part. That sometimes causes a kind of pimple on gum, forces her to take an antibiotic.

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Function Facilitator

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Mei-Shun sometimes enjoys feeling of empty stomach. Her appetite seems to come from eyes, rather than ears to catch under-breast growling. On the other hand, the latter is her barometer of health. It is therefore better to refrain from eating when no sound is made around the waist. Various hot drink including kudzu-root tea, milk, juice and hard candy are recommended to help her digestive system.

Color Collection

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Mei-Shun finally saw Master Bando and Ms. S again for a kabuki dance lesson after 2 weeks. She changed kimono into yellow from blue, while white obi sash with pink embroidery from ivory-light blue-pastel pink one in checkered pattern. The former is one of gifts from beloved Master Mei-Shu, accompanied by an amber accessory from Shin. Oh, this 名取’s grandma also joined with a blue 帯締め=obi band.

Missing Moon

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So lunar March starts from today. Mei-Shun takes it really lucky to be able to see Princess Maria, Ms. Last One and Madoka-chan for dancing together celebrating true season of peach flowers. The same month on solar calendar was abnormally warm, looks like exchanging temperature and rainfall with current one. Or are we April fools joked by 2021?

Dangerous Delicacy

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Mei-Shun recently devised a fascinating menu. She cooks salad almost every day for Shin, using oil and spice left on the bottom of a bowl as sauce for rice with mixed grains. One day an idea came to her — it is like another salad or fried rice. Here is a bag of easy powder for the latter. How would it work when spread with sesame oil on rice? Well, a new arrival of めし泥棒, she can never stop chopsticks!

Finger Fatigue

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TV news featured a lady soon reaching 100 years old this morning. She played well the 1st movement of “Moonlight” and “For Elise” composed by Master Beethoven. These are in repertoire of Mei-Shun who has approximately half the age of above grandma. Ms. Piano, do you understand why neither of them play the 3rd movement of the former piece again?

Garden Guardian

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Hi, Tora-chan, thanks to help mom-in-law. It seems the best to take care of greens and flowers today, with a bit too much warmth last week while returned to normal after 清明=seimei, the 5th of spring 二十四節気 on Sunday. Why are you two moving just like each other? And you sweet tabby, please say hello to the Ys when you enter their space full of grown butterbur.

Lower Legs!

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Mei-Shun finally saw a DVD of her performance last year as 白拍子花子: it took her 4 months to be courageous enough. Oh-oh, she makes too much bending and extending in knees to look stable — please stop jumping around the stage. More shocking is that she almost stands still showing her back and obi sash to audience, even if she meant to turn head to the left with shoulder going down toward the floor.