Cure All

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Mikan-chan has returned to normal health. She eats well, drinks much, uses her restroom nicely, plays actively and – sleeps after sleeping. Good girl, your job is just this. Keep cute as well.

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Hello Again

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Mei-Shun found mimosa bouquets at a flower shop in Ueno Station. We had grown two mimosa trees before 2013, yet neither of them survived in freezing Ibaraki wind, called Tsukuba-oroshi … Hi, friend. Would you join our family for a while?

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Keep Healthy

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Mikan-chan had a loose bowel last week. Thanks to her home doctor, she looked recovered for a while. However, she had it again … Sorry, baby. Mom should have used all medicine given from Dr. O.

Japanese Culture@wkday

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Today is節分; setsu-bun, the last day of winter. We throw roasted soybeans toward outdoors calling “鬼は外; oni-wa-soto” while into the room saying “福は内; fuku-wa-uchi”. This ceremony has been held at home to invite health and happiness, hopefully with coming warm spring. 立春; risshun, the first day of spring comes tomorrow.

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Beautiful Songs

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“Lieder ohne worte” by Mendelssohn seems to welcome any lyrics. No. 20 Allegro non troppo, called 浮雲; uki-gumo meaning “clouds floating in the sky” is one of the most favorite pieces of Mei-Shun. She has begun to recall the melody after around 30 years!