Hard to Follow

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Mei-Shun started to practice “Salut d’Amour” by E. Elgar at Shin’s request. We found this title on the net by chance, as “GymnopĂ©die“. It sounds sweet and clear, so a simple score has been expected. However, it carries four sharps! Mei-Shun has no perfect pitch. It would take a time to play smoothly …

Happy Pinks

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Professor S. is so good at making accessories. She kindly asks Mei-Shun’s request for colors and designs, yet she knows her favorite well. Pink, from salmon- to rosy, is one of them. Please find below and enjoy. White, green and blue ones follow next time.

Pink Miracles

Pink Miracles

 

Hamo Season

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Daggertooth pike conger, Muraenesox cinereus, is popular in western Japan. Boiled and cooled in iced water, they are served with pickled ume plum paste. The white meat looks refreshing, tastes nicely light. They give good energy to keep yourself healthy during humid, hot summer.

Lesson in Yukata

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Master Mei-Shu gave Mei-Shun a yukata. It is so happy to receive items used by revered persons. From the beginning of summer, we are allowed to replace normal kimono with yukata. It is made of cotton, to put on after taking bath in ancient times. No kimono underwear is necessary. Obi would be easy han-haba (=half-width) ones.

Following Babies

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Amazing. How many grapefruit seeds did Mei-Shun plant? They took 2 weeks more to come out than the first one. Oh, you are twins. Would you like more space? And you are too close to your eldest sister — do we have to remove such little, cute ones?

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After 10 Wks

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So happy to hear from Dr. A that Mei-Shun has no problem in the blood, either. The scar is getting smaller thanks to a “magic” tape, which actually works with steroidal agent. Further efforts (including diet!) would lead to better conditions. July 10th is set for the target to lose X kg.

Watermelons

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Whole ones are still in the field for finishing sunbath. If you are on the waiting list, find cut ones at stores. They are reasonable and ripe enough, but might be too cold for some stomachs. Nature knows what to eat right now.