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.

Roof Vegetables

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Shin started to cultivate vegetables on our roof floor. Tomatoes and cucumbers have bloomed in one month, yet corns look a bit sick. They grow too fast to keep themselves healthy? We hope the phosphate fertilizer would work well — hey, pretty guardian, please let mom take their photo.

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Missing You

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Six years have flown since Mei-Shun’s father passed away. It seems that time gives two gifts: it turns a grief of losing beloved one into a beautiful memory, while let you try to do better expecting his gentle nod in mind.

Azusa R., 2008

Azusa R., 2008

Lazy Days

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Rainy days makes you feel like doing nothing, don’t they? Sleepy anytime, slow for anything. And that makes Mei-Shun put on bigger tire around her waist … ohhh, she must escape from such a vicious circle as soon as possible.

Grapefruit Baby

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桃栗三年柿八年、柚は九年で花盛り、梅は酸い酸い13年、柚のばかめは十八年

Peach and chestnut trees take three years to bear fruits. Persimmon does eight years while yuzu orange nine years to bloom. Ume plum takes thirteen years to give their sour fruits, and orange the longest eighteen years.

So did our garden princess, we expect this one grows up to become a fruitful tree. Oh, please find green-necklaced babysitters.

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