It was so shocking for Mei-Shun to see her favorite tea shop closed last year, yet recent finding that they have another branch in Tsukuba made her delighted. As season recommendation, a cup of twig green tea called karigane, meaning song of flying wild geese, was served. Twigs pruned from tea plants are mixed with leaves, giving a bit bitter and refreshing flavor.
Mei-Shun has felt something weird in her right knee from last week. Ah, her 6-day-a-week practice before stage performance had been too hard, it seemed. Her mother also has a trouble in knees, yet it simply caused by aging. She advised her daughter to see a doctor first. After making sure of no disease, she recommended a muscle training to reduce burden on knees. Yes, mom. Respectfully persuasive suggestion.
Professor M, University of Tsukuba, is a cat fancier. Since his beloved Chonko-chan passed away, a violet girl called Mikeko-chan started to visit the Ms. They took her as a messenger from Chonko-chan, and recently accepted her children at home. Hello, Blanc-chan and Coo-chan.
Which fruits do you prefer? Mei-Shun does the former while Shin the latter for persimmon, apple, banana, etc. They are all good for morning salad, adding cucumber in one-bite cut. Hot tea, milk and this would make your day energetic.
Tora-chan is getting fluffy little by little these days. We see the great nature in her; she knows well that she has to stay outdoors, eats more to change her coat into winter version. Really a good girl you are.