Half and Half


Not only gingko trees, fanatic summer sunlight burned a lot of leaves this year. Following typhoons brought sea water to inland areas, hurt them seriously with some browned to fall on the ground in early autumn. At least it seems so to Mei-Shun who makes it a rule to pick them up from eastern balcony floor. Among curled little Japanese fans, she found a mask for a clown.

Birdy Returned


Hello, wild ducks. Shin and Mei-Shun are so happy to see you again on 乙戸沼. They visited the park on weekend, found gingko trees serve golden lanes. And the fountains to air the pond water, while one of them distorted too much to make an upside-down parasol. Camellia-sasanqua trees already bloom in white, light and bright pinks. Oh, young trees arrived to replace older ones.


Garden Cat


Meow, I am. However, mom often lets me in these days to sleep on her sofa. Of course she does, it is mine. Hi, sister Mei-Shun comes down. I always greet her with the best smile, purr. Her only fault is that she sometimes steps on my tail before giving me a treat, hiss! Please be more careful. What, your ironing board has a hole on the covering? Mom would be kind enough to repair it.

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Candy Comes


… soon toward Mei-Shun’s upper left jaw. Yes, a kind of Christmas gift from Shin. She met Dr. M, her first home dentist today to replace late Ame-chan by an artificial one. Since they do not make it by themselves but just order, shape and size were measured with cold gum stuff, pressed onto the space where that milky girl lived before. Be brave, it never hurts. Simply takes 3 minutes keeping patient’s mouth open to dry.

Can U C?


This is amazingly made from rice porridge, makes it easier to clean the inner pot of our rice cooker. Mei-Shun knows it edible, yet has never tried. Well, もったいない=mottai-nai, save-energy mind seems quite important. She agrees to the idea, while prefers tasty foods. Even if this tiny snail comes out of cabbage, she never think of boiling it with a pinch of salt.

Seventh Moon


Purr, I feel so nice. This season has come for me to sleep on a blanket spread above the sofa, under mom’s 半纏=hanten, kimono-shape gown or gentle morning light. She also prepares for winter, bought a warm pants for horseback riding. Meow, stars shine on back pockets, I love it. And your yukata will change into normal kimono from tonight lesson, still a single one though.

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Chop, Chop


Our new laundry machine works so hard that it totally fractured a name card the other day. Mei-Shun doesn’t know WHO put it in a breast pocket, while found fine pieces of paper spread on clothes in dark colors. How sticky they were, took her half an hour to remove all. And hey, you did it again this morning! She has to put a wet-floppy parking ticket on his desk as a proof.