Amazing Appetite?

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Oh, no, Mei-Shun would not eat them up by herself, of course not. Now fed her eyes enough, bring them downstairs for mom-in-law to choose some. Dear sweets, thanks for being pretty, tasty and lower caloric. And Ms. Piano, please let her practice on you that beautiful score composed by Master Bach. She would like to welcome Shin by playing it well on Sunday, when he returns from Okinawa.

Glistening Guest

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Hi, cute bug. It was you who made rustles in the living room. Mei-Shun sat on the sofa reading newspapers, with Mikan-chan sleeping on her legs. Rainfall caused by Typhoon XII or Dolphin prevented her from going out to dance with horseies, only by herself indoors. You might cling to the laundry, reached this dried bouquet looking for food. Come, Princess Cymby in the verandah would be better to relax on.

Charming Coincidence

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Careless Mei-Shun often drops items on the floor. The most recent one was her diary from a table, when a piece of paper slipped under a chair. It was a memo from Dr. A who has given this ex-inpatient “Yes” phone calls for these 5 years. According to it, that happy message was first received on February 8th in 2020. How about the second after half an year? It was on August 8th.

Ripe rice ears

My Day

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Meow, we also have 秋分 or autumnal equinox, the 4th of 二十四節気 in current season today. Day and night will be the same in length, as my tail got a bit thinner on both side around the base. Mom, please do not worry too much. 2 weeks have already passed since you saw my home veterinarian Dr. O, who said no tick bit me perhaps. Just hold, stroke and brush me up as much as you can.

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Japanese Culture@holiday

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It is a great pleasure for Mei-Shun to walk with Shin. They woke up early in the morning, visited the nearest shrine after as long as 3 months. 乙戸沼 Park saw the same interval of above couple for the same reason last week, let the wife contemplate her age. With Respect for the Aged today, she is still behind such maturity. However, health management would become harder.

Mom’s Mine

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Meow, it is a bit too cool for me these days. Mom said that rainfalls between 4 seasons in our country are all called 梅雨. The most famous one in June is simply named so, while current another 秋霖=shurin or ススキ梅雨=susuki, Japanese silver grass rain. She likes such shifts in an year, has to take good care of me as well. It means to hold me for at least 30 minutes a day. Purr …

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New Moon

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Lunar August starts from today. It is also 八朔=hassaku, a timing to prepare for typhoons like 二百十日 and 二百二十日 counted from 立春=risshun, the first of 二十四節気. Well, not a storm but a tropical cyclone might come up to cover Kanto Area. Mei-Shun visited the club to dance with Princess Maria, Mr. Hallelujah Sunday and Mr. Tea Time, perspired enough to see her goal weight at night.

 

Dance Day

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Mei-Shun feels satisfied with it today. Master Bando gave her the first lesson last Saturday, while kindly arranged another this morning as well. She informed her tentative student on details regarding 邦楽発表会 of this year, fixed to be held on Nov. 29th. And Professor M came for a lesson at night. His has been once a month since we were hit by that coronavirus, yet might return to normal soon.

South to North

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Shin was so busy last week that he flew to Fukuoka on Tuesday, came back and saw his wife in Tokyo on Wednesday, turn to Hokkaido on Thursday to stay two nights. Then he worked in Sendai on Saturday before coming home at night. It is said 西へ東へ, from west to east to mean going everywhere in our country. Is moving between longitudes more exhausting than latitudes?

Hokkaido horseies

Fortunate Fountain

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Shin and Mei-Shun visited 乙戸沼 Park yesterday morning, after longer than 3 months. This summer was really, really hot, while rainy season extensive. Both of them prevented above couple from walking around the pond, let alone going outdoors in daytime. Such an interval saw several changes — one of them was a pair of bridge rails. Right one was renewed, yet kept old on the left.