Hot Holiday

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Mei-Shun made an appointment at a beauty salon nearby Tokyo Station for a haircut today. However, she forgot a big sport event whose opening ceremony would be held in the capital city at night. Well, well, it seems better to take enough distance from there, in the middle of a kind of predicament. Oh, sound of slight rain after a whole week. Now Ms. Piano, could you join her to sing a song of moonlight?

Slender Summer

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Meow, my day has come again. I need mom’s attendance to eat enough crisps, or have to cry out for jelly sticks all the time. Torrid summer abruptly arrived last week while 大暑=taisho, the 6th and last of summer 二十四節気 today, made us feel tired. Mom’s condition clearly affects me: when it is not good, she cannot take good cares of washing my bowl, restroom cleaning, brushing and talking to me in soft voice.

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Toki Tweets

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Here are Shin’s souvenirs from Niigata Prefecture. Local beer is very rare to join his list, yet such a little surprise is delightful for Mei-Shun. Actually, the wife has seen 6 weeks so far to refrain from horsey riding. Her buttocks has no bruise, slight pain around has gone thanks to warm advice from family and friends. Now what would be an answer of scale after expecting perspiration?

Precious Place

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A big acne on Mei-Shun’s chin, caused by face masks put on for a long time according to a doctor she rushed to, prevented her from a kabuki dance lesson by Master Bando last week. Today is therefore very important, since she has a previous appointment with Dr. A next Tuesday. Only twice to see that gentle lady in July, with boxes of summer gift to show gratitude of this 名取.

Bucket Backs

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The eldest air conditioner started to weep indoors, shocked Shin and Mei-Shun on weekend. Sultry weather grills outdoor units, let the husband water one put on the eastern verandah. It worked well — how about two on the roof floor, one for above grandpa while another for the bedroom? The wife went up with this green pail bought years before. Oh, his teardrops stopped(^o^)/

Meow Meal

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Mom gives my favorite jelly on a tiny bowl these days. Since she squeezes sticks little by little, I cannot wait but bite a cut to gain more. “Oh, stop it, it is dangerous” was her usual comment, worried if a piece of case comes into my body via mouth. It is not so bad to get on her legs and lick it, purr. I also like her touch on my coat. By the way, rainy season seems to be over today in Kanto area.

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Lithe Line

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This is one of corns mom-in-law grew. Not only a good cook, she is the best garden manager who chooses, plants and grows flowers, fruits and vegetables. Her 梅干し=ume-boshi, dried plum pickles has recently been found to be an excellent seasoning by Mei-Shun. Many people in our country eat it with rice porridge, yet a few put it directly into their cookers.

Chocolat Collection

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This is another souvenir of Shin who went on a business trip through Nagano, Yamanashi and Hokkaido. Mei-Shun loves both 六花亭=rokka-tei and Royce‘, two tops of pâtisserie roster in above northernmost prefecture. The husband had always chosen the former before the wife asked him to purchase chocolate-coated potato chips produced by the latter.

Black Ball

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They came from Yamanashi Prefecture via Shin. Called 黒玉=kuro-tama, lightly sweetened green-pea paste balls are coated with brown sugar whose smooth surface might come from algae. Taste good in room temperature, while the best after getting out of refrigerator. More famous 信玄餅=Shingen-mochi is also accompanied by brown-sugar syrup, might be popular among natives.

Clear or Cloudy

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Ms. Piano, it was really difficult for you and Mei-Shun to choose scores to sing together yesterday. Weather changed from all clear in the morning to evening thunderstorm, made them wonder which was better; rainy one composed by Master Chopin, or moonlight by Masters Debussy and Beethoven. As a result, the latter was featured according to Shin’s request.