Water after Water

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Meow, mom rushed out changing pajamas into a T-shirt, returned in an hour and a half yesterday. Vaccination against the novel coronavirus? I heard that my breed could be infected with it as well. That is why dad also got shots months before, had a high fever and a flushed arm. And she looked surprised at numbers on her thermometer this morning, stays all day long with me. Purr …

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Stop Sobbing

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Mei-Shun received the second shot against that novel coronavirus today. Actually, Ms. Scarlet was too powerless to ignite her engine yesterday, let Shin use a tool called jump-starter this morning. The wife drove him to the nearest station, kept la voiture rouge booming toward the inoculation site. Now it’s over, how are you feeling? … thanks a million to wake up coughing, darling.

North and South

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Well, well, Mei-Shun’s table would be full of desserts again. Above one chocolate bag came from Hakodate, the other big cookie from Takamatsu. Each of them has cheese cookies and 和三盆 candies still wrapped squarely by paper. It is within a decade since the former joined her list of favorites, while three have already passed for the latter when she and Shin worked for the same company.

Happy Hanako

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Master Bando plans to hold a stage performance next year. It would be a simple one with no wig or long kimono, called 浴衣ざらえ=yukata-sarae or ざらい= –sarai. Mei-Shun means to dance 男舞, male-style while Ms. S female 女舞. Such a small goal gives them a kind of mettle to learn more. And bigger 本ざらえ=hon-sarae/i is anticipated after next, with 白拍子花子 putting on 金烏帽子.

Japanese Culture@wkday

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This is normally 体育の日=Health and Sports Day, set on the 2nd Monday of October. Still, it was moved toward July 23rd this year by that special event held in Tokyo. Mei-Shun takes it quite nice; with no national holiday yet the novel coronavirus well contracted, compared to above month under a strict state of emergency. Her trot with Princess Maria today was under summer-like sunlight.

Pretty Posture

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Meow, we have 寒露=kanro, the 5th of autumnal 二十四節気 today. It means that dewdrops would be frozen in cold air, yet it seems all different. Room temperature keeps a bit below 30 degrees Celsius in daytime, above 20 all through the night. Mom told me that a beautiful 3rd crescent welcomed her at the nearest station, where she picked dad up in the evening.

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Full of Fruits

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How cute they are! Thank you so much, Shin. He sometimes takes Mei-Shun by such a pleasant surprise, knowing her methods of weight control including candy-first one. She is getting along with others as well, to lose half a sugar bag since the last time of a slight shock. Now her hands and fingers are quite sore after dancing with horseies, you would be off tonight, Ms. Piano.

Joy of Walking: 2

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So lunar September starts from today. Mei-Shun visited the nearest shrine again to greet Gods first, then draw 2 omikuji. She saw 吉=kichi, lucky lots for both of the couple; one for Shin numbered the 21st, the other for herself the 45th. Now is the time to jump and stretching under that great tree. Oops, please do not bite her, mosquito. Your season is already over.

Rice Rounds

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Mei-Shun resumed her cycle of our main staple. Simple and the best white rice, called 銀シャリ comes first. Her favorite breed above means “a silver crescent”, written in an unique kanji letter. Pearl barley or もち麦 would be added to the next, reasonable Ibaraki products often employed. Porridge is the last choice, kindly wash inner pan of her rice cooker.

Joy of Walking: 1

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Shin and Mei-Shun recognized that sweet scent again in this early morning. Where is it coming from? The wife found the answer tree when she walked out toward the nearest shrine; in the M’s garden, just opposite to a … garbage station. Well, we are already in cooler air, no masking flavor might be necessary. Anyway, thanks a lot for your a bit delayed blossom.