2022 干支

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Lesson by Master Bando resumed from today. Oh, she kept new 舞扇=fan used in kabuki dance for Mei-Shun and Ms. S; the former ordered one with abstract design of 寅=tora, the 3rd of 12 Chinese zodiac symbols drawn on, while the latter concrete profile of a handsome tiger. Both are beautiful enough to let them practice 松の寿 and 寿 more respectively.

Peaceful Paws

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Purr, it makes me really relaxed to sleep on mom’s legs. Mom says that she feels the same to take a nap holding me here, instead of going to the bedroom alone. We used to share futon mats there, yet I stopped it for a few years since my nails easily catch towel coverings. Her choice of cushions, blankets and fluffy friends on the sofa would serve not only for my best place but also her longevity.

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Rainy & Windy

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Here we are in a new month on Friday. Mei-Shun visited a nearby hair salon this stormy morning on schedule: even in 5-minunte walk, it is never nonessential or non-urgent for her. Actually, she and mom-in-law share the same person there; to dye regularly with sporadic bangs cut for the former, to cut and curl for the latter. Joy of lovely teacups might follow.

Murky Moon

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Recent wet and cool Obon season taught Mei-Shun that summer is going, autumn is coming. For example, she was really happy to hang futon mats outdoors after waiting as long as 10 days. However, no warmth was left when she brings them in around 17 : 00 — they kept heat within even at dusk a month before. Sunset is getting sooner, sunrise later. More and more sunlight is creeping into rooms.

Yukata for U

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Master Bando sometimes recommends her students to dance in slender pants. It is convenient for both herself and them including Mei-Shun; the former lady is able to check how their legs and feet move, while the latter feel a kind of relaxed in torrid weather. However, it all depends on scores — if a guy is featured like 松の緑, there is no problem. On the other hand, 白拍子花子 would prefer kimono.

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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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^)/

Sunlight Sometimes

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Meow, mom went out for a haircut in Tokyo. Stormy rainfall has gone, it is a quiet day which I like. She finished laundry hanging indoors, left me asleep under her 半纏 kimono coat on the sofa. Mr. Blue still works well, keeping me warm from early morning. After vernal equinox on Saturday, it seems to dawn around 5 : 30 when she gets up on weekends.

Not ghost but photobomb, purr.

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Charming Comer

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Hi, a ladybug with 7 stars on wings, welcome into Ms. Scarlet driven by Mei-Shun. It is warm enough here to make you wake up from hibernation, isn’t it? Please listen, she means to choose a few new scores from those layered on Ms. Piano. What would you like to sing, if you could enter her room? Oh-oh, you would not but fly away. Good luck, you know well the best way to survive.

Returned Rhythm

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Ms. Piano, did you miss Mei-Shun a bit for these past two months? Her attention sometimes wondered even during practice on you, since she had been easy to be lead by 白拍子花子 into kabuki dance in brain. Now Spanish also came back onto her desk, though nobody knows if the test “Evaluación del Conocimiento de la Lengua Española” be safely held next summer.