Pink Piggy

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She finished her long-time job to store 500-yen coins for Mei-Shun. One of main banks of the latter recently announced that they would start to take commission regarding above metals. Even our public broadcaster featured this news yesterday, saying many financial institutions have already given up such business. So please feel free for a while, darling.

Merry Moms

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Great to see you again, Mr. Treasure. You are the first partner in 2022 for Mei-Shun to dance with. Please listen, we have 小寒=shokan, the 5th of winter 二十四節気 today. It means a start of the coldest time of an year as well. However, you look never minding such harsh weather in a thick, chestnut-brown coat. Would you lend it to mom-in-law next year, who spent her birthday morning at a freezing hospital?

Meow-Meow

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Yes, final day of mine a month in 2021 has come. We also have 冬至=toji, the 4th of winter 二十四節気 while the shortest daytime of the year today. Mom put several yuzu citrus junos into a bathtub downstairs for dad this morning, telling me that she and mom-in-law would enjoy it at night. Well, I do not dislike their scent maybe because of my own name. Purr …

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Sorry Sleep

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Mom, I did not mean to trouble you, yet could not help showing my anxiety. A big cushion full of paw stamps, your futon blanket, washroom mats, etc. just sympathetically served as marking spots to soothe myself. When you leave me physically/mentally alone, they say “do not worry, we are all yours. Why don’t you use us to catch her attention?”

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Light@Night

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Here is a new lamp came to Mei-Shun, actually in summer. Her elder uncle on beloved father’s side passed away in May, yet she could not see him in Kyushu. Mother gave funeral offering on behalf of her daughters, let the widow aunt send brochures of thank-you gifts. There-there, teardrops, please stop falling. Let’s ask this lovely black kitten if she entered Moomin’s House.

Japanese Culture@holiday

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It never matters for Master Bando if a Tuesday is 勤労感謝の日, Labor Thanksgiving Day: there are always lessons. Mei-Shun visited her in a T-shirt and jeans today, put on 羽織 kimono jacket on them to dance 松の緑 and 松の寿. Shin continued to work from last night to this morning, could not have let his wife know when he would get on a train. Oh, his message arrived at noon on her phone.

Bon Bonito?

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Meow, it seems to be for Tora-chan, my colleague living downstairs. Dad kindly ordered an assorted package of jelly sticks including sardine, salmon and above flavors when I ate up pH-controlled tuna. Mom has given me 2 of the last per day, aside from energy sticks in tuna and chicken tender respectively. They wished me to find another favorite, yet I’m happy enough just with your love to me.

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Paws and Pads

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Meow, this is another day of my breed comes once a month. It is actually a rule mom enacted recently as my voice sounds like “ny-ya”, 2 and 8 read in her language. Vivid sunlight, almost no wind, much more comfortable compared to yesterday. She worked at home all day long, that also makes me satisfied, purr. By the way, one more added to you kind followers here would mean my hiss, 4-4-4.

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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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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.