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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Friendly Tabby

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Hi, Karin-chan, nice to see you at the front door again. He is one of the cats living in the horsey riding club Mei-Shun goes to, often says hello to her asking for dinner crisps. Many other members feed them as well, yet this boy resembles Tora-chan seems to choose her as a last resort. And Shin has a similar friend nearby his office, who is quite like another named Ye-mon.

Princess Mononoke

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Mei-Shun started to practice above score on Ms. Piano. It is composed by Mr. Hisaishi, Joe following “Nausicaä of Windy Valley” and “Life is Merry-go-round”. These are all used in animated films from Studio Ghibli, one of the most famous such companies as you kind followers might know. Oh, Mikan-chan seems to recommend “Totoro” as well, leaving a hair accessory on mom’s towel blanket.

 

Oh, Hi,

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You are there, baby gecko. When did you cling to Mei-Shun’s sneakers? She drove Shin to the nearest station in the morning, came home and tried to take them off. Then a piece of dried grass started to move. It is dangerous to stay here, Tora-chan might be interested in you. Relaxed on a geranium leaf, you resemble Mikan-chan a little who loves to cool herself down on the floor these days.

Waitin’ for Ms. Cymby to join us, purr.

Good Girl

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Mom told me that we had 処暑=shosho, 2nd of autumnal 二十四節気 on Sunday. Meow, I feel we really did — even if daytime temperature exceeds 30 degrees Celsius, nighttime has seen under 25. Perhaps that heavy rainfall, suddenly started around noon, brought cooler air as a gift to us. Great to take a nap after surviving a gap between air-conditioned room and outdoors. Purr …

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Morning Moon

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Meow, mom and dad woke up before 4 o’clock. 十六夜=i-za-yo-i moon already slimmed a little toward 立待月=tachi-machi-zuki or 17th, floating in the western sky. He took a bath and drove to Haneda Airport for a business trip to Hokkaido. She came back upstairs, put her smart phone beside a cushion on the sofa. You would like me to sleep on your legs? Of course I would, purr.

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New Rule

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Mei-Shun decided to refrain from Ms. Piano after enjoying dance with horseies. Practice must be limited within 3 scores a day, 5 days a week at maximum to take more care of her friend hands. She stopped relaxing on a cushion to feed Mikan-chan, kneels down instead and stands up with both palms held ahead on the floor. Heavy items should be lifted by both hands, never with only one feeling lazy.

Japanese Culture@holiday

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Yes, it is. Both Shin and Mei-Shun use an American calendar system, did not recognize these serial holidays set to serve for the Olympic Games. The husband therefore works as usual, while the wife as well. She cooked, did the dishes, laundered, used a vacuum cleaner on the floor before wiping it up with a wet cloth, played with Ms. Piano, practiced 恋の手習い and studied Spanish. Oh, how quickly time flies!

Where’s mom’s hair donut?

There it is!

My Day

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It is today with 大暑=taisho, 6th and the last of summer 二十四節気. Although it means influx of the hottest season, rain never stops falling. Mom’s mom-in-law planted sunflowers in the garden this year, grown enough to bloom. However, they look a bit too tall to see from the ground. The best place is a verandah upstairs where the former loves to hang futon mats.

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Mischievous 17

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Mom told me that Gion Festival; usually held today for 前祭=saki-matsuri, while on 24th for 後祭=ato-matsuri, was canceled this year caused by that weird coronavirus. Meow, anything would happen, you have only to anticipate the next chance. What is more dreadful is that you gained 1.7 more sugar bags around waist during 17 days rain prevented you from going out to see horseies.

Can you see where I am?

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