So-So

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Mei-Shun’s latest omikuji lot drawn at the nearest shrine is 吉=kichi, lucky while the one Shin brought home for her yesterday from Yamaguchi Prefecture 中吉=chu-kichi, luckier. Getting better, the former says she would recover from diseases if she stay watchful; the latter she should not take care too much. As for examinations, it would take time; she should improve her laziness and set the goal ASAP.

錦帯橋, Kin-tai Bridge

Ripe Soon

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Mei-Shun plays better that score composed by Master Bach these days. It is thanks to the radio program she used to listen to: she has stopped learning Spanish for three-fourth year by an intention. When she aims to acquire fluency on piano, not only her fingers but also ears need time and concentration to absorb melody. That might be because she has a kind of resistance in brain to accept something new.

Thanks, mom-in-law.

Effective Lesson

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When Mei-Shun forgets how to play a score on Ms. Piano, it looks like a chance to her. Since fingering so far has been reset, she can try from scratch to find out better way. “Pavane …” is a good example, left behind Masters Bach and Debussy. And it seems that memory to play that musical instrument is saved not only in brain, directly connected with eyes but also in 10 fingers with necessary muscles.

 

Friendly Food

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Following below is a bag of ottotto, salty crisp shaped like fish which Mei-Shun likes from childhood. Thanks to packaging, calories per serving is so clear that she feels a kind of safe. Such products are for little kids, including other cookies and rice crackers, yet work very well for this adult dieter. Mom-in-law is also much helped by baby dishes, easily available compared with those for elderly persons.

Very rare to see them.

Vegetable flavor joined!

Superior Piano

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Never taking Spanish inferior, yet Mei-Shun chose its test in October. That is because she would like to brush up her technique in playing several scores. Master J. S. Bach is on the top of the list which accommodates “Life of Merry-go-round”, “Le Cygne” and “Pavane pour une Infante Défunte”. She loves the last one, practiced earnestly years before yet played around others for a while.

Thanks Shin, working hard from early morning.

Layered Shoji

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Yes, she made it. It was shocking 4 years before when these 障子, sliding door made of wooden frame and paper were refreshed by Mei-Shun. Hoping to come back from the hospital in better health, she removed old paper to be replaced with new one. Since fruitful paper for smaller shoji was left a little, she tried an experiment to use 2 different patterns.

 

Assignment

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They say Spanish tests would be held in June and October. Now, Ms. Piano, which month is better for Mei-Shun? She meant to be soaked in concentrated study, chose just one score composed by Master J. S. Bach. However, Shin likes it so much that his wife practiced it almost every day for “joy of his desiring”. Having come in the opposite direction, is she ready to go back to the starting point of 2019?

橘 at 橘寺, what’s your opinion?