Marvelous Medicine

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Mei-shun ordered a melon from Tottori Dunes. It took three days to become mellow, emitting sweet scent with softer bottom. Since she cannot touch them on supermarket shelves recently, such pleasant communication is allowed just at home. On the other hand, Shin brought home a bag of mint candies made in Hokkaido. It works very well when you have a heavy stomach.

Hydrangea Collection

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It is Mei-Shun’s joy of rainy season to watch this flower planted in gardens along her route toward the nearest shrine. The first is like bridal bouquets, followed by bright blue ones to bring happiness to couples newly wed. Several more steps are required to see 3rd in violet next to 4th in bluish grey, full of lace. And the left of trio in the backyard of the Ys changes its color day by day.

How Luxurious!

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Mei-Shun visited a beauty saloon in Tokyo, the one she tried to compare with the other. Hmm, his technique is fine, makes her hair healthier. He might win her intention for curling next time. Quite satisfied, she dropped in a department store to purchase some cookie. It is a kind of excursion for her as well, including a short trip on train. As cool wind blew to smooth tall buildings, sunset dyed them bluer and bluer.

 

Tasty Again

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Shin and Mei-Shun ate out for the first time in as long as 3 months on weekend. いしじま, their favorite peanut shop and soba restaurant located nearby, looked quite fine even in such a rainy day. The wife found a soba shochu, distilled spirit on a menu, ordered a small bottle to be diluted by 蕎麦湯=soba-yu, hot water used to boil the noodle. Hmm, it is not bad.

Followed by dessert of course.

 

What Next?

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Ms. Piano sings almost every day as Mei-Shun continues Spanish learning. Since her favorite program on radio finished within March, she listens to new one started last month for listening. When new words and grammar come out, how a story goes in half an year, they all depend on an instructor. It is therefore a kind of thrilling challenge to catch what she has already learned.

 

Plus Pink

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Our “backyard” plum trees are in 80% blossom right now. It is interesting for Mei-Shun that their shade all depends. Many of the strongest pink are seen in classical gardens, while weeping ones tend to put on pale tones. Above one is not in tears, whose petals have a pinch of violet. Oops, it has just started raining. Please do not make sudden resonance with this context.

Day by Day

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Mei-Shun resumed Spanish learning. It means she may allow herself to practice that lyrical score by Master Chopin. Looked a bit complicated, she hesitated to go ahead at first. However, it is actually simple enough for her fingers. Many serial tiny notes let this score sound glamorous and quite difficult. Now she plays it almost every day, expecting to reach levels of other favorite scores.

Never Bite

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Here are ice milk balls which help Mei-Shun much these days. Similar to hard candies in size and calories, this product satisfies her especially after meal. Although the former take long time to melt in mouth by heat, the latter promptly flow into throat keeping cool texture. Still, a feeling almost the same as a spoonful of ice cream is given. Better than leaving half a cup or a bar, isn’t it?

Partial Eclipse

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It means a new moon tonight, start of lunar December. However, it was cloudy enough to let Mei-Shun totally absorbed in horsey riding lessons final in 2019. Mr. Tea Time, thanks a lot for being such a good boy. You and Ms. I taught her how to control your speed, to make clear turns. Her next goal is a canter on you. Ms. Last One, the last lady she rode this year, your gallop gave her an excellent exultation.

 

Her Excursion

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Mei-Shun visited a hair saloon in 高輪, Tokyo today. It rained in early morning, stopped when she went out yet still hazy. 牛久沼=Ushiku Pond had no view of Mt. Fuji, while a unique chimney equipped on a noodle factory was giving lively steam. Skytree pushed its head into low clouds, looked like Port Tower in 神戸 on the way to our capital city. Almost all gingko trees were in bright yellow.