Day to Dance

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It has become rare for Mei-Shun, just sometimes with Princess Maria. Actually, she stopped reserving canter lessons from last month, caused by a kind of slump. Perhaps knowing reasons, she asked a chief instructor Mr. S to give her effective private lessons instead of ones in a group. It would start after 11th, December when she finish a Spanish examination.

Seasonal Sakura

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We have 立冬=ritto, the 1st of winter 二十四節気 today. Well, it might be real this year — Mei-Shun sees these days a thermometer of Ms. Scarlet point below 10 degrees Celsius in early morning and late at night. However, still a beginning of November turns it up to around 20 degrees in daytime. She therefore has to bring a jacket into horsey riding field, choose if put it on or off.

Smoggy Skytree

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Mei-Shun went to a hair salon nearby Tokyo Station after a few days more than 2 whole months. With a slight rain, it was not the best for treatment yet cool enough to set bangs again. 牛久 Pond was halcyon as usual, a chimney of a famous noodle maker was working well. However, it was not easy to catch that 634-meter high broadcast tower whose top fully covered by grey clouds.

Brilliant Blue

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Shin, Mei-Shun, Mikan-chan and Ms. Scarlet visited 涸沼=Hinuma Pond on weekend  for the first time. Much smaller compared to 霞ヶ浦=Kasumigaura Lake, while looks cleaner. It may be thanks to rivers flowing into the former, and the sea whose water climbs up to it at high tide. 大杉 Shrine and a swan sit still to observe people playing on the shore.

Severe to Soft

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It rained heavily this morning, made Mei-Shun quite worried about horsey-riding lessons she reserved in the evening. Sunlight seems to have chosen milder way, sometimes pats us on the back in the afternoon. Now could you dance, Mr. Hallelujah Sunday and Ms. Nuts, with her who puts on a vest works as an airbag instead of kimono?

Wood Walk

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… or trot Mei-Shun means. She tried “endurance” class for the first time with sweet Princess Maria as her partner. It might be hot and humid, yet cool enough for us who have been scorched by extraordinary sunlight from the end of June. Much more on the  green where tall trees fully cover. Such an exciting experience gave her another joy: she saw good numbers on a scale.

Thrilling Tuition

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Mei-Shun used to visit monthly a local bank to get new bills. Our traditional arts including kabuki dance, 茶道=sado tea ceremony, 華道=kado flower arrangement for examples, often welcome them rather than old ones. On the other hand, ATMs of her main bank sometimes offer notes clean enough to work for such opportunities. That seems like a lottery, would be her new custom.

五月雨?

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It seems too soon for us to enter rainy season in May, yet this week saw such weather. Mei-Shun was forced to cancel reservations at her horsey riding club on Monday and today. Well, it is your turn, Ms. Piano, to play with her instead of Princess Maria and others. Wishing a full moon at Sunday night, let’s sing her scores composed by Master Debussy and Beethoven as usual.

Study Spanish

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Mei-Shun resumed listening to above class on the radio. And Evaluación del Conocimiento de la Lengua Española waits application by her who is wondering which is better to take, 5th or 4th grade. Well, she actually took both for French years before. Similar language might require an equivalent challenge; easier one first, another a bit more difficult next.

Double Dance

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Thank you so much, Ms. Manifest and Princess Maria. These ladies were kind partners in Mei-Shun’s final dance of 2021 at a horsey riding club. She actually sees herself weird in canter these days. One reason is clear: too less practice than before. In order to put on well 二足の草鞋=2 pairs of sandals for hobbies, she has to control pessimistic emotion — find good, be effective.