Joy of Friendship

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Thank you so much for your invitation, Kaori-san. It is the first time for Mei-Shun to visit Mr. and Mrs. M’s home in Tokyo, with 石神井公園 Park taking just a few minutes to walk. Shin often enjoyed driving to there with his wife on weekends when they lived in 杉並 Ward. Rowing a boat on the pond, 三宝寺池 beyond a roadway has never been their goal.

Field Up!

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Thank you so much, Ms. I and Mr. Vanilla Arc. Mei-Shun finally made it: a certificate for the 4th grade of horseback riding technique would come to her hands soon. She played horse-related scores including “Life of Merry-go-round” and “La chevaleresque” before driving to the club. The former needs more practice, like gallop steps do to this happy face who has just graduated from a beginner.

Well done, mom.

 

Welcome, Butterfly

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Oh, there you are. When Mei-Shun tried to move one of grapefruit pots to avoid strong sunlight from the west, she found something different among green leaves. It is so nice to see you grown up enough; clear to recognize your mother. And oh, not only you but another bigger! Well, it seems quite difficult to feed you both here. Why don’t one of you make a little travel to other place?

Spring Delicacy

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White asparaguses arrived from Europe. It is only once an year when Shin and Mei-Shun can enjoy them, a genuine luxury. In order to avoid fiber streaks entering between your teeth, do not spare peeling of them. Boil them in a deep pan until ivory changes into pearl white. Mayonnaise and truffe salt would be a nice dip while melted butter, lemon juice and salt would serve for a superb experience.

Started Español

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Mei-Shun has learned English, French and Chinese so far. In order to cover more region on the globe, she decided to step out for another major language. There is no problem for her to pronounce Spanish except for “rr” where the tongue have to be curled before trembled. Grammar resembles French, easy to learn. She enjoys it, feeling how simple and convenient English is.

Missing Stage

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Mei-Shun is energized to receive a tentative program from Master 坂東=Bando on her party’s performance in April, Tokyo. The former has rarely seen other dancers in full makeup, wigs and costumes on stage so far. Another happiness comes from Prof. M who joined 菊ノ上流 a few years ago. He recently asked Mei-Shun to become his new tutor in Japanese dance taking over Master Mei-Shu’s business.

Welcome Back

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Dear Mr. Diamond, we have been looking forward to seeing you again: it took as long as two months to make you up. Mei-Shun’s late father, the previous owner would be pleased as well. And do you know, it is the last day of lunar January today. Shall we go to the nearest shrine tomorrow to make a wish on the best day? White plum trees are in full bloom there, while cherry trees grew buds from pale yellow to red.