Dark Danger

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Ms. Piano, sorry to beat you last night with nails grown a bit too much. It is said cutting them at night prevents us from seeing parents pass away. Just a superstition of course, yet Mei-Shun agrees on such a suggestion to use metal tools under bright sunlight. That might be why mom-in-law said “I’d love to, yet tomorrow morning” when asked a help of sewing in the evening.

Do not take any photo while driving!

 

Odd Odor?

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Steam humidifier is useful in current and the next dry seasons in our country. Shin and Mei-Shun have ever put one in their bedroom. The first was in pastel green, shape of a drop, diligently served for the longest 17 years. The second looked like a big chestnut, worked also as an aroma diffuser. However, he recently woke up catching strange smell from it. She therefore picked up following cloud to be the third.

Colorful light within

 

Color Combination

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Here are face masks Mei-Shun purchased at her horsey riding club. Oh, please do not kick us, Mr. Tea Time. This candidate of your mom would like to dance with you more, yet is currently able to spare only once a week. She is looking forward to December when her performance on stage would be safely over. Ms. I and you will be reserved to complete her mission: canter on you.

   

Older one stayed on the bottom of laundry basket!

Japanese Culture@holiday

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Following apples are 秋映=aki-bae, meaning reflection of autumnal beauty. Mei-Shun loves this breed which became available at supermarkets from several years before. Crispy, a bit sour but sweet as she prefers, while shin does soft, too much matured ones. Such dark red might reminds you of many trees in current season — found even in a little park 5-minute walk from home.

Tricky Moons

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Meow, I heard that tomorrow is the day of “trick or treat?”. Mom is not so much interested in it, while loves to give treats to young friends. They say a full moon will celebrate it as well, yet pretty quietly this year. She took several photos of it recently, including one on 20th from a train. I think her technique is poor, only when compared to my images of course, purr.

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Dancing Diet

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Mei-Shun still carries a tyre of sugar in one bag around her waist. During last time she felt worse, health went ahead of good eating and exercise. When charming foods (including various sweets) jump into eyes, she immediately brought them home. However, since she returned to normal, such an indulgence must be terminated. Precedent methods will start from now on.

Souvenir sweets, a windfall

Amicable Adversary

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Mei-Shun has told you kind followers that alcohol impedes her weight control. It might be because such drinks facilitate her appetite, let her ignore calories to reach sweets even after a meal. She therefore makes it a rule to take it less than once a month, on condition that a tyre around her waist is smaller than one bag of sugar. Now Shin brought home this delicacy from Nagano, best friend and foe of Professor S!

Happy Recovery

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Rainfall and a sore throat had prevented Mei-Shun from exercises; daily stretching, walking and horsey riding until recently, for longer than three weeks. The first one is available indoors followed by kabuki dance practice, yet jumping must be avoided upstairs. Today saw it start raining a bit outdoors again, made her pull hung laundry into the shower stall to dry by an electric fan.

Utnay Lake, Hokkaido

Evening@horsey riding club

Blanket Baby

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Meow, mom told me that we would have a new moon tomorrow night. It means lunar September starts giving 朔日, the best day to make a wish to Gods. However, weather forecasts say rain might fall all day long. She therefore visited the nearest shrine by car in this morning, drew two omikuji lots. One was 大吉 or the luckiest for dad, the other 末吉 or the least lucky for herself.

Meatball maker for me

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Expectant Ears

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We have 仲秋の名月, the best moon of the year tonight, while it really in full tomorrow. It was raining in the morning, allowed Mei-Shun to use an umbrella during her light walking. She quite likes it, with colorful collection of this artistic gear (on the contrary, Shin takes them just as sticks). Nice scent of garden plants comes up from here and there, carrying their pleasure of bathing after a week.