Trick or Treat!


It was 3 weeks before when Shin brought cookies from the U.S.A. for Mei-Shun. However, she normally refrains from sweets aiming at a whole-body health check scheduled soon on November 5th. He does as well, yet his prohibition is more against a bowl of rice — his favorite. It is the reason why Pumpkin Patch is regularly consumed while Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake is still untouched.

A pumpkin made of horseshoes

From Backdoor?


Lunar October starts from today. Mei-Shun walked to the nearest shrine on weekend, found smaller 鳥居=torii gate missing God — seriously, a kind of name tug attached to it lost “神” letter. It seems some of Gods living there were in a hurry, departed for 出雲 a few days earlier. Others might leave later through larger front gate, next to a stone monument explaining history of the shrine.

“Lucky” omikuji she drew.

Time Table


Spanish radio program Mei-Shun listen to is broadcasted from Monday to Wednesday. The same 15 minutes on Thursday and Friday seem to be for those who already won the 4th or even 3rd grade of the “Evaluación del Conocimiento Lengua de la Española”. She therefore made it a rule to train her ear, mouth and brain for above easier three days a week. What would come into the vacancy of two weekdays?

Oh, poor old textbook of Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test.

Yellow Shock


Mei-Shun’s first-tailored 下駄 finally made a debut last night. It was clear with bright moonlight, let her put them on walking to a nearby community center. She gave a lesson in kabuki dance to Professor M there, while had her own practice to make smooth steps on these pair of wooden sandals. When she came back home to put them off, her white 足袋=tabi, kimono socks were found … contaminated.

Pardon Me


Purr, so you and I are protected by a lady on your ring finger, mom. She is wary enough to detect our wrongdoings, admonishes us if we are too lethargic. That what the omikuji lot you drew yesterday might mean. It is 大吉=dai-kichi, the luckiest saying “those who see this lot would have the sun in their hands”. And that is why you noticed without delay what I’ve done on your blanket last night!

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3rd Crescent


Lunar September started from Sunday. Clear sky would therefore mean beautiful moonlight tonight, which Mei-Shun loves the most not because of its slim shape. She walked to the nearest shrine to greet Gods in the morning, drew omikuji lots for herself and Shin. The former was 末吉, a little lucky while the latter 吉, lucky. She knows the reason: they say she should have come earlier.

Piano Or …


Spanish, which does Mei-Shun take in 2019? She was so careless that forgot the deadline to apply for the test: today. She rushed to a post office to send a letter toward the secretariat, asking for necessary forms to fill in. What would happen hereafter? They might give her the document in, or out of time. They may return her letter because of pressed schedule. Her odds are 5-2-3.

Baby leaf and 4 ladies, what’s yr idea?