Ripe Rubies

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Elder sister Y kindly sent Mei-Shun one of her favorite fruits; cherry, this year again. Her husband worked with its growers in Yamagata decades before, keeps in touch with them. By the way, does above precious stone have other colors? … ah-ha, they are sapphires including pink one, green, blue of course, etc. It sounds much better than calling them red/blue corundum respectively.

Amicable Arles

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Meow, mom has made it a rule to visit a pâtisserie in Tsukuba with me on this date every month. And a flower shop as well today, to order an arrangement for dad expecting Father’s Day on coming 19th. “The latest time was when he stayed in a hospital 15 years before”, she told me. “He always congratulated me on Mother’s Day. Why don’t we do the same to him together?” Great idea, purr.

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Next at Night

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Mei-Shun’s beloved father departed today 13 years before. He was a bit plump at current age of his younger daughter, who saw nice numbers on a scale yesterday after dancing with Mss. Sagittarius and Last One. Caused by 鹿の子餅=kanoko-mochi, soft and airy rice cake from Toyama Prefecture she enjoyed with Shin late last night, no appetite welcomed her this morning.

Sunny, Windy,

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We have 立夏=rikka, the 1st of summer 二十四節気 today. Also Children’s Day, blue sky nicely covers fresh green here and there. Such a sight reminds Mei-Shun of tea called 八十八夜摘み新茶 she ordered, perhaps already available at the shop. However, she finished 知覧茶 purchased at the same place this morning, opened 嬉野茶 Shin brought home from Saga recently.

Me and Mom

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Purr, she stays with me today. Dad went out early in the morning, took a business trip to Aomori. He would turn to Nagano tomorrow, saying sorry yet it is more convenient to pass us tonight. All right, there is no problem. I am in good health, so are you two. One is involved in exciting jobs outside. Another who saw nice numbers on a scale yesterday enjoys working and eating inside.

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Danish Delight

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Mei-Shun visited her home dentist to see Dr. M for a monthly check today. For this patient, medical clinics are often followed by good bakery shops — she treats herself to sandwiches, baguettes and sweets even after coming back from above. By the way, “Double Ds” would take a leave from now on: she would stop going to Master Bando’s place for a while.

Japanese Culture@holiday

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Bota-mochi or Ohagi handmade on vernal/autumnal equinox respectively by mother is favorite of Mei-Shun, her elder sister and beloved father. Still haunted by that novel coronavirus, she has not been able to visit home of her parents on above days for as long as 2 years. She therefore plans to cook it by herself, went out for a hair cut at a salon nearby Tokyo Station instead.

Tea Time

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Thank you so much, Professors. Mei-Shun received 銀のすず=silver bells made of sweetened bean paste and chocolate from Prof. H yesterday, while Prof. M would kindly drop in her place tonight. Oh, Prof. S living in Sendai sent her lovely items including a birthday card which accommodates a tiny piano last month: immediately after he accepted a box of chocolates from her.

Table Talk

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Shin brought home above arts of delicacy from Nagano Prefecture. Mei-Shun is happy to see strawberry join regular members of みすず飴 including apple, grape, plum, peach and 三宝柑=sanpo-kan orange. She knew this simple jelly made of agar and fruit jam from childhood: grandfather on her mother’s side was from 信州, while was not a soba noodle lover.

Cherry Confectionery

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It is Mei-Shun’s great pleasure to let you kind 460-1 followers know that she saw the best numbers on a scale following dance with Ms. Bunny Girl. And it is also after marriage: for as long as 28 years she has put on many sugar bags all through her body, especially around waist. It might be thanks to recent pressure — apart from detailed story, it sometimes helps her to gain stronger mind while lose weight.