Snowy Strawberry

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Most people of our country saw white Tuesday followed by freezing, stormy Wednesday. Mei-Shun stayed safe at home with Mikan-chan, winning Shin who managed to take an off today to enjoy picking up those ruby fruits with his wife. They drove toward the foot of Mt. Tsukuba, found their usual place closed. Bankruptcy? No-no, just after kindergarten children.

Galette des Rois

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Meow, it was the date of “Arles” for me and mom yesterday. On the other hand, dad ordered above pie as her birthday cake from that pâtisserie on 13th. She won the fève in the first piece chosen, so he safely left others to celebrate lunar Christmas today. We stayed good girls on weekend, while he went on a two-full-day business trip to Hong Kong. Unique chocolates would also arrive at night.

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Japanese Culture@holiday

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It is Coming of Age Day today. Since 18-year-old young people are already called adults, 20-year might be taken normal these days. However, alcohol drinking and smoking would be allowed after the latter. Many local governments therefore hold gatherings on the 2nd Monday of January, may let them follow parties. Cheers from Mei-Shun with a glass of fresh red wine, souvenir of Nagano by Shin.

Tea Together

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Meow, it is the last day of 2022 for me and mom to visit Arles. However, dad e-mailed to us at noon that he had to visit Miyazaki from evening. Tiny party would therefore be held tomorrow night, with all of us attend. Now chocolate cakes seem clever choice to store in a refrigerator, while the first tarte tatin we see here. Oh, a swan made of chou à la crème is for me? Purr … purrr …

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Gentle Gray

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So it seems easy for you, Chinese 白茶, to stand up in a teacup. Mei-Shun loves and consumes you more quickly than brown one, also good yet rather normal. What fascinates her most is flavor of the former; flowery to nose, refreshing to mouth. If leaves come out of a pot via narrow spout, they would make 茶柱 to be sweet for eyes as well — particularly with 2 pillars.

Enjoy Eggs

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Meow, it is the first time for me to see these seashells from Portugal. The same for mom as well, who does not know if any lady sells them on the seashore, yet quite likes this souvenir dad brought home. One bite let her remind of 鶏卵素麺=noodle-shaped, sweetened egg yolk. It is a well-known brand in Fukuoka, Kyushu which was exclusively opened toward foreign countries from Edo Period.

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Farewell, Friend

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Mei-Shun got on Ms. Scarlet at 11 : 22 to see Dr. M, her home dentist for oral cleaning, new mouthpiece preparation and … removal of Ame-chan. Before going tense and sad, she dropped in one of her favorite bakeries. Hello baguettes, whose width is just equivalent to her mouth. 3 with peanut butter spread between slits, other 3 with milk cream. Please stay sweet girls until she returns lively.

Keep Kettle

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Even if Ms. Iron is injured, she serves enough for Mei-Shun, a tea lover who chose Chinese gray friends today. Oh, a 茶柱=tea pillar nicely stands in a mug, lets her know something good would happen soon. It might be true or wished to; we have 仏滅=butsu-metsu, the worst among 六曜 while gloomy sky. And slight rainfall began just after she hung futon mats outdoors.

Elegant Eclipse

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Mom told me that we would see a full moon tonight. “Yet in all different facade from normal”, she continued. “It gets slimmer little by little before staying behind the shadow of Mother Earth for an hour and a half”. And Uranus also hides at the rear of above dark moon, gives amazing phenomena after 442 years. By the way, I prefer brighter one looks like a spoonful of my milk, purr.

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Trick or Treat!

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Yes, of course Mei-Shun say to you kind 483 followers. Nice weather let her dance with Ms. Madoka and Princess Maria as well today. Now what result would her scale show? Hmm, so-so numbers allowing her to cook newly cultivated 銀の朏=silver-moon rice for a gorgeous dinner. However, she has to enjoy it alone because Shin refrains from this shining staple food even in other Asian countries.