Droll Dripping

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We have 白露=hakuro, the 3rd of autumnal 二十四節気 today. 白 means white and 露 drop, while the latter fell down on mom-in-law’s table this morning upset her so much. When she made a phone call to Mei-Shun, it was 5 : 00 that her daughter-in-law jumped up from a futon mat wondering something occurred to Shin. None of his numbers shown! A sigh of relief.

Try Twice

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Oh? A letter to Mei-Shun arrived, from Spanish examination secretariat. She gave up taking it in June when rainy season said to have already gone. It was too torrid to go outdoors, or seemed even dangerous to get on a train bound for Tokyo. What would have come if any accident occur, stopped air conditioning? Ah, that is why above paper has blanks in score and result.

Japanese Culture@holiday

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This is Mountain Day, one of the last national holidays set in Heisei era. We adults have obon summer vacation from August 13th to 16th, while children for as long as one and a half month from the end of July. The former Mei-Shun has a few spots between right fingers, became aware of several scores to play Ms. Piano make her feel itchy. Tempo does not matter, yet fingering.

Stormy Sun

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Mei-Shun cleaned up rooms in earlier morning, avoiding harsh sunlight which leads to a lot of beads on her face. She reserved a hair salon nearby Tokyo Station in the evening, leaving home around 15 : 00. Just before opening the door, Shin gave her a message that it rains hard there. However, the wife found no teardrop on train windows nor streets outdoors. It might be a sudden downpour.

8 – 8 – 8 = Ya-Ya-Ya

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Oh? What happened to you, dear clock above Ms. Piano? It must be around 8 : 15 in the morning, yet you are 8 hours behind. Mei-Shun has to go toward a garbage station soon, surprised at your message when she looked up from a piece of superb chocolate cake. All right, batteries would be replenished later — oops! 8 : 10 at night saw you suddenly start running to reach the real time.

Whole White

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Ms. Piano, may Mei-Shun sing with you just slightly today? One of oven mitts has been worn thin too much to avoid heat, burned her right ring finger this morning. And a thunderstorm came in the afternoon, prevented her from going out for dancing with Princess Maria. She wishes it not to blow away that cute 山法師 flowers found in 乙戸沼 Park last weekend.

Shining Shrine

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Both of solar April and lunar March start from today. Mei-Shun visited 日先神社 after driving Shin to the nearest station. Cold rain stormed out warm air, made her feel frozen in hands. She still enjoyed wet cherry blossom avoiding drops thanks to a blue  umbrella full of patterns of the same flower. Now which messages would she receive from Gods by omikuji lots? … well, might be better than before.

Height and Weight

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Mei-Shun visited a clinic just next to her home dentist. She is insured by Shin for annual health check, recommended to people of 40 years or older. So this is her month of seeing various doctors; dentist of course, dermatologist, physician, Dr. A and veterinarian. They prefer her left arm to take blood sample, used the same place to result in a tiny bruise with a slight pain.

And A

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… day when Mei-Shun visited the hospital passed. She has not received medicine yet for 2 reasons; one is a prescription Dr. A gave her, the other is her pill box where some still stay on a table. As to the former, this ex-inpatient had a phone call while driving toward home. She did not replied immediately (of course not), later found the number similar to Dr. A’s, called back to know that above is a bit wrong.

Paws on Paws

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Oh, Mikan-chan, it was the very way of your cushion usage Mei-Shun would like to say mom wishes the other day. However, you are found on her slippers with the same patterns of lovely footprints this morning, enjoying warm sunlight. Your purr and relaxed figure make her feel the happiest — oops, not a little pool on the floor somebody but you formed while she was vacuuming all rooms upstairs.