Sumo Storm

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Mei-Shun finally received above item this rainy morning. Thanks a lot, a delivery person who put a towel on the box. Her prescription would be recorded here soon, covered by tough guardians. Oh? “SKIYAKI” is retailer’s name. Where is U after S to mean that popular cuisine in our country? Or designers at this company prefer winter sports to their business?

Hydrangea Highness

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Princess Violet, welcome back to our garden. Mei-Shun is pleased to see her safely bloom this year: mom-in-law is so earnest to cut her into a round shape that often removes baby buds. Flowers therefore greet them every other year here, while another with lace caps gives annual blossom in the southern corner. Yes, both of them are messengers of rainy season.

Perpetual Power

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Mei-Shun’s favorite rikishi, sumo wrestler has won 9 so far in current basho held in Tokyo. And yes, he added another win to reach double-digit 10 today. They say it was at the same time his 200th victory in elite 幕内=maku-uchi rank where he returned to after 2 years. Not only being strong, he calmly analyzes everyday match to improve himself both in body and mind.

Fair Feeling

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Mei-Shun seems to have made it. When she sang on Ms. Piano “Clair de Lune” last night with no figure of it in the sky, success came to keep music flowing. Her favorite part was played without looking at the new score, while the page turned afterward. It was found that concentration is the most important: notes are not always connected to her memory of sound, even sometimes deter it.

Pretty Pottery

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Thank you so much, Shin. He gave Mei-Shun gorgeous gifts for Mother’s Day; lovely honey bottles and mead, the latter made in Poland. The husband well knows that his wife is a honey lover. His choice also might be affected by the fact that both of them like Polish tableware. Its impressive colors including dark blue, bright yellow and soft white of the ground all fascinate them.

Tea Time

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Thanks a million not to darling you, but to Ms. Last One today. Almost 2 years might have passed since Mei-Shun danced with her in previous occasion. And it took nearly a whole year for this rider to remember how to canter. Now she would revise the list of classes reserved; which lesson, who is the best to improve her technique? She is pleased to think about it on a cup of 新茶.

Sunshine Scent

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Solar May starts from Monday. It seems cool to Mei-Shun who coughs quite less than last month, feeling better thanks to Dr. W. The latter lady taught “puffing” to the former patient: a skillful way to cough out foreign objects from your respiratory tract. So please do not mind if one of your moms sometimes says “pa-pa”, Princess Maria. She never takes Your Highness as her father.

Diligent Dieter

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Thanks a million, Shin. Above are 2 of Mei-Shun’s favorite souvenir delicacies. Both are from Kagawa Prefecture; bigger one mentioned here before, smaller box full of cute cats might not. And the wife saw quite nice numbers on a scale after dancing with Princess Maria this afternoon, ready to enjoy them. On the other hand, the husband lives on vegetables, beans and sometimes rice porridge these days.

Summer Soon

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Lunar March starts from today. We also have 穀雨=koku-wu, the 6th and last of spring 二十四節気. Mei-Shun drove Ms. Scarlet, who has just finished inspection, toward the horsey riding club in the afternoon. Oh, Princess Maria, fluffy accessory on a forehead belt of Your Highness looks a bit too warm. Mom would be pleased to bring home, wash and replace it with cooler one.

Sweet Salt

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Hi Miffy, great to see you sleep in Ms. Cuby, a refrigerator of Mei-Shun. She ordered you to cook 糠漬け=nuka-tsuke, pickles made in fermented rice bran. Almost 20 years have passed since her older 糠床=nuka-toko, bed for ingredient vegetables, went into poor condition to be given up. Now is the time to resume it for Shin, whose check up is set 3 month later.