Pretty Pink

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Here is カプすけ=kapu-suke, lovely birdy on a puffed strawberry chocolate. It is for the first time when Mei-Shun picked him up from a sweets wagon at a drug store — it has always been Shin who won him so far. Now she kisses you, darling, keep a good boy not to stay around her waist. He is also in weight control these days, let her enjoy you only in the morning, peacefully alone.

Cat Collection

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… or ねこあつめ, Mei-Shun’s favorite game on cell, taught her this morning that we have 小正月=ko-shogatsu today. Ancient people in our country used to have 小豆粥=azuki-kayu, red-bean-added rice porridge in breakfast, while she served Shin red-bean rice handmade by mom-in-law, not recognizing such a custom. It might be an invitation from the nearest shrine.

 

New Night

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Lunar December starts from today, on birthday of Mei-Shun by chance. Please kindly let her make it as well a happy occasion to express her gratitude to you sweet followers. It seems to have surpassed 333, her latest goal.

Joy of the Sea: 1

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Shin and Mei-Shun visited Aquamarine Fukushima on weekend. Their first stopover at this aquarium was actually a decade before, when they sought to find good sushi or sashimi restaurant. An amazing shoal of sardine was kept in a huge tank, while lovely seahorses in a tiny one. And oh, lovely cyclopteridae, great to see you again. You are called “konpeito“, prefer to stay alone.

Welcome, fluffy ones.

Superb Surprise

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Morning sunlight comes into our living room later and later these days. It sometimes seems like 初日の出=hatsu-hinode, the first sunrise of a new year for Shin and Mei-Shun which ascends from a neighbor’s rooftop. Pretty round shapes on the wall resemble fireworks on 3rd, Culture Day in the evening. The wife rushed upward the roof floor to find enormous flowers in the sky.

Straight Down

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Mei-Shun went to a beauty saloon nearby Tokyo Station yesterday. Thanks to Mr. M, her fingers go smoothly in hair after treated, cut and dried by the chief beautician. She is too busy to squeeze a time to curl it till 邦楽発表会, yet had a chance to regain this style of her younger days tentatively. Oh, it started raining. “Clair de Lune” by Master Debussy would be the best to play tonight.

Autumnal Art

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Which would you kind followers like, coffee, tea or green tea? The owner of a hair saloon, where Mei-Shun goes to every three weeks, is a pottery collector. And how is it, a star-shaped ice cream ball among normal round ones? It has been rare for her to win foods like it, yet sometimes occurs these days. For example, fèves in her annual “Galette des Rois” often come out of a piece she chose.

 

Joy of Kai

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Shin and Mei-Shun visited a beautiful park in 水戸 on weekend. A big tree of 十月桜, October cherry gently greeted the couple beside a small gate. A clerk asked the husband if they live in Ibaraki Prefecture. When he gave a yes showing his driver’s license, their tickets became complimentary with a piece of paper follows below. That novel coronavirus seems to creep into such wide space.

Japanese Culture@holiday

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It is a great pleasure for Mei-Shun to walk with Shin. They woke up early in the morning, visited the nearest shrine after as long as 3 months. 乙戸沼 Park saw the same interval of above couple for the same reason last week, let the wife contemplate her age. With Respect for the Aged today, she is still behind such maturity. However, health management would become harder.

Friendly Tabby

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Hi, Karin-chan, nice to see you at the front door again. He is one of the cats living in the horsey riding club Mei-Shun goes to, often says hello to her asking for dinner crisps. Many other members feed them as well, yet this boy resembles Tora-chan seems to choose her as a last resort. And Shin has a similar friend nearby his office, who is quite like another named Ye-mon.