On and Over

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Powerful Typhoon Nanmadol or No. 14 in 2022 made amazing 4 landfalls; 1st on 鹿児島=Kagoshima, 2nd 福岡=Fukuoka, 3rd 島根=Shimane and the last 新潟=Niigata this morning. Born nearby 小笠原=Ogasawara in Tokyo, it came from southern Kyushu to the north, did similar from western Honshu to the east. Mei-Shun is forced to stay home all day long; studying, cleaning, practicing 松の緑 and playing Ms. Piano.

Reverent Regards

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Yuko-san, one of Mei-Shun’s best friends since high school, kindly sent the latter a brilliant gift. Preserved roses greeting from a tiny white piano are in a transparent box. Here is your little sister, Ms. Piano. Now you are full of pink items including her, a face-cloth used as Mikan-chan’s cushion on Ms. Scarlet, dried roses for Shin and a big cotton scarf from Professor M.

Poor Player?

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Meow, sweet melodies are always aired at mom’s horsey riding club. It often features piano scores including “Salut d’Amour” composed by Master E. Elgar, which she once gave up and put under other pieces. However, the same tune sounds when they make her hold on the phone. It might be a message to encourage you. “All right”, she said and opened the lid of Ms. Piano. Purr, it goes better than before, doesn’t it?

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Allegro to Adagio

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Some combination of scores help Mei-Shun to play Ms. Piano more smoothly. For example, Waltz Op. 64-1 or “Valse du Petit Chien” composed by Master Chopin leads to easier “Le Cygne” by M. Saint-Saëns. “Pavane pour une Infante Défunte” by M. Ravel also works for “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by M. Bach. Since tempo is all different between the former, fingering might matter.

Smile in Sky

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We were expecting to see that gentle lady again tonight. However, Typhoon Meari seems to plan a landfall on our archipelago tomorrow, might carry too many clouds to enjoy above beautiful sight. And oh, it started to rain around 21 : 00 when Mei-Shun was playing Ms. Piano to serve Shin his favorite score composed by Master Bach. Well, they are happy for Princess Cymby who can have a natural shower after weeks.

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.

家守

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Lunar July starts from today. So Ms. Piano, could you join Mei-Shun to sing scores honoring that gentle lady who stays behind dark sky tonight? By the way, “gecko” sounds like her light in our language. He/She might therefore mean the same appearing on a kitchen window from a few days before. Thanks a million for your protection — we hope our brightness indoors helps to serve you enough dinner.

Melodious MTG

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Hi, a cicada lady, great to see you again. Listen, Mei-Shun hears many guys of your species sing in woods, while not at all around her place. It might be cause by a lot of rainfalls following merciful Typhoon Aere. Their wings are available solely in dry condition, aren’t they? So Ms. Piano, please join her to help them with moonlight scores composed by Masters Debussy and Beethoven.

Appear Again

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Hi Tora-chan, did you help mom-in-law? She wakes up around 4 : 00 in the morning these days, opens shutters before watering garden flowers. That might be caused by amazing end of 梅雨 2022, declared yesterday in Kanto area. So Ms. Piano, could you join Mei-Shun to sing a rainy score composed by Master Chopin? She wishes it would lead to enough showers to replenish our reservoirs.

Moon or Rain

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Happy birthday, elder sister. Mei-Shun met her yesterday, for the first time in amazing 3 years hit by that still “novel” coronavirus. She looked fine, replied that 佃煮=tsukuda-ni, fish and shrimp from 霞ヶ浦 Lake simmered in sake, soy sauce and sugar until half-dried, would be preferred as a gift to peanut crackers. All right, it would be delivered ASAP. Now Ms. Piano, which of above shall we sing tonight?