Fluffy Friends


Thanks a lot, lovely animals. You always encourage Mei-Shun to practice piano. From behind, Baby-Chan (meaning “elephant” in Thai) and Papa-Chan. Do you miss your homeland? She hopes to visit there as well. Choco-chan and Ohagi-chan, your getting along with Kasane-chan twins is highly appreciated. White bears, elder one from Canada, do you feel kabuki dance steps on scores?

Ripe Soon


Mei-Shun plays better that score composed by Master Bach these days. It is thanks to the radio program she used to listen to: she has stopped learning Spanish for three-fourth year by an intention. When she aims to acquire fluency on piano, not only her fingers but also ears need time and concentration to absorb melody. That might be because she has a kind of resistance in brain to accept something new.

Thanks, mom-in-law.

Stand by U


So it is all right for Shin to leave Mei-Shun alone for a week — he is on a business trip to the U.S.A. from weekend. Oh, she is never alone, of course not. Mikan-chan looks feeling so-so recently, gives her human-being mom relief, refreshment and real happiness. Thanks to cool rainy days like today, they stay home together; one enjoying peaceful sleep, the other writing, playing piano and dancing.



Piano to Pizza


Stormy last Saturday forced Shin and Mei-Shun stay at home all day long, pressed appetite button in the husband’s brain. He asked the wife’s permission to order pizzas at night. Following sunny Sunday made him exhausted enough to rush to sushi dinner, took time from the wife to play piano. Oh, brilliant full moon accompanied by Jupiter, please help this couple to lose weight and gain muscle.

Effective Lesson


When Mei-Shun forgets how to play a score on Ms. Piano, it looks like a chance to her. Since fingering so far has been reset, she can try from scratch to find out better way. “Pavane …” is a good example, left behind Masters Bach and Debussy. And it seems that memory to play that musical instrument is saved not only in brain, directly connected with eyes but also in 10 fingers with necessary muscles.


Superior Piano


Never taking Spanish inferior, yet Mei-Shun chose its test in October. That is because she would like to brush up her technique in playing several scores. Master J. S. Bach is on the top of the list which accommodates “Life of Merry-go-round”, “Le Cygne” and “Pavane pour une Infante Défunte”. She loves the last one, practiced earnestly years before yet played around others for a while.

Thanks Shin, working hard from early morning.



They say Spanish tests would be held in June and October. Now, Ms. Piano, which month is better for Mei-Shun? She meant to be soaked in concentrated study, chose just one score composed by Master J. S. Bach. However, Shin likes it so much that his wife practiced it almost every day for “joy of his desiring”. Having come in the opposite direction, is she ready to go back to the starting point of 2019?

橘 at 橘寺, what’s your opinion?