Hot Holiday

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Mei-Shun made an appointment at a beauty salon nearby Tokyo Station for a haircut today. However, she forgot a big sport event whose opening ceremony would be held in the capital city at night. Well, well, it seems better to take enough distance from there, in the middle of a kind of predicament. Oh, sound of slight rain after a whole week. Now Ms. Piano, could you join her to sing a song of moonlight?

Clear or Cloudy

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Ms. Piano, it was really difficult for you and Mei-Shun to choose scores to sing together yesterday. Weather changed from all clear in the morning to evening thunderstorm, made them wonder which was better; rainy one composed by Master Chopin, or moonlight by Masters Debussy and Beethoven. As a result, the latter was featured according to Shin’s request.

Couch Cracker

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Although it is forbidden for Mikan-chan to get on a dining table, she seems to have her reason to do so. It often happens when Mei-Shun indulges in staple food made of flour, not of rice. She heard crispy cat food tastes like biscuit with no sweetener. Her fluffy daughter therefore might ask mom to share a meal time. Well, thanks and sorry, darling. Mom would stop eating on DVD of an amazing 20-year-old anime, turn to Ms. Piano for practice.

Opposite Option

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We have 夏至=geshi, the 4th of summer 二十四節気 today. It also means the longest daytime of the year, yet hardly recognized because of rainy season in our country. Ms. Piano, are your keys all right in such humid air? Clouds seem to stop covering the sky tonight. So could you join Mei-Shun to praise moonlight with great scores composed by Masters Debussy and Beethoven?

Joy of Park: 3

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Yes, it came again with a wide and gorgeous iris bed. 乙戸沼 accommodates wide area for aquatic plants, getting into full blossom at the beginning of June. We have 入梅=nyu-bai, one of 9 雑節 today while 梅雨=tsuyu or rainy season has not yet been declared in Kanto Area. Ms. Piano, would you join Mei-Shun to play that masterpiece composed by Mr. Chopin?

More & More

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Mei-Shun has become in hobby. She plays piano from 5 years old, had taken lessons till 18. Her university days were full of Shakespeare. After marriage and moving into Ibaraki, she found a photo of Master Mei-Shu in a stage costume on PC and was very much interested in kabuki dance. And it was Shin who recommended horsey riding 6 years before.

Call Clair

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We have 小満=shoman, the 2nd of summer 二十四節気 today. It means rainy season in Okinawa connected with next 芒種=boshu, while this week saw 梅雨の走り full of humidity and dark clouds around here. Now Ms. Piano, could you join Mei-Shun to sing moonlight scores composed by Masters Beethoven and Debussy? She saw the 3rd crescent last week, yet that was the only chance so far to see that beauty.

Japanese Culture@holiday

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Today is Showa Day, named after a late emperor who represented an era Mei-Shun was born. Good rainfall continues from early morning. How do you take it, recent all-dry 2 weeks around here? Mei-Shun does as a kind of relief, hearing exultation song from everybody in our garden including Ms. Scarlet. Ms. Piano, shall we sing moonlight scores in order to ask clear sky tomorrow?

Soothe Sadness

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Meow, mom started to learn on Ms. Piano how to play Étude Op.10-3 “Tristesse” or “L’Adieu” composed by Master Chopin. Such feeling comes from hurt Ame-chan, a molar tooth on her upper right jaw. Already 70% artificial, it was recently found cracked in natural part. That sometimes causes a kind of pimple on gum, forces her to take an antibiotic.

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Finger Fatigue

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TV news featured a lady soon reaching 100 years old this morning. She played well the 1st movement of “Moonlight” and “For Elise” composed by Master Beethoven. These are in repertoire of Mei-Shun who has approximately half the age of above grandma. Ms. Piano, do you understand why neither of them play the 3rd movement of the former piece again?