Bucket Bouquet

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Here Mei-Shun exchanged vases of Christmas/wedding anniversary and birthday gifts from Shin. The former had fresh roses, carnations and lisianthuses already removed to dry, needs no water any more. Mr. Green is therefore suitable to accommodate it, let the latter relax in a glass tall and large enough. And the owner is so vigorous that brings this vivid, aromatic one to the bedroom every night.

Bright Black

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We have 大寒=dai-kan today, the 6th of winter 二十四節気 and the bona fide last of these 24 seasonal points. It means the coldest weeks among an year, while Mei-Shun enjoys warm sunlight from southern windows. An arrangement gentle Professor M gave her consists of many spring flowers including lovely cherry branches. Oh, they are already in 70% blossom.

Japanese Culture@holiday

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It is Coming of Age Day today. Since 18-year-old young people are already called adults, 20-year might be taken normal these days. However, alcohol drinking and smoking would be allowed after the latter. Many local governments therefore hold gatherings on the 2nd Monday of January, may let them follow parties. Cheers from Mei-Shun with a glass of fresh red wine, souvenir of Nagano by Shin.

Lovely Ladies

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Purr, please let me and mom say thanks a million to you kind 486 followers for visiting our site through 2022. Her new phone sometimes gives photo recommendation to check up, reminds us of good days we shared. Featured from yesterday are Ms. Madoka and me, both taken 6 years before. She, I, mom and dad all wish your happy end of current year and a prosperous new one.

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Pink and Pretty

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Hi, Princess Maria, how was your Christmas? Shin, Mei-Shun and Mikan-chan spent a great time. He ordered a gorgeous bouquet as usual, with fragrant chrysanthemums put between roses. She made a chiffon cake, managed to succeed thanks to a diligent convection microwave oven. 野菜鍋=simmered vegetable pot, fried meat and other plates filled their dining table.

Merry Music

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Thanks a million, Shin, for looking for and purchasing CDs featuring Ms. Sarah Vaughan, one of the greatest jazz singers. Mei-Shun heard her glamorous husky voice for the first time on Mr. Diamond, a car in dark blue given by her beloved father. Tape collection of him including classical piano pieces also descended to his younger daughter, confirmed with stronger media.

Gentle Gray

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So it seems easy for you, Chinese 白茶, to stand up in a teacup. Mei-Shun loves and consumes you more quickly than brown one, also good yet rather normal. What fascinates her most is flavor of the former; flowery to nose, refreshing to mouth. If leaves come out of a pot via narrow spout, they would make 茶柱 to be sweet for eyes as well — particularly with 2 pillars.

Nicer Numbers

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We have today a full moon or 十五夜, the one at 15th night on lunar November 15th, while 七五三=7-, 5- and 3-year-old celebration. Mei-Shun takes such a coincidence somehow mysterious — only odd numbers gather on a solar date of an even number. By the way, Shin kindly handed her a box of くろ玉=sweet black balls yesterday. And oh, where have 2 of them already gone?