Flowery Flavor

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Here one of Mei-Shun’s favorite low-calorie sweets follows. It is 葛湯, kudzu-root tea with silky texture and light sugariness. When she received a lunch box cooked by gentle Ms. S, a tiny pink bag was attached to omelet sandwiches, a tomato and a bottle of lemon juice. This 名取 liked it so much that she ordered 22 from a confectioner in Aichi Prefecture. Oh, white ones also have salted cherry flower within.

Lovely little 葛湯=kudzu-root tea bags

 

 

Acknowledgement

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Mei-Shun is so grateful to inform you kind followers that your number reached as much as 373. Quite small compared to famous sites, yet please let her show the biggest appreciation. When did she give similar comment before? As to 222 on Feb. 7th of last year, not by herself but Mikan-chan. Yes, they had wished to do it on 22nd. On the other hand, 333 could never be celebrated on Mar. 33rd!

Circular Custom

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It seems good for Mei-Shun to take alcohol once or twice a week at supper. She used to drink much at almost every party, sometimes failed with hangover next morning. However, just a tiny glass of sake makes not only better feeling of taste but also in stomach. Now she finished Shin’s souvenir 山花 from Nagano, another calvados is ready after replenishing current one with an apple grown within the bottle.

Going Good

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… or so-so, Mei-Shun’s weight control these days. In 春一番=Spring First, moderate southern breeze in Tokyo between 立春 and 春分=vernal equinox which recorded the earliest this year, she enjoyed dancing with Mr. Bruno and Princess Maria. Thanks to their powerful jumping or pulling rein perhaps, she saw acceptable numbers on the scale. Now is happy time of good dessert from Hokkaido.

Full Moon

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Thank you so much, Professor S. She gently sent Mei-Shun an oval-cut Saudi diamond or “Desert Star” as birthday gift, made into a lovely pendant head. Another in brilliant cut is anticipated to become a pair of earrings with an emerald, currently enjoys an expedition on a ship of white shell within bedroom dresser. Would you two join her tonight to watch your beautiful mother in the sky?

 

Big News

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Do you seem, Mr. Pot. Mei-Shun loves steamed dishes, so does Shin. The wife therefore changed a normal pot into a steamer using a plate full of tiny holes. However, according to the husband, it began to smell corroded metal. With millions of thanks, they said good-bye to it while hello to the one follows below on Mr. Blue. Egg custard in cups, Chinese-style bun and various vegetables are ready to be cooked.

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.

Japanese Culture@holiday

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Now, it is your turn. Rouge-pink roses in that pretty Christmas bouquet from Shin are ready to go outdoors. Madame Biscuit, Mei-Shun’s first kimono with her family crest 浮線蝶 looks also happy to go out of a drawer. Her sleeves are much shorter than 振袖=furi-sode, many women who reached 20 years old put on today to participate in municipal coming-of-age ceremonies.

Silky Suede

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Thank you so much, Shin, for following sneakers as Christmas gift to Mei-Shun. She decided coloring of each part, he kindly ordered them last year. That is why the box behind is read “N by U”. Actually, last month saw her say good-bye to several old shoes including a similar pair, boots, etc. She wished them to leave her feet carrying away a lot of pernicious viruses.

Cup Collection?

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Hello, a cup for tea and coffee made by N Co., Ltd. Mei-Shun had a couple in this design attached saucers, yet found one cracked the other day. And Noriko-san, one of her closest friends, made a bowl following below her wedding gift. They therefore became a tea service set for special celebration of Shin and MS. He was quick enough to order a new one, made it 1-bowl, 2-cup and 3-saucer.