Mei-chan meets the prince

Mei-chan meets the prince

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amigurumei bear
Mei-chan: Hey there. What are you doing?
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Panda Oji-chan: Waiting for the stars to appear.
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Mei-chan: Oh.
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Mei-chan: This is nice.
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Mei-Chan: I could do this all day every day.
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Mei-Chan: Don't you guys have some place else to be?

 

 

 

 

 

Sidetrack: A pumpkin fairytale

Sidetrack: A pumpkin fairytale

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Once there was a pumpkin with pins in his head.
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He met a wooden spool who made friends with some thread.
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Before long they came across two buttons, six needles and three wooden pegs.
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When scissors came into the picture, they knew they had it made.
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And so they went to see Miss Gingham...
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...who hopped into a basket.
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The rest gladly followed...
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...and lived happily ever after in their newfound bed.
Children’s day

Children’s day

In Japan, Children’s Day takes place on May 5. A month prior to that, families would decorate their households with koinobori – carp-shaped wind socks made of paper or fabric.

These carp streamers are traditionally flown on roof tops to celebrate the event known as Tango no Sekku, in honour of sons (and daughters?) in the hope that they will grow up healthy and strong. The biggest koinobori represents the father; the medium and small-sized carps speak for the mother and child.

Meimoirs is no stranger to symbols of the koinobori – her father, who was an exporter of Japanese carps known as koi, found the cloth ‘kites’ amusing and used to have them strewn across the house. Only recently did she find out what the fish was all about, and wished that she had kept one or two in remembrance of her father, and a childhood she still thinks about from time to time.

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Mei-chan: I should be relieved that these are finally up!
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Mei-chan: So why do I still have this nagging feeling...
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...
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Mei-chan: Oh.
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Mei-chan: Would you like to join me?
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Mei-chan: Erm...do you know what these are for?
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Mei-chan: Sigh.