Monday, June 26, 2006

THE PLUM RAINS IN NIPPON

I just love the rains...

We are in the midst of the 'tsuyu' or 'baiyu' season...

Literally, the season of the plum rains...

Picked up about 15 large plums which were probably thrown down by the winds yesterday...

Asked my suweeto haato to make some plum wine out of it...

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Welcomed six students from two Korean universities last Saturday...

Five girls and one guy...

For the next two weeks, shall be conducting our third short-term Japanese Language Course...

(See related posts, HEADACHES ON THE JOB and ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH TO WEEP?)

I trust it will be yet another fun session...

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Meanwhile, the water lily is about to flower...

Can't wait to see the bloom...

And, just received several dwarf lotus plants from an elderly Japanese friend...

Ahh... lotuses and water lilies swaying gently in the pond...

Goldfishes darting back and forth...

Another dream come true...