Another lovely episode this week. With each passing week, Daikichi and Rin’s bond becomes stronger and stronger. The interaction between Rin and Daikcihi’s family has also improved greatly. Rin no longer shuts herself from them and knows how to express her needs, wants and feelings better. She’s so cute when she’s embarrassed >.<
Following the call last week, Daikichi met up with Masako, Rin’s estranged mother. The meeting was surprising, actually. It’s not what happened that was surprising; it was how Masako look and her overall image. It doesn’t fit the image of what I have in mind. First of all, she’s a brunette and not a blonde like Rin. I had the impression Masako will be very much like Rin since I don’t think Daikichi’s grandpa is blonde. There are a few ways to explain this situation. First being grandpa was old with grey hair so he could be blonde and I didn’t know it. Secondly, Masako could’ve colored her hair. And the last possibility I could think of is Rin isn’t grandpa’s. She’s not related to Daikichi in any ways. I only pointed out the last reason cuz Masako kept her formality when addressing Daikichi’s grandpa. Something felt a bit odd when she explained how she tried to keep Rin at arm’s length. It almost sounded like she was already pregnant before she worked for Daikichi’s grandpa. And she was with a much younger man, assuming he’s her current boyfriend. Apart from outward appearance, I’ve pictured Masako as someone with fiercer attitude, similar to a delinquent but instead she’s soft spoken, insecure and at times, random.
I’m glad Rin isn’t like her weird mom. I’ve mentioned this a gazillion time’s before, and I’m gonna say this again – Rin is wise beyond her years. She wanted to play a role in doing house chores. In this case, it’s cooking. Can you believe a six year old girl wants to cook curry for a 30 year old man and she actually cook it? That’s amazing. Of course, Daikichi chipped in to help a little with some chopping and maybe heating up the pan and stuff but still, it’s Rin’s curry. From now on, she can do the cooking then. Besides, she’s already making onigiri for breakfast.
I suppose it’s cuz Rin displayed such great maturity that Daikichi learned to respect her. I like it when Daikichi said he’ll discuss the surname issue with Rin before making his final decision. It’s rare to see such things happen. Although I must say, having a surname different from her guardian may pose some social problems in the future but we can only wait and see how Rin will handle that situation.
That all said, I’m happy that Daikichi and Rin remained a happy family despite the brief appearance of Masako. Now he’s more determined than ever to raise Rin up on his own. Good for him! Since Masako is an odd case, I don’t think she’ll come back for Rin. She has decided not to raise Rin since day one! Anyways, in order for the story to proceed I think Masako needs to make an appearance and explain her situation before Daikichi can fully assume his role as Rin’s parental figure so I’m glad this has come to pass. All’s good now and we shall see what happens next!
P.S. I’d like to keep my surname and bring it with me to six feet under.