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Katya, Maya-san, and Mariya out for a walk

Katya told me she had taken Maya-san and Mariya out for a walk. Big advance! I went back home to cook a Korean hot pot for dinner.    It was OK. The soup is left. I will put noodles in a pot tomorrow for lunch.

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Katya’s dinner in Nagasaka Clinic

The hospital gave Katya a good dinner for celebrating the birth of Mariya. Mariya looks fine. Katya started feeding her.    We found that Mariya follows us by the eyes. She tried to grab our fingers. I said to Katya that Mariya could be genius. I brought home a bottle of wine Katya had received.

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Day after the stay in Honolulu

The pill made me well asleep. Luckily, the jet lag did not suffer me very much today because the stay was short. I was, although, sleepy all day because I was tired. Three companies visited me. Then, I checked e-mails to settle down the things left. I left the office at 8 PM as usual. Katya made pizzas by herself. It was fun to have her handmade pizzas. Back to normal.

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Jingisukan again on Typhoon Sunday

In the morning, Katya and I had breakfast at Jonathan’s. An extremely powerful typhoon, #17, is coming to Japan.  It is the biggest one in years. In the afternoon, it started raining. At around 6 PM, the typhoon arrived in Toba, Mie prefecture, where we stayed in July. We had a Jingisukan BBQ again for dinner.    Katya prepared a lot of vegetables this time. Last evening, Katya put four snails inside the sea-water fish tank. They look healthy. It is 9 PM, the wind got stronger.

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New Russian Instrument and Jingisukan BBQ Party

Technicians have been working on the installation of a new instrument for four days. It has finally been settled down. It is an instrument imported from Russia. I first knew the instrument in September 2010, and it finally arrived. The machine has a very unique function, and I hope it can be useful for our researches. In the evening, there was a Jingisukan BBQ party held by students in the garden of the institute. About 15 participants. It was a pity that the ex-student of mine, who sent us the meat, was busy and was not able to show himself. Anyway, we thankfully enjoy the meat.

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Jingisukan BBQ dinner on Sunday

It is Sunday today. When I woke up, it was raining. I took Maya-san out for a walk in the morning. She was a good girl enough not to hesitate to walk in the rain, which is not very often. After the walk, Katya drove to Jonathan’s. I read a newspaper, while Katya an internet magazine with her iPad.    Drinks in Jonathan’s are better than in Gusto, so we might be going to have Sunday breakfasts in Jonathan’s, although Gusto is in the walking distance from our apartment. Then we went to “Pet Field” to see live rocks to be put in a fish tank. We did not buy … Continue reading

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Run for Upgrade!

I woke up 4:30 AM. The bus to Incheon International Airport left the hotel at 5:30 AM. I arrived at the airport at 6:40 AM. I checked in using an automated check-in machine, then I went to Seven-Eleven on the first floor to buy candies to the office workers and my students of the institute. I went through the immigration, and then looked around shops in the airpot to look for souvenirs for Katya. Before the departure, I spent my time in a Sky Team lounge, taking a light breakfast. Then I got on a Delta plane for Honolulu bound for Narita. I took a seat, half asleep. A male … Continue reading

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Summer Evening BBQ

I was going to a tennis lesson today, but students asked me to join a BBQ, which I accepted. I took Maya-san for a walk at 5 PM, and the BBQ started at 7 PM in the garden of my office building. Students prepared everything. The foods and beer were very good.I went back home at 8:30 PM. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was on TV. I like Roald Dahl and Johnny Depp (and Tim Burton, so so), so it is one of my favorite movies.    I tried to watch an Olympic soccer game Japan vs. Korea for the bronze, but I went to sleep.

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Eggplants and Bridge

An office worker gave me some eggplants this year, too. These are the first of this year. Probably, he will give us more. Katya sent me a picture of a new bridge. APEC2012 will be held in Russky Island, Vladivostok in September. Katya said that the city has changed very much.

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Rain again

Officially, the rainy season is over, but in the morning, it started raining. For lunch, I rode a bike to get all wet. It kept raining so I was not able to join the tennis lesson in the evening. Therefore, I came back home earlier than usual after work and made spaghetti for dinner with a sauce we bought at St. Cousair in Yatsugatake. It was good and spicy.  

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