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Tiring Sunday by cleaning up around the apartments

I normally wake up late on Sunday mornings, but today, before 7 AM as usual, because there was scheduled a clean-up around the apartments by the residents themselves; there are a lot of these occasions in Japan. The cleaning started at 8 AM. We cleaned the ditch and took off weeds. We made up piles of bags filled with weeds. I took a shower again. For lunch, we walked down Takeda Street. We arrived at a Nepali restaurant, “New Mahal“, where Katya took a ladies’ set and I a lunch buffet.    Mariya was a good girl as usual. I wish that the buffet curries were more spicy. After coming … Continue reading

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Curry party

In the morning, I brought a full pot of curry to the institute’s dining room by mini, and put it in the refrigerator. After my English lesson, I started a curry party in the dining room. I invited nine students, including the Chinese student from France,  and one young researcher not yet married. I had asked students to buy some drinks and nan at New Mahal. The party started after 6:30 PM. It was a pleasant dinner with a lot of conversation. They seemed to enjoyed the curry. It is a pity I forgot to take pictures. Maybe I will make them chili in winter.

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Gusto, Shosenkyo, and New Mahal on Sunday

In the morning, Katya and I had breakfast at Gusto as usual.    I read a newspaper and Katya a book. In the afternoon, Katya, Maya-san, and I went to Shosenkyo Valley  for a walk.       The green was young and beautiful. Katya and I had dinner at New Mahal.    I asked a Nepali waiter in Japanese to make my curry spicy.  He was mistaken and made my chicken curry much less spicy. Boy, wasn’t I disappointed.  However, since he was not a Japanese, I thought it was partly my fault. The curry was not very good for me, but I ate them all. The waiter was very pleasant. We … Continue reading

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Rainy Sunday in Kofu

It rained all day in Kofu. We stayed home except for a buffet lunch in “New Mahal“. The price is very reasonable, but we wished it was a bit more spicy. Other than that, we rested calm.

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Two interviews

From 10:30 AM, there was an interview of a Thai student graduating from a university in Kyoto. He did a good presentation. Hopefully, he will be working together with us from April. From 11:40 AM, there was another interview, this time of a Vietnamese student trying to study in our university for a PhD degree. He did not do well as expected, but he still has a chance to be accepted. Katya and I had lunch at New Mahal. Nans were served right after baked, and they were very good.

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Walk in Kofu on January 2nd

We are still on New Year holidays. In the afternoon, everyone went for a walk in the mountain.    A good view of the city of Kofu. We had a long two-hour walk. Then we drove to TSUTAYA to rent DVDs. Maya-san kept home, while Katya and I had dinner in New Mahal.    It was good to have spicy curry on a cold day. After coming home, Katya and I watched a DVD entitled “Never laugh in this police department!“, a comedy.

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Arrogant bureaucrat

For lunch, Katya and I walked to New Mahal for a curry buffet. During the lunch time, they do not make curries hot. Other than that, the buffet was satisfactory. After lunch, I talked with the bureaucrat about the project budgets. He talked in a very typical arrogant bureaucratic way, which made me very irritated. How can a person be so arrogant (and I know that he does not consider him as arrogant)? In the evening, Katya and I played tennis. I hit balls as if they were him.

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Cool Saturday Evening

In the morning , I was working in my office with an air conditioner ON; this is Saturday. In the afternoon, we had a meeting from 1 to 6 PM! as planned!! During the meeting, we heard the sound of thunders. It started raining hard. After the meeting, I went out to feel a cool wind in the rain. I asked Katya to come and pick me up to the institute.  We went to New Mahal together. We enjoyed a very pleasant evening.

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Tom Yam Kung returns

In the morning, we had a meeting of four people from our institute including me, four from other university, and one from a company to discuss about our proposal. I received an e-mail telling my proposal had been received and that they will let us know the results of the first stage after July 11.  If the proposal passes the first stage, the presentation waits for us in the end of August. We discussed in advance what we should do before July 11, preparing for the presentation in August. This evening, Katya made Tom Yam Kung.  We had it in New Mahal yesterday, but the taste was modified.  She made … Continue reading

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Nishizawa Valley, Yamanashi

Last time we tried Nishizawa Valley, it rained heavily. It was clouded today, but we dared to go there again. A four-hour round walk was recommended.  Being anxious about her back, we carried Maya-san mainly in a bag and only saw a quarter of it (unfortunately, we took the same route back). It was a pleasant place.  Water was extremely clear. The air was fresh. It was a good exercise, too. When arriving back at our apartment, we felt hungry. We took dinner at New Mahal. For soup, we ordered Tom Yam Kung.  The taste was OK, but it was modified from that of genuine Thai food. We enjoyed the dinner, … Continue reading

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