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Annular eclipse of the sun

On the evening of the day before yesterday, I saw shadow plates for the sun eclipse in a convenience store.  ”But Katya might have bought them”. Katya said she had not bought ones, so I thought I would buy a couple the next day. However, I forgot to buy them; when I went to convenient stores in the evening yesterday, I could not find them any more. Next annular eclipse will not be seen for more than 300 years in Japan. I would probably not see it any more. At 6 AM this morning, the sky was dim with clouds. “Hey, it was wise I did not buy them.” However, … Continue reading

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Back to Kofu, Sunday May 6, the last day of Golden Week

In the morning, I woke up alone  to take a hot spring spa. Katya and I had breakfast in “Oceano” on the first floor in XIV Hatsushima.    After breakfast, Katya went to the esthetic salon. I was watching TV, waiting for her to return. She was satisfied with the treatment. We had cakes at the hotel  lounge, checked out, and took a bus to the harbor. Katya bought souvenirs for my parents at a shop by the harbor. We then said good-by to Hatsushima on “Isle de vacances II”.    After arriving at Atami, we went to the parking lot, picked our Smart, and drove to Shimosuwa. We only stopped … Continue reading

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Muravej’s birthday, 2012

In the morning, Katya and Maya-san kissed my happy birthday. I took Maya-san out for a morning walk, while Katya prepared breakfast. Katya bought me a Starbucks’ tumbler with a green-tea macaron. The tumbler should be useful, and we can use them together. Katya bought cakes yesterday, and we had them for breakfast, too. Then we went out for a walk together. On the pathway, a cherry blossom tunnel is made, but unfortunately, the blossoms were almost gone. It was a pleasant walk, anyway, then it started raining.  We got into Smart and went to a Starbucks coffee house. I filled up the tumbler for free as Katya did. We … Continue reading

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Katya meets new friends by Lake Kawaguchi

Katya is joining a Russian site on dachshunds. Katya has been knowing a couple, dachshund lovers living in Saint Petersburg.  They are programmers visiting a lot of countries during their vacations. They came to Japan last year after the disaster and liked the country. So they visited Japan again this spring. This morning, they took trains from Tokyo to Lake Kawaguchi to stay one night. Katya went to meet them there in Smart. After coming back home, I asked Katya how it was. She said it was much fun.  They went around the lake, went to other two lakes, saw Mt. Fuji, ate Hoto, etc. Katya gave them strawberries cultivated in Kofu, … Continue reading

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Locked out, Rejected, Sushi

In the morning, I took Smart to take Maya-san out for a walk, then, Katya left home by bike for teaching English. I left the key inside! I found it out when Katya arrived at the class.  I called her, but it was too late.  There was nothing to do except taking Maya-san for a longer walk; so I did. Maya-san enjoyed a morning digging very much. I went to the real-estate office to borrow a master key. At 8:30 AM, I got the key. I went back to the apartment quickly, left Maya-san inside, and returned to the office to have the key back. After I finally arrived in my … Continue reading

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mini back

Following Smart, mini came back today. I waited for it for a long time. At 10:30 AM, I went to the parking lot, which is by the landlord’s house. I first visited the  landlord to pay my parking fee. She was worried about mini because it had not been there for a month. I told her that it would come back soon. She was happy about it and suggested me to change the parking place, with the same fee, which is less sunny and better. I thankfully accepted her offer. Soon after the chat, mini came back with the familiar sound. It was placed in the new section. It was … Continue reading

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Graduation season

Students are getting ready for the graduation. A master degree student is busy with his thesis. He modified an apparatus himself for new experiments. He has gotten good results, which will be published in a paper. A bachelor course student is working hard for his last experiments. He is very smart. He has decided to go for his master’s and carry out experiments with me. I hope he will keep studying and try to accomplish his doctor’s, too. In the afternoon, juniors came to our institute to start carrying out their preliminary experiments. They will join the group from April. It is the time for the regeneration.

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Smart back, Dohshinboh surviving

In the afternoon, we went to Yanase Kofu to receive Smart. Katya and I were waiting inside till the car was ready. Katya drove Smart. She was happy to have her favorite car back. Then we went to Dohshinboh, the Chinese restaurant, for lunch. To our surprise, and happiness, there were nine more people beside us.    Katya and I have been talking that Dohshinboh might be already on the edge of a bankrupt because we see few customers,  and that we should visit it as often as possible before the time comes. Hopefully, we might be mistaken. There are 22 combos, each of which costs only 600 yen.    … Continue reading

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Students’ theses

It was a snowy day today. Katya and I might go skiing this weekend. Two of my students are busy preparing for the graduation. A PhD student is getting ready for the final defense of Monday. It will be in English. He wrote papers in English and attended international conferences. He is a smart guy, so he should be OK. A master degree student is less experienced. I have been reading his thesis all day. He wrote a lot (in Japanese), but with less care and consideration. It was not enjoyable hours to correct his manuscript. Anyway, I will hold a party for students including the two. I will be … Continue reading

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Our cars

1. mini mini is still being repaired. Although I do not drive it often, I feel worried because it takes such a long time for the repair. No news is a good news?? 2. Smart I received a phone call today telling that the problem was the bearings. They will fix it in a couple of days.

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