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Taking photos and dinner together

In the afternoon, I went to Kofu station to pick up my parents, who came to see Mariya and to go to the shrine with us. Very unfortunately, it started raining. The rain was not so heavy, but we did not want Mariya to get cold. So we decided not to go to the shrine. In our apartment, we dressed up Mariya white for taking pictures in the studio. Mom bought her a new kimono. A van came to our apartment, and all of us except Maya-san got it on to the studio with the new red kimono for Mariya with us. At the studio, many pictures were taken. I will … Continue reading

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Sunday Conference at Tokyo Institute of Technology

Several years ago, I received a fund from an engineering association. I had been asked to give a talk at a conference about the research performed by using the fund , but I was not able to do so because of the schedules. Today, Sunday, I managed to attend Tokyo Institute of Technology where the conference was held. My talk was scheduled from 2:35 PM, so I arrived at the building before 2 PM.    I gave a 15-minute talk. I hope it interested the  attendees, although the field might not be exactly of theirs. After my talk, I left the conference venue to take trains, which I changed at Maguro. … Continue reading

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Mariya’s baby car and baby seat

We bought a baby car for Mariya, which arrived yesterday. It is rainy today, so we used it inside the apartment. Katya was asleep, while I was watching Mariya. Maya-san was sleeping on a legless chair by me. In the evening, we went to Toys”R”Us. Mariya came with us on a baby seat a colleague of mine had given us.  It was Mariya’s first trial of the seat. Mariya accepted the chair. Katya was shopping in Toy”R”Us, and Mariya and I stayed in the car. With a baby chair and a baby seat, our activity areas are now elongated.

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Welcome home, Mariya

It is Saturday today. In the morning, PhD students presented their results in front of teachers and students. My PhD student did well. After the presentation, I directly went to Nagasaka Clinic to take Katya and Mariya out to the apartment. Mariya was ready in a Russian outfit for babies, which Katya’s mother, Natalia, gave to Mariya. She was wrapped in a  blanket also in a Russian way. On the Saturday afternoon, there were few people in the hospital. Katya and I said thank you and good by to only one nurse. Mariya felt the air outside for the first time. I drove them home. Mariya was put on the … Continue reading

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Koraku-en Ramen Restaurant

For dinner, Katya and I went to Koraku-en, a ramen noodle restaurant. The restaurant is in a walking distance from our ex-apartment, but Katya and I had not been there together (I have been there for a couple of times, while Katya in Vladivostok). It is a standard ramen restaurant. Katya ordered dandan noodles, and I, vegetable ramen with small fried rice and dumplings.  I took all rice and we shared dumplings. The tastes were good; not surprising but satisfactory. We took mango pudding and chocolate ice cream for dessert. It was a good dinner.

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Real estate meeting in Tokyo

It is Saturday today. There was an annual meeting of the owners of the Shibakoen apartment. It started in Shinjuku at 1 PM. We discussed the reduction of the managing costs of the building. It ended at 2:30 PM. I managed to take an express to Kofu leaving at 3 PM. I arrived at Kofu station at 4:30 PM. I walked to the institute for working.

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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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Autumnal Equinox Day, 2012

It is Autumnal Equinox Day today. Katya and I went to Red Lobster for a late lunch.    After the lunch, Katya and I went to “Fishland Ishihara” to learn how to decorate a sea-water fish tank. Then Katya, Maya-san, and I went for a walk together.

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Shisendo in Kyoto

In the morning, we had a discussion in Shimadzu; the work’s then over. After arriving at Kyoto station from Keihanna, I took a bus to Shisendo, a residence of a scholar in the 17th century. I like the place and have been visiting it once in a while.       It is a small place with few visitors. The garden is very small but beautiful. It is very comfortable to be in there. I stayed there for half an hour, sitting on the tatami floor. Then I took a bus back to Kyoto station. From Kyoto, I took a bullet train and got off at Nagoya station. In a small … Continue reading

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From Izu to Shimosuwa to Kofu

Today is Respect-for-the Aged Day, a holiday. We checked out and left the hotel after 10 AM. We headed for Gotemba Premium Outlets for shopping. On Hakone Pass on the way to the shopping center, there was a fog. Katya sees better than I, so we changed drivers and Katya started driving. We arrived at the outlet mall safely. After we finished shopping, a rain started, so we had snacks at Fauchon’s.  Breads are very good there.   After we had sandwiches and drinks, it stopped raining. A bus took us to the parking lot from the mall.    From the parking lot, we drove back to Shimosuwa to say a … Continue reading

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