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Sunday shopping

In the afternoon, Katya, Mariya and I went out for shopping leaving Maya-san home. We dropped at a public parking lot to see roses around the fences.    Then we went to an au shop, a telephone company to talk about my broken iPhone; there is no AppleStore in Kofu. I had called to Apple, and the operator told me that with the number he gave me, I was able to borrow an iPhone at any au shop. The man at the au shop told me that he knew nothing about this system and that he could not do anything for me. Nothing can I do, either. I have to call … Continue reading

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Katya set up fresh water and sea-water aquariums. Fresh water aquarium looks calm now. Sea-water aquarium is still on the way, although Katya put some soft corrals in. No fish yet.

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First day after the summer vacation: Aquarium renewal

In the morning of the first day after the summer vacation, we had presentations of four Ph. D candidates scheduled to be graduated next spring. There were much to say to them, but totally, they were OK. In the evening after coming back home, Katya and I worked together to reset the aquarium. We cleaned up the tank. We are still keeping the fish separately outside of the tank. We will put them back in tomorrow.

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Water purifier for an aquarium

Katya’s sea-water aquarium project is slowly going. Today, a water purifier arrived, which takes out 98% of impurities. She has ordered salt, too. Next she will order live rocks and sand.

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Aquarium newly displayed

Katya was continuously changing the  water and cleaning the fish tank. As she read in the articles on fish handlings, she decided to change all water and to fully clean up the tank after half a year. Last evening, we fully cleaned the tank and filters. Sands were all changed. New water, having kept outside for some while, was put in the tank. While I was at school today, Katya put all fish in the tank. Successfully, all fish swim happily in the new environment.

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Aquarium completed and Mandarins arriving

Today is “Coming of Age Day“, a national holiday. Katya, Maya-san, and i went to “Fish Land Ishihara” in the afternoon and bought three more lambchop rasboras. So our aquarium contains: 3 snails 12 neon tetras 5 lambchop rasboras 5 panda corydoras 2 flying foxes 2 red cherry shrimp Have we put too many? After the dinner, a student of mine graduating this March brought me a box of mandarins his parents in Shizuoka gave to us. They are of the first-class quality. They gave us a lot, but they will vanish in two days.

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New fish and new restaurant

In the morning, I took DVDs back to TSUTAYA before the shop opened so that we did not have to be charged for the delay. Then I walked with Maya-san by Arakawa river. For breakfast, we went to Gusto. We had relatively big brunch. In the afternoon, we went to “Fish Land Ishihara” and bought three lambchop rasboras to put them in our aquarium.  Fish with bright color should go well with the others. However, the saleswoman mistakenly gave us two orange tetras and two red cherry shrimp (we think that the she did not see well). Since the fish bag was wrapped, we found it only at home. We decided … Continue reading

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Holidays started

Workdays are over. I was, however,  finishing a small scientific paper till 4 PM at home. I had submitted it online. Katya and I were planning to play tennis today, but found out the courts are closed during the New Year holidays. So we went out for a walk with Maya-san around Ryugaike Lake.    After the walk, we drove to “Fish Land Ishihara“. We bought two flying foxes. Katya dropped me off at a barber shop. I had my hair cut (too) short. I walked back home. On the way, I dropped by Avalon, a cake shop, to buy some cake. Katya and I had the cake for dinner. Katya was … Continue reading

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Sunday in Kofu

I leave mini at my parking space, and try to have it fixed next week. After breakfast, Katya and I went out with Maya-san to find a piece of wood and some plants for the aquarium. We went to “Fish Land Ishihara“, the biggest fish shop in Kofu as far as we know.    For those who bought more than 1,000 yen, they gave a chance of goldfish scooping. I just tore the paper. Well, let me explain one thing. At the festivals, the water is not oxygenated so the fish come near the surface for air. In this tank, the water was fully oxygenated by a pump, so the … Continue reading

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Today is Tuesday, a Tennis-lesson day. Katya picked me up at the institute. We played tennis from 7:30 to 9 PM. After dinner, I checked pandas in the aquarium. They are fine. I like their movements.

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