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Fish arrived

In the morning, we visited our friends in Shimosuwa and came back to Kofu. In the afternoon, I started working. While I was out, Katya went to a fish shop finally to buy fish; she is so careful in constructing a new environment in the aquarium. First she put soils in the bottom with water and made the water circulated for a couple of days.  She next planted weeds and waited for another couple of days. Then she put three water snails. After a few more days of waiting, Katya put eight small fish: five neon tetras and three panda corydoras. Pandas are already active and crawling on the ground. … Continue reading

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A new shelf made

After a pizza dinner, I started making a new small shelf that had arrived this evening. We will use it to put a new, second tank on; Katya is planning to use this tank for a sea-water aquarium after the first, water aquarium is finished. The shelf is small, but well designed as a piece of puzzle. It took me two hours to make it up, so I did not go out for an evening walk with Maya-san. We will install this shelf on the corner tomorrow.  

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Shopping on Labor Thanksgiving Day

It was a national holiday today. In the morning, we had coffee we bought at Coffee Tonya. I grounded the beans. I had the beans roasted in the Italian manner, by mistake, instead of French, so the coffee was stronger than we normally have. But the beans were good and coffee was tasty with milk. Katya and I went out shopping without Maya-san, who hopefully enjoyed a nap. First we went to Sports DEPO.    We asked to change the strings of our rackets. Then we walked to a 100-yen shop, Daiso. Katya bought some goods for magic tricks to show at her English lessons to kids. Then we drove … Continue reading

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Lake Inagako, KFC, Aquarium project

Kofu was very warm. In the morning, it was 24 degree c. Katya and I went to buy packs of coffee and some biscuits at Coffee Tonya. In the afternoon, we went to Lake Inagako.  Much cooler at 14 degree C.    The leaves are falling down.  Autumn is ending.    Maya-san dug holes as usual. However, the moles seemed to have gone. On the way back home, we stopped by at a KFC to take lunch out. Christmas is getting closer. We then fetched some water plants at Pet Field for Katya’s aquarium project. After having a late KFC lunch at home, Katya planted the plants in a tank. … Continue reading

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Chinese food and Aquarium

Katya is planning an aquarium. A fish tank arrived this morning.  Katya received it, while I was out working in my office. She put water in to see there was no leakage. No leakage at all. We had dinner together at Manpuku Roh Chinese restaurant. Katya ordered a set of spicy bean curd. I had a bowl of Tiawan ramen, which Katya had had last time.  They were good and spicy. I sweat a lot. We walked home. Then at home, I constructed the mechanical parts, and Katya and I filled up the tank with water. Katya switched on. The motor made noise, but the water was not pumped up. I … Continue reading

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