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Mariya is one year old today. Time flies! Katya dressed Mariya up with a dress my mother gave to Mariya and a head band from Natalia. Mariya does not like hats. It seems she was happy without the head band.
Mariya woke up and up during the midnight, but we survived. We went to breakfast at Georgetown. Mariya behaved nicely as usual. Very fortunately, it was fine today in the morning. I took a picture of Katya and Mariya in front of Tokyo Bay Ariake Washington Hotel, where we stay in. Then we started walking to the center of Odaiba. Katya knows Odaiba well. She took us to Aqua City Odaiba. We looked around shops inside. Mariya was becoming tires, so we had a quick lunch at Burger KING. After lunch, I started holding Mariya in front of me. We took Yurikamome Line to go back to the … Continue reading
Right after her birth, my parents naturally wanted to meet Mariya. Today’s Sunday and they are coming to Kofu by train. I arrived at Kofu station at 11 AM. In the department store “Eclan” by the station, I looked for something for lunch. I bought two large packs of take-out sushi at Kyodaru. There is a wine shop, and I bought a bottle of Kofu wine for my parents and one non-alcoholic for me and Katya. I left sushi and wine bottles in the car, and went to the ticket gate of the station to see my parents. There was a campaign of Aizu district in Fukushima to invite tourists. … Continue reading
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
Katya and I had not been playing tennis for 3 months, because of Katya’s return to Vladivostok, my preparation for the project, and Natalia’s arrival to Kofu. This evening, Katya and I went to a tennis lesson. There were only three students including us. The instructor was new to us. He introduced himself as a freshman of my university! I did not tell him that I am a professor there, in fear that he would be too polite. We did the basics. The lesson was not so hard, but we moved a lot because the students were only three. It was a good practice. The instructor was young, but he … Continue reading
We woke up at 7:30 AM. We took breakfast together. Then all of us, including Maya-san, went to Kofu station. Natalia gave me a hug and rode on the bus with Katya. Then the bus left Kofu. Katya took care of Natalia in Narita Airport. They had lunch, and Natalia left Japan for Vladivostok. While they were at the airport, I was working in the office with Maya-san. Katya came back home at 6:15 PM. She was tired. Katya called to Vladivostok to find that Natalia had safely arrived home. Good. Katya and I went out walking to a Chinese restaurant, Manpuku Roh, on the Takeda street. Katya had ramen … Continue reading
In the evening, we drove to Red Lobster. We thought of going to a Japanese restaurant, but Natalia chose a comfortable place she knows. Natalia bought us a dinner. Everything was good except for the chewy beef. I sent an e-mail of complaint to the headquarter of Red Lobster Japan. Luckily, Natalia did not have the meat because she was already full. It was a good dinner anyway. Thank you, Natalia. Natalia is packing now. She will be leaving tomorrow morning to Vladivostok.
I went on business trips last Saturday and Sunday. I went to Tokyo yesterday, too. This week was tiring. This evening, Katya, Natalia, and I saw the “Mamma Mia!” DVD. It is a good movie to see together. Katya told me that ABBA was popular in USSR, too. I wonder how people could think of a movie like this. Katya and I saw it at least four times. Although we see the movies together, our favorite ones are sometimes different. I love “Kill Bill vol. 1” the best, far the best among all the movies. The second one is “Shaolin Soccer“. Katya does not like “Kill Bill”, although she accepts “Pulp … Continue reading
Katya and Natalia arrived home before 6 PM. They were waiting for me. They seemed to be tired after two journeys, from Saipan and Atami/Hatsushima. I cooked tuna steaks for dinner. Katya had bought rice crackers as a souvenir in XIV Hatsushima. On the way back home, they dropped by Gotenba Premium Outlet. They bought croissants at Fauchon for me. Boy, they were real, real French croissants! The flour must be imported. It is the most genuine croissant I have ever eaten in Japan. Everybody was tired, and we went to sleep.
I woke up at 6 AM and left Shimosuwa with Maya-san by train. In Japan, animals must be kept in a bag in the train. Since I did not have a bag big enough for Maya-san, I put a blanket on her not to be seen. Maya-san behaved nicely in the train; she was still and quiet. We arrived at Kofu station at 7:30 AM. We went back home, and I went to the institute. I was tired whole day after the business trips. Meanwhile, Katya and Natalia took a boat to Hatsushima Island from Atami. They seemed to be tired, too, after the trip in Saipan.