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At the end of this month, I will go to San Francisco for a conference for a week. I will be taking three students with me, who go to a conference out of Japan for the first time. Therefore, I need to take care of them. I check all the figures and manuscripts. I hope that they will enjoy this opportunity.
I continued copying and pasting. At 2 AM, a mail arrived from a Mexican friend working for a French university; he invited me to the defense of his Chinese PhD student, and the date of defense was decided on September 18th. So I will visit France in September. I finished the report at 4 AM. I uploaded the file to a free storage site and sent the url to the governmental institute asking to download it to check. I came back home, took Maya-san for a morning walk, and left for Tokyo for a seminar of a graphic software I am using. I slept in the train. I got off … Continue reading
In the morning, there were presentations by nine Ph.D students. They did well. All the teachers and students showed themselves including me. In the afternoon, I went to see an otorhinolaryngologist to have my nose checked. On the way back, I filled up the tank of mini, too. After coming back to my office, I was discussing with a student of mine, who is in the second grade of a master course. He is having hard times finding employment next spring after his graduation. In Japan, students look for employment during their school days, and start working right after the graduation. If they cannot find a job before graduation, it could … Continue reading
From the early morning, I have been carrying out experiments with a student of mine and a researcher from Panasonic. By our side, a professor from Keio University was doing his with my colleague. When I had time, I was writing a paper, too. Students came to me once in a while to ask me how to submit their abstracts and register themselves with the conference (actually, the registration procedure was very complicated). I got so tired after these three day. When I came home, Katya started talking with her parents on Skype. Mariya was on a new foam-plastic matress we bought at Babies “R” Us in Odaiba. Katya … Continue reading
Today is Monday. I had to check e-mails to answer to the requests. Besides, three of my students sent me abstracts for a conference in San Francisco scheduled at the end of October. I discussed with them and they finished writing. The submission deadline is Friday. I came back home and watched Columbo on TV. Columbo is always nice to watch. I do not like CSI in which too many murders happen to show dead bodies.
Today’s Saturday. In the morning, there were monthly presentations by students, which ended at noon. A student of mine, who got sick in the lab, did his turn, too. He did well. However, I try not to have him work too much. I went back home at 5:30 PM, then Katya went out for shopping. I was with Mariya, who was mostly sleeping. I wished she had been a little bit active with me.
From a family of one of Katya’s students, towels were sent to her for celebrating the birth of Mariya. Very kind of them. The student and her mother sent Katya messages, too. We will thankfully use the towels.
An instruction started today of the new Russian instrument I had chosen. It seems to be a good one. In the evening, I taught English to some students in the institute. After the lesson, they gave presents to Mariya; a towel and clothes. I passed them to Katya. Towels are always useful for a baby.
The student who got sick returned to the lab. We will work slowly. A researcher from Shimadzu arrived to work on the instrument of my scientific project. I cooked spaghetti for dinner. Mariya did not cry much during the night time, although Katya had to wake up, anyway.
The student, who got sick yesterday, called me. He seemed OK, but he was to go to the hospital and would not come to school today. I said OK and told him to have rests as much as he wants; health comes first. Mariya’s eyes are bigger now, and she is getting cuter. She smiles very much.