A box of mandarins

Parents of a student of mine visited him in Kofu.

They brought a box of Mikkabi mandarins, well-known for their rich taste, from their hometown in Shizuoka  for us.

Katya loves mandarins.  She still has a sore throat, and the fruits should be good for her.

Season is changing.  There are only some roses left.

It is getting cooler.

We have already reserved a hotel for the coming new year.  I hope we will be able to enjoy our first ski then.

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Hello! I am a scientist running apartments in Tokyo and Yokohama. If you are willing to live in Japan, please get in touch.
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4 Responses to A box of mandarins

  1. AdelaideBen says:

    I have to admit that fruits grown in Japan are generally very, very tasty!… and Vitamin C is very good for colds and such. Good luck Katya. I have a question – does Katya use mostly Russian or Japanese medicines?

  2. Muravej says:

    Katya prefers Russian medications but takes Japanese medicines, too, if there is no choice.
    She uses herbs. She says Japanese medicines are too strong.

  3. AdelaideBen says:

    Ah… that’s interesting. T-chan will often use Japanese medicines (except for headache medicines which she loves the ibuprofen-based medications available here). The often mentioned thing in blogs is how “gentle” the Japanese medicines are… and that’s normally not mentioned in a positive light.

    The one thing that we can’t get here are the cold medicines that you take to try and avoid colds (which we use Japanese versions of). Not sure if they work, but we try anyhow… and I’m sure the placebo effect is useful anyhow.

  4. Muravej says:

    Katya likes natural treatments. She even thinks that homeopathy could work (As a scientist, I tried to convince her not to take the theory seriously, so far only to fail).
    She tries to live a healthy life, which I agree with.

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