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Summer Evening BBQ

I was going to a tennis lesson today, but students asked me to join a BBQ, which I accepted. I took Maya-san for a walk at 5 PM, and the BBQ started at 7 PM in the garden of my office building. Students prepared everything. The foods and beer were very good.I went back home at 8:30 PM. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was on TV. I like Roald Dahl and Johnny Depp (and Tim Burton, so so), so it is one of my favorite movies.    I tried to watch an Olympic soccer game Japan vs. Korea for the bronze, but I went to sleep.

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Second Day of International Workshop

The workshop continued in Kofu Fujiya Hotel. In the morning, three lecturers talked. In the afternoon,  a poster session was held on the hall way.    Mostly, students presented their posters. There were two more talks, and the workshop ended at 5 PM. I went back home, took Maya-san for a walk, and went to a tennis lesson in Kose Sports Park.

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Japan beats Spain

At midnight, I started watching an Olympic soccer game: Japan vs. Spain, prior to the opening ceremony. Japan is ranked #20 while Spain #1. I was not expecting anything. From a corner kick, Japan happened to get a goal. Moreover, Spain lost a player because of a serious foul. I thought I would keep watching until Japan loses a few goals. However, the Japanese players played  well and they won! I was in fact more surprised than happy, and I soon went to sleep. In the morning, I watched TV news. I realized it was a big win for them. Then I went to school. It was a hot day … Continue reading

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New printer arrives

In the evening, I went to Midorigaoka Sports Park to join the evening tennis lesson. I arrived early. Kids were taking a lesson. It was fun to watch them play. My lesson was not funny. It was hot and humid. The T-shirt I wore got so wet. It was a good exercise, though. After arriving home, I found a new printer arriving. An old Sony printer (Sony does not sell printers anymore) is broken and I ordered an HP3070A.    The color printer is wireless with functions of a scanner and photocopier. It is a little big, but I think it helps us.

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Rain again

Officially, the rainy season is over, but in the morning, it started raining. For lunch, I rode a bike to get all wet. It kept raining so I was not able to join the tennis lesson in the evening. Therefore, I came back home earlier than usual after work and made spaghetti for dinner with a sauce we bought at St. Cousair in Yatsugatake. It was good and spicy.  

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Curry party

In the morning, I brought a full pot of curry to the institute’s dining room by mini, and put it in the refrigerator. After my English lesson, I started a curry party in the dining room. I invited nine students, including the Chinese student from France,  and one young researcher not yet married. I had asked students to buy some drinks and nan at New Mahal. The party started after 6:30 PM. It was a pleasant dinner with a lot of conversation. They seemed to enjoyed the curry. It is a pity I forgot to take pictures. Maybe I will make them chili in winter.

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Curry done

I joined a tennis lesson this evening in Midorigaoka Sports Park. It rained once in a while, but we were somehow able to continue and finish the lesson. I came back home and started cooking curry again. I added tomato, chicken, some wine, spices, etc to the onion paste. It is almost done. I hope the quantity is OK for ten people tomorrow.

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Maya-san’s frustration

After work, I went to a tennis class in Kose Sports Park. There were two men and three women joining the lesson. First we practiced strokes, next volley, then service, and finally games. It was a good exercise. After coming back home, Katya told me about Maya-san. Maya-san is so eager to go out to the veranda these days. Today, she barked there, then Katya found out that cats come in to the backyard.  Maya-san wanted to see them and fight them. After Maya-san was scolded by Katya, she stopped barking; she simply gazed at cats. Maya-san must have felt frustrated. Even though, she cannot but go out and wait … Continue reading

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Hottest day in Kofu this summer

As I wrote yesterday, summer seems to be mild this year. Summer, however, has come anyway; the temperature raised up to 30 degree C today in Kofu. I used an electric fans in the office. We are trying to save energy again this summer. The governments is repromoting “Super Cool Biz“.  Japanese business outfits did change in a casual direction last year. It should be continuing this year, too. I like casualty, but am sort of against the government’s telling what to wear. In the evening, I went to a tennis lesson alone after half a year to Kose Sports Park. The temperature got lowered in the evening. The lesson was … Continue reading

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Tennis school after 3 months

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

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