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Start of the new school year

This evening, we had a spring party of our institute. All students and staffs, more than 100 people in all, got together in the school cafeteria. It started at 5:30 PM. I sneaked out to work for the forum in China. A student of mine organizing the party came to my office at 8:30 PM. We talked about his tomorrow’s presentation introducing a review article. I arrived home at 10 PM. After I finish this post, I will go to sleep.

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Maya-san on the lap

One day after the submission, I felt more relaxed, thinking I probably had submitted the right file.  And somehow, I started to feel confident that the proposal is a good one with the corporation of many good researchers. In the morning, students and staffs joined a lab presentation by the Ph.D students.  In the afternoon, I was working in my office. After dinner, Katya, Maya-san, and I went out for a walk.  After the walk, Maya-san came on my lap and started licking my hand. It was generous of her. However, since I wanted to use the computer, I asked her to leave.

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Welcome-Farewell-Relief Party

We had a small party in the institute among teachers. We welcomed three new staffs, said good-bye to one teacher who is going to the states. One teacher came from Ibaraki prefecture, where his house was destroyed by the earthquake.  He was fine and healthy, although he told us his story of survival during and after the earthquake.  His family is still worried about the life there, which eventually makes them more uncomfortable to live in Ibaraki. In Kofu, almost everything went back to normal.  However, in the disaster areas, people are patiently living their lives.

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