French students have finished their 3 month internship. So they left Japan yesterday. They were very good students. I hope that they will have a resounding successful in the future. I wish see them again someday. (^^)
# French students have finished their 3 month internship.
# It’s called HEPTA Sat.
Today I had a student experiment. This is a training kit for satellite to produce. It's called HEPTA Sat. It's so cute. (^^)
# Has summer come ?
Has summer come ? Yesterday's sky was clear like a summer . By the way, Do you know cicada ? There are lots of cicada in my hometown. Cicada's chirp is very noisy in summer. So If I heard Cicada's chirp, I feel summer. I think that it might not be summer as the cicada does not chirp yet.
# This is a mobile satellite ground station.
This is a mobile satellite ground station. Another college's professor has made this. My student has assembled this. I think that this is a little bit big. Hey my student, Could you please put this in another room.(^^;)
# It was a heavy rain, So our campus was closed.
It was a heavy rain today, So our campus was closed. Because there were no students, our campus was pretty quiet. The level of the river which near our school had increased. The bridge designed to be underwater during a flood had sank.
# I went to a Starbucks Coffee.
There are several Starbucks Coffee in my town. I went to a Starbucks Coffee today. I wanted to by a Japan Geography Series Tumbler. But there were no "Kagawa prefecture Tumbler". So I didn't buy a Tumbler. I am sorry to that.
# We ate a Una-don for the first time in 3 years.
In Japan, there is a custom to eat eels in the summer. However, recently eel has decreased. So we ate a Una-don(It is a bowl of eel and rice) for the first time in 3 years. Declining eels may change Japanese culture. That is a difficult problem.
# I went to a dentist today.
I couldn’t go to the dentist when I lived in the USA. Because my insurance didn’t cover the dental visit. So I went to the dentist for checking and cleaning my teeth. I think that being able to go to a dentist is a happy thing.
# I saw a soft-shelled turtle again.
I saw a soft-shelled turtle again. Actually, I often see soft-shelled turtle recently. It is a little bit dangerous because it has a strong chewing power. However, it is a high-grade ingredient. If you want to eat it in a shop, you have to pay for it about $100. Some people eat it in Japan. ( It is not general. I have never eaten it. ) If I had $100, I would like to eat another dish. It look like not so delicious.
# I went to a LUKE’S LOBSTER.
I went to a LUKE'S LOBSTER for lunch in KOBE city today. I ate a Lobster roll. It was salty compared to the American lobster roll. But It's OK. When I eat a Lobster roll, I remember my living in the USA.
# I went to a seaside restaurant with my family.
I went to a seaside restaurant yesterday. It was a birthday of my daughter. We enjoyed to have dinner. I am pleased that she is growing up healthily. (^^)
# I have been Calibrating some Data loggers.
I have been Calibrating some Data loggers. We will use these next week. I am worried about the remaining capacity of the battery and the data being recorded correctly or not. Because these are the equipment for their contest, I think the students should check them for themselves... OH (==)
# We went to Shimane prefecture to see a baby.
A new baby was born in my little brother 's family. So we went to Shimane prefecture to see the baby. She was so cute. After that, We visited Izumo shrine for sightseeing. God living in this shrine is very famous. He had developed the land of Japan for people. In addition, He helped a white rabbit long time ago. He is probably very kind.
# I ate a cold zenzai at Izumo city.
I ate a cold zenzai at Izumo city. Zenzai is a sweet red bean soup with a grilled rice cake balls. It is one of the popular Japanese sweets. We enjoy zenzai with salty pickled vegetables in order to make it tastier. It was delicious. I like that taste.
# Please don’t make a ”metal slime”.
Do you know metal slimes？ It is a famous character of game soft in Japan. My student tried to make a "metal slime" with solder today. Solder is not a toy. Please don't make a "metal slime". (==) (SQUARE ENIX)
# It was a final presentation of Tai exchange students today.
It was a final presentation of Tai exchange students today. They finished their project. They had good jobs. But they still have 10 days. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan.
# My campus is in a rural area.
My campus is in a rural area. Because of the capital of the prefecture, my town has 400,000 people. The city center has developed, but the suburbs are countryside. There is a school building at the foot of a mountain. There is a river near the school. There are plenty of nature.
# Gas tank
There are two kinds of gas in Japan. They are called propane gas and city gas. The tank of this picture is city gas. There are several big tanks and it covers my town.
# We had a good bye party for thai exchange student today.
We had a good bye party for thai exchange student today. So we went to a thai food restaurant. I ate a "pakapao". Do you know "pakapao"? It is a food which mixed with minced meat and white rice. It was spicy but very delicious. I like thai food. Thank you for participating in our party. (^^)
# This is a Japanese stevenson screen.
This is a Japanese stevenson screen. Almost of elementary schools in Japan have this. I have been putting some loggers on the elementary schools in my town. We would like to analyze the heat island phenomenon in my town.
# This is a Guardian lion-dog at Shinto shrine
This is a Guardian lion-dog at Shinto shrine. It's called "Komainu" in Japanese. "Komainu" is a pair of stone guardian dogs . They have the power of the talisman. They are placed certainly at the Shinto shrine.
# “monaka” （wafer cake filled with red bean paste）
I received a Japanese sweets from my colleague. It's called "monaka". Monaka is a bean paste sandwiched by crisp wafers. It was delicious. It's one of my favorite Japanese sweets. Thank you for giving me a monaka. m _ _ m
# Alumni association
An alumni association of my department's graduates was held today. I talked a lot with graduated students. I had a good time.
# I saw a stag beetle in the corridor.
I saw a stag beetle in the corridor of my college yesterday. In Japan the stag beetles are popular with children. Because there are no food in the corridor, I let it escape to the forest.
# My little daughter made my boxed lunch today.
My little daughter made my boxed lunch today. It was her homework. She had to make a boxed lunch for other person. There was a fish ball, a mini tomato, omelet, some Meat and potatoes and a fried fish.These were so delicious. Thank you so much !