Saturday, May 26, 2018

2018.5.26

It was cloudy.

I still have a cold: running nose became better, sore throat, and coughing.

I went to Boso Peninsula, Chiba with my friend from primary school. It is a one day trip by bus. It's been about a year since we went to Yamanashi one day tour last time.

Today's destination was Nomizonotaki (濃溝の滝),waterfall, where became very popular about three years ago.
I was very looking forward to eating gorgeous lunch but it was a bit disappointing.
Then we went to eat biwa (枇杷), loquat fruits. At first I thought we could eat them from treees, but they were already picked. There were two kinds of loquat fruits, Mizuho (瑞穂) and Ofusa (大房). Both were delicious. Time was limited for 30 minutes. I enjoyed eating 22 of them which would cost about yen5000.

The weather was not perfect, but we enjoyed the trip.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Friday, May 25, 2018

2018.5.25

It was fine.

I still have a cold: running nose, sore throat, and sneezing.

In the morning I attended the lecture about Overview of Japanese Education by  a MEXT official who used to be our boss. It was the lecture for Thai officials therefore he gave it in English. Time was saved for two hours. The lecture lasted for less than one hour and there were so many questions and answers after that. Since I majored in comparative education at graduate school it was interesting to hear the lecture and questions.

At lunch time I went to a restaurant where I have been intetested in with a colleague who will leave the office at the end of this month. We have wanted to go out for lunch for two years, and finally we did today.
It was a Japanese buffet style restaurant and we took a lot and were enjoying eating. However I found a bug in the salad and felt so shocked. When I left there, I pointed it out and they offered free lunch for both of us.

I was surprised to find something common between my colleague. For example I lived in Seville, Spain and her best friend while she was in the US was from Seville.
I studied at Washington State University and have some friends in Spokane, WA. She had homestayed at a family in Spakane when she was young.
There are 50 States in the USA, but we have stayed in the same place.
We exchanged the phone number and email address, and promised to have dinner at China town using s coupon next time.

After work I visited the National Art Center, Tokyo to see my friend's picture at the 70th Sankiten (三軌展). He is a friend from the 44th peaceboat cruise and sent me the invitation.
On Fridays we can enter free after 5:00pm there. So I not only visited "Sankiten" but also "Taiheiyoten(太平洋展)" and enjoyed watching beautiful art works. Some were very impressive.

TGIF

Thursday, May 24, 2018

2018.5.24

It was fine.

I still have a cold: running nose, sore throat and sneezing.

Today I asked the translation company to quote two documents. They sent me a combined quotation which was rather expensive than my expectation. Therefore I asked them to break them up. The shorter document cost more. So I asked them why. They found the mistake in counting the word numbers. Therefore it became about yen 70,000 less than the first quotation. If the shorter document was cheaper from the beginning, I would not have noticed their mistake and had to pay yen 70,000 more. I felt scared.