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Back in Kagoshima

Back in Kagoshima to retrieve the instruments we deployed last week. But I also brought the rain from Nagasaki. Hopefully the rain will remain a drizzle during retrival.

Only 4 days left

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Are they going to finish on time?They are supposed to finish everything by the end of this fiscal year...

Nagasaki University graduation ceremony

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Today, the students are having their graduation ceremony. The undergrads and Masters have their ceremony done together.

Fieldwork is hardwork

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The field season is already underway, but the semester doesn't begin until April. That doesn't stop us from running surveys, but using grant money is inconvenient. Since my Masters student is graduating, I didn't bring him on this trip, and it really showed. Setting up the instruments took much too long. An hour too long.But, Kotoe and Mako got everything going and with the help of  Prof. Terada, the instruments were placed in a nice dense Zostera patch.

完売!?

鹿児島にくると、必ずホワイト餃子の餃子を食べに行くんです。昨日の調査は無事に終わって、13時すぎに行ったら、餃子は完売。かなしすぎる。結局、和田屋にいって、みそラーメンにした。本当は豚トロラーメンにしたかったが、相変わらず行列がながかったのでそちらもあきらめました。

In Kagoshima for some fieldwork

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This weekend, I am doing some field work in Kagoshima, and I was expecting the weather to be warm. However, today's high is only 14 ℃!

A better look at the new buildin

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It took about 4 months, but the scaffolding came down and we got our new "cherry blossom" colored building.

The color not what we were expecting, and definitely not the same color that was shown to us from the catalog. In hindsight, we should have looked at the catalog under natural light and not the fluorescent ones!

The building actually looks like a typical women's clinic in Japan, which are often some shade of pink or red.

Classes start on the 7th

The entrance ceremony is April 2 and classes start April 7. It's going to be a busy April!
I have classes every Monday morning, the ECSER orientation for the the 4th year students are on April 8.

入学式は4月2日、講義は7日にスタート。今年の4月は忙しそうだ。毎週月曜日の1校時目に基礎統計学、さらに4月8日にはセンター新4年生のオリエンテーション。


To be more precise,
April 2: Entrance ceremony
April 3-4: Field work at Amakusa (天草藻場調査)
April 8: ECSER orientation (オリエンテーション)
April 11 - 13: T/V Kakuyo-maru  (鶴洋丸乗船)
April 17 - 20: T/V Kakuyo-maru (鶴洋丸乗船)
April 21 - 25: T/V Nagasaki-maru (I probably don't need to go on this one; 長崎丸乗船未定)



Sunset at ECSER

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Almost finished

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The new building is actually almost finished! But they painted it pink... Well maybe we can call it "cherry blossom".


From today to the end of the month, we need to move 3 labs to the new building, and add one from the main campus! Basically, ruined my chances of going to this year's meeting of the Japanese Society of Phycology.

新館は間にあうかも!でも、ピンクいろ。桜色?それにしても、今日から月末にかけて3つのラボを新館に移転し、文教地区から1つのラボを受け取らないといけない。おかげ、今年の藻類学会にはいけないな。

間に合うのか?

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新館は来週末までに出来上がらないとどうなる?ないそうはまだこんな状態だ。