Just trying to capture some of what its like to be at ISU and living the school life. Specific events are elsewhere.
Jon and the J Crew, Talent Night, 4 September 2003. Posted 25 September 2003. Me singing J-Pop with the J Crew (Satoko, Ken, Kuni). We were singing "karappo (empty)" by Yuzu. Photo by UCHIKAWA Hideaki. Thanks Uchi!
Good Beer! 24 July 2003. Posted 27 July 2003. Kuni imitating the face made in all Japanese beer advertisements.
Hugo Sick – Week 3, 22 July 2003. Posted 27 July 2003. About week three everyone started getting sick. Hugo was one of the first.
Mark Sleeping – Week 3, 22 July 2003. Posted 27 July 2003. Some were sleepy and sick and took the opportunity to relax between lectures. Or was this during a lecture?
Sebastian Sleeping – Week 3, 22 July 2003. Posted 27 July 2003. I don't think Sebastian was sick. Just asleep.
Tim Sleeping on Tram – Week 3, 24 July 2003. Posted 27 July 2003. Tim really WAS sick. He was knocked out by what was going around.
Daily Life IV, 18 July 2003. Posted 20 July 2003. Hugo and Jon waiting for the tram in the morning.
Daily Life III, 17 July 2003. Posted 20 July 2003. Our wonderful industrial cafeteria. Yum, the food is so good. OK, its not really very good but it could be a lot worse. It is, at best, industrial French cuisine.
Daily Life II, 15 July 2003. Posted 20 July 2003. The campus building from the side that no one ever approaches it.
Daily Life I, 15 July 2003. Posted 20 July 2003. ISU Building, close up.
In The Lecture Hall I, 11 July 2003. Posted 14 July 2003. Jo and Erik (from Sweden) sitting in the classroom to my right.
In The Lecture Hall II, 11 July 2003. Posted 14 July 2003. Michel-Alexandre (Quebec) and Hugo (Canada) in the lecture hall, sitting on my right.
The X Prize, 11 July 2003. Posted 14 July 2003. Peter Diamantis, on of the founders of the ISU, charging us up on the X-Prize. It’s a 10,000,000 USD price to the first person to launch a human payload, return safely, and repeat it in 2 weeks time. I think people will die doing this.
Talent Night, 11 July 2003. Posted 14 July 2003. Kuni and Ken performing a J-Pop song on talent night. Everyone was very impressed.
Astronaut Forum, 10 July 2003. Posted 13 July 2003. We had 5 astronauts at the school. The American astronaut is cut off, the guy in the blue shirt is Russian, the man in the middle is the moderator, MUKAI Chiaki is speaking, and the man partially blocked is Canadian (the German astronaut came later). Mukai-san ROCKS. She’s really cool. She’s an MD PhD. When she gave me her business card, it said "Astronaut.” Cool.
In the classroom, 10 July 2003. Posted 13 July 2003. Ali in the foreground and Bart Schat (Netherlands – or apparently "The” Netherlands because in the opening ceremony he was placed after Sweden!) in our life sciences workshop.
Eye on the World, 10 July 2003. Posted 13 July 2003. Samanatha is the subject of a wacky eye experiment related to the micro-gravity. She had a tough day in that class (shot a movie of me instead of a few snapshots and then fell down the stairs). Oops.
Eye Motion Sensor, 10 July 2003. Posted 13 July 2003. Ken was a subject for an eye motion sensor The sensor makes noise depending on the motion of the eyes. The Professor’s son is helping out.
Eye Motion Sensor, 10 July 2003. Posted 13 July 2003. The final device is in place. This system flew in Space.
Post Lecture Q&A, 10 July 2003. Posted 13 July 2003. People here are really, really into learning. This is a health science workshop post class discussion.
Engrish, 8 July 2003. Posted 13 July 2003. Tadashi-san is a good sport. Everyone knows about groing and how how it is a selection of gentlemen. Say what? Those wacky Japanese make funny today.
The Best and The Brightest, 8 July 2003. Posted 13 July 2003. Cian (from Ireland) exams a cereal box in class. OK, actually it had a prism inside to check whether the spectrum type was continuum, emission, or absorption.
The Best and The Brightest, Part II, 8 July 2003. Posted 13 July 2003. Yuki went to Caltech, did his Masters in the UK, and is now a Berkeley. Is he really looking through a cereal box to the sun?
Room, Unpacking 5 July 2003. Posted 13 July 2003. As you can see, my room is spacious and stylish.
Toilet, 5 July 2003. Posted 13 July 2003. It is difficult to get the full effect of the toilet in this case.