Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Not Much Progress

The preparation for the move to Ireland does not proceed as I expected (or as I wished). Things to be done keep arising as I stay here and they cause another delay. I heard bad news last weekend; the property in which I was most interested had been taken by somebody else and no longer avaiable. Very disappointed. It's like scratching my foot over the shoes because thigs I can do from here are quite limited.

What I can do is to see the pictures I took during the last trip to heal my irritated soul.. This picture was taken at the sea front of Howth. My camera had a problem with its shutter and could not focus. This celtic cross was built for the people who lost thier lives in the sea no matter the reasons are (a message like this was written on the base of the cross).

Monday, May 15, 2006

Dr Chris Bleakley

With Dr Chris Bleakley at Aya Restaurant and Sushi Bar & Deli, in Dublin, Ireland. He is my research partner and I will be staying at UCD from June to work with him and his students on a project in Low power Wireless Sensor Network.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Back to Japan

Finally, I'm back to Japan. Very tired again, and during the next couple of week, there are many things to do, but I should forget them (or pretend as if I forgot them) and refresh my self in this weekend.

The photo below (originally above) is the Ha'penny Bridge over the River Liffey, one of most typical sceneries of Dublin.

Friday, May 12, 2006


日本に着くまでまだ7時間以上。 写真はLHRからBKKまで乗ってきたTG911 (B747, LHRのゲートにて)。

Thursday, May 11, 2006

University College Dublin

At the front entrance of the UCD.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Colleagues from June

My visit to UCD is (almost) over. These guys will be my colleagues at UCD from June.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006


Yesterday, there was no event or tasks to be done so I took a short excursion to Howth. It is about 35min ride by DART and seemed a popular place to go for people living in the greater Dublin area on a weekend.

Sunday, May 7, 2006


コンファレンスのあった Ischiaからナポリへ移動中

Saturday, May 6, 2006

lunch time

The conference is over today and we enjoyed the last lunch. I talked mostly with a guy from Romania who is not in this picture as he took this picture !

Friday, May 5, 2006


いわゆるBanquetってやつで、港の近くのレストランへ。 やはりシーフードがメイン。ただ料理と料理の間があくので テーブルで「これが最後なのかな?」などという会話が 何度か交わされることに。

Thursday, May 4, 2006

My Presentation

My presentation for Computing Frontiers has finished.

lemon tree

ホテルの部屋の窓の外は小さな庭になっている。 そこにある木をよくみたらレモンの実がたくさん なっていた。

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Computing Frontiers

The conference, Computing Frontiers 06 has just begun today. Today, there are only tutorials and no regular paper presentations. My presentation is on May 4.

Tuesday, May 2, 2006



乗り継ぎのためロンドンで4時間、 そこから2時間あまりのフライト。 到着後バス(3Euro)で写真の港に。 日本人観光客のツアーがたくさんいる。 1時間の待ち合わせの後、1時間の航海。 最終的に日本*についたのは日本の5/2午前2時過ぎ。 ということは成田を出てから31時間以上かけた 移動だったことになる。


Monday, May 1, 2006


ロンドンヒースロー空港到着。 しかし移動はまだ終わらない。

from Bangkok

I am at Bangkok now for a flight connection. It's my first to be at BKK since 1995 (if my memory is correct).