I spent one day being demotivated after returning on the 7th and then (reluctantly) got back to work the day after.
Probably should have worked the day after I got back, since the upcoming week was one with three midterms and the usual homework assignments.
I survived though.
The electronic materials midterm wasn’t bad and the digital systems midterm was easy (though unexpected, I thought it was Thursday when I stepped into class in Tuesday).
Optics was OK as well since it reflected the the past midterms level of difficulty.
Algorithms returned the midterm written last week and the results were satisfactory. (82/85)
And now it’s reading week.

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The optics lab in which we are expected to create and characterize a HeNe laser. It's a pain getting it to work the first few times...

学校の話はそのぐらいにしておいてトロントの話をしましょう。
トロントのピアソン国際空港に着いた後タクシーに乗ってホテルへ直行。
後でわかるのだがホテルから数百メートル行ったところですでに大学敷地内でした。
夜は他の大学院志望者たちと小さなバーでぎゅうぎゅう詰めになってワイワイ。ちょっとした食べ物が出てきたのですぐ食べた。
機内食も何もなかったのでその頃は腹をすかせてしょうがない状態に。
その後はただ次の日に備えて寝ました。
朝四時に起きて飛行機に乗って寝もしなかったのでぐっすりと寝た。

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かの有名なCNタワー。登ってないけど。

The next day was what we all came for, going around the facilities on lab tours and interviews with professors.
I first went to a separate location to attend interviews for one department and then was taxied back to the main campus for another set of interviews.
Interestingly, of the two interviews that I was supposed to do at the off campus location neither were actually carried out because of both professors being absent.
They are now rescheduled for sometime during this week.
After finishing all interviews there was a dinner with all of the attendees as well as some of the professors and then it was time to head back.
(A leg of chicken and mashed yam with sauteed whole small onion like things, maybe shallots? Oh, breakfast was the standard hotel buffet of eggs, sausages, bacon, hash browns and a variety of morning drinks and bread.)

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There was this windmill in the middle of town as well. I wonder if the city of Toronto is attempting to go with wind power?

結果から言うとオファーはすでに2つ来ています。
面接は後二回今週中にあるのでその後に決めたいと思います。
両方共面白そうですが選択権全部集めてから決めるのも悪くないと思います。
ほぼ行けることが確定した今考えないといけないことが減ったような増えたような。
いつどうやって向こうに行ってどこで過ごすかなど。
自由な時間を何に使ったらいいのかなとか。(武術は続ける予定)
どんなノートパソコン買おうかな・・・
断るときはどう断ったらいいのかな・・・
などなど幸せな悩みだけなので置いておきましょう。
あ、でも夏には何をしたらいいかとかは考えないといけないな。
大学でちょっと仕事する予定だがパートタイムなので(週二回?)他にも仕事探さないと・・・

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いきなり違うもの、今日の昼ごはんの一人湯豆腐。まあまあだけど出しなトロみつけないとな・・・