Hiroshima landslide disaster – Rest in Peace Kei Togawa

The Hiroshima landslide disaster, which sadly to say I had not been paying much attention to, hit very hard today in a personal way.

I just found out that a very nice guy, Kei Togawa, with whom I worked just two years ago on a computer graphics project, was home in Hiroshima visiting his family and was killed in the disaster. Details are still scarce.

I can’t believe it. I’m very shaken and saddened by this, and am remembering the times we spent together on the project. He was only 32. He was extremely quiet, but very friendly.

Rest in peace, Togawa-san.

Here is a photo I took on October 26, 2011 during a project meeting. Togawa-san is on the left.

The world seems so strange lately. And you never know what is going to happen.


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Had to separate Mon and Monta for a while

Mon has started laying eggs again. Unfortunately, when this happens Monta tends to be very selfish over the nest, even though there are two nests! He will throw her out of the nest while she is trying to lay eggs. This often ends in disaster, such as the egg getting thrown out and broken on the floor of the cage.

So I found it best to separate them during her egg laying period, for a week to 10 days.

That way Mon can lay her eggs, and relax in the nest as she likes. Monta’s separate cage is somewhat smaller, but he has his swing and his millet and indoor ofuro and everything he likes to play with in there.

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