20180113 Trip to tokyo to attend General Assembly of VYSA in Japan

Started by boarding on time at Bus station. I thought I may miss the Bus but, fortunately, I catched a soon train at Fushimi station that started away 5 minutes sooner.


20180112 Development relationship with English


I feel dump and silly when I can’t understand how to put adverb in sentence. After struggle for long time, finally I understand it https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/about-adjectives-and-adverbs/adverbs-and-adverb-phrases-position

There are three positions:

First position, end position and mid position. I am confused when adverb is in mid position. Now I have understood that Mid position is position between subject and verb.

Where there is more than one verb, mid position means after the first auxiliary verb or after a model verb.

My confused is that: She ate quickly. She quickly ate. Both true, but she ate quickly lunch is false. She ate lunch quickly is true

20180110 Nagoya lonely life

I feel so lonely here where I have no friend and often go for lunch alone. That is the reason I really like Event of ACE, a circle in Nagoya University when they often organize dinner together or lunch together, where lonely people meet each other have chat, conversations to facilitate their desolation.

We go to okonomiyaki om 2017/12/19 Tuesday

Here we go to Dinner together with ACE Circle at
Belgian Beer & Slow Food Cafe Lembeek
〒464-0036 Aichi-ken, Nagoya-shi, Chikusa-ku, Honyamachō, 4 Chome−4−52−2, ハートイン本山



20180109 Research life- job hunting 2018

#1/09 Tuesday

I am dying in waiting reply email from Professor. I don’t know could I remain here for next year or not so I decide to start job hunting for 2018. The I want to write motivation letter but don’t know how to start how to make my letter attract recruiter. I feel hopeless for my writing ability and express my desire for that job.

But practice make perfect so, I will try calm down and take back to work. Hope for a better future. Research life is not easy.

#1/09 8:30 Pm

Dear Researcher Adrien Escande and Researcher Mitsuharu Morisawa,

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in Nagoya University about human-robot collaboration and safety assessment and my contract will end in March. When I am looking for a new job about robotics, I have deep interest in research engineer position at your laboratory from robotics-worldwide Vol 149, Issue 8. My enthusiasm about HRP-2 humanoid robot and desire for learning newest technology motive me to apply for this position.

During my Ph.D study, I gained experience about control system, developed programing skill with C++, python. Currently, I am working on several projects relate to human-robot collaboration and assess safety of robot motion. These experiences will help me quickly catchup with work in your laboratory such as assisting researchers to port their latest algorithms in those demos, and some groundwork software development to ease the setup and improve the demos.

In the research engineer position at your laboratory, I will be able to utilize programing skill and control design skill to support researcher achieve Human-robot safe and operationally efficient collaboration in COMANOID project.

I am a quick learner, very motivated and have great enthusiasm about AI robot, cognitive robotics. I would like to further elaborate on my motivation and competences during an interview.

Best regards,

Bui Dinh Ba

#1/17 4:51pm Couldn’t help feeling sad

I have received mail from Prof and know that i will not be able to stay here in next year. I have previously prepared for this worst result but still feel sad because of a lot of reason. I miss people and good relationships I have built in Nagoya, I feel disappointed when I hadn’t worked hard enough and I feel worry about unstable future. Where will I go or what should I do know. ….

2017 /01/03 Tennis and breakfast with Tsurumai Tennis circle

1. Breakfast with Tsurumai Tennis circle

This is the first time I have breakfast with so many members of our circle. We took breakfast at Gasuto near Tsurumai station and enjoyed conversations.

2. 1/03 Wednesday 9:44 Pm new racket

My new racket have just arrived. Can’t wait to use it on tomorrow morning.

Yonex Vcore tour F.

1/05 Friday,

Start working again and only 6 people play today

Oh. I forgot to tell you all that I have new uniform and isn’t it fit with my new racket :))

1/09 7:00 Am Play tennis at dawn and drizzle


Although have drizzle at dawn, I still decided to go to Tsurumai park with little hope that someone will come. Fortunately, there are three people there and we had an interesting match.

1/12 7:00Am Yoshikawa san have comic picture on Newspaper

We celebrate Yoshikawa san for his accepted art on Chunichi Newspaper

2017 in review, and 2018’s resolutions

Inspired from Châu Thành Vũ blog’s post, I write down my own 2017 in review and 2018’s resolutions to encourage me to improve English writing and learn new knowledge.

A. Some achievements

1. Finished PhD course
2. Found a new job at Nagoya University
3. Co-founded Nagoya University Vietnamese People Association NUVPA
4. Attend VYSA-TOKAI association and make new friends
5. Accidental meet a friendly senior citizen who like to play tennis and I have joined his team. We play every earnly morning from 5:30- 8:30 Am at Tsurumai Park, Nagoya, Japan.
6. Knew about Nagoya Tennis group on facebook and often play with them at the weekend.
7. Established Nagoya University International Tennis Club for foreign students and people at Nagoya University who like Tennis and English.
8. Follow inspired people on facebook to motivate me to improve my English, gain healthy knowledge.

B. The tough road of finding the one.

1. Stop follow a girl at medical school who I have followed in three years.
Reason: She like research and don’t have intend to find a boyfriend. She persue her academic career in US. I lost passion about her because I realized that we don’t have many common point as I thougt when I crush her. Her feedback if vague and not clearly respond make me tired.
2. Meet a FTU girl that is cousin daughter of my cousin sister’s colleague. Imediately crush her but diappointed when she confessed she have a guy she like and he also like her. How to say, in my understand, they are not officially couple but they like eachother, so we can call that is final round boyfriend candidate. When I still crush her, I think I still have a chance to fight with that guy, so I tried to follow her for about three more months. Finally I decided to stop follow her. Reason:I don’t want to break up her relationship although it is not official but they like eachother that is point. I decided to follow other girl. I realized that her character is too diffirent with me. She lived 300 km far from my place. She officially posted a picture of her with him on facebook.
3. Persued and stop follow another girl from FTU in Viet Nam in 3 months. Reson: I am too blind to believe on facebook. When I first meet her, I realized we have too different characters. She have so sharp-tongued and care too much about economy, monetary.
4. Persued and get blocked by a girl at my workplace in two weeks. Her reason: We don’t fit together. I still follow her for two more months but I decided to pause following her. Reason: My crush on her is over and I realized it is not easy to accept her character, her far away home town. I may found the real “the one”. I could only follow one girl at time.

That’s it for 2017. Here’s my New Year resolutions:

1. Keep motivation to follow her.
2. Improve my Tennis skill to 3-3.5 NTRP
3. Write at least a conference paper and a journal paper about human-robot collaboration, safety assessment.
4. Connect with more people and get inspired from them.
5. Take Toefl-iBT test and score over 100.

1. Inspired from https://chauthanhvu.com/2018/01/01/a-summary-for-2017-and-some-resolutions/