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2006 October 16
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Lab. manager in gym. Sometimes I am stimulated by a muscular driller lifting amazing weight, and tend to overwork.
Week #08 [9/24-9/30]
Dr. Hideki Masago, CDEX staff scientist reports:

Following last week, here I report about my daily life on Chikyu. After dinner is private time. To enjoy life on Chikyu, we try to find something fun. There are movie shows every day. Recreation rooms, gym and Jacuzzi bus are also on the ship. I go to gym every two days for weight training. Compared to the last year cruise, it has increased its facilities and looks more like gym. Sometimes I am stimulated by a muscular driller lifting amazing weight, and tend to overwork.

Cabin is a single room with a bathroom, and has enough space. There are LAN connector and CATV connector on the wall. There are many closet and drawers, and enough numbers of electric sockets, so is more useful for long stay than ordinary business hotel.

I have been working on on-land geology since I was a student. What is good for offshore research is that there is no need to care about anything other than research. In case of on-land survey, we have to care about meals, accommodation, laundry, transportation, etc. And we often have to drive to the site for investigation more than one hour every morning. In case of marine survey, it is only 30 seconds distance from the bed! Off-course, there are also some negative aspects there: Life tends to be monotonous; Cannot go to shopping even if something is needed suddenly; Drinking is strictly prohibited (dry ship). Either of on-land and offshore researches have good and bad aspects. I like both of them, and if you have no experience of offshore research, I recommend you to try to get onboard. Offshore life is not bad!

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