I’m reading volume 6 now so it’s getting harder and harder to remember
what the weekly volume 2 chapter was about and nevermind any grammar
question I had. But overall ramping up my reading to 1 chapter per day was a
good idea, I can’t fixate on every small grammar point that I don’t understand but
I feel like my reading comprehension skills are quite better than when I started
the 1st chapter of this
This week’s featured location is, of course, the National Museum of Nature and Science. In particular, the middle panel on page… uh… whatever it is, is here. Regular entry has risen to 630 yen since this chapter was published, but it remains free for children and others.
(By contrast, entry to Questacon, Australia’s national science museum, is $24.50 (~2450 yen) for adults and $18.90 (~1890 yen) for children over 4 and seniors…)
Here in the UK, most museums are free - which I’m really thankful for
They usually have donation boxes near the entrance with a suggested donation amount on it, but there is no pressure to make a donation.
There are some privately owned museums which sometimes have pretty expensive admission fees though.
Somewhat surprisingly, Vancouver’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum (which is affiliated with UBC), is actually the cheapest one out of our locations (still more than 630 yen, though!) which charge. I’m jealous of the UK generally not charging for museums!
Adults: CAD$14 (about US$10.88 or AUD$15.42 to establish baseline)
UBC Students and Faculty get in free if they have their UBCcard
Other students get in for CAD$12, if they have their Student ID
Youth (13-17): CAD$12
Children (5-12): CAD$10, but they must be accompanied by an adult, which makes sense for some of the younger ages, but I would think that a 10-year-old+ at the least should be able to go on their own… That’s a whole debate about how western culture raises their kids in a way that doesn’t really allow for much independence in general, though, I think.
Anybody younger gets in for free, and there are memberships offered for the paid age groups that allows for unlimited visits (CAD$35 for Adult, CAD$25 for every other group), which if you go more than twice, pays for itself quickly.
No new locations this week. Unless you count the spot where the trio run into Nono and Moka. Which is here. Turn the camera around to see the statue where Yui finds the acorn, which (as it turns out) is not a statue but rather a monument of some description.
As for the plot, I was half expecting that Oyaji was going to be involved again. Though I admit I was wondering from the start why Obasan mentioned that Sacchan, of all people, had put the manekineko there. (Also, the knowledge that the squiggly line is Nono’s signature explains why Moka laughed when she saw it.)