三ツ星カラーズ Volume 2

第18話 はくぶつかん

Start Date: 2022-04-29T15:00:00Z

(In a ColorsxJurassic Park crossover, I’m afraid Yui would be the first to go.)

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I’m reading volume 6 now so it’s getting harder and harder to remember
what the weekly volume 2 chapter was about :dotted_line_face: 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 :nerd_face:

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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…)

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The best part is when you can go back and re-read earlier chapters and see how much progress you’ve made =D

Here in San Diego, California, we have our Natural History Museum:

  • US$19.95 for adults
  • US$16.95 for seniors and military
  • US$11.95 for Colors members
  • free for babies and public aid recipients
  • free for country county residents first Tuesday of every month
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Here in the UK, most museums are free - which I’m really thankful for :slight_smile:
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.

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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)

Seniors: CAD$12

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. :stuck_out_tongue:

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.

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I re-read this post just now, and happened to notice this line.

For カラーズのメンバー? That’s rather specific, innit? :stuck_out_tongue:

Are any of them つっこみ?

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Well, they word it a little differently on the museum’s web site:

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If you’re in the area, try with this fella and see =D

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Oh, right. Didn’t realise that was a joke. Thought it was… like… the name of the local Rotary youth club, or something. :stuck_out_tongue:

I’ll take three.

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第19話 盗難事件

Start Date: 2022-05-06T15:00:00Z

It’s detective time! :female_detective: :female_detective: :female_detective:

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Weeks off before starting volume 3?

  • No break. Start 2022-05-14.
  • One-week break. Start 2022-05-21.
  • Two-week break. Start 2022-05-28.
  • Anything works for me.

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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.)

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And for extra fun, after finishing reading this week’s chapter, go back and check out chapter 15 again =D

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Looks like there’s nothing to keep our small group from starting volume 3 this weekend =D

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I didn’t get to vote :smiling_face_with_tear:

And I vote… Anything works for me.

Sneaky

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I got my days confused and thought yesterday was Thursday =(

As an apology, you will be gifted one banana.

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Wait… WHAT!? I knew life got in the way and I had to take a little break… but we’re starting the next volume this weekend!?

Guess I’ve got my homework cut out for me this week: catch up on all the books I’m reading; better get my questions in soon. :blush:

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