I hope you all are doing fine, even under this emergency situation, which nobody could imagine this would happen a few months ago.
YMCA Language School has been closed for the month of March, and I have a lot of free time.
Yesterday, I felt going out for a walk to check out Nogata tulips at Onga river. So I went out for that.
The tulip fair was cancelled this year unfortunately, but of course many of the tulips are there waiting to be enjoyed. Many are already in bloom!
Going driving to Nogata for the pretty tulips can be a great plan for a sunny day!
It should be very refreshing!
※Can see the building of Nogata city hall and Mt. Fukuchi behind in the pictures!
I'm into making "candied orange peels" lately.
I got some nice Hassaku oranges from a neighbor, which were grown in their back yard.
They are, therefore, chemical-free!!
I've tried twice so far. The first time making them took me very long, but ended up successfully.
The second time took less, but I failed to boil the peels well enough so the peels were a bit too bitter...
Even so, they were all nice and refreshing to eat with tea.
I'll be stuck at home due to the new corona-virus this weekend, so I'll try again for the third time!
Wish me luck!!
It's already February, and I hope you are all doing well!
Here comes "Pink Shirt Day" campaign, and it's Wed. February 26 this year.
We've put some posters on the walls of YMCA building.
We'll talk about it and discuss bullying issues in class.
Please come join us for PINK SHIRT DAY at Kitakyushu YMCA!
Today, I'm going to share some of my "numbers for 2020" with you.
I have set up some numbers for this year 2020.
One of them is "twelve" for movies ( or more) in total to see this year!
I already saw two movies.
One is "Frozen 2." I saw it on January 1st, which is so famous that I don't need to explain about the movie, right? It was good!
And I saw "Parasite", South Korean film, a black comedy thriller by Bong Joon-ho this week.
It was very interesting and some scenes from the movie are still staying in my head.
It's not the type of movie everyone can enjoy, so please check out its reviews before going to see it!
I recommend it very much, though.
I have more movies to see for this month on my list.
I think I will be able to achieve "twelve" this year no problem, yay!! ( Last year finished with eight.....)
Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a good time with your family and friends around the new year day.
One week has already passed, and things are now back in normal.....
Well, it's a great time to set some goals for the new year 2020, right?
I'm sure some of you have already made a list of resolutions or things to achieve this year.
Especially, the Olympic Games will come to Japan this year, so a lot of exciting things are waiting for us!
Please come visit us and let us hear about your stories!!
We are now in the winter holidays, and the regular classes for this year 2019 have finished.
We will open again in the new year 2020 on the 7th January.
I really look forward to hearing my students' holiday stories and their new year wishes in class!
I hope you all have a wonderful time with your family and friends during that time★
See you all soon again in the new year in class!
Already in the middle of December, and the new year 2020 will come in about half a month.
In December, we have a lot of fun events, like year-end parties and Christmas-related parties.
I hope you are all doing fine and enjoying partying around!
We at YMCA have put up a Christmas tree at the entrance with many other decorations!
Please stop by to check it out if you come by in the neighborhood!
Merry Christmas to you all!
Here comes another Autumn-colour season! Yeah!
I went to 紅葉の森 near 福智山ろく花公園 in 直方 for a walk last weekend.
It was such a beautiful sunny day that the leaf colours were beautifully contrasted with the blue sky!
I could have a pleasant walk that day.
Also, I can enjoy the autumn more by looking at many pretty photos that my students bring into class to share.
Please drop in at YMCA to show us your best-shot photos when you come around!
I love walking around in the park or fields at the Onga river especially this season!
I went to the Green Park last weekend and had a nice walk around there.
It was such a nice sunny day, and the flowers and plants were all colourful and refreshing!
I especially enjoyed the hill of Kochia plants! So cute!!!
The picture of cosmos flowers was taken at the Onga-riverside in Mizumaki.
I guess they are now at the bloom peak, so you better hurry!!
Some of you may already know that we at Kitakyushu YMCA holds "北九州多文化共生わいわい祭り" in November.
This year as well, the festival will take place at Kitakyushu YMCA on November 3rd, Sunday.
You will be able to enjoy some exotic international foods, interesting panels that our international students have created to introduce their countries, a variety of stage performance, and so on.
It will be from 10:30 to 15:00!
Why don't you come visit to take a look?
It should be fun, even you can learn some new things!