How are you all doing??
Can't believe that we have only one month and one week left this year!?
Well, I made a list of things I hoped to do/achieve in 2018
at the beginning of January, so I looked at it this week.
Some...I'm successfully done/achieved.
Some...haven't even started yet...(totally forgot about them!)
I thought ONE MONTH could be long enough to complete some small things, so I made a short and simple to-do list and started them!!
Don't you think it's a good idea??
Why don't you join me??
Wanna know what are on my list????
Come to YMCA and ask me (in English) in person!!
Have you been to Nogata, 直方, which I live in?
It has a nice and big park where you can walk around enjoying beautiful flowers and plants, which is called 福智山ろく花公園!
Last weekend, I went there with my mom(^^)♪
So I want to show you some of the photos I took!
I hope you will have a chance to visit the park some time in the near future!!!
Here's one more photo I took at a park called 紅葉の森 near 福智山ろく花公園♪It was a little too early for autumn colours when we went there, but it should be more beautiful now. So please go check them our if you can!!!
Did you have a nice weekend?
I went to 多文化共生わいわい祭り at Kitakyushu YMCA last Saturday.
I believe many of you guys went, too!
I couldn't stay long, but I could see some old friends and enjoy good lunch of a Mongolian noodle dish and a Nepali noodle snack.
They were so yummy!
YMCA will hold this festival next year as well, I think, so you gotta check it out next time if you missed this year's(^^)
Hi there, it's Shoko here again!
I was driving along the Onga river the other day, and saw beautiful cosmos flowers!
I think they have now reached peak bloom, so you should go check them!
They will go soon, so you should hurry!!
※ This picture was taken in Mizumaki, near みどりんぱぁーく.
Have a great time! And Happy Halloween!!
Hello(^^) How are you doing??
I hope you all are enjoying this wonderful (short though) season!
As some of you who know me may be able to guess, I went to Green Park in Wakamatsu last Sunday, which is one of my favorite places to visit in Kitakyushu.
But what for????
Of course, for their nice Rose Garden!!
Their Autumn Rose Fair has just started!
I should say that their blooming peak will probably come in a few weeks, but still I could have a nice time looking at pretty roses and eating rose ice-cream♪
(I've posted a photo of Rose Ice-cream of Green park before. Eating their rose ice-cream is my biannual event.)
While driving to the park I saw lots of cosmos flowers in bloom along the Onga river side. That's another thing you can enjoy!
Why don't you go out and enjoy this pleasant season! Autumn in Japan is so short that you can miss it easily!!
Happy to announce that 多文化共生わいわい祭り will be held this year too at YMCA on Nov. 3, from 10:30 to 15:00.
You will be able to enjoy Balinese dance performance and Kitakyu-man on stage, as well as many cultural panel booths and good food produced by our YMCA international students.
Please come by if you have time!!
Did you see the movies lately?
I went to see "Christopher Robin" last week.（邦題「プーと大人になった僕」）
It's such a wonderful movie and I really enjoyed it!!!
I cried at the end, and some of my friends who saw the movie said they were crying all through the movie!
Of course I didn't cry feeling sad, but my heart was so moved and warmed!
If you are feeling very stressed out and wanting something heartwarming, gotta go to the movie!(^^)!
Come visit me to talk about it if you saw the movie☆
Today I'd like post some photos taken in the staff room.
I found some bags of snack; Vacuum freeze dried MANGO, Banana sandwiches with passion fruit, and Roasted Sunflower Seeds!
I guess some of you guys have already tried some of these, but, for me, it's the first time!
Interesting and Yummy!!
The sunflower seeds are much bigger than those we can find in Japan!!
Ms. 張娜 enjoying some sunflower seeds for dessert♪
Surely they are very much healthier than お菓子(^^), ha!
Have you tried this dish before???
I could finally go out to Fukuoka to eat this Amagori, which is a beautiful mountain of shaved frozen Amaou-strawberries with condensed milk on top!!
Again, it's all strawberries, not strawberry-flavoured!
It was sooooo good that I felt I could keep eating forever♪
I will definitely go for that soon gain!!
If you haven't tried yet, why don't you??
How did you enjoy your OBON holiday?
I had quite a long holiday, from 11th to 20th, and I went on a 2-day trip with my family in Itoshima and Hakata during the holiday.
My No.1 thing of this summer was "ふわふわかき氷" (fluffy shaved ice dessert) at 村上や in Itoshima!!! It was so good!
I'm in love with it and hope to visit the place soon again!
No.2 event was "Little Mermaid" performed by 劇団四季 at Canal City theater! It was my very first musical play in my life. I had a great time!
I talked with my students about their summer break in class today, and they all had a great time with their family or friends during the break!
Please come visit us at YMCA to talk about your summer holiday!