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Here Comes Azalea Season!

Hi there!
I was a little sad because the tulips and then the cherry blossoms are also gone...
But now new great colours have started to smile at us along the streets!
Yes, that's AZALEA!! (つつじ)
Their blooming season will come soon, and I really look forward to that!

Here's a photo I took his morning, near the school. Nice, right??
I'll try to share more nice photos of colourful flowers later!
Please check them out!
See you next time!

☆If you're interested, here's Flower Quiz posted last year! Please try (again)!!

2019/04/18 03:41

Today's "Cherry blossom" photo♪

Hi there!
We've all been enjoying this Cherry-Blossom season, and luckily the temperature's been quite low enough to keep them still at their peak!!!
Here's today's photo of "Beautiful Cherry tree" in front of YMCA, which I took just before getting into the office.

I thought the flowers would go soon last Saturday when I came in for the Teachers' meeting, but they are still there due to this coldness! Yay!

Hope they will last until this coming weekend so that more people will be able to enjoy for Hanami, or cherry blossom viewing☆

Here at YMCA, the new school year starts next week. Please come visit us if you are thinking to start language-study but not quite yet!
See you next time!

『今日の1枚☆』は、YMCAの前にある綺麗な桜の写真です。綺麗ですよね~!
先週土曜日の講師会の時には「すぐに散っちゃうんだろうな」と思っていましたが、ここのところ寒さが続いているためか、まだまだ満開状態です!今週末まできれいな状態でいてくれるかな、と期待しています。
皆さんはお花見されましたか?いい季節を楽しんでくださいね♪

北九州YMCAでは、来週から新年度が始まります!
語学学習をスタートしたいけど…と思いつつまだ決めかねている方は、ぜひ一度YMCAに立ち寄ってみませんか!お待ちしています☆

2019/04/04 11:12

Cherry blossom season is here!!

Hello there!
I hope you all are enjoying this great Cherry Blossom Season now!
We at Kitakyushu YMCA had a Teachers' Meeting today, and I'm so impressed with the gorgeous cherry tree just in front of YMCA building in its full bloom!! (Maybe for us gathering for the meeting today! How sweet of it!)



Since it's sunny this weekend, everyone of you guys may be having fun viewing Sakura flowers in your own favorite places!
Have fun and I hope to hear of your exciting stories happened during the spring break in class in April!
We are starting our new school year in the 2nd week of April at YMCA.
See you soon!

2019/03/30 04:08

Fun party!!

Hello there!
We here at YMCA hold a School Party at the end of every term,
and we had one last Saturday at a yakitori place!
It was Fun, Fun and Fun!!
We ate, drank and played some games!



The penalty for Loser teams in Quiz match was " Funny face photos to be posted on this blog," and here there are!!!



Not very funny (but cute) though....
Well, I'm already looking forward to the next party!!

2019/03/06 04:41

School Party♪

Hello there!
How are you all doing?
Plum flowers are in bloom and ...Yes, hay fever season is here.
I have a hay fever and have started suffering from sneezing and itchy eyes.
I strongly hope that my medication will work better this spring...

Well, I'm excited about the school party that we are going to have soon on March 2, at a Izakaya restaurant! Yay!
A little busy preparing for it, creating games, making paper cards and so on, hoping all the participants will have a good time together, eating & drinking and playing games!

We will play some games and a Loser team will do some penalty game, so I'll post some photos from that after the party!
Please wait for it!
See you next time(^^)/

2019/02/21 05:56

New Year Resolution 2019

Hi everyone!
How did you enjoy the New Year holiday?
I hope you all had a nice one!!

Now you are all feeling settled back into the routine after the break (which surely made you lazy), right??
Can't believe that it's already in the second half of January, and you know, February has only 28 days so goes fast!!

By the way, have you made New Year Resolutions(新年の抱負)?
Yes, I have! I'm going to read a book and see a movie every month and go to six concerts this year 2019!
Please come and tell us about your resolutions!!

Some of you guys may have a resolution like... "I will try to brush up my writing skills."
Well, if so, we've got great news for you!!
We have started to accept entries for Essay Contest(英作文コンテスト)!!! Please check it out!!

I strongly hope that many of our students here will write and submit their essays this time.
I will let you know how it turns out later! Look forward to it(^^)

2019/01/19 03:32

Good-bye 2018 and Hello 2019!

Hello there!
I think you all are having busy days finishing this year and preparing for the coming 2019!

It's gotten very cold, but I'm fine trying to stay warm not to catch a cold.
I hope you are all fine too!

I'm still on my BIG CLEANING, and New Year cooking is waiting....
Also, I'm thinking what my new year's resolutions should be...

Well, thank you all for supporting us this year.
Please keep warm and have a nice year-end & a happy new year!!!
Looking forward to seeing you in 2019 at Kitakyushu YMCA(^^)

本年もたいへんお世話になりましたm(_ _)m
2019年も皆さまのご理解とご協力をよろしくお願いいたします!
ぜひお近くにお寄りの際は、お気軽にお立ち寄りくださいませ♪

2018/12/28 03:21

Kevin in Christmas Suit!!

Hello everyone(^^)
How are you enjoying this Christmas season??
Christmas songs playing and Christmas decorations and lights everywhere!
Today, we have more than that...

Kevin the cool teacher came in in a Santa suit!!!

He brought us happiness and warm & nice laughter this evening.
I was quite amazed how well-made the suit is and, of course, how lucky we are that we have him here at YMCA!

2018/12/20 05:20

Sumo in Kitakyushu

Hi there!
I got a nice snack gift from one of my co-workers today.
She went to Grand Sumo Kitakyushu-basho today!! and kindly bought some snacks for us!
She also showed the booklet of Sumo wrestlers, with some wrestlers' signatures on their pictures!!!
How exciting!

I guess many of you guys could go see the event and had a great time too!
I hope I could go see some Sumo basho next year(^^)

2018/12/13 05:59

One month and one week☆

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.

Hmmmmm.....
Some...I'm successfully done/achieved.
Some...still ongoing.
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!!

2018/11/24 04:32

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