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!
We had a Summer School-Party last Saturday!
Eleven students + four teachers gathered at an Izakaya restaurant nearby YMCA, and had a lot of fun eating & drinking, chatting and laughing that night. We played some riddles and did dancing activities, and everyone enjoyed them a lot!
Here are penalty photos of "Loser Teams" (Making their funny(?) faces)
Here's "Winner Team" with nice smiles!
We had a lot of fun doing some games and activities!
YMCA Language School will be closed for the Obon holiday, August 11 - 17. I hope you all will have a great time off!
See you next time!
I spent my weekend with my favorite girlfriends in Ureshino, which is famous for its great Onsen!
It was a fabulous time and I'm already missing it.
After we enjoyed the hot spring, we visited BougainHouse Ureshino（ブーゲンハウス嬉野）.
The place has got a big greenhouse of bougainvilleas, and you can go inside. The flowers were colorful and beautiful, and smelled nice! (Inside of the greenhouse was a little too hot though.)
It you have a chance to visit the place, please enjoy their delicate colors and smell!
I found lots of colourful candy on the table in the office, so I'd like to share this thing with you today.
The candy is from a wedding of one of our staff members, held in China.
I asked one Chinese staff about the wedding candy, and she said that they usually give away some candy when they send off their guests after the reception (just like weddings in Japan!)
Look at some candy packages closely!
Can you guess what they mean??? Hmmm...I guess you can!
Well, take care and see you next time:)!
Shoko again, and I would like to add some more beautiful hydrangea photos to my last blog.
I went to もととりあじさい園 this weekend, which is 25-min drive from my home, and I got overwhelmed by the scale of their garden!!! Also, they have many kinds. It was such a nice and relaxing time!
Hope you enjoy the photos!
See you next time!
Hi it's Shoko again!
I went to Habu park in Nakama-city last weekend to see their hydrangeas!
The park has a big pond with many carp swimming, many kinds of plants and flowers and some nice walking trails.
Their hydrangeas didn't have many colors but were pretty, so I was quite satisfied and it was worth a visit this season!
After enjoying the flowers, I walked around the hill and it was quite good exercise!
If you have a chance to visit there, enjoy the hydrangeas and a nice walk!
Hi it's Shoko again!
How are you all doing?
今期も北九州ＹＭＣＡの成人語学プログラムでは「Short Essay Contest」を開催しています！
Writing an essay or keeping your diary can definitely be good ways to improve your English! Please keep up and go for it!!
Today I'll tell a little about 単語強化クラス for kids, in which the students practice reading and spelling English words.
I usually make Word cards, Spelling worksheets, Puzzles and Quiz for the kids to enjoy practicing new words.
All of my students try very hard every week in class and I'm so happy to see them enjoying doing those worksheets!
Well...,of course they had difficulties at first, but now they are improving so fast!
I'm SO amazed!
I'd like to share a bit of my happiness!
I LOVE this spring rose season, and I went to Green Park in Wakamatsu, as my annual event, yesterday.
It was such a beautiful day for a picnic and rose viewing (plus sniffing)!!!!
I strongly recommend this garden if you like to enjoy spring roses and live close enough to visit!!!!
Don't miss eating their Rose-flavoured Softcream as well!!
How did you enjoy your Golden Week holiday?
I hope everybody had a great one♪
I went to Saga and enjoyed this Outside Pizza-making Lunch, one of my favorite events, with my great friends on May 4.
We go there once or twice a year, and this time we were lucky that the weather was so great! We could have such a wonderful time!
Please drop by YMCA and share your interesting Golden Week stories with us!!
See you next time(^^)☆