Sunshine Newsletter for October 2019

It is getting hot in Cairns now. I think this year will have a long hot dry season; on the other hand, I feel that we could have a very humid wet season soon. We have three months left until 2020, the future is almost here. I would like to make use of my days to make...

Sunshine Newsletter for September 2019

We have a visitor from Japan staying with us at the moment, only for a short stay but definitely worth it as she is now at University and really deserved a break. She is also one of my nieces and am very happy to have her visit. I have also realised that my husband’s...

Sunshine Newsletter August 2019

A summer holiday in Japan is coming soon and it will begin in the middle of August. We might see a lot of Japanese tourists in Cairns during that time, which means, you might get a chance to try your Japanese conversation skills, try to give directions or provide...

Japan trip 2019: Climbing down Mt Fuji

My husband and I had a 3-week holiday in Japan from the end of May until the middle of June. It was a nice calm climate except for a few rainy days. We organized one trip to Mt Fuji. It was my husband’s first time and my second visit there. I went to the fifth station...

Let’s protect KIMONO

It’s been a long time since the last post. So I am back and ready to be posting blogs again! One of the recent topics which I was worrying about was an American underwear brand was going to take the name “KIMONO” and use it to market a certain type of new...

Sunshine Newsletter for July 2019

The second half of this year has started! It’s also the fourth year for Sunshine Japanese! Let me start again! This second year revolution of mine is to put out messages and/or information in English and Japanese in my blog regularly. Hopefully this can be helpful to...

Sunshine Newsletter for May 2019

Sunshine Japanese is back! On the 1st of May 2019, Japan has just started a new era, “Reiwa”. I would like to freshly resume Sunshine Japanese in Cairns. Hopefully Sunshine Japanese is a fulfilled and comfortable place for all members to experience ‘Japan’....

My first jigsaw puzzle

Hello to my blog 2019, I got a nice present the other day. It was a jigsaw puzzle and a book, “Tales from outer suburbia” by Shaun Tan, an Australian author. Honestly, it was my first challenge to play a jigsaw puzzle in my whole life. I thought that I would be bad at...

Sunshine Newsletter for January 2019

Happy new year to all Sunshine members! I hope you have had a good start for 2019 and are looking forward to a fruitful year for you. I will continue to devote myself to enriching the content in your Japanese learning. I really appreciate your support and look forward...

Sunshine Newsletter for December 2018

We have had a heat wave in Cairns recently. This year has been the hottest summer that I have ever experienced. We are not used to this heat; therefore, please don’t underestimate how the heat affects our health condition. Have merry Christmas and a happy new year!...