Thank you, Taipans!

I went to watch a Cairns Taipans’ game against Melbourne Phoenix on New Year’s eve. It was an awesome game! Almost all throughout the game, they both were very close, rejoicing and lamenting throughout the ever-changing game. Eventually, they won with enough points...

Sunshine Newsletter for January 2020

Happy new year, Sunshine members! I am happy to welcome in 2020 with you. I hope this year will be a fruitful one for you. 新年(しんねん)あけまして おめでとうございます みなさんと2020年(ねん)の幕(まく)開(あ)けを迎(むか)えられて、本当(ほんとう)に嬉(うれ)しいです。今年(ことし)もみなさんにとって充実(じゅうじつ)した一年(いちねん)になりますように。   Workshop and...

Sunshine Newsletter for December 2019

One more month till 2020! Time flies. Let me say that although I say it every year. How was your 2019? I hope you have lived a full life this year. Japan had a Rugby World Cup this year and will have the Tokyo Olympics next year, which means it often becomes the...

Sunshine Newsletter for November 2019

The current Rugby World Cup being held in Japan has created a lot of stories and made the Japanese people wildly excited about the game even though most of them didn’t have any interest or knowledge, or didn’t know much of the rules. One article said that the...

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...