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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 a meaningful 2020.

最近(さいきん)、ケアンズも暑(あつ)くなってきましたね。今年(ことし)の乾季(かんき)は長(なが)かったなぁと思(おも)っていたんですが、今度(こんど)はとても暑(あつ)い雨季(うき)がやってくる日(ひ)も近(ちか)い気(き)がします。

さて、2020年(ねん)まで残(のこ)り3か月(げつ)です。2020年(ねん)なんて、ずいぶん先(さき)の話(はなし)だと思(おも)っていたんですが、信(しん)じられませんね。充実(じゅうじつ)した2020年(ねん)になるよう今(いま)を大切(たいせつ)にしたいと思(おも)っています。

 

Workshop and Kōryū-kai (gathering):  

The next workshop will focus on Japanese Miso. Miso is a paste for cooking miso soup. Some locations have their own variety of miso, which you may have noticed from your travel in Japan. This workshop will introduce some major types of miso and their strong points. Also, you will have a chance to taste miso, and learn about how to use Miso in other cooking too; therefore you can start to include miso in more of your meals. Miso is one of Japanese health foods and its tasty too.

After the workshop, please take part in the gathering (Kōryū-kai) with a friendly chat and some Japanese tea.

I look forward to you joining in for the Miso workshop and Kōryū-kai.

Time:                 1:00pm, 9th November

Place:                Sunshine Japanese (Bentley Park)

Fee:                   $15

Enrolment:      email Yoko at yoko@sunshinejapanese.com.au / RSVP: 6th November

 

次(つぎ)のワークショップと交流会(こうりゅうかい)は11月(がつ)9日(ここのか)にあります。テーマは、日本(にほん)の味噌(みそ)です。味噌(みそ)は味噌汁(みそしる)を作(つく)るためのペーストです。日本(にほん)のお茶(ちゃ)と同(おな)じように、味噌(みそ)にもいろいろな種類(しゅるい)があります。ワークショップでは、種類(しゅるい)とともに、違(ちが)いや特徴(とくちょう)を紹介(しょうかい)します。味噌(みそ)テイスティングも予定(よてい)しています。味噌(みそ)は味噌汁(みそしる)以外(いがい)にも料理(りょうり)に使(つか)えます。日本食(にほんしょく)が健康(けんこう)だと言(い)われている理由(りゆう)のひとつが味噌(みそ)だと思(おも)います。日本語(にほんご)を勉強(べんきょう)して、健康(けんこう)に長(なが)生(い)きできたら素敵(すてき)ですね!

 

 

Oshaberi Club: 

Oshaberi club (where you can practice your Japanese conversational skills with other participants who are interested in a certain topic) consisting of two groups, one being elementary to pre-intermediate and the other being intermediate or higher. Please feel free to jump in and enjoy this fun challenge.

 

***GROUP 1: Intermediate or higher*** This month, let’s talk about any troubles you have experienced in Japan. Please tell us what happened, what you did and what you can do next time. You can also try to express your emotions in Japanese.

Please come and join us.

Time:   1:00 pm, Saturday, 26th October

 

***GROUP 2: Elementary to pre-intermediate*** This month, let’s talk about your most previous trip to Japan, what you like, what you didn’t like, tell us what was interesting, fun, cool or new that you discovered. Bring some photos, prints, gift (Omiyage), trinket, anything that you brought back from your travels and let’s chat about it this Oshaberi club.

Please come and join us.

Time:   3:00 pm, Saturday, 26th November

 

For both groups, please book your attendance so that I can organise the groups. Try book at the earliest time to reserve your spot as you don’t want to miss out.

Place:                Sunshine Japanese (Bentley Park classroom)

Fee:                   $30

Enrolment:      email Yoko at yoko@sunshinejapanese.com.au / RSVP: 23rd October

おしゃべりクラブは、ふたグループあります。メンバーのおしゃべりも とても自然(しぜん)な会話(かいわ)になってきました。いろいろな話題(わだい)にチャレンジしています。特(とく)に中級(ちゅうきゅう)クラスは、日本語(にほんご)で人(ひと)に伝(つた)えるレベルに来(き)ています。さらなる成長(せいちょう)を期待(きたい)しています。

***中級(ちゅうきゅう)以上(いじょう)*** 今月(こんげつ)は、日本(にほん)であったトラブルについて話(はな)します。何(なに)あったのか、その時(とき)何(なに)をしたのか、それから次(つぎ)同(おな)じことがあった時(とき)はどうすればいいのかを話(はな)してください。いろいろな感情(かんじょう)も伝(つた)えられるといいですね。

***初級(しょきゅう)から初中級(しょちゅうきゅう)*** はじめての人(ひと)は、じこしょうかいをおねがいします。こんげつのテーマは、にほんのりょこうです。りょこうのしゃしんや 日本(にほん)のものをもってきて、みせてください。そして、はなします。何(なに)を食(た)べましたか。おいしかったですか。トラブルはありませんでしたか。いろいろはなしてください。

 

 

News corner: 

Japanese Film Festival 2019 in Cairns

This annual event will be held in November. It will include an animated film that everyone can enjoy, a heart-warming slice-of-life’s reflection on family relationships and a meditative drama on the art of the Japanese tea ceremony. The film titled “Every Day a Good Day” is the one that I have already read the book and am excited to see it in Movie format and would like to see it, maybe at this festival. Check out the movies timetable and see if you can attend, and then book it in your schedule. Unfortunately, the anime is English dubbed and not Japanese dub with English subs, anyway it still is Anime and will be great to see some new movies straight out of Japan.

Date:                 3rd November, 2019

Place:                Event Cinemas Smithfield, Smithfield Shopping Centre

Fee:                   Free, but limited seats so better to arrive 30 minutes prior to screening

Enrolment:      No reservation needed.

Festival: https://japanesefilmfestival.net/wp-content/uploads/A3-Poster-Cairns-final.pdf

Mirai: https://japanesefilmfestival.net/film/7675-2/

Dad’s Lunch Box: https://japanesefilmfestival.net/film/dads-lunch-box-%e3%83%91%e3%83%91%e3%81%ae%e3%81%8a%e5%bc%81%e5%bd%93%e3%81%af%e4%b8%96%e7%95%8c%e4%b8%80/

Every Day a Good Day: https://japanesefilmfestival.net/film/every-day-a-good-day-%e6%97%a5%e6%97%a5%e6%98%af%e5%a5%bd%e6%97%a5/

 

毎年(まいとし)恒例(こうれい)のJapanese Film Festivalがやって来(き)ます!11月(じゅういちがつ)3日(みっか)日曜日(にちようび)、スミスフィールであります。アニメ1本(いっぽん)と実写(じっしゃ)映画(えいが)2本(にほん)です。その2本(にほん)のうちの1本(いっぽん)は、原作(げんさく)の本(ほん)を読(よ)んで、見(み)たいなと思(おも)っていた映画(えいが)です。残念(ざんねん)ながら、アニメは英語(えいご)で見(み)ます。映画(えいが)の内容(ないよう)や時間(じかん)をチェックして、予定(よてい)を入(い)れておきましょう!

 

If anyone has any other information or news to share, please let me know via email or in your next lesson.

情報(じょうほう)共有(きょうゆう)コーナーです。もし何かシェアできる情報(じょうほう)がありましたら、メールかレッスンの時(とき)にお知(し)らせください。

 

Sunshine Japanese      サンシャイン・ジャパニーズ

Yoko O’Brien                 オブライエン陽子

 

 

 

 

 

 

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