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 Kōryū-kai (gathering):  

This year will be full of various workshops. The first one will be in March. Please share some ideas which you are interested in; about Japan, the culture and language.

This month, Shinnen-kai, a new year gathering will be held on the 11th of January, Saturday, starting at noon at the wonderful Japanese restaurant – FOUR CINQ @ Shop 6 / 20 Lake Street Village Lane.

It will be a gathering where we can have lunch and a chat together. You can also order what you would like to eat from the many different Japanese dishes and drinks available on the menu. Don’t forget your family or partner. They are most welcome to join us too. However, I need to book a suitable table for the attendance size, so please let me know as soon as possible if you can join and how many people, although I guess it would be possible to adjust even on the day before.

All the staff at Four Cinq are Japanese too and can give you an opportunity to enjoy speaking Japanese to them as well as inspire and boost up each other over chat about your experience of learning Japanese and travelling to Japan.

I will be there by 11:45 am. We can start the party at 12 pm by ordering lunch then. Please check their lunch menu beforehand too.  (https://fourcinq.com.au/lunch-menu.pdf)  Once again, it is just a casual gathering; therefore, you can leave whenever you like after lunch. Also, you can stay and chat as much as you like.

I look forward to you joining in for the Shinnen-kai.

 

Time:   11th of January, at 12pm (Please take a seat by that time)

Place:   FOUR CINQ (Shop 6 / 20 Lake Street Village Lane)

Fee:                   For your lunch

Enrolment:      email Yoko at yoko@sunshinejapanese.com.au / RSVP: 8th January

今年(ことし)もいろいろなワークショップをします。日本(にほん)について、日本人(にほんじん)、日本(にほん)の文化(ぶんか)について、ワークショップの何(なに)かアイディアがありましたら、ご遠慮(えんりょ)なくお知(し)らせください。

今月(こんげつ)は恒例(こうれい)の新年会(しんねんかい)があります。日時(にちじ)は1月(がつ)11日(にち)、12時(じ)からです。場所(ばしょ)はFOUR CINQ(Shop 6 / 20 Lake Street Village Lane)です。

カジュアルなランチ交流会(こうりゅうかい)ですので、それぞれ好(す)きなものをオーダーして、支払(しは)いをして、食(た)べて・・・。楽(たの)しんでください。スタッフと日本語(にほんご)で話(はなし)ができますよ。

皆(みな)さんの家族(かぞく)やパートナーの参加(さんか)も大歓迎(だいかんげい)です。参加(さんか)できる方(かた)、連絡(れんらく)を待(ま)ってきます。

 

 

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 have a game again! It’s like “who am I?” You will choose who the other is so that it is easy for you to answer the questions. Your choices will be a celebrity, an animal or a tool, which the others in the group may know.

Please come and join us.

Time:   1:00 pm, Saturday, 18th January

 

***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, 18th January

 

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: 15th January

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)も、ゲームをします!「私(わたし)は誰(だれ)?」ゲームです。相手(あいて)の答(こた)えを選(えら)んで来てくださいびます。3つ、セレブ・動物(どうぶつ)・何(なに)かアイテムを選(えら)んでくださいね。もちろん、相手(あいて)が知っている答(こた)えを用意(ようい)してくださいね。

***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: 

Free Japanese books: old Japanese cooking magazines and Japanese textbooks nationally used at high schools

I am happy to give away Japanese cooking magazines and Japanese textbooks. The magazines are all written in Japanese but have a lot of pictures, which you can enjoy too. The books are for high school students and have various stories, which you can enjoy reading. Only available at Sunshine Japanese.

本(ほん)を譲(ゆず)ります!日本(にほん)の料理(しょうり)雑誌(ざっし)やオーストラリアの高校(こうこう)で使(つか)われている教科書(きょうかしょ)があります。興味(きょうみ)がある方(かた)は、レッスンの前(まえ)か後(あと)に、チェックしてみてください。ほしいものがあれば、遠慮(えんしょ)なくもらってくださいね。

 

 

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