Saturday, November 24, 2012

Yakiniku, orange picking, yakiimo--all in one day

My 3rd and 4th-year students were invited to the Namekis today and we had quite a busy day. We ate "yakiniku," picked all the oranges they had in their trees and even though we thought we were extremely full, we sat down and ate "yakiimo" after that!!

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Happy Birthday

One could say that in order to register for my Discussions course you have to have been born either in May or November. We--the May people--celebrated the birthday of the four gentlemen born in November last Wednesday. The cake was great!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Persimmon Picking in Gumyo

Minister of Tourism of Malaysia in Kamogawa

Dr. Ng Yen Yen gave a talk on our Awa Campus on Tuesday. There was also a cherry tree planting ceremony and we hope she will come back when they are in full bloom. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Fun Sunday in Gumyo

A huge gorgeous dahlia. 


Harvesting persimmons from "my" trees. 

Popcorn & President Obama

I LOVE popcorn.

Congratulations, President Obama!

Lunch/dinner at Yonesaku

Lots of "kamameshi" on the table. 

Telling us why they wanted to purchase the Play Station 3. 

"I want the Wii!!"

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

BIG success--Chancellor Award

Our seminar received the Chancellor Award yesterday. It's the one prize we had been working hard for the past years so I can say that we are so happy we finally got it! We also received a prize in the research category and also the top prize from the JIU Festival Organization Committee which was a Play Station 3!! Believe it or not we also won the first prize in the bingo game: a Wii. Wow, I don't know what we are going to do with these games....

Educational prizes?!?!

Noe playing with Moet--Moet playing with Noe?!?

Some of my great students from the Extension program.
Rock, scissors, paper. Wow, Yuki--great job! 

Masao visited us.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

JIU Festival 2012--day 1

Our Festival started yesterday. 

O Balancê Balancê

President Yanagisawa

Taniguchi Mei and Kunii Yuki giving a presentation in the Mizuta Memorial Hall. 

Isn't he adorable? Mikuni-kun: thanks for coming and bringing
your cute son!

Tom and his mother visited. What a surprise!