Japanese speech event by foreigners studying Japanese was held at Art Forum Azamino on November 29, 2015.
13 speakers from 8 countries participated.
This event was co-hosted by Yokohama Aoba Ward Office.
[ Indonesia] Irma Andarini (staying in Japan for 2years 5 months)
“What surprised me when I came to Japan”
The surprise I experienced in Japan was that there are many earthquakes. At the beginning, I rushed to outside of the house. Since I am a Moslem, I wear a scarf outside. I don’t wear a scarf in the house. I had an experience that it took me a while to find a scarf and the earthquake subsided before I was ready to go out. As the result, there was no one outside when I was out. Now I got used to earthquake and became not to care about a small earthquake just like Japanese people don’t. Another thing was that Japan has four seasons in which there are many events, whereas in Indonesia, we have only a rainy season and a dry season. Cherry blossom viewing was really a fun event.
Japanese speech event by foreigners studying Japanese October 25, 2014
Japanese speech event this year was held as Part 1 of 25th anniversary event of Aoba International Lounge at Tana JA.
10 people from 5 countries participated.
[China] How to make dumpling
I like cooking. In China we have more chance to eat out instead of cooking at home because most wives have job. Chinese people like boiled dumpling rather than pan-fried dumpling. It is made of pork, chopped vegetables and spices. Dumpling skin is also made at home in China though people buy it in Japan. It is best to boil dumplings for ten minutes. It is delicious. Please try to make it yourself.