Karuta Taikai

うぃっす!ヘンリーです!

皆さんミッドを楽しんでる?僕は先全部終わった、色んな意味で。

先々週のイベントなのに、今更投稿ですみません(・ω≦) テヘペロ

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皆さん結構真剣にやった

キャかっこいい~ (ノ∀\*)キャ

これは何かの儀式かな?

んん?かる..た?

 

 

僕は「ちはやふる」というアニメでかるたが好きになった。いつも競技かるたがめっちゃかっこいいと思う。でも実際やってると…

理想→  現実→

短いイベントだけど、楽しかった。

Thanks everyone for coming and thank you to all the leaders.
We will have Multi-cultural night and Kayaking next week. Please check our Facebook page for the updates!

Henry

おまけ:セクシーなゆきちゃん

GBM 3

Why, hello there. Thanks for stopping by. My name’s Nimish. I’m JSA’s Event Coordinator; I’m the guy that reserves restaurants and sets up rides. I’m also JSA’s resident brown guy. I used to bite people but I think I’ve finally gotten that under control so please, don’t hesitate (too much) to come up to me at an event and say hi! I don’t bite, not anymore.

Anyway, this past Wednesday, we had our last GBM of the 2014-2015 school year! I was one of the leaders, along with Thao, Tomo-kun, James, and Henry.

Two of our ikemen leaders.

We decided on a summer theme for this event, and planned most of our activities with that motif in mind.

This guy didn’t really like our choice of theme.

Our icebreaker game was Never Have I Ever! Basically, everyone took turns saying things that they have “never ever done” and if someone else in the group had done that thing, they put one of their fingers down. The last person standing was the winner. Competition was fierce.

The yung bubbadumpz sizes up his opponents.

Friendships were broken, enemies were made.

“What’s that? I can’t hear you over the sound of ME WINNING THIS GAME.”

After our wonderfully heated icebreaker (it actually wasn’t really that heated), we were treated to a wonderful, edifying presentation of Japanese summer cultural activities by the esteemed Tomo-kun and the lovely Thao-chan! It was very legit. We learned that the Japanese equivalent of “pinata breaking” is “suika wari” or “watermelon breaking.

I am not making that up.

We also learned about some of Japan’s traditional natsu matsuri, “summer festivals.” Apparently Japan has firework competitions in summer! That sounds pretty awesome.

Thao’s slide design was lovely.

All in attendance were positively enraptured.

One such enraptured attendee.

We then proceeded to play our main game, appropriately and concisely titled “Game.”

I really am not making this stuff up.

As you can see above, the object of the game was to think up songs whose lyrics contained the words “summer,” “sea,” or “sun” (or their Japanese translations). The catch was that each participant had to sing the part of the song that contained one of the target words! Thank goodness we have some very good singers in JSA.

Here we see a GBM-goer entranced by someone’s dulcet tones.

This game, “Game!” was actually quite a bit harder than its simple, carefree title indicated, and confusion and consternation abounded.

“You’re telling me Jingle Bells isn’t a summer song!? “In Da Club” isn’t either!? I’ve been lied to all my life!”

Alas, before we knew it, GBM was over and we all gathered for one final picture.

Pictured: Tomo “I’m really surprised” Komuro, Alex “A-Yeezy” Yoshiba, and Tommy “Bond” Yau.

But for those who had signed up ahead of time, there was yet fun to be had! We all headed out to Hinotez in Convoy to enjoy some super oishii Japanese food. Some used the outing as a chance to do some deep thinking.

“Should I dye my hair purple?”

“Purple isn’t really my color, though. How about red? Blue? This is hard.”

I personally took this as a chance to practice my Kuchiyose no Jutsu.

“Do I really have to draw blood? That seems like it would hurt.”

All jokes aside, the food was excellent, and everyone had an equally excellent time. Here we are pictured again, right outside the restaurant.

We’re very good at taking serious pictures.

All in all, Spring 2015 GBM 3 was a great success, and I thank all who came out for doing so! If you couldn’t make it out last week, I look forward to seeing you at one of our remaining events this quarter!

 

Until next time,

Nimish “Brown Guy” Pratha

 

P.S.: Mouse over the pictures (if you haven’t already) for more lame jokes!

プールパーティー

どうもどうも、JSA祭担当の成田です。

え、前回お前パブリシティーだって言ってたじゃん、また仕事変えたのか?って思ってるアナタ、違うんです、別に仕事ぶりがダメだったから更迭されたとかそういうのじゃないです。本当です。

実はUCSD JSAでは毎年春学期の始めに新オフィサーが就任します。僕は今学期から祭担当になりました。前のオフィサーで再登板された人とか今回初めてオフィサーになったニューフェイスも結構居るので、是非ここでチェックしてみてください。

相方の星良と一緒に来年の祭も楽しく出来るよう頑張っていきますので、よろしくお願いします!

因みにここでいつも頑張ってくれているスタッフ達も見れるので見て下さいねー

 

先週の土曜日、JSAでプールパーティーをやりました!新ファイナンスのうぉんたろう家のプールを借りて開きました。

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始まる2時間ぐらい前まで雨が降っていたから中止にならないかちょっと心配していました。ちゃんと晴れて本当に良かった!

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まず何をやったかというとちょっとしたアイスブレーカー。5,6人ぐらいのグループに分けた後みんなでドライブって言うゲームをやりました。

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ゲームを通じてみんな知り合えた後、各グループの勝者達には特別なサプライズが!

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みんなが投げ込まれた(飛び込んだ)のを見届けた後、各自好きな事をして過ごしました。

プールの中でバレーボール紛いの事をしたり(ウォーターポロ?)

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ツイスターゲームをしたり

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日向ぼっこをしたり

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寒くなってきたらジャグジーに入ったり

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色々なことをして一日を堪能しました!来てくれた人みんな楽しめたかな?

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学期はもうそろそろ終わるけど、まだまだイベントは沢山あるので来てください!イベントの情報はここに随時載せてるのでチェックしてくださいね。

ではではー

Photoshoot!

Hi everyone! This is Stephanie again and this will be my first blog post as your new historian! For the next year, I will be documenting all of our JSA events by taking pictures, so if you ever see me with my camera, don’t be afraid to come up and say hi! And what a fitting blog post for historian because this past weekend was our Photoshoot event! Similar to last year’s photo shoot, we went to Balboa Park to take group photos and single shots. However, this year we did something a little different and instead of staying in one location we took photos in different areas of Balboa Park. Having only been to Balboa Park once, this was a really fun way of exploring the beautiful park as well as taking fun pictures!

 Our first location was the well where we took the Officer group photo and single shots!

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Single Shots!

Then we went to the botanical gardens to explore and take cute/funny photos!

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After we stopped for a quick snack

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(Expectation vs. Reality LOL)

 We took our boy/girl photos and our group picture at the beautiful fountain!

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 Our last stop was the rose gardens where we took some fun, random pictures!

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TFTI -Nayuki Isoda

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 This was a really fun event where we all got dressed up in our theme of red and white and got to tour Balboa Park in the beautiful weather! I hope everyone who came out had a great time and お疲れ様 to my fellow leaders: Arisa, Jin, Seira and Nayuki! Also, please come out to our next events this week: Temaki Night (if you signed up on the Gdoc) on 5/20 and Multicultural Night on 5/27!

– Stephanie Adachi 🙂

Midterm Week

Hi, everybody, it’s Edward and though this post is long overdue, I figured now was a better time than ever to finally write it (I lied. I was stumped and Won told me to write about midterm week, so here it is lol). So yeah, Midterm Week. I know a lot of you were stressed out and to you I say “Ha!” because unlike you, I was not stressed out because I had no midterms.

So while you were studying I was helping plan GBM 2, a first time for me. I’ve got to admit, being a newbie to this whole lead thing, I wasn’t exactly sure if things would pan out well. Having spoken to a few people afterwards, I was exceptionally glad to hear that the overall reception was warm. To any non-staff reading this (fat chance, amirite) then I urge you to go outside of your comfort zone and try joining the team; your input could be just what we need.

Anyway, after that there was Strawberry Picking, an event that I had the honor not to go to because, well, actually, I don’t really remember why I didn’t go. It probably had to do with it being very early and me not being very good with mornings. So, to the people who went, hope you had fun and if you didn’t go, shame on you. We put a lot of effort into our events; who do you think you are, not coming? Screw midterms and studying, tests are so easy you should just know everything on it already.

All joking aside, I had a very good weekend last week. This had very much to do with the sheer progress that my singing group has been making. We don’t get to practice that often, so with what we’ve managed to do so far, I’m honestly proud. Here’s to you, boys. One day we’re gonna be on the big stage.

Well that’s that. Until next time and if you actually read this post to here, then wow. Don’t you have something better to do with your time?

Matsuri!!!

Hello everyone~! I’m Thao, JSA new Webmaster, here to give you the first blog post of this quarter which started off with our biggest annual event of the year, Matsuri Festival!!

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We began planning for Matsuri since as early as Fall quarter. I had the honor of being an Advertisement Committee Head, which was a pretty interesting experience :3 It was my first time being a Matsuri committee head, and while Advertisement was one of the easier jobs, there were more things involved than I initially thought. But in the end everything turned out really well, and it was nice working with people in my team. Shout-outs to my co-head Abel Cervantes from NSU, Kathy Huynh for the wonderful poster, Jordan Guymon for designing the website, Elliot Yang for the logo and videos, other people in my team for helping with a lot of miscellaneous stuffs, as well as many many volunteers who helped with Matsuri!

This year's beautiful Matsuri poster, designed by Kathy Huynh. Thank you so much~ <3

This year’s beautiful Matsuri poster, designed by Kathy Huynh. Thank you so much~ <3

In Winter quarter, the Presentation Committee held two Work Parties where we got together and made Matsuri decorations:

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The result!This thing was cute too :3

Week 1 of Spring was a busy week when everyone went all out with preparing for Matsuri. For Advertisement, it meant flyering everywhere~

And selfie everywhere, too

And selfie everywhere, too

It wouldn’t be Matsuri if we don’t mention all the food. Yes, all the food shown here were sold at Matsuri this year! XD

So yummy~

A test run of Taiyaki before Matsuri. Taiyaki was one of the hottest treats at the festival!

Man the lines were long

Games too!

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Last but not least, Matsuri also featured various awesome performances. I was working at the booths the whole time so I missed most of them, but at least I could still hear the music and the cheering sound of the audience from my booth :3 Some performances:

Asayake Taiko!JSA's Soul Run!

NSU's [N]Motion!Guest koto performer, Reiko Obata!

The festival started at 5pm and went on until about 10pm. Everyone worked really hard, the coordinators and some volunteers started setting up in the morning, and a lot of people helped cleaning up after Matsuri until midnight that day. It was a memorable day for me, meeting lots of new people and working together with everyone. I had so much fun. 🙂

A big shout-out to our 2015 Matsuri Coordinators: Tomoki Tamiya, Emily Kawabata, Jessica Lai, and Chisato Akiba. Also, once again, thank you all the volunteers who helped with Matsuri and everyone who came out to join the fun! Matsuri couldn’t have happened without you guys!

See you again next year at 2016 Matsuri!~

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