Saturday, September 6, 2008

First JCC Dinner passed quickly!

JCC monthly dinner passed quickly! Several folks showed up after a few months silence, some even showed up from rather distant like NIU, UIC, DePaul U, U of Chicago, Loyola U.... There were students who just celebrated her birthday. There were students who tried Tempura ice cream, Gyoza, Edamame, Yakitori, Sukiyaki, Tonkatsu as well as Sushi. Though it was rather small group, tension got as high as it could be. Hopefully everyone comes back again in a month. Oh, yeah! Sometimes money got short but no problem our trust among GTS circle takes care of it! Japanese culture is pretty convenient in such a occasion. What is exactly the Japanese culture? You guess! And must guess right!

15 comments:

chibi said...

Sensei! Sensei! So after talking last night about how we wanted to talk to someone who could speak Japanese, I was in my drawing class, and these crazy people across the room go, "Hey everybody! Let's get Chinese food. We'll meet at Chin's at なになに time."

The girl next to me goes kind of quietly to herself, "Chin's is Thai food."

And I asked her what nationality she was, and she's Japanese! She came here eight years ago.

So then I was going to get coffee at the cafe, and I ran into my friend Maria (she's from Greece and came here around eight years ago too). Well, it turns out that they're really good friends and did ESL together and went to high school together.

不思議な世界!

GTS said...

Oh, that is really something! What a coincidence! Did you become a kinda friend with that Japanese? Things around us seem to be connected with soemthing invisible devine strings-like substance related to Japanese. I am quite happy living in such world with people like you. Let's expect something much more exciting happening! -GTS

Juliaaaaaaa said...

Haha chibi you promised to tell me the story tomorrow! You better go into detail!

Yeah Shingo, Michelle has been having some CRAZY weird connections lately...I feel as if everything is six degrees of kevin bacon lately...

juliaaaaaaa said...

wait...edit for that last comment...

chibs who is on the phone with me is telling me to get rid of the kevin bacon portion...as he is not connected in this situation...


@___@

GTS said...

I suspect that CHibi could not hold a story for you until tomorrow! I'd like to see some more developments! -GTS

Juliaaa said...

Hey shingo...

I would advise you to step over to THIS blog...

it is "special"

http://gts-trio.blogspot.com/

:D

GTS Trio said...

Hahaha. Juria! It's true! "Six degrees of Kevin Bacon" ends with Kevin Bacon. XD

Yeah, it was crazy! We're in art class together, and we talked a little before this, so hopefully we can hang out outside of class too. I invited her to come to Japanese class too. She said she doesn't have classes then, so she'll try to come sometime.

We'll see!

GTS Trio said...

Yes! The divine strings of fate stretch even as far as UIC! All those friends Chibi has mentioned knowing each other also know my new classmate that sits next to me, Chris!

びっくりした!

~Michelle

Juliaaaa said...

Yeah from now on lets just write with our own names because I'm getting confused with the whole "gts" and then "gts trio" comments...

>.<

wes said...

Wow shingo... Looks like you are developing a fan club... but people naming their blogger names after you? Thats a little creepy... even for those three >_0 Soon you will be on par with the the most famous J-pop stars... You should really start charging for autographs

GTS said...

I don't mind to become a REAL local エセ芸能人. I hope you find out the meaning of this word! -GTS

GTS said...

"GTS trio" blog is nice! Good links like Jim Breen's dictionary and other sites!

Juliaaaaa said...

Wes, we're just the crazy trio :D

Haven't you come to expect this from us now?

I also really like this site shingo

http://www.manythings.org/japanese/

You could recommend them to your first years too because it has alot of hiragana and katakana study material but the main reason why I like it is for the kanji portion! Lots of flashcards! :D

GTS said...

Yes, that is a good site. Charles Kelly is in Aichi Institute of Technology as a teacher! -GTS!

Jerry said...

Can any of you recommend a good Japanese import game for DS that is good for learning/writing kanji?