Open Day is in full swing!

It is Open Day here, at the University of Waikato. The weather is fantastic (see pictures below, taken this morning) and all sorts of interesting things are happening right here right now, on Hamilton campus. It is not too late yet. Please come along! https://events.waikato.ac.nz/events/open-day/

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Open Day next week!

https://events.waikato.ac.nz/events/open-day/ We, the University of Waikato, will hold Open Day next week (interestingly, Japanese universities call this type of event ‘Open campus’, by the way…). It will be on at the Hamilton campus on Friday the 17th of May. Another one will be on at the Tauranga campus on Friday the 21st of May. I […]

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Popular lunch2 人気のお昼ご飯2

What is a popular lunch menu for vegetarians… I think there are quite a few choices but I would say falafel. You can buy it at cafes and kebab shops. It can be found at supermarkets too these days. I do not think falafel is so well known in Japan. ベジタリアンの人たちに人気[にんき]の(= popular)お昼[ひる]ご飯[はん]は何でしょうか、、、いろいろありますが、ファラフェルが人気だと思います。ファラフェルはひよこ豆[まめ](= chickpeas)のコロッケで、元々[もともと](= originally)は中東[ちゅうとう](= the […]

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Popular lunch 人気のお昼ご飯

Can you guess what is a popular lunch menu in New Zealand? I think it’s sushi these days. You can easily find sushi shops in this country; even on campus of the University of Waikato! You can eat it at a shop or take it away. ニュージーランドの人気[にんき]の(= popular)お昼[ひる]ご飯[はん]、何だと思いますか。最近[さいきん](= these days)は、すしです。ニュージーランドのあちこちですし屋[や]が見つかります。ワイカト大学のキャンパスにもすし屋があるくらいです。お店で食べたり、テイクアウトしたりします。 The reasons for its popularity […]

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Nashi season 梨の季節

It is the nashi season here, in New Zealand, now. Have you heard about nashi before? Nashi means pear, but when Japanese people say nashi, normally it means something different from the fruit New Zealand people would imagine. 今、ニュージーランドは、なしのおいしい季節[きせつ](= season)です。なし、知っていますか。なしは英語にするとPEARです。日本人が考えるなしは、ニュージーランド人が考えるPEARと多分[たぶん](= probably)違[ちが]います。 The following two pictures both show pear, but the first one is Japanese nashi […]

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Reiwa!

Japan has two systems to identify years; one of them is same as that of any other countries (it is 2019 this year) and the other one is an era name system. Every time a new person ascends the throne (becoming) in Japan, a new era name emerges. Reiwa is the latest era name and […]

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Food and event 2

Another food consumed particularly around this time of year, which I should mention, is hot cross buns. This is, needless to say, is related to Easter. Hot cross buns are eaten not only in New Zealand but also many places across the world. I like to bake hot cross buns too! By the way, I […]

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Food and event

Do you know what those are in the above photo? 上の写真[しゃしん]、何かわかりますか。 These are ANZAC biscuits; I baked them as it was ANZAC Day yesterday (25 April). ANZAC Day is very important here, in New Zealand and the commemoration ceremony was held across the country yesterday. You can eat ANZAC biscuits anytime but the day strongly […]

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Coffee culture2 コーヒー文化2

You can order flatwhite and latte in Japan. A difference between New Zealand flatwhite/latte and Japanese flatwhite/latte you can find is a pattern drawn on the top of coffee. The above photo was taken in Japan. You can guess which month I had this coffee there! 日本でも、フラットホワイトやラッテを飲むことができます。ニュージーランドと違[ちが]うのは、日本のコーヒーではいろいろな絵[え]をかいてくれることです。上の写真のコーヒーは日本で飲みました。何月[なんがつ](= which month)にこのコーヒーを飲んだか、、、想像[そうぞう]できます(= can guess)よね!

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