タグ別アーカイブ: Easter

NELS Easteryaki party!

Maybe you’ve heard of Easter, and if you’re Japanese or know the language, you’ll know yaki, meaning grilled, but what happens if you put them together? You get Easteryaki! Normally the word before yaki is tako, meaning octopus, and takoyaki are round balls of dough with octopus inside:

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However, NELS has put a twist on this idea, which means we not only make traditional takoyaki, but we use our own unique fillings too. How about ham and cheese, or, as it’s Easter, why not try chocolateyaki? Trust me, it’s delicious!
To see photos from our previous parties, and for more information in Japanese, check out our website here, and our Facebook page here.
There will also be fun quizzes and games so you can learn about the more traditional aspects of Easter.
Why not join us?
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SOME things ARE cute!…

I have written before about ‘kawaiiness’ or cuteness in Japan before (click here to read). To me, the only things that are cute are baby animals, and some content small children. So, for me, when people here in Japan use the word kawaii about anything other than those two things, it makes me smile. I guess I’m just not a ‘cute’ kinda (=kind of) person!

Anyway, I wanted to share this picture with you which my mother sent me for Easter. (Easter is a religious holiday, like Christmas, but in the UK everyone generally ignores the religious element and just eats chocolate eggs!) Apparently, some people send Easter cards too – This is the first Easter card I have ever received! Either my mum is starting a new tradition, or more likely it was because she had just seen a baby lamb being born, then saw this card and decided to send it to me!

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