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Japanese Theme-oriented conversation exchange

  • Dec 29, 2012 · 3:00 PM
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It seems like it's been a while since our last event, so it's time to get one started!

My idea is to really try and practice speaking Japanese. It'll be easier to have a topic to discuss, so we may learn or use some vocabs, brush up on grammar, etc. Since it'll be 2013 soon (Dec 21 notwithstanding), we can talk about New Year's, Japan's お正月 Oshogatsu, new year's resolutions etc.

(文法の練習をしましょう:
予定があります、つもりです、ことにします、などなど)

Depending on how many people show up, we'll break into smaller groups of 3-4 people, and can rotate after 30-40mins or so.

I think we should set the date after X'mas but before the New Year. I suggest 12/28 (F) evening or 12/29 (S) afternoon.

Note: This gathering is geared towards people who speaks some Japanese or have been learning the language. I (and you) may bring my old textbook or some printouts as references to share.

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  • Jimmy

    Mandy San, any planning for up coming event?? 土曜日でも日曜日でもいいとおもう。

    January 5, 2013

    • Mandy C.

      oh i suggested another one. On the main page click "Suggested meetup" then you'll see it.

      January 5, 2013

  • Mandy C.

    argh i brought a camera but forgot about the group photo! But thanks everyone for participating! If anyone has any ideas about a better venue for the next meetup, please let me know, thank you~ and I'm also open about ideas to improve~

    1 · December 29, 2012

    • Mandy C.

      did you guys take one then? Next time i have to remember!

      January 4, 2013

    • Jimmy

      すみません, ないでした。

      January 4, 2013

  • Luna

    Thank you Mandy for organizing! =)

    1 · December 29, 2012

    • Mandy C.

      you're welcome and thank you!

      January 4, 2013

  • Julian L.

    Excellent, very glad I went, can't wait for the next one

    December 31, 2012

  • Jimmy

    not bad

    December 30, 2012

  • Julian L.

    Nice meet up! Thanks for arranging, Mandy! Looking forward to the next one!

    December 29, 2012

  • Jimmy

    Today gathering is amazing. Mandy, thanks a lot.

    December 29, 2012

  • Sarah N

    I might be a bit late....sorry

    December 29, 2012

  • Mandy C.

    Minna, sorry if i'm spamming. But since Starbucks don't take reservations, if any of you can arrive earlier and get chairs and tables with me, I'd appreciate your help! I plan to arrive by 2:30, even earlier if I can make it. Thanks!

    December 28, 2012

    • Jimmy

      sorry, time is quite tight. Try my best to help.

      December 28, 2012

  • Mandy C.

    by the way, i actually brought my books to another city last time. So i don't have any books to bring to our meet-up... gomenasai!!

    December 28, 2012

  • Jimmy

    Mandy, thanks for arranging and grouping. This is my first time to join. I studied Japanese for 5 years but my oral Japanese is just soso. See you tomorrow.

    December 28, 2012

  • Mandy C.

    this Starbucks in not on ground level. Please make a purchase at the counter and then come up one more floor, i'll have a MEETUP sign. Seems like a huge group this time... let's see how it goes. Look forward to meet you all~ oh my number is go-ichi-zero-roku-ni-ni-ichi-hachi.

    December 28, 2012

  • elaine

    just wondering if the starbucks able to fit us all?

    December 28, 2012

    • Mandy C.

      it should because it's a pretty big and empty starbucks

      December 28, 2012

  • Chika

    It's been a while since the last Japanese ⇔ English exchange meet up, hope there will be more frequent events next year. 日本や香港、皆さんの出身地のお正月の過ごし方や食べ物の紹介とか、楽しそうな話題でいいですね。 Have a fun !

    December 27, 2012

  • Mandy C.

    Minna, It is this Saturday. Thanks!

    December 26, 2012

  • Cindy L.

    Hajime mashite, Cindy desu, yoroshiku onegaishimasu. I have lived & worked in Tokyo for around 10 years, so it is good to keep the daily conversation going, or else I will simply forget everything. Could I know whether the first meeting will take place on Dec 29 or Jan 5?

    December 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Mandy! thanks for organizing! So is it on 29th as stated?

    1 · December 25, 2012

  • Lennon

    I am not native of both Language, Can I join?

    December 25, 2012

  • Mandy C. changed the date and time from Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 3:00 PM to Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    December 24, 2012

  • Cameron G.

    28th is cool

    December 24, 2012

    • Cameron G.

      Well now I can't go anymore cause I work Saturdays. Maybe I'll catch the next one.

      December 24, 2012

    • Mandy C.

      Sorry I can't on 28. So it's gonna be 29.

      December 24, 2012

  • Mandy C.

    Wow thanks for hijacking and changing my date...

    December 24, 2012

    • Richard

      Oh there was no date when I looked......I thought I was helping...please reset it to the original date by all means.

      December 24, 2012

    • Mandy C.

      Ok, sorry Richard, didn't mean to snap like that. Just general frustration toward the group mixed with misunderstanding.

      December 24, 2012

  • Richard changed the date and time to Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    December 24, 2012

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