201 Victoria Street, Bugis+ #05-02/03, Singapore 188067
Pera Pera Cafe is our new event series meant to introduce conversational Japanese in fun and entertaining ways! 'Pera pera' means 'speak fluently' in Japanese, and for every event, we'll learn specifically what and how to speak in different scenarios while interacting with Japanese people. This event is most useful for Japanophiles who want to learn conversational Japanese effectively without falling asleep reading textbooks.
'What are the Japanese thinking?'
For our first Pera Pera Cafe, we'll explore the attitudes and behaviours of Japanese people and how best to respond to them in certain situations. In your travels to Japan or talking to Japanese people, you may have encountered some cultural or social differences that made you ask yourself, 'Huh, what are the Japanese thinking?'. For example, why does a 'yes' response sometimes also mean 'no'? We'll break down some of these doubts and also introduce the opinions of Japanese people! Cutely designed handouts will also be provided.
The Sensei for our Pera Pera Cafe, Angeline, has been a fluent Japanese speaker for more than 20 years, and has taught Japanese to lots of non-native speakers. Her many years living in Tokyo will also give us lots of insights into why Japanese people are weird, I mean, interesting ;p
Bushi Cafe, our collaboration partner, is extremely welcoming of us, and has offered us their beautiful location and a special set menu to go along with our event! Bushi Cafe is a new concept cafe aimed to connect Japanophiles and anime fans together through seasonal events and activities!
7.15 - 7.45pm: Arrive, check in, and settle into your favourite seat
7.45 - 9.15pm: Dive right into the conversations!
9.15 - 10pm: Practice speaking what you learnt with your new found friends
10pm - : Optional afterparty
The price of each ticket includes the following:
- Cutely designed handouts
- Special set menu by Bushi Cafe which includes a dessert and a drink
- The promise that you'll be able to speak the Japanese that are taught!
Ticket categories are:
- 1 Early Bird: $19 - Perks of getting tickets early
- Late Bird: $25 - At the door
- 2 Early Birds: $29 - Get your tickets early with a friend, and enjoy savings
Tickets are limited. Purchase them on our Peatix Group
- No prior knowledge of Japanese language is necessary.
- Although handouts are provided, you may wanna bring a pen and a notebook to take down your own notes.
If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments section of this meetup!