Japanese Spring Festival

On March 30, we had a Japanese Spring Festival at MiraCosta Oceanside campus!

In Japan, spring is a really special season. Because the winter of Japan is so long and cold, we wait for the arrival of spring seriously. That is why, in many parts of Japan, we celebrate it as a festival called “Matsuri”   The Japanese Club at MiraCosta planned the activities on campus.  It was so fun for the club and the rest of the campus!

12:00-1:00… Taiko (Japanese traditional musical instrument) and Japanese jazz performance

1:00-3:00… Japanese cultural activities

During that event, we have some Japanese foods, such as chicken teriyaki bowl, and some Japanese treats, such as this picture, green tea cupcakes. Especially this cupcakes look so beautiful and there is the symbol of Japan; cherry blossoms on the top. Everyone enjoyed it with tastes and their eyes.

These are the pictures of cultural activities. We had Hukuwarai (making-face game), balloon catch, gold fish catch, calligraphy, and ring toss. A lot of children came to the event and everyone enjoyed these activities. That was really good opportunity to know Japanese culture.

Miku

3 events at MiraCosta College

Today there where 3 fun events at MiraCosta College.

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Japanese Spring Festival: There were cupcakes and Japanese outfit and tea. They were a few games. It was a cool event to get to know the Japanese culture.

College Hour: Always a cool event to be. There is always music and free food. You can come with you friends and meet new friends!

GradFest 2017: If your are graduating this semester, it is the best place to buy a cap and gown for the commencement. You can also take photos in the Photo Booth!

Halloween Party for International Student

Hello!

Last week was Halloween week.  I hope everyone enjoy their Halloween events.

I am a member of MiraCosta College Japanese club.  This year, our club did big Halloween night event.

This event was for all of MiraCosta students, especially international students. Also they invited Palomar college’s international club. They provide free food; pizza, hotdog, and cakes.

There was a stage, so they did costume contest. Everyone’s costume was really nice!  After the costume contest, DJ play music and everyone was dancing! That was so fun.

There was a special activity; Hunted School!

Many MiraCosta clubs helped for it. Before the event, we changed the campus to scaly one and prepare the actors.

The picture is our Japanese club’s actors.

I tried this Hunted School, and that was so scaly. I screamed a lot. The actors’ performance was really good.  This event was so fun! I enjoyed that.

 

Miku

Sunset Market with Fuji city

Hello everyone!

As I mentioned before, Fuji City is one of sister cities of Oceanside.  In the beginning of September, they went here again to join the Oceanside Sunset Market.  I worked as a volunteer with them.

(The article of their first visit is here)

Sunset market is located in downtown Oceanside and opened every Thursday evening.  It is really good event.  There are a lot of kinds of street stalls such as food and clothes.  In that time, they joined it for handing out Japanese green tea and some special products of Fuji city for free.

Because this year is 25th anniversary of friendship of Oceanside and Fuji City.

Fuji city booth

This is Fuji city booth.Fuji city has a lot of trees because it is located the foot of Mt. Fuji.

So they are known as making paper^^

茶娘

Some Japanese Mira Costa students helped them as volunteers. They costumed 茶娘(Cha-musume) which is a girl who work in a tea plantation.

Almost all Japanese people love green tea.

But it has a unique taste.

So American people drank it with great interest.

 

Miku

It is Halloween Time!!! A Different Culture from “Delia Africa”

Halloween!!! Halloween!!!! Halloween!!!

Halloween is a very popular holiday in the western countries. It is highly celebrated in the US. At MiraCosta College, a lot of offices and building decorate their offices to celebrate halloween.

 

 

 

 

I don’t know exactly why Halloween is celebrated in the US,  there are different points of view about how to celebrate it. But the one thing I love is that I get to experience a new and different culture. Because in my country (Cameroon) we don’t have this type of celebration. Also candies and chocolates are really cheap during this time.

Happy Halloween !!!!!!  

 

 

Augustina