SPEAK UP BLOG http://blog.speakupjapan.com/ SPEAK UP・タメニナル・タノシイ・ブログ ja-jp 2017-09-26T14:30:50+09:00 January Snow trip to Geto http://blog.speakupjapan.com//index.php?itemid=223516 The first snow trip of 2017 was to Geto Kogen. A mix of eleven New Zealanders, Canadians and Americans plus a group of Speak members enjoyed a sunny day. 2017-01-08T15:59:00+09:00 Christmas Party http://blog.speakupjapan.com//index.php?itemid=223515 The Speak Up guitar circle played a set at this year's Christmas party! 2016-12-23T15:58:00+09:00 Kids Christmas http://blog.speakupjapan.com//index.php?itemid=223514 One of the activities at Christmas time this year was decorating Christmas tree cookies. 2016-12-22T15:56:00+09:00 Halloween Party and Quiz Nite http://blog.speakupjapan.com//index.php?itemid=223070 Batwoman had the best costume and Jason, Fukiko and Ayuko won the quiz competition. 2016-10-29T11:03:00+09:00 Jack-O-Lanterns http://blog.speakupjapan.com//index.php?itemid=223068 Speak Up kids did pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating and had a party too. 2016-10-29T11:01:00+09:00 Annual Apple Picking BBQ http://blog.speakupjapan.com//index.php?itemid=223067 2016-10-10T11:06:00+09:00 Hanamaki Festival Carpark Party http://blog.speakupjapan.com//index.php?itemid=223066 2016-09-09T10:53:00+09:00 Lake Tase boat race http://blog.speakupjapan.com//index.php?itemid=222477 Second place this year. We are happy with that. BBQ, banana boat rides, canoes, party in the evening. A GOOD DAY. 2016-07-24T11:08:00+09:00 Dumpling Cooking Class http://blog.speakupjapan.com//index.php?itemid=221977 Some members wanted to learn Hanae's authentic Chinese dumpling recipe. We used the kitchen at Manabi-gakuen. We made the pastry, the filling, cooked them and then ATE THEM! 2016-05-14T16:35:00+09:00 Nite Out with Guy http://blog.speakupjapan.com//index.php?itemid=221979 Some of us had gyoza and beer then played billiards and darts with former teacher Guy Williams. A fun night. 2016-04-30T16:41:00+09:00 Cherry Blossom BBQ http://blog.speakupjapan.com//index.php?itemid=221980 A perfect day for our cherry blossom party this year at Toyagasaki park. A barbecue and picnic, kids games, music and chatting under the beautiful cherry trees. 2016-04-24T16:43:00+09:00 Bert's Goodbye party http://blog.speakupjapan.com//index.php?itemid=221978 Thanks Bert (the manager) for helping us all at Speak Up over the last 15 years. All the best for the future in your new job! 2016-03-12T16:38:00+09:00 Guitar Sessions http://blog.speakupjapan.com//index.php?itemid=220757 From January 9, 2016, on Saturday mornings, we are starting a guitar circle to learn guitar and chat in English. 2015-12-23T14:12:38+09:00 Christmas Dessert and Coffee http://blog.speakupjapan.com//index.php?itemid=220756 About 25 people enjoyed Christmas dessert and coffee with 3 NZ and 2 Australian visitors. The plum pudding with brandy butter sauce, strawberries and whipped cream was delicious!! 2015-12-18T14:03:00+09:00 Apple Picking at Bun's Orchard http://blog.speakupjapan.com//index.php?itemid=220255 A big turnout this year to our annual apple-picking event. Bun, our favorite apple farmer organized some games for the kids and everyone was able to pick some apples to take home. Lunch followed. 2015-10-12T09:41:00+09:00