Japanese SA


May 2011

Posted by JSA on April 28, 2011 at 4:25 AM


First off, congratulations to these candidates.

Here is your 2011-2012 JSA Eboards Officers. 

We kicked off the new semester with our first GIM. Many familiar faces attended the meeting along with new faces.

We had an awesome Spring Welcome Back Party at Southlake. We served Chirashi-sushi, Kakiage and Zenzai. We got a very good turn out with many members leaving with good comments on our cultural food that we served.

We were suppose to have Ice Skating Event with Singaporean SA and Korean SA however some issues lead us to plan B, which was BOWLING NITE! All club members had just as much fun. 

Our cultural event Setsubun Bean Throwing Festival allowed members to experience a bean throwing custom.

Afterwards we all got to eat a long maki roll.  

Japanese SA collaborated with Vietnamese SA on a special event called Cafasia. This event we brought together the best of the best desserts from Japan and Vietnam all home made. Members got to enjoy desserts while sitting back and relaxing to cafe music. 

Next up, we had a collaboration with Kappa Phi Lambda sisters on How to make Temaki Sushi. Members got to experience how to make their own hand-roll sushi. It was fun to make and delicious to eat.

Right after How to Make Temaki Sushi, we had our Karaoke Nite, where everybody sang their hearts out in a darkened room filled with comfortable chairs @SU210. Everyone sang along to their favorite songs. More than 30 people came out to show support and was excited to sing. 

JSA also participated in this year's International Fiesta. This year the theme was Geisha and Samurai. Through dance we follow a struggle between two different social ranks where they strive to be together. We explored the elegance of the Geisha with fan dancing and the swordsmanship from the Samurai. At the end we got 3rd place. Thank you to all Fiesta performancers, your effort and energy pulled off at this performance.

During our second GIM, we had an ice breaking game. It was a beat rhythm game. We had to keep up with the beat while calling others name out. Not only did we learn other people's name, we learned that inorder to win you must pay attention and keep up with the beat.

After the tsunami disaster in Japan, the Japanese community in Upstate New York came together with universities and colleges to fundraise for charity. Different clubs through different ways showed support. There were tablings at the mall, and at school. Many people showed their support by buying a red wristband and giving donations. 

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