Yea…I’ve also joined the Japanese Student Association of UWO. Today is the first meeting so I attended. Plus, there’s free food, which is always good since money plays a big part in your life if you’re otaku XD <- why do I sound like a cheapskate >.>
I have no idea what to file this under, so I guess I’ll stick it under otaku since it’s Japanese-related.
Our Japanse Students Association is really multicultural…and by that I mean there’s very few Japanese students ^^;. Koreans seem to dominate (the president is Korean, ironically), and then its Chinese students. But unlike the Koreans, the Chinese students speak English primarily. I’m actually lucky to have joined this year because we have three exchange students from Japan that are in the club ^^
Today’s event is barbeque and games, nothing to do with the Japanese culture directly, but it was fun even though the weather wasn’t the greatest. Meeting other people of similar interests is always good, since there’s not a lot of people like me in my building.
We actually began games before the barbeque because they had to cook the burgers. So first off is creative mummification with toilet paper. The outcome was retardedly funny.
Followed by lunch is egg toss. I couldn’t get any pictures since I was playing. Surprisingly little people got splattered, and eggs are more durable than I thought (some guy missed his catch and chased his egg across the field, and it didn’t break). However, we need to salute the life we destroyed for our brief entertainment.
Next is marshmallow eating contest. Teams of three are competing to see who can gorge down an entire bag first. I would have participated if I wasn’t coughing every few minutes. Well…I’m glad I didn’t, because it’s pretty damned nasty. However, the facial expressions here are priceless, especially several minutes into the game.
This guy just kept stuffing marshmallows into his mouth one after another. He by himself ate more than half the bag, and by ate I mean he ate. He ate it all, unlike some other folks ^^;
Next off is tug-o-war. The rope was too short so it didn’t last long enough for me to take shots. But…our team lost in like 2 seconds >_>
Final event: Pie the president/vice president.
The plates are pretty light and pretty big, so it won’t fly straight. Initially, they didn’t get hit much.
Yea…this is the part where people started to get close…
Like all incidents…the innocent was involved…
The Japanese exchange students were really cool. Although I think they must feel really awkward since we’re talking to them about Japanese culture. I think I messed up pretty bad since they found out that I’m an otaku by the Japanese definition. It was a good laugh though. The next event is kareoke in October, which I’ll make a post about.
Just another thing to add, the one of the exchange students is a big fan of Aya Hirano ^^