New Members Welcome Event

To everyone new to USyd – welcome!

Today, we held our first event of the semester: a Campus Run, aimed at students new to USyd.

All groups were successfully able to complete the challenge – well done! Bring your coupons to our barbecue on Thursday to redeem your free soft drink.

~Takuya

OWeek 2018!

What a week!

WASABI participated in Sydney Uni’s annual OWeek from 28th Feb – 2nd Mar, along with all the other USU clubs and societies.

The event was a huge success, with almost 300 people joining our club!

We look forward to having fun with you this semester, so make sure you come to all our events!

 ~Takuya

End of Semester Izakaya

Last night, WASABI held our biannual end-of-semester izakaya event at Daruma to celebrate the closing of semester 2, 2017.

The event was a massive success, with over 50 people participating. Attendees included not only WASABI members but also members of the Japanese societies of other universities.

And with that, let’s call it a wrap for WASABI 2017! Good luck with all your exams and we hope to see you again next year!

~Takuya

Soumen: Chilled Noodles

Today we tucked into a refreshing serving of soumen with mentsuyu dipping sauce. Soumen are thin noodles that are a popular dish in Japan, typically eaten during the summer. And certainly its taste did not disappoint here!

~Kevin

Kakigori: Shaved Ice

A classic hot day met with the coolness of kakigori brought flocks of people, both members and non-members to battle the heat. There were various flavours to add to the manually shaven ice where even some eager individuals went hands-on and made their own. It was a great day to kick back and relax in the shade or to quickly cool down before the next class.

~Kevin

USyd Japanese Festival

Yesterday, WASABI participated in the USyd Japanese Festival, a joint event with other Japan-related USU clubs, such as SU Anime and USyd Go Society.

With Japanese food, music, dancing, tea ceremonies, toys and much, much more, it was great to see so many people getting to experience Japanese culture.

Thank you to everyone involved – both participants and organizers. We hope you all had fun, because we certainly did!

~Takuya

Language Exchange

The diversity of members we have at WASABI is amazing. We have people from all levels of Japanese; not only people who are still learning, but also native Japanese speakers seeking to improve their English skills.

Our language exchange events provide a chance for members learning Japanese to talk with native Japanese people, and vice versa. Of course, you’re still welcome even if you can speak both languages fluently!

~Takuya

AGM 2017

An annual event where the status of WASABI is reported including what went well for the year, future ideas for events and possible improvements for the club. The new executive team for 2018 was also elected, ready to take on their demanding roles. Oh and it wouldn’t be a meeting without pizza!

Thank you to all who came and hopefully we can make WASABI an awesome club providing unforgettable experiences!

~Kevin

JAC Camp

JAC camp is an annual event we hold with UNSW (NSA) and UTS (JASS). Members are put in groups and participate in various cultural activities such as dance and test of courage! We also enjoyed Karaoke, table tennis and many other recreational activities, to socialise between the societies.

It was an excellent opportunity to share our common interests and to simply enjoy the time with friends.

~Monica