Past Events
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What a great way of spend time watching movie 🎥 together with friends after stressful week✨ It was a relaxing night, many Wasabians 🫶🏻 pop in to take a break from uni work 🤯 We enjoyed super cute Ghibli movie,  ‘The Cat Returns’ 🐈  with yummy pizza 🍕, popcorn 🍿 and lollies 🍬 We learn some Japanese from movie as well 🇯🇵 Overall, it was an enjoyable and relaxing night 🥰 Thank you everyone who come ❤️

- Sona

WASABI Movie Night
Come and have some pizza🍕 , popcorns🍿, lollies🍬 and meet new people💞

wOOOO~ just in time for the spookiest time of the year, JAC came together and held a terrifyingly fun halloween night for our members. Filled with frightening costumes, horrifying games and activities, and spine-chilling food and drinks, I'm sure everyone in attendance had a fearsome time. There were also grotesque (super cute) polaroids being taken all night, a spooky darts game, and even a competition for the most pretrifyingly-dressed. What better way would there have been to spend halloween than at the most sinister event in town 😎

- Andrew

JAC Halloween Night
The spookiest season of the year is right around the corner and JAC is pleased to announce the return of 🥳 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗡𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 🥳

On a humid ☀️  spring day nearing the end of semester 📚 , we found fun and relaxation in decorating some beautiful fans 💝 ! It was so great to see people unleash their creative sides 🎨 , whether it be by doing calligraphy 🖋️  or making cute little origami bunnies 🐰 ! The snacks 🍭 and drinks 🍵  were plenty, keeping us full and hydrated as we toiled away at our creations. Thank you everyone who came, and I hope you had a fun time making fans with friends 💕

- Kaithlyn

FAN-tastic Crafts
It’s that time of the semester when you can’t be bothered to go into uni anymore😪😪😪 fear not though, because you’ll have a new reason to come in! For WASABI’s FAN-tastic crafts of course!🎉~ Decorate some FAN-tastics fans, do some calligraphy or dabble in some origami to take your mind off things! Craft with snacks 🍡, drinks 🍵 and friends 👭 for a great time!

What better after a long day at uni 🥵 than using the rest of your brain juice for some board games 🤩 Board games night was a super fun night where no one could be bored 🤭 ! Many friends (and temporary enemies 😅) were made over rounds of games won by pure luck or a mastermind 🧠 There were an array of delicious snacks 🍬 and drinks 🧃to keep our brains fuelled throughout the night - much needed to understand game instructions 🤓 Overall, it was an enjoyable night where old and new friendships blossomed 🌷, everyone who came were winners 😙

- Maggie ♡

Board Games Night
Heyo everyone!! Our board games night is just around the corner! Come and destress with friendly games of Uno 😈, Exploding Kittens 🐱 and Hanabi 🎇, right before the hectic exam season begins again 😢. Snacks will also be provided hehe 🫰 Looking forward to seeing yall there!!

I hope everyone was hungry 😋 on Wednesday because our curry rice event was a banger 🍛! The aroma of chopped potatoes 🥔 , diced 🥕 and stewed beef 🥩 mixed with our hearty curry brought life and energy 🤩 back to our beloved ISL after an enjoyable mid-sem break. Batches of 🍚 and curry were served in quick succession as our hungry members came back for more🫡. We saw many old and new faces alike, chatting and munching away. Nothing better than good food and good company! 😎

- Kai

WASABI Curry Rice
With mid-sem over and a new team settling in 🤧🤧 we’d like to offer everyone a nice hearty meal to everyone 🫡🫡 Come over to ISL next Wednesday for a nice serving of curry rice 🍛 prepared by the new wasabi execs 🤪 to destress a bit more before the dreaded finals come barrelling in 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃‍♂️‍

Week 9 brought with it the first reoccurrence of our language event special: WASABI’s Letter-Writing Workshop! Heaps of cute stickers and letter-writing sets were prepared (shoutout to gudetama-chan) so our members were able to write heartfelt and well-decorated letters to their friends <33 Not to mention we had plenty of yommy snacks to munch on as well as delicious drinks to quench our thirst! We also had a variety of small candies to fit in envelopes to give along with the kawaii letters ٩(๑❛ᴗ❛๑)۶Thank you to our language facilitator team for making the event possible by keeping up the amazing vibes and helping those who wanted to write in Japanese! Overall, I’m very happy with how the event turned out, and I’m looking forward to many more successful language events to come along with the new era!

~ Joyce ( ˘ ³˘)♡

WASABI Letter-Writing 💌
As a Language Workshop special, our language facilitators will be at the event, ready to help anyone that is keen to try writing a letter in Japanese! 🎌 However, anyone is more than welcome to write letters in English as well 😽 We will be providing the cutest envelopes, stickers, washi tape and markers so come along to write a letter to your friends & family and join in on the fun vibes 💖 We'll also have sweets for you to give with your letter... or for you to munch on yourself 🤭 Be sure to come and vibe with us~ 💫

After a fantastic year with the 2021-22 WASABI team, the WASABI AGM finally arrives, calling for a new team for the upcoming year. All the accomplishments achieved in the past year such as the large scale events held and the growth of the member base were reflective of the all time and effort put in by Stephanie and the 2021-22 Executive team. Even with all the hardships and challenges we had overcome together as a team, I could not be more grateful for the group of people I got to work with. With the previous team including the supportive and most lively bunch.. Stephanie, Elina, Jason, Jenny, Christine, Jinju, Annie, Zoe, Joyce, Andy, Emi, Leo, Ngoc, Lily and Jackie have worked so hard for the past year, making sure that WASABI can be the best version of itself. Our amazing subcommittee members Alysha, Amy, Emily, Kai, Kylie, Maggie, Phoebe, Sakura, Tanny and Wilson have been such a helpful bunch at all of our events, ensuring that everything is smooth running while also assisting in the behind-the-scenes planning. Our bright language facilitators Amanda, Ellen, Faye, Hannah, Hiroki, Jessica, Kaithlyn, Keika, Rebecca, Shysie, Sona, Takara and Takumi have guided many members to the right path with the Japanese language and the language events would not have been possible without them. It has been one heck of an amazing ride with you all and I am so glad to have been able to work with you guys for the past year! I cannot express how grateful I am for you guys and your support! For the newly elected 2022-23 WASABI Executive team… Emi, Joyce, Leo, Emily, Jason, Andy, Tanny, Kai, Kaithlyn, Sona, Christine, Jinju, Annie, Stephanie and Ngoc, I am so excited to see what the future holds for WASABI and I believe we can achieve high goals if it’s us! - Emi

WASABI AGM 2022
WASABI will be holding our AGM on Thursday 22nd September 2022 via Zoom

As the curtains close on another year of the Wasabi team, under the gentle light of our subcommittee member Kai’s studio, in front of a meagre table and an even stranger setup, some members of our current team reflected on their time in Wasabi this year as well as their whole tenure as a part of Wasabi.Amidst the fun times and the hard times we hope everyone found something enjoyable or cool about all the things we talked about and hope that everything we have loved about the society continues on into the next year with the new team.Til the next podcast : )

- Leo

WASABI Peas in a Podcast
With our AGM coming soon in two weeks 🧐🧐 we wanted to send off our current team with some of us talking about our experiences with being in the team 🫡🫡 as well as some regular off topic talk some previous attendees of our podcast would sure be familiar with 🤩🤩 We also wanted some input on what you guys want to know about us 🤥 so give us some suggestions on topics to talk on through the google form 🚗⛲️

International Fest was a great event that had a ton of other stalls besides our one. Our stall featured tones of delicious bread that was provided by our sponsor Azuki Bakery. We offered a variety bread such as melon pan, yuzu donuts and yakisoba pan - all of which were well received by everyone! The breads were all delicious and we managed to sell out quite quickly despite our large stock. The event ran super smoothly and despite only allowing one bread per person - we were able to satisfy everyone who came to our bread stall.  Overall, this event was a massive success and amazing thanks to Emi who coordinated it and USU for hosting.

- Christine

WASABI at International Fest presents: Azuki Bakery!
Are you pumped for International Fest?🧐 We sure are!💖 At International Fest, WASABI will be running a food stall featuring 🍞AZUKI BAKERY!🍞 Azuki Bakery is a lovely Japanese bakery💌 located in Newtown that sells delicious fresh baked goods🤤 and we are excited to share them with you guys!🧸 We've got variations of bread to hand out on the day - Melon pan🍈, Yuzu doughnut🍋, Matcha azuki pan🍵, Yakisoba pan🥡, Karaage dog🍗... and more!!

This week, we teamed up with our good friends at ChocSoc and SUAnime to bring you an event filled with the delicious chocolate-filled taste of a quintessential Harajuku street food: crepes. With each member receiving a beautiful crepe donned with strawberries, bananas, whipped cream and an assortment of chocolates and biscuits, it was the perfect way to sweeten up the sluggish Monday afternoon.Whether you stuck around and chatted with other members over board games, or just came and went for a quick sugar fix, we were so glad to see so many people show up and have a great time together.Special thank you to ChocSoc and SUAnime for collaborating with us once again, as this event would not have been possible without their cooperation. Please check out their societies as well!anyway bye

- Andy

Chocsoc x WASABI x SUAnime Presents: Crepe Making!
The collab we have all been waiting for… ❤️SUANIME x CHOCSOC x WASABI❤️!! Thinking plain cream crepes🤤? Or maybe the iconic combo of chocolate syrup🍫 and strawberries🍓? Well, we’ve got you covered😉 You will get a chance to build your own crepe and customise it the way you want to!👀‍

Even though it was slightly drizzling, I think that it perfectly sets the mood ☔🍹 The night was bright and particularly loud with the atmospheric belting of lyrics ever so often . Did everyone enjoy their beverages? Doesn't matter if it was alcoholic or non-alcoholic because the vibes and energy was just perfect ✨✨ We all know why Drinks Night is one of our favourite events (and clearly one of our members favourites too) and I'm glad that everyone enjoyed their Friday night with Wasabi! 🥂 Here's to another successful Drinks Night!

- Lily

WASABI Drinks Night
Looking to make new friends for this semester? Well, we’ve got the perfect event for you!🤩💌 WASABI will be holding a 🍻Drinks Night🍻 which will be a fantastic opportunity for you to drink away🍹 and meet new people 👩🏻‍🤝‍👨🏼 while playing board games🎯 with fellow Wasabians! 🌸 I can tell you now that last semester’s Drinks Night was a blast so you can’t miss this one!🥺💖

Blessed with fine weather we gathered at the Auburn Botanic Gardens for a viewing of the Japanese cherry blossoms! Whilst waiting to enter the cherry trail, members enjoyed a variety of food and drinks served at the festival stalls, mingled amongst themselves, and also participated in various small events including mini golf, where we took turns trying to get a hole in one. Right before entering the cherry trail, everyone came together to enjoy free pizza and drinks for lunch and continued to socialise some more. Lots of photos were taken in the cherry blossom trail and we were also fortunate enough to be greeted by a large family of geese, several peacocks, and some bright looking chooks. Overall it was a great time and we’re glad everyone had lots of fun!

~ Phoebe

WASABI Sakura Viewing
For our first event outside of uni in a long time 🙈🙈, we’re visiting the Auburn Botanic Gardens for their annual cherry blossom festival 🗣️🗣️. Going around in small groups, you’ll get to enjoy the Sakura blooming 🌸🌸, the various festival stalls 🎉🎉 as well as make some new friends 🤲🤲and some free pizza and drinks for some classic group bonding 👌👌.

With people flocking back onto campus, hundreds of new and familiar faces alike joining our society, we kicked off the language events this semester with a speed friending session! Whether it was among your first ever WASABI events and an opportunity to make new friends in the society, or a way to catch up with everyone you hadn't seen since Semester One, the ABS room was packed and we quickly ran out of space for our happily chatting members. Thank you to our language team who put together helpful sheets for the brave souls who tackled socialising in Japanese. It was great to see such a large turnout and we hope to see everyone again soon!

- Jason

WASABI Speed Friending in Japanese
We’ll be holding a special speed friending session for those keen to practice their Japanese speaking 😻 This will be an amazing opportunity for you to meet with like-minded individuals and hopefully serve as a starting point for blossoming friendships 🥹🌸 Japanese learners of any level are welcome to come and test their conversational skill 😼 If it gets too difficult, rest assured you can always fall back to using English in tight spots 😌 We will also have our Language Facilitators ready to help out if desired 💖

What better way to start off the new semester than BBQ with friends!!😁 We kicked off week 2 with our long anticipated collaboration with VSA, who were just as excited as us in restarting society events. 🥳 The event had a high turnout, and it was very heartwarming to see so many old and new faces, espeically after a long one and half month holiday break. Our hardworking execs laboured deep into the night before, and early morning of the day of the event to procure freshly made yakisoba.♨️ VSA offered an interesting candied fruit and jelly cup which complemented our savoury fried noodles. 🍎👍 From afar, one could hear the sizzle of the BBQ mingle with chatter and laughter as old friends caught up with each other and new friendships formed. 🤝 If you missed out on welcome bbq, fear not! As there are many more events for you to attend and many opportunities for you to get to know everyone better ^-^

- Kai

VSA USYD x WASABI Presents: TRIFECTA BBQ!
The HYPE train 😉 has arrived with MAXIUM VELOCITY 🤯 with all your favs on board! We’re cooking up a STORM with our besties @wasabi_usyd this coming Monday at Cadigal Green for a mouthwatering three course BBQ! 😫 Start off your trifecta with a delicious and piping hot bowl of Yakisoba 😛, then after treat your sweet tooth by having a sweet serving of Vietnamese Fruit salad 😋, finishing it all off with a refreshing cup of tea! 🤤

There was no better way to celebrate the start of a new semester than visiting the WASABI stall at Welcome Fest!🥳 Excited to meet both new and returning students, our team set out delicious snacks and prizes to be won over the two days!🤩 The luck of new members was put to the test during the raffle where MARUYU ice-cream vouchers🍦, candy🍭, kit-kats🍫and super cute erasers (which deceivingly looked like food🫢) were up to take home! Existing members were also challenged with the kendama game to win some prizes (all those who dared to try were great fun to watch🤣)! A huge thank you to everyone for visiting us, we couldn’t have celebrated such a successful S2 Welcome Fest without you! 🫶

- Emily

WASABI at Welcome Fest 2022
Didn’t get a chance to sign up in semester 1?🙈 Or maybe couldn’t find the time to attend our events?🥺 Well, we’ve got several events lined up for this upcoming semester!💖 Come join WASABI and you can enjoy free food🍡, participate in fun activities💃, brush up on your Japanese👩‍🏫 and meet new people👩🏻‍🤝‍👨🏼! You do not need to be Japanese or even know how to speak Japanese to join!
JAC Camp 2022
After two years, JAC is proud to present the return of our legendary JAC camp in 2022 🎉 Come together with friends from NSA, Wasabi and JASS for three days of fun activities such as: 🏃‍♂️ Group Challenges 🏃‍♀️ 💃 Dancing 🕺 😱 Horror night 😱 🔥 Campfire 🔥
WASABI IZAKAYA NIGHT
The time has finally come!!✨ WASABI’s biannual event 🏮IZAKAYA NIGHT🏮 is finally here! Give yourself a reward🥳💕 at the end of this semester🙊 by enjoying WASABI’s custom menu 🤤🍣 at Jazushi🎷!! Come along to meet new people👩🏻‍🤝‍👨🏼 and enjoy some purchasable drinks!🍹💖

In celebration of the semester coming to an end, our language workshop coordinators had organised a cute and wholesome event for members to put their letter-writing skills to the test. 💌 📝 As a japanese language workshop related event, members were encouraged to write in japanese with the language workshop facilitators being super helpful as always.🥺💗 The tables were also filled with cute washi-tapes, stickers, letter sets and coloured pens for everyone to decorate their letters to their heart’s content! ✨😻 During the event, letters between old and new friends were exchanged📨, inside jokes were cracked and perhaps even a few letters of confession might’ve been written😳, drawing a nice conclusion to our semester one events! ☺️

~ Annie

WASABI "LOVE LETTERS"
Whether you have a special someone in mind, want to show your appreciation for your best friends💖, or simply surprise somebody with a heartfelt letter😎, come on over and write and decorate your very own letter whilst enjoying some of the familiar snacks🍡 and drinks🧃 you all love.
WASABI Peas in a Podcast
With the end of semester looming in the near distance 😖 and our semesterly Izakaya 🏮 next week to cap it off - we wanted to give everyone a little review of these three months 🧠 So we're bringing back our well beloved Podcast🎙️from last sem 🤠 ! And this time the hosts will all be in person 🤖 to give a little rundown of all our events and some of the planning behind them 😸 So grab yourself some tea 🍵, tune in on our Twitch or Discord server 🎧 and chill 🎻
WASABI x Talkxtalk Language Exchange
We’re happy to announce our third language exchange collab with Hiroshima University’s Talkxtalk (English conversation society)! 🍓 Come along if you’re keen to make friends from a Japanese university, and you can even practice your Japanese if you would like! 🎋 Feel free to attend even if you have 0 Japanese language skill and just want to make friends! 🌟 Our friends at Talkxtalk will be more than happy to accommodate 🥰

To celebrate the coming of Autumn, WASABI held our long awaited Akimatsuri!!!!!🍁 We served lots of food including takoyaki 🐙 , yakisoba pan 🍜 , onigiri 🍙, dango 🍡 and candied fruits 🍓 . We also held ring toss, a shooting game 🔫 , ema 🔖and kujibiki🗳 . Each store was bustling with members waiting for food or for their chance to win a prize at the games. It was great to see members with dango and candied fruits as they strolled through the stalls and write their hopes and wishes at the ema store. The shooting game and ring toss were a big hit with members constantly lining up to try their shot. 🤩 The takoyaki store was also a great success, members just couldn’t get enough of them! 🤤And the origini and yakisoba pan had almost sold out by the second half of the event! 😮 Kujibiki proved more difficult then it looked but members quickly got addicted going back for their 3rd or 4th try.😆Although there were some hiccups, we all pulled through and had an amazing time!😍Looking forward to the next Akimatsuri!!

- Tanny

WASABI Aki Matsuri
Feeling like eating some good traditional Japanese street food? Well we have takoyaki🐙, onigiri🍙, dango🍡, yakisoba pan & candied fruit for you to enjoy!🤩 We also have delicious drinks such as miso soup🍲, ramune🥤, tea🍵 and soda!🍹 Want to try some festival games too and win awesome prizes? This is definitely something you won’t wanna miss!!🥺

Even after our bellies were satisfied with the previous suke bowl event, we couldn’t help but continue to bring more Japanese delicious cuisine into our mouths on Friday in our BIG snacks and chill - with homemade dangos, matcha cookies, and onigiri! The event was a blast, with members enjoying the food we made the night before. The most popular dish was the sanshoku-dango, or the three-coloured dango, in which the green dango in 🍡 was matcha flavoured. With wasabians chilling in the ISL with other wasabians, while meeting new people and enjoying our snacks, saying that we were contented is an understatement. All in all, we hope everyone got not only a good taste of our dishes, but was able to relax and have fun in our event!

- Sakura

WASABI Big Snacks 'n' Chill
Come along next Friday to a special rendition of our Snacks and Chill 🤭🤭! This time with some of your favourite foods from Jap cuisine 😫💅. We’ve got the special wasabi vibes as well as onigiris 🍙, dango 🍡, and some nice matcha cookies 🍵, as well as the usual snacks and drinks you know and love 💃💃.

Under an unusually blazing sun for Autumn at Manning Lawn, WASABI held our much anticipated return of the Poke Bowls from our sponsor Suke, and this time with even cheaper bowls 😝 We got to enjoy an assortment of bowls that that were almost deceptively small looking, as well as a nice soft drink of their choice, and some of us got to socialise a little in the scarce amount of shade. We had members new and old, with some of the previous WASABI presidents coming along to say hi, see how the team was doing and, of course, eat some delicious Poke Bowls. As a nice little chill event before our big Aki Matsuri next week, we hope everyone enjoyed their Poke Bowls 😩 and hopefully next year we can all enjoy more Suke 🤓

- Leo

WASABI x SUKE Poke Bowl
WASABI will be collaborating with our lovely sponsor SUKE Sushi and Poke🍣, and we would love to offer a 💸juicy discount💸 for every single one of you!🙊 Yep, you heard me!👀 Only $5-7 for the Poke Bowls of your choice!🤫 Want add-ons?🥙 No worries - got those too, just with a small additional price!❣️ Customise your poke bowls how you want to and hang out with us at Manning Lawn!🧸
WASABI BIG Snacks 'n' Chill
Did you enjoy our last Big Snacks 'n' Chill with tea and kimonos? 🥺 If you did, make sure to come compete in some Japanese traditional games at our upcoming Big Snacks 'n' Chill for a chance to win prizes!🎁 We will have Kendama and Fukuwarai mini championships 🏁 so come and test your skills! 🥳 Or you can just drop by to grab some Japanese snacks and drinks🍡🍵 and hang with your friends! 🎎
Tie Dye Workshop: Craftsoc x WASABI x SUAnime
Bring old, unused clothing and transform it using the amazing Shibori and other tie-dyeing techniques 🎉! Whether it is a plain old shirt, socks, bags or any other item, go ahead and bring them along - as well as a shirt to wear on the day that you don't mind getting dirty 👏😁. We will also BE PROVIDING tote bags and bandanas for you to dye as part of the registration fee, so do not fret if you do not have a spare article of clothing!

Despite many delays due to external circumstances, the JAC Companionship Championship, held at the UNSW Quad, proceeded very smoothly with a large turnout. We started the bonding process with icebreakers as members from each society got to meet and make new friends. 🥰 Our first task was the tower building challenge, where teams had to construct the tallest tower with nothing but pasta, tape and a marshmallow. This challenge required teamwork, communication, and lots of creativity, all of which resulted in very peculiar leaning towers pasta.:prayblob~1: As the clock ticked past 1pm, the halls and courtyard were overflowed with the familiar scent of Dominos pizzas. The afternoon sun was warm but not overly harsh, and the courtyard provided ample space for member to chill, socialize and relax. In the afternoon, we were entertained by an array of Japanese mini-games, ranging from the infamous Oreo challenge to traditional Kendama. We hope everyone had fun, and wish to see y’all in future events.✨ OwO✨

- Kai

JAC Companionship Championship
Introducing JAC's first event for 2022: 🎉JAC Companionship Championship!🎉 🥰Are you someone eager to meet others with shared interests?🥰 🤯 Do you enjoy completing fun and exciting challenges?🤯 😋But most importantly.. do you love PIZZA?🍕 🌸Come along on Sunday April 17th to experience ALL OF THE ABOVE!🌸

Our language exchange zoom call with Hiroshima Uni’s English conversation group TalkxTalk was a great opportunity for Wasabi members and Hiroshima Uni students alike to practice their language skills and make new friends. The hosts from TalkxTalk did an amazing job facilitating the event and making sure that everyone had a fulfilling and engaging experience, and introduced us to some fun Japanese group games that I’ll be sure to share with my friends too. There was a good balance of both English and Japanese spoken throughout the session, and all in all was a very fruitful learning experience for everyone who attended.

- Andy

WASABI x Talkxtalk Language Exchange
WASABI is once again collaborating with Hiroshima University's Talkxtalk (English conversation society) for our second language exchange session 🤭 This is an amazing chance for you to meet happy individuals from Japan and engage in conversation + games 😻 Talkxtalk is full of students eager to practice their English so there is no need to worry if you only have basic Japanese skills

Wasabi bacc at it again with our annual trivia night 🥵🙏❓With a large turn out, our members were able to indulge themselves with a night of Japanese and anime themed questions and activities 🇯🇵🎌🏯👹 It was so much fun reading everybody's responses, with some people drawing some very creative artworks during our last round!! 🤩 🤙 Like usual, the pizza and drinks to fuel all that brain power used that night were delicious; it certainly gave everyone sustenance to last through all those difficult questions. 😋 🍕 All in all, the night was full of energy and excitement, with our team working busily behind the scenes to make sure the night went smoothly!  🥳 🎉 Thanks for coming along and we hope everyone had a great night 🥺❤️🌸

- Wilson

WASABI Trivia Night
Are you stressed from mid terms? 😰 Haven't had the time to go out with friends? 🥺 Well worry not, WASABI's got your back! 😏 Come to our iconic Trivia Night to tackle Japanese trivia with your friends 🎎 win exciting prizes 🥳 and enjoy some pizzas!! 🍕

Drinks night was a very well timed event where members and the WASABI team alike were able to unwind after a torrent of mid-sem exams 📚🙏🏻.The transition from slamming textbooks to slamming shots was much appreciated 😔. The room bustled with energy, laughter and immaculate vibes as we got to meet and learn more about our beloved members 😍. Overall, the night was very based. BTW, ever wondered why WASABI was called WASABI? The meaning behind our name was unveiled at drinks night as we were graced by the presence of our founder! "To add a little spice into our uni life". A very cute message to say the least UwU.

- Kai

WASABI Drinks Night
WASABI will be holding a 🍻Drinks Night🍻 which will be a great opportunity for you to come and chill🥶 with friends, play board games🎲, meet new people👩🏻‍🤝‍👨🏼 and socialise with other lovely Wasabians!💐 Come along to WASABI 🍻Drinks Night🍻 to also forget about your assignments and upcoming quizzes🙊 But make sure to get onto that during the weekend😉 We don’t want to see our fellow Wasabians failing their assessments!!💖

Our general meeting went along well during the afternoon. As most executives attended, the meeting was well catered for. Our amendment of our constitution went along well with the general members as we gained another Language Workshop Coordinator to add into our team: Andy Sun. Although, with  a funny turn of events as the other two nominees dropped out after his heartfelt speech. We are excited and happy to have him on board and keen to see what he has planned. As well as, also adding Kevin Wong as an honorary member for Wasabi. We all are looking forward to a great sem ahead.

- Christine

WASABI 2022 Semester 1 General Meeting
We'll be holding elections to select 1 new executive for Language Workshop Coordinator. Even if you're not running for a position, make sure you join us to vote for your fellow members! Best of luck to everyone running and we are looking forward to see you all at our future events - WASABI Executives Team

We are just around halfway through the semester and WASABI was gladly able to present the first themed Snacks ‘n’ Chill of the year! This week, we got to experience a snippet of Japan and had the opportunity to enjoy some delicious matcha latte and gyokuro tea! On top of that, we all had a taste of some traditional Japanese snacks as well, such as the Kyoto rice crackers and the warabimochi topped off with some sweet kinako! Our lovely members also had the chance to try on beautiful kimonos and we could not be happier with the lovely feedback we have received! Thank you to everyone who came along! I hope to see you at our future events! ૮꒰ ˶• ༝ •˶꒱ა♡

~ Emi

WASABI BIG Snacks 'n' Chill
We hope everyone has been enjoying our weekly Snacks and Chill 🥺 To spice things up, we will have delicious matcha tea and kimono try-ons for our upcoming Thursday Snacks and Chill!! 🥳 Come by ISL from 12PM-3PM to try on some kimonos and haoris 👘 enjoy cups of high grade matcha tea accompanied with specialty Japanese snacks 🍵 🍡 and meet new people!! 🎎 We look forward to seeing everyone in our beautiful kimonos! 🤩

WASABI is back at it again with another pog event, Crafts 'n' Arts 🤩 Members (and execs) got to learn the art of Japanese calligraphy using tools such as calligraphy paper, brushes and ink, while munching on yummy Japanese snacks. We were delightfully surprised with the amazing products created by our talented members which can all be viewed on our Instagram page. owoWe hope everyone enjoyed the event and please look forward to our exciting future events !! 🥺

ehe -Ngoc

WASABI Crafts and Arts
Anyone got an itch for the arts 🖼? Wanna learn some cool brushstrokes to impress people 🙀🙀? Well we got you covered with our Crafts and Arts event 🧮🧮! We’re gonna have some of our talented execs teaching you guys how to write some kanji 🖌 as well as all the origami 🚣‍♀️ you’d want to fold. And of course some of the signature snacks WASABI’s known for will also be there as well ☔️☔️.

A busy summer morning followed by a torrential afternoon was on a quiet, unsuspecting Monday was jsut like any other day. But in the quaint ISL, WASABI was proud to celebrate the second day of love in the year. From chocolates ranging from Ferrero Rochers to Mars bars (as well as some little mochis), members had the chance to make a little present bag for that special someone in their life. Ngoc has organised a cute little event that we hope all the members enjoyed. We also got to meet some of our lovely subcommittee who have been greatly needed and did a great job at their first event.We're looking forward to seeing more people coming to next events :)))

- Leo

WASABI Japanese White Day
Got a crushie? 😳 Struggling to confess your true feelings? 🥲 Well struggle no more 😉 WASABI has got your back with our upcoming Japanese White Day event!! 🥳 Come to ISL to make cute chocolate gift bags 💝 pour your heart out onto our customizable cards 💌 or just drop by with your friends to enjoy some snacks 🍡

After a week of torrential downpour and an unfortunate cancellation of the semester’s first Snacks ’n’ Chill, WASABI was nonetheless proud to bring to its members a safe indoor event away from the hectic rain: Board Games Night! Though the sign-in line remained long for the first hour with people constantly arriving to join in on the fun, we hope everyone was still able to settle in quickly for a night of unforgettable bonding and yommy pizza + drinks. We provided distinctive Japanese games such as Hanabi and Tokyo Highway but also safe classics such as Monopoly and Uno, so before long, ISL was filled with the boisterous sound of laughter and enjoyment from members and non-members alike. We even had cute kimonos on the side for try-on whenever anyone needed a break from the board games, which made for amazing memories and entertaining moments! Special shoutout to our event coordinator Leo for organising such a lively night to wrap up Week 2 - with over 150 members in attendance, 2022 WASABI Board Games Night was most definitely a success! We hope to see everyone again at future events <33

~ Joyce ( ˘ ³˘)♡

WASABI Boardgames Night
Now that everyone has had a fantastic first few days at Uni (hopefully you guys enjoyed the rain 🌧️), we'd like to invite everyone to our fabled Board Games Night 👻! There will be a good variety of board games - ranging from strikingly Japanese games such as Hanabi 🎆 and Tokyo Highway 🚗 to unmistakable classics like Uno 🃏 and Monopoly 🎲.
WASABI x Talkxtalk Language Exchange
For the first time ever WASABI is collaborating with Hiroshima University's Talkxtalk (English conversation society) to bring you an online event where you can meet and speak with Japanese people 🥳 Whether you're a fluent Japanese learner who wants to brush up on their Japanese speaking 🇯🇵 or an absolute beginner who'd just like to make Japanese friends 👭 this event is perfect because Talkxtalk is filled with students eager to practice their English! 🌟
2022 Welcome BBQ
Uni is about to begin and we would like to welcome you to our annual Welcome BBQ!! 🤩 Woohoo poggers! 👺 There will be lots of sausage sizzles 🌭 and delicious yakisoba 🍜 You can also participate in our speed-friending activity for a chance to win various prizes such as Japanese good luck charms, Japanese snacks and more! 🍡 Come along to eat yummy food and make new friends!! 🎎

What a great way of spend time watching movie 🎥 together with friends after stressful week✨ It was a relaxing night, many Wasabians 🫶🏻 pop in to take a break from uni work 🤯 We enjoyed super cute Ghibli movie,  ‘The Cat Returns’ 🐈  with yummy pizza 🍕, popcorn 🍿 and lollies 🍬 We learn some Japanese from movie as well 🇯🇵 Overall, it was an enjoyable and relaxing night 🥰 Thank you everyone who come ❤️

- Sona

Come and have some pizza🍕 , popcorns🍿, lollies🍬 and meet new people💞
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wOOOO~ just in time for the spookiest time of the year, JAC came together and held a terrifyingly fun halloween night for our members. Filled with frightening costumes, horrifying games and activities, and spine-chilling food and drinks, I'm sure everyone in attendance had a fearsome time. There were also grotesque (super cute) polaroids being taken all night, a spooky darts game, and even a competition for the most pretrifyingly-dressed. What better way would there have been to spend halloween than at the most sinister event in town 😎

- Andrew

The spookiest season of the year is right around the corner and JAC is pleased to announce the return of 🥳 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗡𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 🥳
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On a humid ☀️  spring day nearing the end of semester 📚 , we found fun and relaxation in decorating some beautiful fans 💝 ! It was so great to see people unleash their creative sides 🎨 , whether it be by doing calligraphy 🖋️  or making cute little origami bunnies 🐰 ! The snacks 🍭 and drinks 🍵  were plenty, keeping us full and hydrated as we toiled away at our creations. Thank you everyone who came, and I hope you had a fun time making fans with friends 💕

- Kaithlyn

It’s that time of the semester when you can’t be bothered to go into uni anymore😪😪😪 fear not though, because you’ll have a new reason to come in! For WASABI’s FAN-tastic crafts of course!🎉~ Decorate some FAN-tastics fans, do some calligraphy or dabble in some origami to take your mind off things! Craft with snacks 🍡, drinks 🍵 and friends 👭 for a great time!
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What better after a long day at uni 🥵 than using the rest of your brain juice for some board games 🤩 Board games night was a super fun night where no one could be bored 🤭 ! Many friends (and temporary enemies 😅) were made over rounds of games won by pure luck or a mastermind 🧠 There were an array of delicious snacks 🍬 and drinks 🧃to keep our brains fuelled throughout the night - much needed to understand game instructions 🤓 Overall, it was an enjoyable night where old and new friendships blossomed 🌷, everyone who came were winners 😙

- Maggie ♡

Heyo everyone!! Our board games night is just around the corner! Come and destress with friendly games of Uno 😈, Exploding Kittens 🐱 and Hanabi 🎇, right before the hectic exam season begins again 😢. Snacks will also be provided hehe 🫰 Looking forward to seeing yall there!!
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I hope everyone was hungry 😋 on Wednesday because our curry rice event was a banger 🍛! The aroma of chopped potatoes 🥔 , diced 🥕 and stewed beef 🥩 mixed with our hearty curry brought life and energy 🤩 back to our beloved ISL after an enjoyable mid-sem break. Batches of 🍚 and curry were served in quick succession as our hungry members came back for more🫡. We saw many old and new faces alike, chatting and munching away. Nothing better than good food and good company! 😎

- Kai

With mid-sem over and a new team settling in 🤧🤧 we’d like to offer everyone a nice hearty meal to everyone 🫡🫡 Come over to ISL next Wednesday for a nice serving of curry rice 🍛 prepared by the new wasabi execs 🤪 to destress a bit more before the dreaded finals come barrelling in 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃‍♂️‍
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Week 9 brought with it the first reoccurrence of our language event special: WASABI’s Letter-Writing Workshop! Heaps of cute stickers and letter-writing sets were prepared (shoutout to gudetama-chan) so our members were able to write heartfelt and well-decorated letters to their friends <33 Not to mention we had plenty of yommy snacks to munch on as well as delicious drinks to quench our thirst! We also had a variety of small candies to fit in envelopes to give along with the kawaii letters ٩(๑❛ᴗ❛๑)۶Thank you to our language facilitator team for making the event possible by keeping up the amazing vibes and helping those who wanted to write in Japanese! Overall, I’m very happy with how the event turned out, and I’m looking forward to many more successful language events to come along with the new era!

~ Joyce ( ˘ ³˘)♡

As a Language Workshop special, our language facilitators will be at the event, ready to help anyone that is keen to try writing a letter in Japanese! 🎌 However, anyone is more than welcome to write letters in English as well 😽 We will be providing the cutest envelopes, stickers, washi tape and markers so come along to write a letter to your friends & family and join in on the fun vibes 💖 We'll also have sweets for you to give with your letter... or for you to munch on yourself 🤭 Be sure to come and vibe with us~ 💫
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After a fantastic year with the 2021-22 WASABI team, the WASABI AGM finally arrives, calling for a new team for the upcoming year. All the accomplishments achieved in the past year such as the large scale events held and the growth of the member base were reflective of the all time and effort put in by Stephanie and the 2021-22 Executive team. Even with all the hardships and challenges we had overcome together as a team, I could not be more grateful for the group of people I got to work with. With the previous team including the supportive and most lively bunch.. Stephanie, Elina, Jason, Jenny, Christine, Jinju, Annie, Zoe, Joyce, Andy, Emi, Leo, Ngoc, Lily and Jackie have worked so hard for the past year, making sure that WASABI can be the best version of itself. Our amazing subcommittee members Alysha, Amy, Emily, Kai, Kylie, Maggie, Phoebe, Sakura, Tanny and Wilson have been such a helpful bunch at all of our events, ensuring that everything is smooth running while also assisting in the behind-the-scenes planning. Our bright language facilitators Amanda, Ellen, Faye, Hannah, Hiroki, Jessica, Kaithlyn, Keika, Rebecca, Shysie, Sona, Takara and Takumi have guided many members to the right path with the Japanese language and the language events would not have been possible without them. It has been one heck of an amazing ride with you all and I am so glad to have been able to work with you guys for the past year! I cannot express how grateful I am for you guys and your support! For the newly elected 2022-23 WASABI Executive team… Emi, Joyce, Leo, Emily, Jason, Andy, Tanny, Kai, Kaithlyn, Sona, Christine, Jinju, Annie, Stephanie and Ngoc, I am so excited to see what the future holds for WASABI and I believe we can achieve high goals if it’s us! - Emi

WASABI will be holding our AGM on Thursday 22nd September 2022 via Zoom
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As the curtains close on another year of the Wasabi team, under the gentle light of our subcommittee member Kai’s studio, in front of a meagre table and an even stranger setup, some members of our current team reflected on their time in Wasabi this year as well as their whole tenure as a part of Wasabi.Amidst the fun times and the hard times we hope everyone found something enjoyable or cool about all the things we talked about and hope that everything we have loved about the society continues on into the next year with the new team.Til the next podcast : )

- Leo

With our AGM coming soon in two weeks 🧐🧐 we wanted to send off our current team with some of us talking about our experiences with being in the team 🫡🫡 as well as some regular off topic talk some previous attendees of our podcast would sure be familiar with 🤩🤩 We also wanted some input on what you guys want to know about us 🤥 so give us some suggestions on topics to talk on through the google form 🚗⛲️
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International Fest was a great event that had a ton of other stalls besides our one. Our stall featured tones of delicious bread that was provided by our sponsor Azuki Bakery. We offered a variety bread such as melon pan, yuzu donuts and yakisoba pan - all of which were well received by everyone! The breads were all delicious and we managed to sell out quite quickly despite our large stock. The event ran super smoothly and despite only allowing one bread per person - we were able to satisfy everyone who came to our bread stall.  Overall, this event was a massive success and amazing thanks to Emi who coordinated it and USU for hosting.

- Christine

Are you pumped for International Fest?🧐 We sure are!💖 At International Fest, WASABI will be running a food stall featuring 🍞AZUKI BAKERY!🍞 Azuki Bakery is a lovely Japanese bakery💌 located in Newtown that sells delicious fresh baked goods🤤 and we are excited to share them with you guys!🧸 We've got variations of bread to hand out on the day - Melon pan🍈, Yuzu doughnut🍋, Matcha azuki pan🍵, Yakisoba pan🥡, Karaage dog🍗... and more!!
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This week, we teamed up with our good friends at ChocSoc and SUAnime to bring you an event filled with the delicious chocolate-filled taste of a quintessential Harajuku street food: crepes. With each member receiving a beautiful crepe donned with strawberries, bananas, whipped cream and an assortment of chocolates and biscuits, it was the perfect way to sweeten up the sluggish Monday afternoon.Whether you stuck around and chatted with other members over board games, or just came and went for a quick sugar fix, we were so glad to see so many people show up and have a great time together.Special thank you to ChocSoc and SUAnime for collaborating with us once again, as this event would not have been possible without their cooperation. Please check out their societies as well!anyway bye

- Andy

The collab we have all been waiting for… ❤️SUANIME x CHOCSOC x WASABI❤️!! Thinking plain cream crepes🤤? Or maybe the iconic combo of chocolate syrup🍫 and strawberries🍓? Well, we’ve got you covered😉 You will get a chance to build your own crepe and customise it the way you want to!👀‍
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Even though it was slightly drizzling, I think that it perfectly sets the mood ☔🍹 The night was bright and particularly loud with the atmospheric belting of lyrics ever so often . Did everyone enjoy their beverages? Doesn't matter if it was alcoholic or non-alcoholic because the vibes and energy was just perfect ✨✨ We all know why Drinks Night is one of our favourite events (and clearly one of our members favourites too) and I'm glad that everyone enjoyed their Friday night with Wasabi! 🥂 Here's to another successful Drinks Night!

- Lily

Looking to make new friends for this semester? Well, we’ve got the perfect event for you!🤩💌 WASABI will be holding a 🍻Drinks Night🍻 which will be a fantastic opportunity for you to drink away🍹 and meet new people 👩🏻‍🤝‍👨🏼 while playing board games🎯 with fellow Wasabians! 🌸 I can tell you now that last semester’s Drinks Night was a blast so you can’t miss this one!🥺💖
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Blessed with fine weather we gathered at the Auburn Botanic Gardens for a viewing of the Japanese cherry blossoms! Whilst waiting to enter the cherry trail, members enjoyed a variety of food and drinks served at the festival stalls, mingled amongst themselves, and also participated in various small events including mini golf, where we took turns trying to get a hole in one. Right before entering the cherry trail, everyone came together to enjoy free pizza and drinks for lunch and continued to socialise some more. Lots of photos were taken in the cherry blossom trail and we were also fortunate enough to be greeted by a large family of geese, several peacocks, and some bright looking chooks. Overall it was a great time and we’re glad everyone had lots of fun!

~ Phoebe

For our first event outside of uni in a long time 🙈🙈, we’re visiting the Auburn Botanic Gardens for their annual cherry blossom festival 🗣️🗣️. Going around in small groups, you’ll get to enjoy the Sakura blooming 🌸🌸, the various festival stalls 🎉🎉 as well as make some new friends 🤲🤲and some free pizza and drinks for some classic group bonding 👌👌.
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With people flocking back onto campus, hundreds of new and familiar faces alike joining our society, we kicked off the language events this semester with a speed friending session! Whether it was among your first ever WASABI events and an opportunity to make new friends in the society, or a way to catch up with everyone you hadn't seen since Semester One, the ABS room was packed and we quickly ran out of space for our happily chatting members. Thank you to our language team who put together helpful sheets for the brave souls who tackled socialising in Japanese. It was great to see such a large turnout and we hope to see everyone again soon!

- Jason

We’ll be holding a special speed friending session for those keen to practice their Japanese speaking 😻 This will be an amazing opportunity for you to meet with like-minded individuals and hopefully serve as a starting point for blossoming friendships 🥹🌸 Japanese learners of any level are welcome to come and test their conversational skill 😼 If it gets too difficult, rest assured you can always fall back to using English in tight spots 😌 We will also have our Language Facilitators ready to help out if desired 💖
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What better way to start off the new semester than BBQ with friends!!😁 We kicked off week 2 with our long anticipated collaboration with VSA, who were just as excited as us in restarting society events. 🥳 The event had a high turnout, and it was very heartwarming to see so many old and new faces, espeically after a long one and half month holiday break. Our hardworking execs laboured deep into the night before, and early morning of the day of the event to procure freshly made yakisoba.♨️ VSA offered an interesting candied fruit and jelly cup which complemented our savoury fried noodles. 🍎👍 From afar, one could hear the sizzle of the BBQ mingle with chatter and laughter as old friends caught up with each other and new friendships formed. 🤝 If you missed out on welcome bbq, fear not! As there are many more events for you to attend and many opportunities for you to get to know everyone better ^-^

- Kai

The HYPE train 😉 has arrived with MAXIUM VELOCITY 🤯 with all your favs on board! We’re cooking up a STORM with our besties @wasabi_usyd this coming Monday at Cadigal Green for a mouthwatering three course BBQ! 😫 Start off your trifecta with a delicious and piping hot bowl of Yakisoba 😛, then after treat your sweet tooth by having a sweet serving of Vietnamese Fruit salad 😋, finishing it all off with a refreshing cup of tea! 🤤
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There was no better way to celebrate the start of a new semester than visiting the WASABI stall at Welcome Fest!🥳 Excited to meet both new and returning students, our team set out delicious snacks and prizes to be won over the two days!🤩 The luck of new members was put to the test during the raffle where MARUYU ice-cream vouchers🍦, candy🍭, kit-kats🍫and super cute erasers (which deceivingly looked like food🫢) were up to take home! Existing members were also challenged with the kendama game to win some prizes (all those who dared to try were great fun to watch🤣)! A huge thank you to everyone for visiting us, we couldn’t have celebrated such a successful S2 Welcome Fest without you! 🫶

- Emily

Didn’t get a chance to sign up in semester 1?🙈 Or maybe couldn’t find the time to attend our events?🥺 Well, we’ve got several events lined up for this upcoming semester!💖 Come join WASABI and you can enjoy free food🍡, participate in fun activities💃, brush up on your Japanese👩‍🏫 and meet new people👩🏻‍🤝‍👨🏼! You do not need to be Japanese or even know how to speak Japanese to join!
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After two years, JAC is proud to present the return of our legendary JAC camp in 2022 🎉 Come together with friends from NSA, Wasabi and JASS for three days of fun activities such as: 🏃‍♂️ Group Challenges 🏃‍♀️ 💃 Dancing 🕺 😱 Horror night 😱 🔥 Campfire 🔥
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The time has finally come!!✨ WASABI’s biannual event 🏮IZAKAYA NIGHT🏮 is finally here! Give yourself a reward🥳💕 at the end of this semester🙊 by enjoying WASABI’s custom menu 🤤🍣 at Jazushi🎷!! Come along to meet new people👩🏻‍🤝‍👨🏼 and enjoy some purchasable drinks!🍹💖
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In celebration of the semester coming to an end, our language workshop coordinators had organised a cute and wholesome event for members to put their letter-writing skills to the test. 💌 📝 As a japanese language workshop related event, members were encouraged to write in japanese with the language workshop facilitators being super helpful as always.🥺💗 The tables were also filled with cute washi-tapes, stickers, letter sets and coloured pens for everyone to decorate their letters to their heart’s content! ✨😻 During the event, letters between old and new friends were exchanged📨, inside jokes were cracked and perhaps even a few letters of confession might’ve been written😳, drawing a nice conclusion to our semester one events! ☺️

~ Annie

Whether you have a special someone in mind, want to show your appreciation for your best friends💖, or simply surprise somebody with a heartfelt letter😎, come on over and write and decorate your very own letter whilst enjoying some of the familiar snacks🍡 and drinks🧃 you all love.
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With the end of semester looming in the near distance 😖 and our semesterly Izakaya 🏮 next week to cap it off - we wanted to give everyone a little review of these three months 🧠 So we're bringing back our well beloved Podcast🎙️from last sem 🤠 ! And this time the hosts will all be in person 🤖 to give a little rundown of all our events and some of the planning behind them 😸 So grab yourself some tea 🍵, tune in on our Twitch or Discord server 🎧 and chill 🎻
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We’re happy to announce our third language exchange collab with Hiroshima University’s Talkxtalk (English conversation society)! 🍓 Come along if you’re keen to make friends from a Japanese university, and you can even practice your Japanese if you would like! 🎋 Feel free to attend even if you have 0 Japanese language skill and just want to make friends! 🌟 Our friends at Talkxtalk will be more than happy to accommodate 🥰
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To celebrate the coming of Autumn, WASABI held our long awaited Akimatsuri!!!!!🍁 We served lots of food including takoyaki 🐙 , yakisoba pan 🍜 , onigiri 🍙, dango 🍡 and candied fruits 🍓 . We also held ring toss, a shooting game 🔫 , ema 🔖and kujibiki🗳 . Each store was bustling with members waiting for food or for their chance to win a prize at the games. It was great to see members with dango and candied fruits as they strolled through the stalls and write their hopes and wishes at the ema store. The shooting game and ring toss were a big hit with members constantly lining up to try their shot. 🤩 The takoyaki store was also a great success, members just couldn’t get enough of them! 🤤And the origini and yakisoba pan had almost sold out by the second half of the event! 😮 Kujibiki proved more difficult then it looked but members quickly got addicted going back for their 3rd or 4th try.😆Although there were some hiccups, we all pulled through and had an amazing time!😍Looking forward to the next Akimatsuri!!

- Tanny

Feeling like eating some good traditional Japanese street food? Well we have takoyaki🐙, onigiri🍙, dango🍡, yakisoba pan & candied fruit for you to enjoy!🤩 We also have delicious drinks such as miso soup🍲, ramune🥤, tea🍵 and soda!🍹 Want to try some festival games too and win awesome prizes? This is definitely something you won’t wanna miss!!🥺
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Even after our bellies were satisfied with the previous suke bowl event, we couldn’t help but continue to bring more Japanese delicious cuisine into our mouths on Friday in our BIG snacks and chill - with homemade dangos, matcha cookies, and onigiri! The event was a blast, with members enjoying the food we made the night before. The most popular dish was the sanshoku-dango, or the three-coloured dango, in which the green dango in 🍡 was matcha flavoured. With wasabians chilling in the ISL with other wasabians, while meeting new people and enjoying our snacks, saying that we were contented is an understatement. All in all, we hope everyone got not only a good taste of our dishes, but was able to relax and have fun in our event!

- Sakura

Come along next Friday to a special rendition of our Snacks and Chill 🤭🤭! This time with some of your favourite foods from Jap cuisine 😫💅. We’ve got the special wasabi vibes as well as onigiris 🍙, dango 🍡, and some nice matcha cookies 🍵, as well as the usual snacks and drinks you know and love 💃💃.
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Under an unusually blazing sun for Autumn at Manning Lawn, WASABI held our much anticipated return of the Poke Bowls from our sponsor Suke, and this time with even cheaper bowls 😝 We got to enjoy an assortment of bowls that that were almost deceptively small looking, as well as a nice soft drink of their choice, and some of us got to socialise a little in the scarce amount of shade. We had members new and old, with some of the previous WASABI presidents coming along to say hi, see how the team was doing and, of course, eat some delicious Poke Bowls. As a nice little chill event before our big Aki Matsuri next week, we hope everyone enjoyed their Poke Bowls 😩 and hopefully next year we can all enjoy more Suke 🤓

- Leo

WASABI will be collaborating with our lovely sponsor SUKE Sushi and Poke🍣, and we would love to offer a 💸juicy discount💸 for every single one of you!🙊 Yep, you heard me!👀 Only $5-7 for the Poke Bowls of your choice!🤫 Want add-ons?🥙 No worries - got those too, just with a small additional price!❣️ Customise your poke bowls how you want to and hang out with us at Manning Lawn!🧸
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Did you enjoy our last Big Snacks 'n' Chill with tea and kimonos? 🥺 If you did, make sure to come compete in some Japanese traditional games at our upcoming Big Snacks 'n' Chill for a chance to win prizes!🎁 We will have Kendama and Fukuwarai mini championships 🏁 so come and test your skills! 🥳 Or you can just drop by to grab some Japanese snacks and drinks🍡🍵 and hang with your friends! 🎎
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Bring old, unused clothing and transform it using the amazing Shibori and other tie-dyeing techniques 🎉! Whether it is a plain old shirt, socks, bags or any other item, go ahead and bring them along - as well as a shirt to wear on the day that you don't mind getting dirty 👏😁. We will also BE PROVIDING tote bags and bandanas for you to dye as part of the registration fee, so do not fret if you do not have a spare article of clothing!
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Despite many delays due to external circumstances, the JAC Companionship Championship, held at the UNSW Quad, proceeded very smoothly with a large turnout. We started the bonding process with icebreakers as members from each society got to meet and make new friends. 🥰 Our first task was the tower building challenge, where teams had to construct the tallest tower with nothing but pasta, tape and a marshmallow. This challenge required teamwork, communication, and lots of creativity, all of which resulted in very peculiar leaning towers pasta.:prayblob~1: As the clock ticked past 1pm, the halls and courtyard were overflowed with the familiar scent of Dominos pizzas. The afternoon sun was warm but not overly harsh, and the courtyard provided ample space for member to chill, socialize and relax. In the afternoon, we were entertained by an array of Japanese mini-games, ranging from the infamous Oreo challenge to traditional Kendama. We hope everyone had fun, and wish to see y’all in future events.✨ OwO✨

- Kai

Introducing JAC's first event for 2022: 🎉JAC Companionship Championship!🎉 🥰Are you someone eager to meet others with shared interests?🥰 🤯 Do you enjoy completing fun and exciting challenges?🤯 😋But most importantly.. do you love PIZZA?🍕 🌸Come along on Sunday April 17th to experience ALL OF THE ABOVE!🌸
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Our language exchange zoom call with Hiroshima Uni’s English conversation group TalkxTalk was a great opportunity for Wasabi members and Hiroshima Uni students alike to practice their language skills and make new friends. The hosts from TalkxTalk did an amazing job facilitating the event and making sure that everyone had a fulfilling and engaging experience, and introduced us to some fun Japanese group games that I’ll be sure to share with my friends too. There was a good balance of both English and Japanese spoken throughout the session, and all in all was a very fruitful learning experience for everyone who attended.

- Andy

WASABI is once again collaborating with Hiroshima University's Talkxtalk (English conversation society) for our second language exchange session 🤭 This is an amazing chance for you to meet happy individuals from Japan and engage in conversation + games 😻 Talkxtalk is full of students eager to practice their English so there is no need to worry if you only have basic Japanese skills
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Wasabi bacc at it again with our annual trivia night 🥵🙏❓With a large turn out, our members were able to indulge themselves with a night of Japanese and anime themed questions and activities 🇯🇵🎌🏯👹 It was so much fun reading everybody's responses, with some people drawing some very creative artworks during our last round!! 🤩 🤙 Like usual, the pizza and drinks to fuel all that brain power used that night were delicious; it certainly gave everyone sustenance to last through all those difficult questions. 😋 🍕 All in all, the night was full of energy and excitement, with our team working busily behind the scenes to make sure the night went smoothly!  🥳 🎉 Thanks for coming along and we hope everyone had a great night 🥺❤️🌸

- Wilson

Are you stressed from mid terms? 😰 Haven't had the time to go out with friends? 🥺 Well worry not, WASABI's got your back! 😏 Come to our iconic Trivia Night to tackle Japanese trivia with your friends 🎎 win exciting prizes 🥳 and enjoy some pizzas!! 🍕
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Drinks night was a very well timed event where members and the WASABI team alike were able to unwind after a torrent of mid-sem exams 📚🙏🏻.The transition from slamming textbooks to slamming shots was much appreciated 😔. The room bustled with energy, laughter and immaculate vibes as we got to meet and learn more about our beloved members 😍. Overall, the night was very based. BTW, ever wondered why WASABI was called WASABI? The meaning behind our name was unveiled at drinks night as we were graced by the presence of our founder! "To add a little spice into our uni life". A very cute message to say the least UwU.

- Kai

WASABI will be holding a 🍻Drinks Night🍻 which will be a great opportunity for you to come and chill🥶 with friends, play board games🎲, meet new people👩🏻‍🤝‍👨🏼 and socialise with other lovely Wasabians!💐 Come along to WASABI 🍻Drinks Night🍻 to also forget about your assignments and upcoming quizzes🙊 But make sure to get onto that during the weekend😉 We don’t want to see our fellow Wasabians failing their assessments!!💖
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Our general meeting went along well during the afternoon. As most executives attended, the meeting was well catered for. Our amendment of our constitution went along well with the general members as we gained another Language Workshop Coordinator to add into our team: Andy Sun. Although, with  a funny turn of events as the other two nominees dropped out after his heartfelt speech. We are excited and happy to have him on board and keen to see what he has planned. As well as, also adding Kevin Wong as an honorary member for Wasabi. We all are looking forward to a great sem ahead.

- Christine

We'll be holding elections to select 1 new executive for Language Workshop Coordinator. Even if you're not running for a position, make sure you join us to vote for your fellow members! Best of luck to everyone running and we are looking forward to see you all at our future events - WASABI Executives Team
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We are just around halfway through the semester and WASABI was gladly able to present the first themed Snacks ‘n’ Chill of the year! This week, we got to experience a snippet of Japan and had the opportunity to enjoy some delicious matcha latte and gyokuro tea! On top of that, we all had a taste of some traditional Japanese snacks as well, such as the Kyoto rice crackers and the warabimochi topped off with some sweet kinako! Our lovely members also had the chance to try on beautiful kimonos and we could not be happier with the lovely feedback we have received! Thank you to everyone who came along! I hope to see you at our future events! ૮꒰ ˶• ༝ •˶꒱ა♡

~ Emi

We hope everyone has been enjoying our weekly Snacks and Chill 🥺 To spice things up, we will have delicious matcha tea and kimono try-ons for our upcoming Thursday Snacks and Chill!! 🥳 Come by ISL from 12PM-3PM to try on some kimonos and haoris 👘 enjoy cups of high grade matcha tea accompanied with specialty Japanese snacks 🍵 🍡 and meet new people!! 🎎 We look forward to seeing everyone in our beautiful kimonos! 🤩
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WASABI is back at it again with another pog event, Crafts 'n' Arts 🤩 Members (and execs) got to learn the art of Japanese calligraphy using tools such as calligraphy paper, brushes and ink, while munching on yummy Japanese snacks. We were delightfully surprised with the amazing products created by our talented members which can all be viewed on our Instagram page. owoWe hope everyone enjoyed the event and please look forward to our exciting future events !! 🥺

ehe -Ngoc

Anyone got an itch for the arts 🖼? Wanna learn some cool brushstrokes to impress people 🙀🙀? Well we got you covered with our Crafts and Arts event 🧮🧮! We’re gonna have some of our talented execs teaching you guys how to write some kanji 🖌 as well as all the origami 🚣‍♀️ you’d want to fold. And of course some of the signature snacks WASABI’s known for will also be there as well ☔️☔️.
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A busy summer morning followed by a torrential afternoon was on a quiet, unsuspecting Monday was jsut like any other day. But in the quaint ISL, WASABI was proud to celebrate the second day of love in the year. From chocolates ranging from Ferrero Rochers to Mars bars (as well as some little mochis), members had the chance to make a little present bag for that special someone in their life. Ngoc has organised a cute little event that we hope all the members enjoyed. We also got to meet some of our lovely subcommittee who have been greatly needed and did a great job at their first event.We're looking forward to seeing more people coming to next events :)))

- Leo

Got a crushie? 😳 Struggling to confess your true feelings? 🥲 Well struggle no more 😉 WASABI has got your back with our upcoming Japanese White Day event!! 🥳 Come to ISL to make cute chocolate gift bags 💝 pour your heart out onto our customizable cards 💌 or just drop by with your friends to enjoy some snacks 🍡
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After a week of torrential downpour and an unfortunate cancellation of the semester’s first Snacks ’n’ Chill, WASABI was nonetheless proud to bring to its members a safe indoor event away from the hectic rain: Board Games Night! Though the sign-in line remained long for the first hour with people constantly arriving to join in on the fun, we hope everyone was still able to settle in quickly for a night of unforgettable bonding and yommy pizza + drinks. We provided distinctive Japanese games such as Hanabi and Tokyo Highway but also safe classics such as Monopoly and Uno, so before long, ISL was filled with the boisterous sound of laughter and enjoyment from members and non-members alike. We even had cute kimonos on the side for try-on whenever anyone needed a break from the board games, which made for amazing memories and entertaining moments! Special shoutout to our event coordinator Leo for organising such a lively night to wrap up Week 2 - with over 150 members in attendance, 2022 WASABI Board Games Night was most definitely a success! We hope to see everyone again at future events <33

~ Joyce ( ˘ ³˘)♡

Now that everyone has had a fantastic first few days at Uni (hopefully you guys enjoyed the rain 🌧️), we'd like to invite everyone to our fabled Board Games Night 👻! There will be a good variety of board games - ranging from strikingly Japanese games such as Hanabi 🎆 and Tokyo Highway 🚗 to unmistakable classics like Uno 🃏 and Monopoly 🎲.
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For the first time ever WASABI is collaborating with Hiroshima University's Talkxtalk (English conversation society) to bring you an online event where you can meet and speak with Japanese people 🥳 Whether you're a fluent Japanese learner who wants to brush up on their Japanese speaking 🇯🇵 or an absolute beginner who'd just like to make Japanese friends 👭 this event is perfect because Talkxtalk is filled with students eager to practice their English! 🌟
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Uni is about to begin and we would like to welcome you to our annual Welcome BBQ!! 🤩 Woohoo poggers! 👺 There will be lots of sausage sizzles 🌭 and delicious yakisoba 🍜 You can also participate in our speed-friending activity for a chance to win various prizes such as Japanese good luck charms, Japanese snacks and more! 🍡 Come along to eat yummy food and make new friends!! 🎎
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