Music to the Ears

Here’s a lovely, upbeat song perfect for a chirpy Sunday morning— 大丈夫 (Daijyoubu) from Monkey Majik. For those new to this awesome group, Monkey Majik comprises 4 members— guitarists/vocalists Maynard Plant and his brother Blaise, who sing in a mixture of Japanese and English, drummer Takuya “tax” Kikuchi and bassist DICK.

Maynard and Blaise originally come from Ottawa, with Maynard going over to Aomori-ken as an ALT under the JET Programme from 1997-2000. Formed in 2000, this band has made it big in Japan, performing at various functions including the recent MTV Aid Japan 2011 and have been chosen as “Goodwill Ambassadors” for the 80th anniversary of Japanese-Canadian relations.

For more info, check out their official website at!


Checking in~

It’s probably timely that after 6 months of settling in and getting into the groove of things, our lovely Board Members say a Big HELLO to everyone.

Jianwen, our former Social Projects Officer, has gone off to further his studies in the UK (It sure sounds like you’re having the time of your life, Jianwen! =)   )Here to replace him is Tjin Tjin, who will take over his duties until the next Board elections.

Here’s some information on the 6 of them and to find out what Tjin Tjin looks like, you’ll have to try spotting her at one of the JETAA events!

Natsu Matsuri 2011

The annual Natsu Matsuri (Summer Fest) 2011 was held at the Singapore Japanese School (Changi campus) on 20th August. As per the previous two years, JETAA took charge of a booth to introduce local games. This time, the highlight of our game stall was “Tikam”, where locals and Japanese alike had fun reliving the old days.

Take a peek at what went on!

Don’t worry if you missed this one – just keep a look out for Natsu Matsuri next year!