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International Folk Fair 2011

Posted on Wednesday November 02, 2011 at 11:37pm in ,

This last Sunday was the International Folk Fair. This was personally my fourth fair to attend, so I am pretty used to it by now. Over the last few years we’ve had mostly the same people as officers and we’ve been able to nail down a pretty successful formula. This year, I divided everyone into two preparation groups: Decorating and Cooking. Kelsey lead the decoration team and I lead the cooking team at my place. We made lots of food for the fair on Saturday night and then early on Sunday morning I got up early to make the last of the food (tonkatsu) with Tetsushi and Kyoko. I think all of the food turned out really great this year.

International Folk Fair 2011
Setting up.

International Folk Fair 2011
Yakisoba.

International Folk Fair 2011
Tonkatsu.

International Folk Fair 2011
Kyoko and Tetsushi setting up the flag.

We had several different activities for the kids such as origami and calligraphy (mostly writing your name in Japanese for you). Actually, now that I think on it these were the only two activities we had.

International Folk Fair 2011
Brian and Abba at the origami table.

International Folk Fair 2011
Serving Yakisoba to customers.

International Folk Fair 2011
This year’s menu.

International Folk Fair 2011
Me making some Takoyaki.

International Folk Fair 2011
This year’s JCS treasurers, Yuki and Kelsey.

International Folk Fair 2011
Gilman serving up some fried noodles.

International Folk Fair 2011
Erik and Minori at the calligraphy table.

My grandparents and parents showed up, too. They came to see me and check out the rest of the fair as well. Unfortunately, our group was late to set up and get the food going so I was busy and didn’t get to talk to them much.

International Folk Fair 2011

International Folk Fair 2011
Dad and Mom.

We did eventually get set up though, and they ordered some food from us.

International Folk Fair 2011

International Folk Fair 2011
The sushi makers making sushi. The sushi was a lot better than last year.

International Folk Fair 2011
I taught Ashley how to make Takoyaki this year. These were her creation. I only showed her once and she made them very well.

International Folk Fair 2011
Kyoko’s cat drawing.

International Folk Fair 2011
Doing calligraphy with the kids.

International Folk Fair 2011
Shannan put on the sumo suit this year!

International Folk Fair 2011

International Folk Fair 2011

International Folk Fair 2011
This is at the origami table.

International Folk Fair 2011
Maneki-neko.

International Folk Fair 2011

International Folk Fair 2011

International Folk Fair 2011
JCS!

This was a very successful year, I think! I’m not sure about how much we earned yet, but going by how smoothly things ran and how much fun everyone I’d say we did a good job. I did have a very busy night after cleaning up, however. I had a project due for Computer Design & Architecture the next morning that I was still putting the finishing touches on. I had to write a program in MIPS that found all of the amicable pairs of numbers in a given range and list them in ascending order. I ended up staying up pretty late to get it working, but the important thing is that I got it working!

PS – If you want to view all of the photos I took from the Folk Fair (and I’m sure you do), check them out over in the gallery.

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