Good Morning JLC!
At this past weeks meeting, we entered the world of sound and ettiquette as Taylor-san (aka Wyatt) explained Japanese onomonapeia. So, in the case that you missed it, please do not meso meso however we encourage you to feel free to don don all the way to the next meeting. After the onomonopeias, things became heavy as a discussion over social statuses and faux paux began. Wyatt explained that in Japan, if someone is even one year older than you, they are your senior, or Sempai. Because you are beneath them, you are their junior, or Kouhai. Alongside of this, certain people govern certain titles. Individuals such as teachers and your boss have the suffix -san added to their names to show respect while, in a strange turn of events, a customer at a fast food restaurant has the suffix -sama added to their names to signify they are like royalty!
Besides this, dues will be coming up soon. It will be 15 dollars for the entire year and it will cover your fees to the events that we host as well as your t-shirt. This money does not go to supplementing Wyatt's personal finances as many might believe, instead it goes towards our social events as well as our end of the year extravagenza, the Sakura Festival.
We thank you all for attending another JLC event and encourage that you continue to attend!
Until next week,