Monday, November 17, 2008

Cultural Group

This September I joined a cultural exchange group where we get together and everyone takes turns sharing something about their culture with the others. I even became a board member of this little organization. We do a lot of charity work, luncheons and get togethers so I have been able to keep myself very busy (not including all the things I have on my own personal To Do list).


The whole organization has about 300 women in it, and it is broken down into smaller cultural groups. My group has met twice so far. We are getting ready for a big Christmas luncheon/bazaar so we have been meeting for food, fun and time to work on our projects.


The first meeting was at my friend's house and we had some great food and worked on 1/2 of our project. Our second meeting was at a community center near Naha where we had more great food and worked on our projects some more. I thought I would post some pictures of the great food, and our projects.


One part of our project are these really simple bracelets (that I don't have pictures of), but the second part are these really cool flower arrangements that are made from preserved flowers. They last for 3 years but look and feel like fresh flowers. One of the ladies in our group owns a flower shop that specializes in these arrangements and she so graciously showed us all how to make a small arrangement that we can sell at the bazaar.

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7 comments:

Chicken said...

Those look awesome. Sounds like fun too.

Haha said...

beautiful and yummy!

citadel_Regina said...

Hi! Not sure how I stumbled onto your blog, but I'm glad I did! How can I get more information about this culture group? It sounds like fun!
PS. I'm so glad that I am not the only one who lives by To Do Lists!
PPS. You can check out my blog, too!
http://www.ReginaLicious.com

Chicken said...

Everytime I check your blog to see if you posted something new (damn blogrolling) I get hungry. I want to eat that food now!!!!

Mishka said...

I have posted something new....didn't want to tempt you too much longer....it was good food though.

franniestuff said...

Food, culture and flowers WOW! Sounds like fun. I'm busy meeting with Community Christmas group--should get that posted on my blog.
Sure would like to hear the secret of those flower arrangement.

Mishka said...

Citadel Regina- it is called Okinawa Women's International Group. It is open to anyone...

Frannie- the flowers are freeze dried I think...but the feel fresh. No smell though...