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NAIST Tea Time #13: Fruits & Parkour

The “Global Campus Event NAIST Tea Time” is a regular event where NAIST students and staff present on a topic of their choice. For the Tea Time on 6 July 2017, students and staff were treated to Chè Trái Cây, a Vietnamese dessert.

Le Quynh Giang (D1) and Mai Chi Thanh (M1) demonstrate how to make Chè Trái Cây, a popular Vietname fruit salad style dessert and street food.
Le Quynh Giang and Mai Chi Thanh demonstrate how to make Chè Trái Cây, a popular Vietname fruit salad style dessert.

As is customary, the Tea Time begins with an introduction of a refreshment or snack. Chè Trái Cây, we learn from  presenters Le Quynh Giang and Mai Chi Thanh, is popular as a street food, and eaten all over Vietnam’s countless cafés – a remnant of its French-colonial past. It is made from loads of fruit (mango, papaya, pineapple, jackfruit etc. are traditional, but you can be a hero and add strawberry, kiwi, and also whatever you like) that is cut into cubes, and then covered in coconut milk and/or yoghurt. A veritable delight.

No one can escape the joy of fruits topped with yoghurt and/or coconut milk.
No one can escape the joy of fruits topped with yoghurt and/or coconut milk.
Fumiya Nakamura (M2) presenting his road to NAIST.
Fumiya Nakamura presenting his road to NAIST.

In the remaining time, Fumiya Nakamura talked about his time at NAIST and in Japanese university, and Belgian exchange student Arnaud Delmotte introduced Parkour, a recently popular inner-city sport from Paris, as well as the NAIST Circus Club  which meets up weekly for juggling, slacklining and more.

Arnaud Delmotte (D1), head of the Circus Club, gives an introduction to Parkour.
Arnaud Delmotte, head of the NAIST Circus Club, gives an introduction to Parkour.
Satisfied Vietname dessert customers.
Satisfied Vietname dessert customers.

Do you have a hobby to share, or a dessert to prepare? Then write an email to kokusai@ad.naist.jp to be a presenter at the next Tea Time. Presentations are open to everyone and generally in PechaKucha format.

Felix is a Doctoral Student of the Robotics Laboratory at NAIST. He speaks German, English, French and Japanese and has worked in France, China, Japan and Germany.

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