Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Hey all,

How's everybody? I hope everyone's Shogi has improve alot since my last post! Haha!

Anyways, last Sunday I was promoting Shogi with Darren in Boxhill during the Japan Festival and it was amazing! I definitely have fun to meet interested people and old friends and I absolutely have fun teaching people how to play Shogi! =) Too bad I wasn't able to take any photos to show you guys, but it's definitely a blast spending the whole day promoting Shogi! Promoting Shogi this time has got me thinking about how I should approach to make newcomers get more interested in Shogi. I tried various approach, and I hope I'll be able to convince them to play more Shogi!

Is there anyone in Melbourne who's interested to learn Shogi, or just have a few casual Shogi games? Darren, the main promoter of Shogi in Melbourne, will be holding regular Shogi lessons on Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm in the city so if you're interested please let me know and I'll pass his contacts to you! This is definitely a great opportunity for people staying in Melbourne to learn more about Shogi if you're interested in it! PLEASE make sure to leave down your e-mail in my comment and I'll drop his contact to you!

Lastly, you might be wondering why this post title is named "Conclusion?". That is because I will be graduating soon, and won't be staying in Melbourne anymore. I've already bought my air ticket back to Brunei, and I will be leaving on 17th July 2013. It has already been three years since I'm in Melbourne, and I'm happy to say that I've meet a lot of wonderful people and friends through Shogi. Shogi has definitely make my stay in Melbourne delightful.

I was able to meet Darren, a friendly and wonderful person, who's been trying so hard to find ways to promote Shogi in Melbourne. It's always nice to see him whenever we meet up for Shogi.
I was able to promote Shogi in Melbourne, and see that alot of people are interested in learning how to play Shogi.
Finally, I was able to make new friends thanks to Shogi (and Darren too).

Exams are coming in less than a month and it really saddens me that I will be leaving Melbourne in less than 2 months.Shamefully, I haven't been improving much in Shogi (in fact I've gotten worst!), but my Shogi journey in Melbourne has definitely been an enjoyable one. And it's going to be the closing curtain for my Shogi journey in Melbourne.

I'm really thankful to those whom I've met through Shogi in Melbourne, and I really enjoy playing and talking about Shogi with you all. Thank you all very much (especially Darren!) and hope that one day when I travel back to Melbourne again I'll be able to meet you all wonderful people once again!


Ryou Takehito

PS: Any Shogi players in Brunei? Want to hang out and play Shogi with me? If yes, please contact me! I'll be more than happy to meet you have a casual Shogi game together! =)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Japan Festival in Melbourne

Hey all,

We will be promoting Shogi on the 19th May 2013 in Boxhill, Melbourne, Australia. So if you're staying in Victoria, and would love to experience or learn how to play Shogi, please visit us!

There are no further details on the location and time, but I will update this info as soon as I get more information from the main promoter, Darren.

Ryou Takehito