2016年10月

Niagara Trip – Wing 5

Last weekend, we arrived at Canada and watched Niagara Falls!! Everyone had been looking forward to the trip so we had a good and valuable time although our schedule was too busy.

 

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After boarding a hotel, we crossed the border between the United States and Canada. It was unbelievable in Japan to cross a border by bus because Japan is the island and there is no country next to Japan.

 

 

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When we watched the falls for the first time, everyone cried and was admired. I have never seen a magnificent thing. We were struck with the grandeur of the falls.

In addition, we enjoyed dinner with having the beautiful view at the Summit Suites Restaurant at Skylon Towers. We ate a delicious steak, a rib, chicken and dessert.

And last day, we went to Lee Premium Outlet and bought many clothes, bags shoes and so on. We were pleased with the trip. And we will enjoy Halloween party this weekendJ

 


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Pumpkin Float Festival

Hello. We are wing 9.

 

Last Sunday, I did volunteering at Boston Common. That day, Pumpkin Float Festival was held on the Frog Pond. Before the event began, I helped to decorate the area around the pond, set up tables, preparing pumpkins, etc.

 

 

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During the event, I sold balloons. That day was very windy, so I was worried that I released balloons into the sky. But it was okay. Many people came the event and bought balloons. They almost sold out!

 

 

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At the last of the event, a lot of pumpkins floated on the pond, and it was so beautiful and fantastic.

 

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I could communicate with many people through this volunteer work, and it was great experience for me to do volunteering with local people. I enjoyed this event so much!

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Salem

Hello. We are wing 2. We went to Salem to buy costume for  Halloween party. The place had been decorated with Halloween. We saw many people who put on Halloween costume such as ghost and witch. It was so fun. Do you know about Salem? Salem is a famous place in the witch hunt. There were also a lot of historical museums. We could learn about history of witch

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Volunteering

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I have volunteered the Greater Boston Food Bank three days per week for three weeks in International volunteer program which students go to organizations from the dormitory in summer vacation. It costs 2,740 dollars even though it is volunteer because this program gives the students credits. Each my three friends in this program went to different places so there are no Japanese helpers in these places. I a little worried about that but there were physical works so I did not have any problems. I went to the Greater Boston Food Bank by a school car. My friend in the program went her place by herself and her money. I sorted ready-made foods by dates and packed them. I walked around to carry boxes so sometimes it makes me a little tired. I set up paper boxes. I put products into bags through a belt conveyer. A person brings foods from boxes to near the line. Another person brings and sets up boxes for people putting foods. It is team work. Volunteers enjoy conversation with workers in the organization. I introduced the Japanese tea ceremony to a college student girl and she got interested in Kaji Aso Studio, which is a Japanese culture center, and is known to many Showa teachers like Katherine, Tom, Pat, and so on. I met her in the last volunteer day for me. We folded letters from the organization to people. There were simple jobs which I have never tried before. They improved my creativity to come up with effective ways to deal with them. Therefore, I learned new things from International volunteer.

 

Niagara Trip

Hello, we are wing8.

We went to Niagara Falls from October 21 to 23. The first day, we took bus at 4PM. And we took bus for about 8 hours. It’s so tried for us. That day was just sleep in hotel.


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The second day, we get up at 6:30AM. And leave at 8AM. For 3 hours, we took bus and the students look like sleepy. But as soon as we saw the Niagara Falls, We wake up! The falls were very powerful, beautiful. But it’s too cold for us to go out. So, we enjoyed shopping. I bought maple syrup and cookie. We took pictures in front of Niagara falls with Wing8.  After that, we took Niagara cruises! We enjoyed both Canada side fall and America side fall. The spray was violent, so we got wet. We were very excited and scream.

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In the free time we walk the around Clifton Hill. There was amusement grounds in there. It’s very lively. After free time, we ate dinner at Skylon tower. Skylon tower is 236m high. So, the view was wonderful!! The meal was so delicious! When we go back to our hotel, I felt so sad. The final day, we went to Norman Rockwell museum. Norman Rockwell is artist and he drew traditional American painting. The pictures were lovable. I bought his picture’s post cards in museum shop. After, we went to Lee outlet mall. There are many bland shops so, many students bought a lot. I bought backpack, handbag and clothes. I was so happy!! This trip was so fun. Next travel is New York! I want to enjoy the trip!

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College Connection Program

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Each fall semester Showa Boston works with area colleges on an intercultural exchanges opportunity called CCP, or College Connection Program. 3 Showa students are matched with an American university student for a series of visits focusing on cultural exchange and learning with their peers.
On our October 15th “Kickoff Day” event, 40 American college students (College Connectors) were matched with 119 Showa students.
Number of American College Connectors by school:
  • Mass. Art: 17
  • Wentworth: 11
  • Emmanuel College: 4
  • Simmons: 3
  • Mt. Ida (since 2014): 2
  • Boston College (since 2016): 1
  • Mass. Pharmacy: 1
  • Newbury (since 2015): 1

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Plymouth Plantation Field Trip

We are going to talk about field trip this week.

It was very beautiful day; weather was good, every student were fine, and teachers were also fine.

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First, we went to Plimoth Plantation. Plimoth is a “living museum, “ a replica of the first permanent English settlement in New England. There were a lot of historical houses. People as actor who live in there and explained about history to us.  It seemed to skid in old days in time! We interested in Native Americans, so we exited. We thought that culture of Native Americans is beautiful, fantastically, and very smart. Plimoth Plimoth was very nice, but we felt scary. Because flies were crawling all over there. And there was caw that has so big horn. But we think it was also good experiences to us.

 

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After that, we visited to MayflowerⅡ.  MayflowerⅡ is a replica of the original ship I which settles first came to Plimoth in 1620. We heard about it before. It was so big. There were cannon, treasure box, and old bed. It was first experience that we watched cannon. We were surprised that an old American made it by hands. We can felt the old American history.

Finally, we ate ice cream. I ordered mocha chip flavor. It was amazing!

It was very fun field trip. We like field trip class but, we want to eat more food. Because we can eat only salad every Thursday in that time.

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New England Aquarium

Last Sunday, I went to New England Aquarium with my friends.  We saw a lot of penguins at first.  They were really cute and their movement was very interesting for us.

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Last weekend, we went to St. Mary’s Street to visit the bakery.  The name is Japonaise Bakery & Cafe.

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Why did we go there?  When I participated in High Table at dinner time, the teacher recommended the bakery to me because the baker is Japanese person and there is An Pan Man which is famous Japanese character!  I was so excited to see it!  I thought I was not able to meet him in Boston!  And also, there are some Japanese snacks and drinks!

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An Pan Man was not anko in the bread.  It was custard cream!  Very interesting! Fortunately, we got one more An Pan Man for free because we were waiting for baking it!  So happy!

Next week, Totoro Pan is coming!  I cannot wait!

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Apple Picking

I went to Apple farm where could pick apples!!!

That day was so good weather, I was very happy.

It was so vast and exciting place, so we moved around the place by train.

 

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I picked apples and ate many apples. There were many kinds of apples, one of the apples were similar to the taste of Japanese.

Its taste was very delicious, so I took these apples back to make apple pie.

The apple pie was so delicious, too!!!

 

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Besides picking apples, I could do many things at there.

For example, I picked up grapes, played on a slide and saw animals like goats, alpacas and so on. There were not only apples but also many pumpkins because Halloween will be coming soon!!!!

My most impression of the apple farm was that I could take a lot of pictures with my friend, beautiful pictures. How do you think these pictures???

These pictures are one of my memories in Boston, and good for InstagramJ

If you want to go there, I will do recommend you there!!!

Thank you for your reading.

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