Hello! We are Wing 7! On December 21st, we had Christmas party.
We exchanged Christma gifts each other as a seacret santa. Every body got wonderful presents!
There is only few days left this year too. Also our Boston life will finish soon…
We have to make a effort for last the last day of Boston. Merry Christmas! Have a nice holiday!
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We finally visited New York City and enjoyed all three days although the schedule was so busy!
First day, we enjoyed dinner at the restaurant which was decorated old movies and American comics, such as Star Wars, Back to the Future, Spider-Man and so on, as soon as getting of our coaches. The city was little bit similar to Tokyo but everything in NYC was brilliant so we were fascinated by the scene. After having dinner, we had a fine night view from Top of the Rock. I have never experienced such a thing!
Next day, we went to a lot of places, National History Museum which was used as the stage “Night Museum” which is one of the most famous movies in the world, Times Square, Broadway to appreciate Matilda and Night Cruising to meet Statue of Liberty. Especially, most of students were impressed by seeing Statue of Liberty because she is a symbol of not only liberty but also NYC and the US. I think she was smaller than I had supposed before but she was so divine and all of us realized that immigrants had been filled with hope when they had come to new land to get a better life.
Last day, we visited Metropolitan Museum, which is the biggest museum in the US. We were overwhelmed the scale so some people got lost. But we enjoyed and studied history. Last of our schedule was shopping so we bought a lot, a lot, a lot!! We will not forget this travelingJ
Showa Festival was held on last weekend from December 4th to 5th and wing5 explained American people about Ninja!!
We started to plan for the festival one month ago but we could not meet schedule, so we couldn’t sleep two days before the festival. While some members wrote a fusuma and a shoji to use as wallpapers, others made some games like OX game and a spot the difference, it is 間違い探し in Japanese. In addition, we were particular about the decoration outside of our room. We created wallpapers like a castle wall and tiled roofs. However it was too difficult to make them with only papers, cardboards and paint so we had to think creatively how to make them. We exhausted our own wisdom. And we made Ninja using origami to give people coming to our booth them as a gift. As a result, all exhibitions had just prepared!
During the festival, there were a lot of people regardless of age and gender so we were too busy. But the festival was succeeded! Especially the second day, many elementary school students commuting near Showa Boston came here and enjoyed our exhibitions. Some of them create a lot of Ninja stars to give their family or friends it. Moreover, we felt, however, that to explaining about Japanese culture in English was not easy. So the festival was one opportunity for us to do hard work and improve our English skills more and more.
Additionally, it was a snow day so Boston has welcomed to winter. Christmas is coming soon … .
Showa festival was hold on December 4th and 5th. We introduced about “Kawaii” culture. Kawaii culture is popular for Japanese young girls, especially who often go to Harajuku. We made the big cake and imaged the Monster café which is in Harajuku. Also, we introduced Japanese ‘Kawaii’ idols. Many people came in our room and especially American girls was interested in ‘Kawaii’. It was a good memory for us.
Hello, we are wing 10.
Showa festival was held on December 4th and 5th. Many local family and students came and experienced Japanese culture. Our theme was Super Mario, and we made it our class like Mario world. We made four games in the class. First game was to spot the differences and draw Mario. Second game was to collect point. Third game was to answer the quiz. Fourth game was to throw ball. We had prepared for Showa festival for two weeks so we were very tired, but we could enjoy with many guests. Showa festival is a great memory for us.
Last Thursday was Thanksgiving day. It is originally celebrated as a day of giving Thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. American usually eat turkey, mashed potatoes and pie on Thanksgiving day. We also ate those foods at cafeteria. It was so delicious!! Next day was black Friday and many stores discount items. We bought vest deal stuffs.
This November we went to New York by ourselves.
The purpose of this trip was eating and visiting 9.11 memorial.
We went to many restaurants and cafes, including Mogenstren’s Finest Ice Cream and Clinton Street Bakery.
At Mogenstren’s Finest Ice Cream, we could eat black ice cream.
The second day, we ate blanch at Cream and Clinton Street Bakery.
After blanch, we visited 9.11 memorial. We shouldn’t forget this memory.
Of course, we went to Times Square!
We had Thanksgiving Day for the first time. Thanksgiving Day is most important holiday for Americans. Many American people have a dinner with their family on the day, or many people travel. People usually have a special big dinner such as turkey, pies and so on. We actually ate turkey in Showa. And many stores discounted items on the weekend. So we went shopping. It was good deal!!
We enjoyed Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.