Hello! I’m Momoka from Wing9. We have only a few days left. My last volunteer at Manning Elementary School and British School will finish this week.
At Manning Elementary School, I taught origami, hiragana and janken to American kids every Tuesday and Thursday. At British School, I taught hiragana and katakana, read some books in Japanese and show some Japanese children’s story anime to the students who had Japanese parents or mother.
These volunteer were very fun and kinds are so lovely! I’ll miss them and never forget their shiny smile!
こんにちは！ボストンでの生活も残りわずか… 今週でManning Elementary SchoolとBritish Schoolでのボランティアも最後です。
Manning Elementary Schoolでは毎週火曜日、木曜日におりがみやひらがな、じゃんけんなどをアメリカ人の子供たちに教えました。British Schoolでは毎週金曜日に両親またはお母さんが日本人の子供たちにひらがなやカタカナを教えたり、日本語で読み聞かせをしたり、昔話のアニメを見せたりしました。
Hello, we are Yui, Yuna and Megumi from wing2. From last week, we started to take a class at Emmanuel College twice a week. We learn about gender issues. We really enjoy to take a class at an American college and see a new teacher. By the way, we have only 16 days until going back to Japan. Time flies so fast!!! 2 years ago, we moved to Tokyo from other prefecture and after a half year, we came to Boston. But we have been in Boston about a year and a half. We are more familiar with Boston than Tokyo! Boston is our second hometown. We’re busy to enjoy Boston, eat Boston food and buy souvenirs. We’re so happy to come to Boston as members of BLIP15 and be here for a long time.
Hello! We are Wing 9 students!
We have only 3 weeks left, so recently we tried to go out and eat delicious food. We went to Boston Burger Company and The Salty Pig to eat hamburger and pizza. Both of them were so big but not so expensive. You should try to go there. We recommend these restaurants!
Wing4 Showa blog by Nanako Fujiwara & Haruna Dotsu
Happy New Year! We are wing4.
“Coming of age” was held at Omni Parker House which is the hotel oldest in Boston.
This party is so important for us.
Because not only we were 20 years old, but we became adult.
We had good dinner such as salad, bread, meat and so on there.
“Boston Pie” is so famous at this hotel because they firstly made it.
Of course, it was so delicious!!!
After that, we danced and took a lot of pictures.
Hello!! We’re Wing 9!!
On January 6th, we celebrated coming of age!! We had a party in one of the oldest hotel in Boston, Omni Parker Hotel. We enjoyed a special meal, especially Boston cream pie. After the meal, everyone including teachers danced and it as very fun!
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!
Wing 7 Room710
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.