Friday, December 16, 2016

The country I choice was.... Day 1 Activity 1 week 1 Summer learning Journey!

Activity 1
After you have read the quick facts about each place you must choose ONE country that you would like to ‘visit.’ On your blog post the name of the country and tell us why you have chosen to visit it. Please give, at least, two reasons for choosing the country.

The Country I choice was…..

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The 3 reasons why is…
1. I would love to experience and the differences between New Zealand and Japan.
2. Japan is the most creative and Beautiful place I have ever seen.
3. My last reason is that, most of the stuff in japan like beautiful buildings,beautiful blossom trees, festivals and more doesn't assists over in New Zealand. If I had a chance seeing them it will be a great honor!
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  4. Hi Lusia,

    I really like your reasons to why you choose to visit Japan. In fact Japan is a beautiful country, don't you think? Anyways I would like to ensure you that maybe you should reread your writing to see if it makes sense before posting it to your blog.

    Great work and keep it up!

    1. Hi Von (and Lusia!),

      You had made a really important point, here. I sometimes write my post and then forget to carefully read it over before clicking 'publish.' It's so important that we take the time to ensure that we are posting our best, most positive, thoughtful, helpful and high quality comments!

      This is a great reminder :)



    2. Thanks,Yep I usually post them and when I reread them it doesn't make sense. Thanks for the reminder Von!

  5. Hi Lusia,

    Oh! I am so happy that you have chosen to go to Japan. It is truly one of the most spectacular countries that I have ever visited. It's quite different from New Zealand. The language, food and customs are particularly unique. I must admit that I found it difficult, at first, to get used to the food in Japan. They eat a lot of raw fish and rice-based dishes and I wasn't used to that. After awhile it became quite normal, however, and I love sushi, to do this day, as a result of my year living in Japan.

    I lived in a place called Nagano City. It was about 2 hours by bullet train (Shinkansen) from Tokyo. We had a beautiful temple in our city that looked a lot like the one that you have posted in your blog of Mt Fuji (the top photo).

    I can't wait to read more of your posts and to learn more about Japan as I go.

    Awesome job, Lusia. Keep up the great effort :)


  6. Thank you so much for the feedback from you Rachel!
    And wow! You lived in Nagano city, My aunt lives in Japan.She is teaching english there, she loves it!She also was taught by this lady to speak fluent japanese. she always speak japanese to these random people in shops than this funny moment happen. They were so shocked so they sometimes stare for a few seconds and speak back! Hahahaha what a strange weird thing huh?!
    Have a great Xmas and a happy new year with your family and yourself!

    Lusia Pahulu

  7. Hi Lusia! I really enjoyed reading this. I have always wanted to go to Japan! Keep up the great work! xx

  8. Kia ora Lusia,

    Welcome to the Summer Learning Journey! We are so excited to blog with you over the next four weeks. My name is Dan, and I'm working alongside Rachel and Mark over the summer. I'm lucky enough to be able to read your blogs and I'll be leaving comments as I go. If you want to reply to my comments then please do! I'd love to know what you think, or if you have any questions, feel free to ask away.

    I completely agree with you, I think Japan is an incredibly interesting country. I would love to visit one day and experience their culture. Quite a few of my friends have been there and they all absolutely loved it, but Rachel was right - sometimes different cultures can take some getting used to!

    How long has your Aunt been teaching in Japan for? I'm interested in teaching overseas one day and learning new languages. It's so important to keep an open mind about different countries and cultures, so I am really looking forward to reading all about your Summer Learning Journey through Japan.

    You have really made a great start on your blog Lusia, it's wonderful to see such positive feedback from you :-)

    Keep up the good work!


    1. Thank you so much for your commenting and feedback my aunt has been teaching there i think over 1 or 2 years! I really think that Summer learning journey has inspired me to blog soo much in the holidays and also I think that Summer learning journey has also made my writing skills to improve also by the way I really think this is soo much fun doing the blogging! Summer learning journey also improved my cubersmart in learning! Have a great holiday and a merry xmas!

    2. Hi Lusia!

      You're most welcome. It has been so much fun reading everyone's blogs so far, I'll be trying to keep up with all of yours over the Christmas holidays :-)

      It's great to see so many people commenting on your blogs Lusia, and I am super impressed with how you reply to everyone too! Keep up the amazing work!

      Happy holidays,

    3. P.S. That's so cool about your Aunt! It sounds like she is really enjoying life in Japan. Maybe you could too one day!
      It's awesome to hear how much you are enjoying the Summer Learning Journey programme, because all of us who get to read and comment are certainly enjoying it too :-)
      Projects like these are great tools to help us develop our writing and language skills, as well as learning about unique places like Japan.

      I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, and I hope you can keep blogging over the holidays!


  9. Hi Lusia!
    Just catching up on some of your blog posts - awesome to see that you chose Japan! I have been there once and would love to go there again some day! It is indeed a beautiful country, and very different to NZ.

    Can't wait to read more about Japan on your blog!