After 3 weeks passed, I enjoy my life in Australia. At school, I really enjoy! On Fridays, I have science class (chemistry). In Japan, I think lecture is a main part of the class. However, in Australia, I think doing experiment is the major element of its class. I was very surprised at this difference. During lunch time, my host sister Eve (Edinburgh college student) invites me and we eat lunch with her and her friends. It is a good chance to talk!! I talk a lot there. That is fun! But originally, I hesitated because many girls were there! My school in Japan is a boys' school, so I usually don't talk with girls. But on this Friday, I could talk with many girls. Of course, I talked with boys a lot more!
Last Wednesday, I had swimming carnival. I took part in the medley relay as a backstroke swimmer. Our team won the medley relay! I was very glad. And I made a lot of friends (I'm sorry I couldn't take photos with my friends except swimming carnival and last day). It is my school rules. In Australia, many senior students talk to junior students, so I usually talk with different grade students. Of course I talk with the same grade students, too. I think it is good points in Australian schools.
At home I played origami with my host sister Eve the other day. She liked origami very much. I was very happy because I brought washi and chiyogami with me to tell Japanese traditional cultures. I handed these ones to her. She looked very delighted. And we sometimes do barbecue with my host family. Barbecue (camp fire) is very traditional in Australia! I experience Australian culture every day! It is so good!
See you in 2 weeks!
Dear Mr. Kamakura,
Hello! How are you? I'm really good. I have a nice experience and it's not so hot in Australia. This is my first time to go Australia. So arriving at Australia, I am very nervous. But, I can spend a cool experience now! "Don't be shy" and "Don't be afraid" are very important to study abroad. I suggested that "keep smiling" is also important thing. I have two resolutions. First, I would like to skill up my English Conversation. Second, I would like to communicate with foreigners and enjoy every day! I would like to complete my resolutions! Arriving at Melbourne, I went to Australian McDonald's. I am very surprised that the size of hamburgers and Drink is so huge! But, I think it was just so cool! And then, I went to Edinburgh College and meet host family! My host family consists of four, father, mother, brother and sister. Host sister can ride horses and host brother can make games! In Edinburgh College, I am in the 9 grade, so math is so easy for me. English class is so difficult for me and to do assignments makes me very tired! Anyway, I am very happy to spend time there.
Hi, Mr. Kamakura.
I have come to Australia for two weeks. At first I couldn't communicate with foreigners. However, I can now communicate with foreigners better than before. My host family is very kind to me. They took me a lot of tourist resorts. For example I have been to Melbourne City twice. We went to a tennis park. I could enjoy there with my host family. But, I can't make friends well in my school in Australia. So I will try to talk to somebody from now. I want to report to you, "I made a lot of friends" next time.
Hi, Mr. Kamakura. How are you?
Sorry to send e-mail is little late. I am little busy, but I enjoy staying in Melbourne, Australia! My host family is very nice! I like talking with them. Especially, I like talking with Randolf (my host brother). We are the same age and we both like soccer and tennis. I share the same room with him. Last weekend, I went to Melbourne city with my host family. We rode BIG Ferris wheel. We enjoyed the beautiful view. After coming back home, I made so-men for them. I think it was like Hiyasi-chuka. But my host family liked it. I was happy because Rocky (host brother) ate a second helping. I will make other Japanese food tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. And every Saturday, I go to a gym to play badminton with my host brother and his friends. To play badminton is little difficult for me, but I enjoy playing.
At Nunawading Christian College, I also made some friends. But I don't have many friends. I go to school by train. It is very slow and always late. But I like riding the train. This is because I can talk with my Australian friends on the train. I like talking with them.
Hi, Mr. Kamakura. How is it going? I arrived in Australia. I have had a lot of fun in Australia. I have been learning more about Australia and English, for example, culture. There is little water in Australia, so I have to take a shower within four minutes! But I can take two showers, in the morning and at night. I also enjoy having time with my host family. My host family took me car movie theater on January 31, 2016. We watched Daddy's home. It was a funny movie. I laughed a lot there. I will continue to study hard. See you soon.
Hello, Mr. Kamakura. How are you?
I am very happy because my host family is very kind and I had many interesting events during the last two weeks! On the first weekend, I watched rodeo!! This was my first time to watch rodeo. Many cowboys and cowgirls ride the bulls! It was very interesting! Then I visited my grandparents' house. Grandfather played the piano for me for two hours!! I was surprised that he has five bands! He is a good player. Last week was interesting, too. On Friday, I had swimming carnival! I joined the relay and I swam free style. We got the 2nd place! I was tired but it was fun. On Saturday, I visited my host mother's brother's house. His house is a good place, because it's in the countryside. The smell was fresh and there are lots of animals like Kangaroos and many kinds of bird... I could relax. We enjoyed BBQ and talking with the family! It was great! Sunday was my host family's dog's birthday. His name is Leroy. He is just one year old, but he is as big as me! He is very cute.
I am enjoying school life, too! The classes are very difficult to understand, but I understand a little like math, SOSE and science. I want to be able to understand all subjects! Also, I made ten or more new friends !! But I don't have any "girl" friends... During lunch time, I enjoy playing soccer, basketball and talking with friends! Heritage College is a good school!! I appreciate my host parents, too! Thank you!
See you. From N.S.
Hello. How are you? I'm good. I am very happy because I have made four friends. I'll introduction about especially closer friends. They are Seth and Shown. They are brothers. They are fun to be with. They can play some sports and make me smile by saying joke. I'm always playing with them.
Hi, Mr. KAMAKURA! How are you?
I enjoy Australian life. Host mother is so kind. Every morning, my mother makes breakfast for me. It's so good! She is a real chef!
I went to party twice! First party was my mother's sister's daughter's birthday party. Second party was so funny and crazy party. Chef of this party was mother. She was working so hard.
I make friends in NCC. In NCC students are very friendly, so I can make friends without any troubles. I have friends who come home together. One of the friends who is a girl can speak Japanese well.
Once a week, we have sports festival. They are so exciting to me! Last week, I went to play table tennis. Now I can play table tennis every Friday! I'm so happy. At school, I am making friends gradually.
See you in two weeks! From H.O.
How is it going? I am good now.
Three weeks have passed since we left Japan. I made 3 friends and they are 3 close friends now! I can't believe it because I am a quiet guy! I will talk a lot and make more friends as much as I can.
By the wa, speaking about host family, they are good people, too. My host parents are kind, friendly. And my host brother＆sister are kind as well. Sometimes, my family takes out me somewhere, like a soccer match! I went to a soccer game yesterday with my father, brother, father's friend, and my family's relatives. So, do not worry about me. Everything is getting good now.
Sincerely yours, D.A.