Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Mitchell - Summer learning journey Day # 19 - Planes,Trains and Automobiles!

Hi bloggers. Today is my last day in Japan before I fly over back to New Zealand tomorrow. I will really miss Japan and blogging! Anyways let's continue with Day 19! 
Activity 1 - Transportation
I have been asked to imagine that the neighbouring was 30 kilometres away.  There are a number of beautiful villages and interesting things to see along the way. I have four options for this trip. I can take a:
  1. Train – 25 minute ride; No stops along the way; $12 for the trip (return)
  2. Bus – 45 minute ride; Two stops along the way to look at interesting villages; $8 for the trip (return)
  3. Scooter – 1 hour ride; Unlimited number of stops; $5 for the trip (return)
  4. Image result for biking in japanBicycle – 2 hour ride; Unlimited number of stops but there are some hills along the way; $1 (return)
On my blog I have to tell you which of these options would I choose from. The option I have decide to choose was number 4. I would choose a bike because it is very cheap and I love biking. I have also chosen to ride a Bicycle because you get to view at the beautiful villages on the way! I would love to bring a camera to take nice snapshots! Image attribution: http://www.survivingnjapan.com/2011/09/about-cycling-and-biking-in-japan.html

Activity 2 - Vehicles
Image result for hendo hoverboardI have just finished watching a video named "Amazing vehicles" I have been asked to tell you which was my favourite one. I have chosen the Hover board. I liked it because you get to stand up and ride like you are floating in the air. Also If I don't feel like walking I would just get on my hover board. Image attribution: http://nerdist.com/its-finally-here-a-hoverboard-you-might-actually-buy/

Bonus - Great trail

The Canadian government has decided to build the longest walking trail in the world. It is 15 000 miles long and travels around Canada. For this activity, we are drawing inspiration from this walking trail and thinking about our own footprints. I have been asked to create a digital footprint on DrawIsland Tool and draw a footprint with our name and the name of the country on it. After we can decorate it as much as we want! 
Thanks for reading
By Mitchell.M
P.S I had really fun times in Japan and also learning about the country. I will miss you Japan. Sayonara - Goodbye (さようなら) , Mitchell.


  1. Hi Mitchell,

    I have to agree with you, the 4th option seemed the best! It would be a great experience with potentially lots of breathtaking views!

    Your picture is also very great! I love the design!

    Keep it up!

  2. Hi Mitchell and Iisa,

    I have to agree with both of you! I love to go biking and, amazingly, the picture of the bike that you posted Mitchell looks exactly the same as the bike that I had when I lived in Japan. It is the same shape, same colour and same make. It even has the same basket on the front and 'trapdoor' on the back. I love it! Seeing the picture brought back so many memories that I have of biking around Nagano City when I lived and worked there as an English teacher.

    I must admit that there were days in Nagano when I would have loved to have a hover board. It often snowed in the city (in the middle of winter) so it could get a little bit tricky to bike. A hover board might have saved my legs from having to work so hard trying to move a push bike through mounds of snow!

    Nice work with this blog post, Mitchell. It's hard to believe that you have only one day left to go in the journey. How amazing is that?!

    I'll look forward to reading your final post as soon as you get time to log back on and blog.

    Until then,

    Rachel :)

  3. Hi Mitchell!

    It's nearly time to go back to school! I just wanted to stop by one more time to wish you all the very best for this year. You have a great attitude towards learning and doing your best, and that will help you succeed in life wherever you are. It has been really cool getting to know you and reading all your blogs, and I hope you continue to be yourself and keep doing your best this year.

    Kia kaha, you've really proven that you are in control of your own learning and can really pull off some amazing work when you want to.