Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey - Week 1 Day 1

Thursday 15 December 2016

Task - 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.

I chose Japan because:

  • Most of our cars a made from there
  • They have square melons and we have round ones
  • Japan was in WW1 (World war one)  from 1914 to 1918.
  • One of the buildings has a drive through in it and New Zealand doesn’t have one.


  1. Hi Caroline,
    I never knew that Japan had a building that had a drive through inside the building, that is really mind blowing. I hope you continuously blog during the holidays.
    Keep it up!

  2. Hi Caroline,

    Welcome to the Summer Learning Journey programme. I am so excited that you have joined us this year!! I love that you've chosen to learn about Japan. It is a fascinating country. I had the chance to live in Japan for a year (teaching English) and I loved it! I must admit that I never had the chance to go through the 'drive through building' but it sounds pretty cool. Do you remember where, in Japan, the building is located?

    Keep up the great work! I'm really looking forward to blogging with you over the summer :)

    Cheers, Rachel

    P.S. Awesome commenting Saveu!

  3. Hello there Caroline,

    Nice choice! Japan is a wonderful country. Like how you have more than just 2 reasons to visit your chosen country, I especially like the reason that Japans watermelons are transformed into a square instead of a circle.

    Great work and I Hope you explore more about Japan, keep it up!


    1. It really is quite strange to think that some of the melons are square-shaped and some are circular, isn't it? I remember seeing the melons for the first time when I was living in Japan and I was really shocked!

      I was also shocked by the size of the apples. Some of them were so big that I couldn't even hold them with two hands. They were practically the size of my head!

      I hope that you will continue to blog and to post such interesting facts, Caroline. I love Japan and can't wait to learn more!

      All the best,


  4. Nice work caroline! I love your reasons why you choice that country! Nice work keep it up!

  5. Hi Caroline,

    The country you picked is really interesting and I would love to go to Japan to!. It's really mind blowing that they have square watermelons and that one of there buildings has a drive through.

    Nice Work Keep it up!

  6. Hi Caroline,

    What an interesting first blog! Welcome to the Summer Learning Journey, 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 think Japan is one of the most interesting countries and cultures in the world. I would love to visit there one day! How weird is it though that they have square melons? How do you think they grow them like that?

    I liked your fact about the building with the drive through in it, what building is that? I'd love to see a picture because it sounds interesting.

    Keep up the great work Caroline, your blog looks like it will be super interesting. I'm looking forward to following your learning journey over the next four weeks :-) Hopefully one day we'll both get the chance to visit Japan for real!