Category Archives: Japan

Sounds

Okay so today I have for you sounds which are made by diffrent things!

let’s go!

 

Dog:

Cat:

Chicken:

Train:

Wind:

Rain:

Elephant:

Munch:

Japanese:

Wan Wan

Nya Nya

Koke kokko

Gatan Gaton

Byu Byu

Para Para / Za za za (hard rain)

Pao-n

myusha myusha

Polish:

Hau Hau

Miau Miau

Kokoko

Tu tu tu tu

Wiuu wiuu / szzuuuu szzuuuu

Kap kap kap

Trutututuuu

chrup chrup

Tell us in comments below how to act this things in your language! <3

 

 

 

Fashion

i want to tell you guys about japanese fashion!
as you know, many kinds of styles are popular in japan. I like western style!! my favorite fashion bands are GAP, FOREVER 21, and many haha
We have mainly two types of books called “Aomoji kei” and “Akamoji kei”.
“Aomoji kei” is like this.

Aomoji Kei

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Aomoji keiand “Akamoji kei” is like this.

Akamoji kei
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 you may know “Aomoji kei” as Kyally pamyupamyu.

i think japanese tend not to wear clothes which like this. haha
and we seldom wear dress. Even if i have someone’s birthday party, i don’t wear dress, just normal or a little bit fashionable clothes! haha

~Minako

I (Kate) just wanna say that wearing dresses and skirts is common in Poland, every day I can see girls in dresses on school corridor, of course not every girl at my age wears it but most do this. I love wearing dresses ;)

 

Leggings with strange and funny motives on are popular now.

~Kate

 

 

Valentines Day

Today is lovers day,
I think in many countries we celebrate this in different ways.

Valentines day

In Poland it’s kind a commercial holiday, there is many hearts around the streets, in shops are baloons and ads asking “Have you bought present for your true love?” I don’t like it at all,

In my school we have “Valentines Post Office” we can send a letter with romantic poem to our love from other class.
My friends also give to their girlfriends or boyfriends small gift, card or chocolates (But girls are not always happy when get chocolates “We will become fat!” some could say ;)  )
I think many couples is going for romantic walk or dinner, sometimes watch a movie in the cinema or at home.

I think I should say that we don’t send letters and give gifts only to our loves, It’s common to send it to your best friend. I recived a valentines gift from my good friend Ania and I sent to her something too.

~Kate

In Japan, of course couples celebrate Valentine’s Day. if you have a boyfriend, i think you will definitely give chocolate to him.
but we have another way how to spend this day! i think it is a little weird. some students exchange chocolates, cookies or something even among friends, no boys! i haven’t give it to guys for a few years, because i don’t have any guy who i like! haha
so i made many chocolates and cookies for my friends yesterday! and then, i exchange them each other at school (: everything i was given looked nice and was really good!!!
i didn’t take some pictures of them sry!

we have ‘White day’ on March in japan.

Valentine’s Day is a day when normally girls give chocolates to boys, and White Day is a day boys give something to girls in return!
~Minako

Gdy cię nie widzę, nie wzdycham, nie płaczę,
Nie tracę zmysłów, kiedy cię zobaczę;
Jednakże gdy cię długo nie oglądam,
Czegoś mi braknie, kogoś widzieć żądam;
I tęskniąc sobie zadaję pytanie:
Czy to jest przyjaźń? czy to jest kochanie?

[A. Mickiewicz]
When I can’t see you, I don’t sight nor cry,
I don’t loose my mind when you are so far
But when I don’t meet you too long time,
I miss something, I want to see someone;
And missing I’m asking:
Is it friendship? or is it love?
[translation: Kate]

 

 
 

Schools #1

Today we are going to write about schools :)

There was small holiday in Poland and in Japan too, because of Christmas and New Year,
so with ‘new energy and smile on the face’ we can go to school and write something about it, haha

In Poland we don’t wear uniforms at all! In primary school we can wear what ever we want to. In Secondary school we can wear what we want but only in “School colours” that means we can wear just blue, white, grey and black to school.

Ofcourse there is few schools where students have to wear uniforms.
On Friday we have “Colorful day”. That day we can wear every colour! And every 13th day of month we have an event, that everybody who will have e.g Santas Hat won’t be ask on the lesson. It’ really fun ^^

On Monday we have to wear white shirts and ties

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The longest break has20 minutes, we can eat lunch made at home or from school canteen. I usually have some fruits like banana and apple or a sandwich.

My school has just 3 floors,

my schoolone small and one big gym, ‘mirrors’ gym with big balls and many mirrors to do fitness and big playing field

We also have cloakroom, I hate it cuz there isn’t enough space for everybody and it’s a little dangerous when all school finish lessons at the same time.

Cloakroom

 

Minako wrote that they clean their classrooms. In Poland we just make a mess, during the lessonse and on the breaks!   Hahaha

~Kate

Most Japanese schools have uniforms. Some schools has no uniform, but i think it is rare.
school of my friend does not have one, but she wears uniform. in japan, there are some shops that we can buy uniforms. there are many kinds of uniforms there! she buys there.
i wanted to buy some stuff there, but my school does not allow to wear the others ); haha…

School Uniforms - Japan

 

Minakos School Uniform

in lunch time, i guess many students have their own “obento” or school lunch at school.

and i think this is really different point from foreigns’ school is that japanese students clean school ourselves after school or long break time every day. i hate it xb lol

and my school have 7 floors! it is like a building. haha

Minako School
the swimming pool is on the 7th floor, and the gym is across from my school. lol we have only 10 min break times, so it is a little bit hard to get the gym or swimming pool, and wear swim suit and gym suit! xD

~Minako

So it’s first school post!
Write in comments what do you think is the best in our schools and how it is in your school!

sushi in Japan #1

Japanese often eat sushi. I’ve heard from Kate that in Poland, there are some myths about sushi. So I’m going to tell you about sushi in Japan(:

First, there are many conveyor belt sushi shops in Japan. We can eat them only 100 yen (;
i don’t know if there are such shops in other countries though

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Second, do you eat them with wasabi? There are wasabi between rice and ‘neta’. (we call stuff like salmon, tuna, etc “neta”)
and mix wasabi into soy sauce. it is really good!!

Recently rare menus have increased.Ffor example corns or avocado on rice. Of course there is natto sushi xD They seem to be a little strange, but the tastes are so nice!

 

How is it to have a talk Japan-Poland on Skype?

Few days ago, with Minako we were talking on Skype.

We were talking about 25 minutes.

There wasn’t problems like “-Hello! *5 seconds long break* -Hi! *5 sec.* -How are you?? *5 sec* -What did you say?? ;)

But fewtimes we lost connection and I didn’t hear everything what Minako says :(

Although we were really nervous at the end it wasnt so hard :)

I hope we will talk often!

~Kate, Kasia (Poland)

I love You

Do You often say to your parents “I love You”?

My grandma said that in Poland it wasn’t popular to say ‘I love You’ to parents. It has became popular few years ago. Now  teenagers say it to parents. Especially when they want something e.g money ;)

~Kate, Kasia (Poland)

I know most foreigners say that, but for Japanese it is a little weird!
I haven’t said that to my parents recently. Japanese, especially teenagers don’t say that because we think we are embarrassed!!

~Minako (Japan)

Ear piercing

With Minako we were talking about her new ear-piercing, and we realized that ways we piercing ears in Poland and Japan are different :-)

In Poland we usually go to the beautician and she uses special piercing gun but a few people do it themselves at home. They usually use venflon, needel or their old ear-ring.

In Japan some people go to the hospital that’s not really big though. others use stuff like a gun and do it themselves. this stuff is basically disposable, but many people use it repeatedly^^

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Write in comments how to get a pierced hole in your country, what do you use to get it, and how much does it cost! ;-)