Hello Ten-ei Village! The home of very welcoming people and the place with fun treasure. What did we do here? Oh! Too many to mention, but let’s try to sum it up by starting from the snow mountains of Ten-ei Ski Resort.
We started by taking on the open cable ride to go uphill of the starting line for the snowboarding trail. Upon reaching our superb snowboard instructor gave us a short instruction on what to do with the activity. As starters, we line up in group and five snowboarders at a time to go snowboard down the track.
Well, we noticed that while snowboarding, your leg and body angle is very important. Your body should be 90 degrees from the snowboard so the control of your speed will be easier. However, if you want to speed up you can lie down making your body at 180 degrees angle. Doing this, you must beware not to hit the snowboarders ahead of you, worst of all hit the tree. The snowboarding part is super awesome and cool.
After the cool snowboarding experience, everybody was hungry so we gathered altogether inside the resort and sat near the fireplace to warm ourselves and warm our stomachs with the most delicious noodles.
When our meals are all done and stomachs are all full, the ski resort staff prepared a snow game for us. The objective of the game is to estimate and put in a plastic bag at least 1 kilogram of snow, whoever will be successful will of course bring home a wonderful prize courtesy of Ten-ei Ski Resort.
Everyone was happy, and this memory of hospitality from Ten-ei people, the warm welcome and the exchange of culture will always be in our hearts. Thank you and until we meet again!
On the last day of our stay in British Hills, administrators and staff prepared a ceremony for all of us in order to recognize our students’ active participation as well as the support of the accompanying teachers and parent. Not only that, during this ceremony students who made an excellent performance in the speech skills were also recognized like as follows;
Tam “The Steve Jobs” who talked about “Cancer’.
Pond “The Elon Musk” who made the comparison between “Human & Robots”.
Jinny “The Newscaster” who explained the causes of ‘Obesity”.
Poosila “The Cool Protege” who boasted on “The Making of his Science Project”.
In addition, certificates were also awarded to the rest of the group followed by the exchange of “Gratitude” from both parties the “NMK & British Hills”. The warm welcome they have shown was remarkable and flawless and they did perform a great job in every aspect of the program.
Thank you so much British Hills and hope to see you again in the upcoming NMK International Journey.
Today, our students learned about Culture and Manners with T. Moja.
The class started with the classic brainstorming and moving onwards to class grouping. After the whole one hour, music class followed then lunch.
We had a short meeting by 1pm for some short briefing on schedule and activities.
But, students were in a hurry because they needed to be in front of the Manor House to bid fare the well to their Japanese buddies.
It was such a snowy good bye and till they meet again on line.
In the afternoon, students paired and grouped with Japanese Buddies in an outdoor British Hills adventure.
Each pair roam around looking for clues and answers.
It was such a happy experience for the students. Not only that they learned English, they also gained new friends.
Today is a snowy day. Little fractals are everywhere. Its super cold ❄. But doesn’t stop the students from playing.
Making snow balls and throwing on each other is way funnier when they know it’s snow.
Because of the snow destruction, the students were 5 minutes late from their class. And their teacher was waiting, they have to Skype call us to remind of the class.
One of the amenities provided by British Hills is the cloak resembling Harry Potter. And we were lucky to be provided with one for we got the chance to wear it and feel like it was in the movie.
Not only that, we dine in the refectory which added more to the spice.
Take note, dining in is one of the best of the many bests because it feels like a festive atmosphere.
Therefore, dining in British Hills is always grand and festive.
After a long and winding road we finally arrived at our destination, the British Hills, the 🇬🇧 on top of Fukushima. Upon our entrance, we are awed with the terrific and beautiful view of the area. See for yourself.
As we entered we saw the galant walkway covered in white and all of us uttered our wows as we saw the British Hills staff lined in row waiting for our arrival with a waiving and welcoming smile.
Right then, we deposited our bags and head for the group by group check-in and orientation.
We were also welcomed by the British Hills director who gave us his welcome speech, which in return we gave him a token of appreciation.
Afterwards, we head on to the Manor Tour which we got the chance to look around the 👑 and 👑 style bedrooms.
As we finished the arrival activities we completed it with our own version of pose by the snow.
As we got on the bus we head to British Hills Fukushima. On the road we stopped for breakfast.
And right after the meal, we moved on to our next stop where we learned to make Daruma Dolls along with the Japanese teachers.
They taught us the step by step way of painting the Daruma Doll.
Not only that, they even emphasized the importance of drying off the Daruma.
After drying, the drawing of the 👁🗨 comes next but they said before drawing the eye the painter must make a wish, then begin drawing the left eye of the Daruma.
And if your wish will come true then you get to paint the right 👁🗨 of the Daruma. It was indeed an incredible experience for all of us.
Upon arrival at Haneda Airport we queued in for immigration, there was a long line but not much of waiting time.
Then the 🛃 custom declaration lane., where we have to fill up some forms and such.
And finally upon arriving at the exit we meet our amiable British Hills contact teachers, Mr. Wataru and Teacher John.
We took pictures for welcome memory and head on to the bus to go to British Hills Fukushima.
Suvarnabhumi Airport : At the meeting point where everyone was early. Family and friends altogether waiting for the travelers to check in.
After checked in, a short briefing was given to students about taking care of boarding pass, passport control and other necessary reminders.
Taking advantage of the pause while waiting for the boarding time.
Our flight to Hong Kong CX654. And upon arrival we took some rest stroll inside Hong Kong International Airport. Not only that, some students went on shopping with sone goodies.
Well, so much after the stroll we hit on taking the HK Airport Shuttle Bus that will take us to our Boarding gate.
And up up and away going to 🇯🇵.