Expedition reflection

The activity that can be useful in my real life is mountain biking. This activity was thrilling so my comfort zone expanded by experiencing riding on a mountain bike. Also rafting was scary because when you go down the little waterfall, it’s so scary when the boat bends. And in rock climbing, when you go up the wall and look down, it’s scary knowing how high you are. By these activities, my comfort zone expanded and in your real life, I’m now able to challenge to new things. Some time, I want to try bungee jumping because I don’t feel frightened when I jump off from the cliff to the river. After experiencing fun and thrilling things I think I will have a bigger comfort zone and I can try new things in my life.

Dragon Days


Designing our project was…
A new experience.
Reasons I liked working with my group
My team mates were positive and smiling.
ATL skills that I used well
Great moments along the way
Recording in the rain, but had a good attitude.
One thing I learned from another group
There are less people in the community group than long time ago.
Next time, I will
Collaborate with my teammates more.
Something awesome that I contributed
Being the person who tries to get people coming in our table.

My koto concert reflection

1. What were my areas of focus? How much did I improve on them? What was effective about my preparation? What worked best? Why?

My areas of focus was to do the sa—-rarinn correctly. I practiced slowly on that bit at my home. I did sa—-rarinn quickly as well so that was effective at the concert. Playing the same part again and again worked the best because I could remember the part and I can play it smoothly.

2. How might I have worked differently to better prepare? What will I do differently next time?

I would play the difficult bit again and again until I remembered it so that I can play the bit without looking the sheet music. I will try to not look at the sheet music too much wast I’m playing.

3. Your overall impressions of your class’ performance. How did you do as a group (positive aspects, areas to improve)? For you individually – how did you do? Did you meet your expectations? What went well? and what will you work on for next time?

The actual performance was quite fast. As a group, everyones timing was good. Individually, my left finger was broken so I was anxious of damaging my finger but at the concert, it went well. My expectation was to match the pulling with all of us together. What I want to work on for next time is sa—-rarinn. This is because I’m not good at sa—rarinn and I want to be good at playing that bit.




What caused the industrial revolution and how?

The thing that caused the industrial revolution is new transportation net work and new technology inventions. These things are started by a one invention and using that technology and make some thing new. For example, a man called Richard Arkwright invented a new transportation network and that made lots of people move quickly and easily so people used that technology to make new inventions. And the steam engines are the same and it used water and coal to move the engine. This is the answer of what caused the industrial revolution.File_000 (1)

my puppet show reflection

Q.1 How did you interest the audience with your voice and your puppet move?

I impressed the audience by jumping over the shark’s back with hopping movement. By my voice, I did a bit high voice for a rabbit noise.

Q.2 My best skill was…. because….

My best skill was turning the puppet 180° around so that I can show the rabbit’s skin came off. This movement shows the rabbit’s skin is of. I made the rabbit 180° has nice skin and other 180° is skin off rabbit. This was my best skill.

Q.3 I need to improve…. because….

I need to improve on not pausing speaking wast I’m doing the movement of my puppet. This is because I was concentrating on moving the puppet and not thinking much at saying the script.


My koto melody post

I made my arrangement for my melody by thinking by my self and help from my teachers. First arrangement that I made is sukui. When I use sukui, the note before will be clean and ready for the next note. Second arrangement that I did is hikiiro. Hikiiro is a bit difficult skill but the note that you do hikiiro will get the sound in different tone. Last arrangement is using my left hand and the way you do it is use just your left hand and play only one note.  The bit that was difficult is playing the last bit with the left hand gently. Playing this part gently is not just play it quietly but play quieter one note at a time. I fixed this by practice this bit lots of times than other parts.

Pig eye dissection

I did a dissection of a pig eye and I took some photos so I’m going to show them.

This is called the lens. Lens helps the eye to focus on an object that you see.

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This part that looks like a tube is the optic nerve. When you see an object, the image goes through the optic nerve and goes to your brain and tells you what you are looking at.

Pig eye

These parts are difficult to see but it’s the Iris, Pupil and Retina. These parts helps keeping the eye balanced.

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My koto video: Rokudan

My koto rokudan video is here.

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I think line 1 is more difficult. This is because it has some unusual tuyooshi and difficult to press.

My goal for getting good at this part is pressing the string more quickly. I think this will help me playing more


I have 3 bits to practice more on line 1 and 2. the first bit is sarasara bit. How to fix this bit is count the beat until you go to string No.6. Second bit is play the tuyo-oshi bit smoothly. This is the bit that you press string No.6 and 4. The way you practice this is you get ready quickly for the next tuyo-oshi. The last bit that I need to practice is play the shan smoothly. I can practice this by lifting my hand up.