Capstone 2019: Student Voices
TIS parent Adriana Burrola interviewed Liam and Sofia on the train to Sapporo –
What has been the most exciting experience of the sightseeing tour in Hokkaido?
Liam – “What I liked the most about the tour in Hokkaido was making origami with the origami sensei in Sapporo. I liked the challenge of transforming a regular piece of paper into something amazing. I also liked learning how to make an origami snowflake while I was on the train to Sapporo. My least favorite thing was going to the morning seafood market in Hakodate because I didn’t like the smell and I didn’t like seeing the fish ground up and just being dead laying out. However, I got to see and show my friends a 72.6 pound octopus.”
Sofia – “Capstone has been an amazing experience and a blessing for my life! My favorite part has been to meet the Tanaka family and to live at their home for a few days. I also enjoyed walking to school with Haley everyday. I loved school because I had a great teacher and because I was able to make wonderful friends. About the sightseeing tour in Hokkaido, I can say that there have been so many exciting moments. I enjoyed taking the train from Tokyo to Hakodate. The bullet train was really fast and it went under the ocean! Another exciting moment was when I met with my mom and dad at the hotel in Hakodate. I also liked it when we made our music box. It was really relaxing and fun. I chose yellow and blue sand, two tiny glass tulips, and a dog figurine to decorate my music box. I have also enjoyed eating all the yummy food, but my favorite was the matcha ice cream shaped like a rose. My least favorite thing was seeing the gokko fish at the morning market.”