– August 19, 2019
Today, I learned about Aboriginal culture. Firstly, I learned about buildings. There are various buildings in Australia. For example, Q1, a high-rise apartment, Parramatta and Government House built in 1800. I found that there are both new buildings and old ones in Australia.
Secondly, I learned about food. It is different from Japan, especially about BBQ. Most people in Japan enjoy BBQ in summer, but Australian people enjoy it every weekend. I’m surprised at this.
Thirdly, I learned about boomerangs. A boomerang is painted in various designs. They express Aboriginal mythology, Dreamtime stories. That left a strong impression on me.
I found that Aboriginal culture has come down to us in this class.
I am enjoying this study abroad program!
(A.T., M3 girl)
Today, we learned about Aboriginal dot painting, Australian buildings and cuisines. Aboriginal dot paintings were created to tell stories about their Dreamtime spirits, so I thought I would draw on my boomerang painting that has a story. However, I could only use dots. Therefore, it was hard.
Next, I studied Australian famous buildings and food. I will write one thing that I was impressed with. My English teacher, Mrs. Bonica, showed us Vegemite. Because I didn’t have water, I didn’t try it, but most of my classmates said that it was not tasty. I think Japanese are not used to eating Vegemite.
Finally, the central part of Australia is mostly deserted, and some Aboriginal people live there. I felt Japanese transportation is very developed.
(R.S., M3 boy)