Thu 3 Jul, 2003 03:52 pm
What do you prefer for summer vacations?
Some people head right to the beach. It is soothing, but I get bored in one week.
Others, like myself, prefer to visit cities (history, museums, dancing, seeing different people and cultures).
Others yet, like the countryside. Mountain hiking, ecotourism, or laying around in a non polluted athmosphere.
What's your take?
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Thu 3 Jul, 2003 03:57 pm
I live one block from the ocean
and even though I don't visit it often, I wouldn't like living too far away from it.
Wide-open spaces and mountains are great, too. but just for a visit. (I'm deathly afraid of heights.)
Thu 3 Jul, 2003 04:10 pm
I enjoy all three types of vacations. Cruises are nice, because you need to unpack and repack only once. Cruises also privdes the ability to visit different countries on the same cruise, but they are usually limited to cities not far from the sea. Cruises also provide on-board entertainment daily, and there's never a shortage of food. Country vacations are okay, but I wouldn't want to spend two weeks out in the country to relax. I enjoy visiting places like the Grand Canyon, the Fjords, Alaska, national parks, game parks, and gardens. My favorite places for vacation are cities with good museums, good theater, and good food. That's the reason London is one of my favorite destinations; they have it all. The only problem in London is the high cost of lodging and food. On my recent visit to London, a cup of coffee and one donut costs about US$5.00. We can get the same thing at home for $2.00 or less. One of the nice things about London is that most of the famous museums are free. Cities are fascinating places, because you can actually mingle with the people in different countries, eat and drink their food, see how the people live by visiting their stores and markets, visit their museums, and possibly make new friendships. I love them all. c.i.
Thu 3 Jul, 2003 06:22 pm
I don't take summer vacations. The city I live in is wonderful in the summer, and people and their children are GONE! Why would I want to follow them anywhere.
I wait until school is back in, and then I go away.
I prefer not to 'do' much on vacation. Relax, read, sleep, swim, walk the dogs. So anywhere that allows me to do those things work. Best of all? A few days with hamburger and mrs. hamburger. They live in a great community - people go there to vacation all the time - the architecture is great, the climate is a bit mellower than here, and the people are soooooooo nice!
I voted for "countryside". my idea of a perfect vacation is sitting on a mountain in quiet meditation or doing Tai Chi, communing with nature, touching the earth. Of course, having a Starbucks nearby would be nice, too. LOL.
Fri 4 Jul, 2003 07:53 pm
I've lived for most of my life by the Pacific Ocean, well, within a mile or so, but spent time by the Hudson River and Lake Michigan as a child, which is to say that is where my parents lived, thus me too.
I always feel a little claustrophobic away from the ocean, but that doesn't affect my choice of vacation.
First of all, I am drawn to great cities I haven't seen (most) and then great cities I have seen and would like to see again (some). I love walking cities, and many are walkable. Given that life is short, these are my first choices.
I like mountains well enough, though I have never gotten into hiking vacations, mountaineering, skiing, mountain biking. and in any case, my town is surrounded by richly forested mountains, and I move through them all the time, usually in the car but sometimes wandering around on foot.
I like land though, as land. looking at it from above, in plan or plane view,
moving through it, through different cultures, which towns and villages really are..little microcosmic cultures. and different microclimates. I am interested in land use over time. why, when looking out of a plane window, such and such a place didn't get developed even now. (mosquitoes. floods? malaria and enemies and hilltowns. )
So, while I like cities, I also like to move through the space of a country. The closer you are to moving on foot (I feel), the more the place becomes "yours" or if not yours, that you are connected to it - but I like cars and trains too.
I like seeing how countryside and city work together, or don't, as is more usual.
I love food, and like to eat in wonderful restaurants that have tipico food, not necessarily gourmet, but I often like those too.
Beach, I stopped that long ago, I would go bananas baking on a beach now. I would also go bananas on a cruise ship. I might have to jump off and be eaten by sharks. Well, different strokes for different folks.
Fri 4 Jul, 2003 07:57 pm
we enjoy our summers in our garden(watching the flowers AND WEEDS grow and checking to see when we can pick the first veggies - some really small zuccinis should be ready for a stirfry next week - snowpeas and yellow and purple beans are also coming along nicely). in the afternoon we like to sit in the shade on the patio and read(just started bob schieffer's "this just in"; it's a nice easy read. he calls it a book "about what he couldn't say on tv" - i'm enjoying it). by 4:30 pm it's time for a cup of tea, some nice cake - today's feature was "raspberry/strawberry/almond crumble" with some strawberries that we picked at a local farm on the side. at 7pm we went down to lake ontario to listen to the sounds of the(local) BIG BAND - playing glen miller. it sure is a suitable reward for surviving the winter her on the eastern end of lake ontario. LIFE DOES HAVE IT'S REWARDS. hbg
A lot of homework in summer vacation
Summer vacation is just begining.
Unfortunately, a lot of homework are given to students during summer vacation.
Among them,a book report is one of the most unpleasant homework.
My daughter decided to work on writting it first, because she want to finish it quickly.
She has a hard time to write it.
She often ask my advice.
I rememberd that I disliked it and struggled against it when I was an elementary school student.
I think I will give her a little advice whenever she has trouble with writting.
I wonder a book report's homework is only in Japan.
Jul 27, 2012 10:39
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Ever wondered why sims don't have summer vacation? Well, so have I, which is why I've created this summer vacation hack.
Downloading this hack will cause sim children and teens to stay home from school during summer; it doesn't affect anything else. You will need Seasons if you want to use this hack.
If a sim child or teen is already at school during the summer when you install this hack, they will come home at 3:00 or 1:00 as usual, and then not go to school for the rest of the summer.
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I think summer is the best season of all because it is warm, the nature is beautiful and we have great opportunities for rest. Summer is a time of holidays. We can go anywhere, spend our time near a river or a lake on fresh, green grass, swim in warm water, or climb mountains, play different games, ride a bicycle and so on.
I spend my summer holidays at my granny’s. There are many things there to do. What I did most of the time - I swam in the sea and sunbathed. Sometimes I made a fire with my friends at the seaside and cooked potatoes there. It was wonderful. We told anecdotes to each other, and did everything we wanted. I also got used to walk alone in the forest.
When August was coming to its end, I went on a small voyage by ship. The ship name was “Sevastopol”.
But this summer wasn’t for me only sugar and honey. I have passed through the graduating exams after school and entering exams in the university. So the bigger part of my summer vacations I spent sitting with the books. Of course, it was not interesting, but I’m glad that I did it because now I’m a student of the best university in our country.
By Namiko Abe. Japanese Language Expert
Updated August 03, 2015.
Summer Vacation Homework
In Japan, most children go back to school on September 1st, but September is not the beginning of the school year. The Japanese school year starts in April and ends in March. There is about a five-week vacation in summer. Children are usually given some homework to do during this time. The common homework for elementary school children is "enikki (a diary with drawings)," and "dokusho kansoubun (to write an opinion or impression of a book that you read)." Also, there is often, "jiyuu kenkyuu (open research - sometimes it is hard to choose a topic)." I remember two of my "jiyuu kenkyuu" were an observation of the growth of morning glory and of the moon's waxing and waning.
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I always enjoyed summer vacation, but I also looked forward going back to school and seeing my friends in September.
Nihon dewa, hotondono kodomotachi ga kugatsu tsuitachi ni gakkou ni modorimasu ga, kugatsu wa atarashii gakki no hajimari dewa arimasen.
Nihon no gakkou wa shigatsu ni hajimari, sangatsu ni owarimasu. Natsu niwa goshuukan hodo no yasumi ga arimasu. Kodomotachi niwa kono yasumi no tameni, futsuu ikutsukano shukudai ga dasaremasu. Shougakusei no ippantekina natsuyasumi no shukudai to ieba, enikki ya dokusho kansoubun ga ageraremasu. Jiyuu kenkyuu (nani o shiyou ka komaru koto ga ooi mono desu) mo yoku aru shukudai no hitotsu desu. Watashi wa, asagao no seichou no kansatsu, tsuki no michikake no kansoku nado no jiyuu kenkyuu o shita koto o oboete imasu.
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Watashi ni totte natsu yasumi wa itsumo totemo tanoshii mono deshita ga, kugatsu niwa, gakkou ni modotte tomodachi ni aeru koto mo tanoshimi deshita.
Note: The translation is not always literal.
There is about a five-week vacation in summer.
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Summer Vacation is the ideal time for children who feel so burdened under the heavy weight of school routine. It brings about refreshing change with so much in store for kids to learn and enjoy. It is their leisure time when they do not wish to study but they are all enthusiastic about learning more about their own hobbies. Though there may be many things children would love to do in their idle time, such as singing, dancing, painting, exploring and so on, here is the list of top 10 things children love to do in summer vacations.10. RELAXING WITH LIBERTY
This is one thing children always wait for- relaxation and leisure. Throughout the normal routine they are made to go to school study and do their home task, play sometimes only when they have finished their assignments and on days when fate frowns on them, they have the pressure of examinations. But summer vacations are like that cool, soothing breeze in the summer afternoon of June. Children get all the time for themselves to relax and even waste the way they want. They can ogle at the television, watch their favorite shows and gobble up whatever they want to eat!9. OVER-SLEEPING
What would a child not give up to get those few extra minutes of sleep on the weary Monday morning of the working week! Well, holidays come to their rescue. They can sleep for as long as they want and for much later than they could even dream of on school days. It is the tine without restrictions and they love to sleep late and wake up late. Especially for the first few days, they are shown lots of mercy by the elders who let them sleep comfortably, sympathizing with them for their harsh school routine!8. HOBBY COURSES
Almost all the kids have made their plans much before the vacations actually commence. Summer-time is just perfect for any hobby be it singing, dancing, reading, writing or painting. Children are very excited to join the hobby courses during this time and learn something outside the school – something which they actually want to learn! Children go for drawing and sketching classes or for music sessions to learn guitar and piano or wish to master their dancing skills and grab a feather on the cap for a successful performance in a dance show! All children are enthusiastic and hobby courses give them the right platform.7. SPORTS IS FUN
Most children love to spare some time for sports. Sports activities are good not just for physical health but also for over all development of the child. Children are always keen to join their favorite sport and learn to play it. Tennis, badminton, table tennis and swimming is very popular among girls while football, basketball and cricket are top-rated sports among boys. Children love to go to the market to buy the kits for their favorite sport and flaunt their skills when they return to school after vacations.6. VISITING RELATIVES AND COUSINS
Relatives take a backseat it the children’s minds usually during the busy working days and return to the thoughts in weekends but they truly manifest during summer vacations. Almost all kids love to spend time with their favorite relatives, staying at their place, enjoying through the day with their cousins and spending the nights awake, sharing stories and experiences. This develops a close bonding between those kith and kin who may or may not live near by and rejuvenates everyone’ schedule. The children love this so much that they long to return in the next summer vacations.5. NO TIME-BOUND PLAYING
Surely, every child who has loved to go out and play must have experienced that bitterness when they are giving the best performance of their lives in a game and their mothers call out to them to come back and finish off their home works. School becomes the enemy and homework becomes a bound on their liberty. But then, summer vacations spell freedom. Just as there is no fixed time to sleep and no specific time to wake up, there is also no restricted time to play! Children can play as much as they want and for as long as they want. The best part is that they know they can return the next day and play even more for longer time. Perhaps that is why nothing can beat the excitement of summer vacations.4. GETTING HOLIDAY’S HOMEWORK DONE BY OTHERS
Holidays Homework is a headache for not just the kids but also their parents! Though innovative project work might be fun for kids to try their hand at, the monotonous mathematics exercises or long essays and note-making is actually a very tiring exercise for kids who take it as a burden on their light and cheerful vacations routine. But, how even bad the situation, more stressed than kids are their parents. After all, it is mostly the elders who end up doing the stuff out of anxiety. And, mind you the kids are really smart! They know it that if they successfully postpone doing their work, the elders are bound to do it for them any way! So, they act like perfect managers and allocate work intelligently among elder siblings, parents and if necessary, some fast friend who readily does it in exchange for a bey blade, rock star fan card collection or favorite video CD.3. CHECKING OUT NEW PLACES, NEW THINGS
Summer vacations also bring time for exploring new areas and new things. Children love to plan small adventures with their friends. They love to go for explorations and expeditions to check out all strange places. It is not just a means of adventure for the kids but also a way for them to get hands-on experience to find and try new places and new things with friends. The Enid Blyton has very well inspired kids for decades who love to play Secret Seven and Famous Five, become detective and feel empowered with bright minds! Moreover, kids also love to spend time at home, learning new things from their siblings or parents. While their grandam could teach them knitting and mother could make them good at cooking, an enthusiastic elder brother or sister could teaching them new tricks of a video game or the latest computer games. Summer vacations, then, seem the right time to lean and discover new things and innovate ways to spend time doing something constructive.2. SHOPPING AND SPLURGING
Who does not love shopping! The girls are always game for a round of splurge. From costly bands to the road side favorite items of clothing and accessories, children love to buy things and spend enough time observing new things in the market. Shopping, for children, does not necessarily have to be extravagant. A little money in their hands is enough to cheer them up. They could spend it to buy a pack of tennis balls or a favorite long coveted novel! Another favorite is spending on delicious street food and junk food!1. MOVIE-TIME WITH FRIENDS
Summer vacations come with the promise of enough time to accommodate the latest block busters and highest net grosser of Hollywood and Bollywood for children. They wait so religiously to follow their favorite actor and actress’s next hit. Plans are already in place with friends and mates for the new movies in theaters. Surprisingly, being with friends and watching a flop becomes a more memorable experience for kids!
During the summer vacation (July 18 (Sat.) - August 31 (Mon.)), the program schedule for Dome Theater GAIA will change as follows. The new program "Tender is the Night" will start and there will be additional shows along with the extension of museum hours until 8 pm for the Summer Night Museum.July 18 (Sat.) - 31 (Fri.)
Tender is the Night (Only on Sat. Sun. and Holidays)
Tender is the NightAugust 1 (Sat.) - 31 (Mon.) (* Excludes the term during Summer Night Museum: August 13 - 16)
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Tender is the Night (Only on Sat. Sun. and Holidays)
Tender is the Night (Only on Sat. Sun. and Holidays)August 13 (Thu.) - 16 (Sun.) (During Summer Night Museum term)
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■ Planetarium Presentation "Tender is the Night"
What is "night" for all kinds of organisms including people that live in districts that differ in climate and customs? We will travel each area of Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, North America and Australia from the night sky of Tokyo. Through the poetry of Mr. Shuntaro Tanikawa, recitation of Ms. Kumiko Asou and the environmental sounds such as the noises of the unspolied nature, people, music, mixed with the sounds of vibrant wild life, the imagination of the viewers will certainly expand.
■ 3D Planetarium Presentation "BIRTHDAY - What Links the Universe and Me -"
3D Planetarium Presentation by MEGASTAR-II cosmos and Japan's First All sky super high precision 3D image system Atmos. We will focus on the grand and simple theme, "What is the Universe like and how is it related to us?"
■ Panoramic Film "Earth Story - The evolution of dinosaurs and the future of humans -"
Life on Earth that began with one single cell 3.8 billion years ago: Earth's evolutionary chain stands like a giant tree that has grown countless branches and leaves. In this show, we will focus on the evolution of life on Earth using 3D images.
* Showings of "Space Elevator" will be suspended temporarily during the abovementioned term.Related links Information