Archive for September 2015

September: Great community = Greater happiness

It's me, Pangpond.

There're so many things happened around here when you are surrounded with different people.....
Living and spending time together is the key to tighten our friendship......

After the PARE Summer School 2015 ended, as usual, there are always many joyful and surprising events keep coming into my life....

This month, I can wholeheartedly say that it was one very busy month.....full of many things to do....

In Hokkaido, as you can guess, there're many foreign students.....we also have our own community of Thai people in Hokkaido~~~

We hold many events throughout the year and this community is also one of the most important communities in my life...

This month: We went to Rusutsu resort in Niseko area in a 2-day trip to play rafting together~~~

Rusutsu resort is the only resort with amusement park in Hokkaido.....we played many things.....

We also have a sport day with other international student in many kind of sports (but we can only win some Futsal match, Ha ha ha)

And we had lunch together.... (This Indian restaurant is really good!!!!!)

As I said before that there are so many events in this September.....

The month also have such an important event.....which is~~~~~

"Hokkaido University Commencement Ceremony"

There are many Thai graduates in that day......

And I had a chance to go in to capture there important moments in their life.....

In that wasn't only my Thai seniors' important day......there is another important person.....

Dr. Sengpasith Houngaloune

He is a doctoral graduate from my laboratory in Hokudai....
He graduated and published 3 papers during his 3 years study in Hokkaido University

I took photos of him and we will upload these photos into our laboratory's website soon~~~

See you again soon~~~~~


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Tarntip in Hokkaido

Hello everyone! My name is Tarntip WONGWAIPAIROTE but just call me Heinz. I am come from Kasetsart University, Thailand. My Field of study is Aquaculture, Faculty of fisheries. Today I will talk about what I have done in PARE summer school.

-Here is my group. Even we are come from different countries and different field of study. But we can work together and I would say this is the best group I ever had.

- We had many group discussion & presentation

- And also had many field trips.  

-View from Daisetsuzan asahidake mountain

- Collected sample from Chitose salmon hatchery.

-We went to Otaru on weekend. We had breakfast at Sankaku market.

I have a wonderful day with these guys :D
At Otaru aquarium

- End of my day with beautiful view and awesome friends.

Ramen Yokocho is famous place, you should go when you are in Sapporo

Until now, The PARE summer school ended but my story in Hokkaido is not over yet. I have moved to Hakodate. I will spend 5 month here. So to be continue....

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My story in Hokkaido

   Hello everyone, This is my first time in Hokkaido and now, I am take a PARE program in Japan.I had some lecture and field trips to the some places in Hokkaido such as Ishikari Drainage canal, River Museum, Sosei River Wastewater Treatment Plant and Wastewater Science Museum, Historical village of Hokkaido, Chitose River, Asahidake, Chitose Salmon Aquariumetc.

River museum

Sosei River Wastewater Treatment Plant (1)

Sosei River Wastewater Treatment Plant (2)

Historical Village of Hokkaido

          Historical village of Hokkaido is an educational and fun experience of Japanese history where staff the past living days back. A setback is the in-house explanation is in Japanese only. However, the full village guide pamphlet in English is good enough to have an overview of the historical village.

Chitose Salmon Aquarium


            I had a field trip at Mt Asahidake. I took the rope-way up at here. The easy walking trail can be done in 1 hour. It is that beautiful I was so surprised and crazy happy to see. You can imagine how excited my little one was at the opportunity of having a little. The volcano on top of the alpine forest is most awe-inspiring and beautiful at the same time. What makes this unique are the surrounding mountains, the volcanic hot springs, and the alpine valley below. 

The force of nature makes you feel small here!

Hokkaido Jingu

          On my weekend, I woke up early in order to went to Hokkaido Jingu before I went to Otaru with my friends. I arrived there around 1.30 pm., there were many places such as Otaru Aquarium, Sankaku market, music box museum and Otaru canal. 

Sankaku market, Otaru

Otaru Aquarium

         In the Otaru Aquarium, I saw some shows from dolphin and seal and saw many animals. There were so cute, I love it so much.

Otaru Music Box Museum

         After that, I went to Otaru Music Box Museum, the building itself is already photo worthy and it feels pretty magical once inside. There are many many music boxes there but aren't cheap. Interesting to look around though. Spent about 30 mins in there before heading to Le Tao just across the street. I bought a Totoro music box that is so cute. And I also to Otaru canal for took some pictures. I hope to be back again in winter season.

Hokkaido University

         And I have to say good bye Sapporo and heading to Hakodate for 5 months. I think many things will waiting me in there. 

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