18年暑假青森親子自駕遊

睇返真係又懶又忙,冇遊記只有行程~ 希望今次最少有去完有個實際包膠啦~
而家先嚟用里數換機票,too late,唯有又HK EXPRESS,再加東北PASS新幹線上青森。
10日頭尾冇咗兩日,雞髀本來要被罰留港,但又唔想姐姐單對單10日,所以最後唔使罰。好多絕景,不過我呢方面又冇強逼症去儲曬嘅~

8月12日
UO622 18:05 香港 至23:15 羽田
瞓機場…
入面果間東急羽田Excel(U-Fly Holiday package),咁就冇咗一晚~

8月13日
DAY 1 使用東北PASS,希望8點出到門口搭到7:27班車:

羽田~京急蒲田~品川~東京~JR東北新幹線 はやぶさ5号 新函館北斗行(8:20am)最緊要趕到呢班(下一班係はやぶさ11号9:36AM先開)~新青森~青森
checkin Hotel Jal City 青森及放低行李食嘢。

新青森食個飯仔,2點ニッポンレンタカー 新青森駅前攞車。今次揸架660cc車仔,睇吓點。


改為唔攞車搭八戸行青い森鉄道線20分鐘,斷估都係3點到,5點零搭返轉頭。早去早回。

如上圖,揸7個字去淺虫水族館,是咁的,可能係我好鍾意行水族館,唔關雞髀事…呢個東北最大型嘛,收6點。本來諗住去埋青森蘋果觀光果園,不過應該唔夠時間,睇吓點。


跟住行埋收7點嘅八甲田丸青森県觀光物產館,可以食晚飯加埋望吓全市唯一夜景。(再有時間先睇埋睡魔之家


8月14日
好似話早餐唔錯,快快食完希望7:30出到門口。然後先到酒店行兩分鐘到嘅ニッポンレンタカー 青森駅前攞車,改為1300cc,驚行山路太慢。10點到白神山地(1993年同屋久島一樣為日本首次被登錄自然遺產,好大,仲有出產強發酵力有特別風味嘅白神酵母,森林步道內生長著完全不受人為影響,樹齡超過200年的櫸木)其中一個白神之森遊山道遊山。
由於太大,去得十二湖青池,就不如去埋十三湖天鵝湖,有排揸鐘埋兜去津輕半島,薯同雞髀都like先再下次喇。

走馬看花行兩個鐘後揸返1粒鐘鬆啲,點半左右去到弘前蘋果公園,求其摘個蘋果影吓相買堆蘋果產品,2點半走。
再揸約9個字去星の丘inおおわに瞓。

href="http://www.hirosakipark.jp/parking.html">弘前城泊車,
理順一下行程,改為15:00去Hotel New Castle ,一改再改去比較有特色嘅有形文化財產石場旅館checkin兼免費泊低架車。可惜有廁房已滿,但一晚半晚OK 啦。步行至冇櫻花兼移動城堡嘅弘前城,不過都到此一遊啦,預維修十年起碼。

跟住又喺附近弘前洋館行吓加食晚飯,同弘前駅都係步行距離。

8月15日
8點食埋早餐就開車,個半鐘左右到十和田湖,泊車、散策、食堂食嘢,睇一陣。再揸7個字,3點後就可以checkin星野resort奥入瀬渓流hotel,好貴,但包兩餐食,又唔知幾時會再嚟奧入瀨渓流,豪吓啦。隨便行到夠,唔夠聽朝再行。


仲要就返SHUTTLE BUS同泊車地點,可以泊去石ヶ戸休憩所,行返去雲井の滝
不過睇駐車場情報,呢個會係最多人嘅停車場。


再搭最遲17:30回程17:37到三乱の流れい,再行返去石ヶ戸攞車返酒店checkin。

Plan B: 如果好似人哋話沿途避車位都可隨便泊就易搞;
Plan C: 如果十和田湖冇咩好睇(上次洞爺湖薯係覺無聊),可以去埋星野坐喺渓邊食lunch,再搭shuttle bus 去雲井の滝直接行3粒鐘返酒店。
Plan D: 亦可以學人先泊子の口,搭JR巴士到雲井の滝,先行雲井の滝到子の口半段,頂唔順聽朝再行埋雲井の滝到酒店段。(不過個人嚟講我會覺得睇3、4個鐘類似嘢瀑布同樹林都好夠。)
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8月16日
朝早再行又得(或者薯自己起身再行又得),食埋個buffet最好10點checkout。揸9個字去日本名山八甲田山坐纜車


之後又急急腳4點前走再揸兩個鐘去八戸,日落時間睇埋蕪嶋黑尾鷗神社。半粒鐘左右8點到ニッポンレンタカー八戸駅東口還車,今晚住Comfort Hotel Hachinohe

8月17日
DAY 2 使用東北PASS,行程待定,太遠放棄龍泉洞。去Hotel Metropolitan 盛岡放低嘢。

就可以如上行附近到八幡宮,我個人同雞髀應該對寺廟冇乜興趣,雖然八幡宮都靚嘅。

Koiwai Farm.jpg
比較想去多次小岩井農場,N年前去係冬天嚟,睇返2017年個行事曆又有夜晚螢火蟲、GARDEN DINNER、流星雨之類之類行程。可惜同舊年一樣,2018年8月13日先係英仙座流星雨。仲有薯至愛喪屍鬼屋。



巴士相當疏,搭10分鐘火車到小岩井2000YEN打的算。夜晚有時間先去返盛岡食飯兼行附近啦。


8月18日
DAY 3 使用東北PASS,睇薯想點啦,可早可晏,如果佢想今日朝早再行多陣盛岡,或搭個零鐘去仙台港OUTLET可以晏少少先落返品川。呢兩晚住品川Prince Hotel。由於時間關係,我最初打算完全唔留東京,不過薯好失望,咁唯有畀返3日兩夜佢。

8月19日
DAY 4 使用東北PASS,佢咪嚟嚟去去HMV、TOWER RECORDS(明明可以網購,我就apple music的)、紀伊國屋(望住啲書概嘆自己唔識日文)、超市地庫(生果、生果同生果)。川崎好似可以行吓。

8月20日
DAY 5 使用東北PASS,跟著又係拉麵、咖喱飯、定食果類啦,反正佢哋笑就好了。

8月21日凌晨 UO623 01:00 羽田至04:35香港 辛苦,不過又懶得再搭去成田,就咁啦。

P.S. 以上行程有待修改。

廣告

沒有期待的童年

早前在youtube看過一段片,外國有個小女孩(大概四、五歲)第一次搭火車,她在月台上望到列車從遠處駛來,手舞足蹈,非常雀躍,感覺好像大人見到外星人降臨或教徒見到耶穌顯靈般興奮。今時今日,這樣的孩子還有多少呢?

犬兒三歲,我們一家三口首次去北海道旅行,之後年年如是,不是日本便是台灣,上天下海樣樣齊,現在,犬兒早已視出外旅行如郊外遠足般尋常,不再為搭飛機而滿心期待。反觀佢老豆即係我,廿幾歲仔先第一次去日本,那種未出發先興奮的心情,相信犬兒難有體會。

媽媽為了省時間,多坐的士或叫UBER,令阿仔習慣了舒適。有時媽媽不在,他和孤寒老豆即係我一齊等巴士,等到不耐煩,便會叫我改坐的士,每次我都會說:「的士好貴,我無錢,不如你畀錢。」然後,就沒有然後了,大家一齊繼續等巴士。

我有不少朋友都會買迪士尼年卡,一有空就和孩子去玩,一年去十次八次是等閒事,但我們小時候去海洋公園係一件大事,可能兩三年才去一次,或慶生,或功課一百分,我們都滿心期待。但現在的小朋友還會期待嗎?

再講聖誕禮物,曾幾何時也是令人望穿秋水的。因為家貧,父母好少買玩具給我,通常聖誕才買,然後說是聖誕老人送的,於是我由年頭期待到年尾,就係等這一份禮物。現在大家都富貴了,好多細路仔的玩具都多到瀉,新買的玩具很快就玩厭,那會再稀罕聖誕老人的禮物?

對症下藥,克制孩子的物欲乃良策,但家境既已改善,此舉變相刻薄自己,難矣哉。不搭的士搭巴士尚屬小事,但不去旅行勢係假。明明有餘錢可以食好西,但為了令孩子清心寡欲而餐餐滾水烚雞肉,還有何人生樂趣可言?

退而求其次,唯有多點鍛練孩子的體格,為他的生活添上哪怕只是一點點的苦頭。犬兒不足三歲就給我捉去行山,練腳骨力;踩單車,常炒車,我也不替他增添護膝頭盔,以培養他的危機意識;冬天永遠著少一件衫,訓練他的禦寒能力。當然,辛勞過後,我會獎他一杯雪糕,先苦後甜,讓他學懂期待、珍惜期待、享受期待!

沒有期待的童年,還算是童年嗎?

專注力不足與認知訓練系列之二

由於PowerBrainRX「免費」認知能力測試,(留意6歲以上先係),咁梗係又約嚟玩咗。

同類嘅TEST可以喺Cognifit搵到。

報告都講得好details,起碼同我預計嘅近似,佢係聰明轉數好快小朋友,聽覺記憶力更高(都解釋到點解14個月大就可以哼歌仔),但專注力就…


呢幅圖由powerbrain啲小冊子度嚟,專心係學習嘅第一步,好難唔同意。
直到目前呢點,我基本上都係覺得唔買都睇吓,份報告係話到一啲你小朋友嘅能力畀你聽嘅。同埋consultant亦都幾溫柔解釋得幾詳細。當然,佢哋始絡係商業公司,訓練內容要保密,佢都畀咗一個例子我嘅,有啲似你係Lumosity搵到嘅免費遊戲。咁,訂價當然係唔會平,但我問咗好多意見都話每堂幾百至數千元係呢類私營治療嘅門檻。

好,然後,如果真係有留意薯淘同雞嘅朋友,應該知我份人成日寫攻略。我用還原水「醫好咗」我嘅原發性血小板增生,數據正常當好啦吓,實情係少飲水就會上返,反正要keep住check。

於是就去睇一大堆嘢,好很攰,but seems promising!呢個list應該會繼續expand落去~

了解4項專注力
大致係呢啲:
Types of Attention
Sustained attention is the ability to focus on one specific task for a continuous amount of time without being distracted.

Selective attention is the ability to select from many factors or stimuli and to focus on only the one that you want while filtering out other distractions.

Alternating attention is the ability to switch your focus back and forth between tasks that require different cognitive demands.

Divided attention is the ability to process two or more responses or react to two or more different demands simultaneously. Divided attention is often referred to as multi-tasking.

關於 brain / cognitive training 嘅研究時間好短,甚至比還元水仲短。PowerbrainRX套方法係由美國LearningRX為亞洲人,尤其香港學童修改而嚟(因為要寫中文字,難過英文字母好多咁話,背後理據如何,邊個改,點樣改唔知,反正你又搵唔到原本嚟對比架喇。)


我諗呢個viedo大概可以簡介吓brain training係做乜。大概就係好似鍛鍊二頭肌等你肌肉發逹後可以舉重少少嘢一樣,鍛練你個腦相應腦區。香港呢邊consultant話衝動行為,執行能力不足係前額葉嘅觸突呀連結呀發展得唔夠,佢話透過1對1鍛練就可以增加返呢啲觸突同連結。(嗱,你唔需要去做MRI住,反正唔好期望佢哋講嘅嘢係金科玉律,幾權威嘅人都會錯,我唔係SELL你嘢,冇責任幫你check埋真假。)

咁,如果想睇多啲,可以由喼神入手…啩。LearningRX創辦人。
Dr KEN GIBSON


係,上去做TEST,consultant都好樂意免費送呢本書仔,入面有獨立研究報告指出上完LearningRX各方面能力提升3幾年咁話。

另外佢研究所Gibson Institute都有幾十年呢啲research內容summary
例如最新呢篇Jedlicka, E. (2017). LearningRx cognitive training for children and adolescents ages 5-18: Effects on academic skills, behavior, and cognition. Frontiers in Education, 2(62). doi: 10.3389/feduc.2017.00062
重點:梗係話有效,留意湖池係私立,又唔係話排最top果啲學府。

更多關於間公司嘅:
2013年3月31日
LearningRX Insider Secrets: How to Negotiate a Better Price from LearningRX
重點:
According to one LearningRX insider (who’s contributing under the name Former LRX), despite the company’s claims that its programs benefit nearly every student, the LearningRX program “helps some a lot, some a little, and some not at all…”
“LRX gets good results for those students who work hard and stay focused on training, who have fun through the process,” writes Former LRX.
“Signing up is the right answer as long as you do so with your eyes wide open. That’s why I am here, because I don’t think most parents have their eyes wide open.”
雞髀仔去TEST果日就好開心,佢其實只要有奬pocketmon嘢就好開心,成日問我幾時再去上。

員工點睇
重點:似乎員工幾like公司,不單單為錢。

其他關於認知訓練:

Neuroplasticity 神經可塑性(未睇呀)

2013年02月01日
港大參與研究發現「專注力不足/過度活躍症」的非藥物治療療效存疑
http://www.hku.hk/press/c_news_detail_9186.html
重點:冇詳細講係邊種認知訓練嘅內容。

2014年10月20日
A Consensus on the Brain Training Industry from the Scientific Community
針對美國o既brain training industry,實有業者吹到天花龍鳯,所以有堆科學家出嚟插話呢啲嘢冇用架。

2014年12月17日
127 Scientists Challenge the purported brain training consensus released by Stanford Center for Longevity
但好難得嘅係,同年年尾有另外一堆科學家,更確切係neuroscientists神經學科嘅專家出嚟反駁。

The OPEN LETTER
重點:佢哋覺得有得拗,有啲人有得著,唔應該因為業界誇張失實完全否定brain training

Media Guide on LearningRx Settlement with the Federal Trade Commission
重點:FTC曾經告過一堆BRAIN TRAINING SERVICE PROVIDER,而LearningRX搵返位去反駁,講成件事點settle,照計間嘢目前仍然未執笠,即係有理由相係可能work嘅。

D. Expert Validation of LearningRx’s Substantiation
LearningRx’s substantiation has been reviewed by Dr. Howard Wainer, Distinguished Research Scientist with the National Board of Medical Examiners, retired Professor of Statistics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, former Principal Research Scientist with the Educational Testing Service, and author of numerous articles and books on statistics. See Dr. Wainer’s analysis and findings, along with his curriculum vitae. He concludes that:

(1) Research other than RCTs, including powerful observational studies, can and commonly do provide “evidence to estimate causal effect”;

(2) LearningRx’s observational and randomized controlled studies “all support the credibility of the claims made that those trained using the LearningRx approach markedly increased scores on IQ tests and, more particularly, on sub-scores of those tests”;

(3) Randomization was not feasible for the small subgroups, such as TBI, autism, and dyslexia, but “with effects as consistently large as was being observed, the decision to go forward, as was done, was both ethically and scientifically preferable. Within the constraints that exist, therefore, there is convincing evidence supporting the claims of efficacy made.”
In sum, LearningRx’s efficacy claims are well-supported by the pre-post data from the many thousands of students who have completed the program, RCTs, the expert opinion of an eminent statistician, and the scientific literature with regard to the claims of correlation between cognitive ability and academic, financial, and athletic achievement.

佢哋自己做嘅更多independent support (冇人知係咪真係independent)

但brain training只有幾十年,其實佢哋啲研究結果已經比還元水吸引少少,雞髀6歲,等debate到佢7、8十歲?大量testimonial話work,但即使2015年亦繼續有研究話冇乜明顯效果,但依然改善咗working memory:
Cognitive Training for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Meta-Analysis of Clinical and Neuropsychological Outcomes From Randomized Controlled Trials

另,繼續搵落去,更多腦部訓練電腦遊戲推介:

其中呢個耶魯大學研發嘅ACTIVATE™
好似幾吸引,仲繼續研究緊有冇效:
Cognitive computer training in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) versus no intervention: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

咁,其實已經同意雞髀去PowerBrainRX上堂,再睇吓點。問咗會唔會有咩可以喺屋企畀佢做,consultant話唔使,但我笨唔係浪得虛名嘅。
6 Brain Training Exercises for Children and Teens
重點:教家長喺屋企幫吓佢哋,睇落都幾合理。
3. The Concentration Game. Activities to improve memory and concentration are important for all of us! For younger children, you can take a few of their toys and line them up. Then cover them and take one away. See if they can tell you which one is missing. You can also have them try to remember short lists of familiar objects in the home. Try remembering them forward and backward. For older children and teens, try putting random objects in front of them for 15 seconds, then remove the objects and see how many they can remember. Start out with five and keep increasing the number as they master the task. You can also help auditory memory by giving them a random list of numbers or words orally and having them repeat them. Start with only 2 or 3 and work up from there.
對雞髀咁差嘅visual short-term memory好似幾有用,可以試吓。