Welcome to the life of an ALT (assistant language teacher) in Nagasaki. I started this journal when I visited Japan in 2004 with JFMFTP, then continued it when I returned as a member of the JET Programme in 2006. Enjoy!
I just got some new fish for the summer season. At the summer festivals, children play a game called "kingyosukui" -they try to catch goldfish with a paper scoop! You don't have to work too hard to have fun with my fish, though - just move your cursor over top of their pond & click to drop them some little treats :)
Though this photo is out of focus, I think it begins to show the crazy - yet highly organized - atmosphere of the famous fish market. Fish is a staple of the Japanese diet, and I'm hoping that after seeing this photo, you haven't cancelled it from yours! I've got to go wash the stink off my shoes and clothes now!