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 :)
I've been taking photos of all the different kinds of transportation for especially for my godson, Bernie. They seem to have taxis in every hue (I wonder if the drivers get to pick their color), and not as many bicycles and mopeds as I would have expected. Fortunately for me, the mass transit system here is awesome - it's just a trick trying to navigate when all the signs are in Japanese!