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 :)
Thursday night I ventured out and found dinner at a little Japanese place that reminded me of the food courts you see at the mall. Except for the plastic food! This is certainly a far cry from Mc Donald's! My dinner was second row, far right (I think everyone needs to try eating noodle soup with chop sticks!).