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 :)
Mmmm! Lunch today was on tatami mats (yes, I'm sitting on the floor) and consisted of tempura (fried veggies & shrimp), rice, some kind of custard (that wasn't sweet!), miso soup, and tea. Unfortunately, Danielle, we didn't have any "ricecream"... :(