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 :)
On the weekend following the school tours in Isahaya, we stayed with a Japanese family. This is a photo of the restaurant where my Japanese host mother, Motoko, and I had lunch. I felt like I stepped back in time...and the food was "oishi" delicious!