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 :)
Today I went (back) to see Oga Kazuo's artwork at the museum. He's done many of Miyazaki's films, including "Tonari no Totoro" - the one that features this house. I really wanted to see this amazing artwork again, not only because there were over 600 mind-blowing pieces, but also because today is my grandma's birthday (she would have been 93), and I think she would have liked the show, too.