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'd be interested to see what these"Afro" people would do with someone if they walked in and asked for an afro!) I'm just admiring the sights along the very long and windy Shimabara road. Allegedly there's a beach at the end of this (^O^)/