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 :)
If my history is correct, cavemen believed that if they painted their prey, they'd be able to catch it. Capturing it in a painting meant conquering it in real life. (OR - I could be making all that up, since it's SO HOT my brain is evaporating!) Anyway - maybe painting Mt. Fuji will help me conquer IT. Here's my first attempt.