Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Named at last

The fish have all lived for a week and seem to be doing well. It's time to give them names. It was a hard process. After all the votes were considered the names are; drum roll please...

Honey and Fluffy are the two white fish. I realize that Honey was not on the original list but it allows me to walk into the apartment and say "Honey, I'm home."

Godzilla, Jaws, Sushi and Bookself are the other fishes names going from smallest to largest. Sorry William, I could not bring myself to call a fish "My Little Pony"

Monday, August 22, 2005

Let The Voting Begin

I have six new fish, who all managed to last the first night. And the peasants rejoiced! It seems important to give them each a name so that if one does suddenly die the poor fish could have a proper burial.

The following are the names that were nominated:
1. Yoshi
2. Baka
3. Bookshelf
4. Phishee-Swah
5. Felix (as in the cat)
6. Kingyo
7. Godzilla
8. Steve
9. Fluffy
10. Star
11. Jaws
12. Gill
13. 'My Little Pony'
14. Ally
15. Bob
16. Sushi

How the voting will work is that person can post the two names they are most in favour of. After the votes and my personal opinion are considered the new names will be announced. Oh, two of the fish are white and are the type that look like they want to kiss. The remaining four are those tiny ones that have blue stripes that look like they are glowing.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

The Nameless Fish

Yesterday I bought three goldfish and two small snails to make my apartment a little more homey. Sadly two of the fish did not make it through the night. The remaining fish is doing well, connent to swim laps around the aquariemu. The only delema now is that he is a nameless.

I am taking nominations of decent fish names. Please feel free to post a suggestion. After a week or so I'll give instructions on how the finially voting will be done. And then fish will have a name (provided that he lives that long).

Monday, August 15, 2005

I Made It

Konnichiwa (Hello) ! I am really in Japan. Part of me feels like I am living in a dream world! Everything has felt like a blur the last few days. Yesterday morning I preached at the Grace fellowship/Bible study service. And last night we had a welcome/farewell party. The couple who has been teaching here this past year are leaving on Wed. The evening was overwhelming with so many new faces and names.

Steph, I agree Pokeys are very good, Robin introduced me to them. Speaking of Robin I feel like i am living in his legacey...or at least getting all his hand me downs. I have his former apartment, his cell phone and his bike.

Word of the day: Arigatou -means thank you and was my first Japanese word.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Leaving on a Jet Plane

These are my last hours at home. One sleep and i will be gone. We are staying the night in Halifax then tomorrow at 6:40 i begin the 19hr journey to Osaka, Japan (it's 17hr in the air and a two hour layover in Vancouvar). Its been a mad house this week getting everything ready to go. I am sure that i forgot to pack something. And it looks like we are heading out the door. My next post will come from Japan.