Hello there, O Reader!
I’m Scales of Libra, known in the non-virtual world by several variations of my actual name.
I was an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) for four years. I lived & worked in Fukuoka Prefecture on the island of Kyuushuu. Fukuoka literally means “lucky hill,” hence the name of this blog. Well, at a meeting someone from the school board translated it as “happy highland,” but I don’t think there’s an official translation.
Anyway, I worked in two senior high schools (for two years each), which is the equivalent of 10th-12th grade in the States, trying to make kids not hate English. (^o^;) The purpose of this blog was to keep friends and family informed about what I did. I’m going to leave the blog up should anyone interested in the JET Program or Fukuoka stumble by, to answer any questions they may have, the way other JET bloggers had answered mine.
Se habla español!
About the Header Photo
The photo in the header was taken in August of 2012, from in front of the Watermark Hotel in the dutch-themed park Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki.