Running off to Nagasaki Cocowalk ferris wheel, just before my leaving party.
Salt-baked sea bream (tai, 鯛), which symbolises good fortune because - if I understood this correctly - it is present in the word medetai, which means ‘auspicious’ or ‘joyous’. The salt crust dates back from when that much salt would have been ridiculously expensive, and is also used as a preservative - so it’s common at New Year, when Japanese people celebrate over three days and therefore want special-occasion food that will stay fresh.
Guest of honour gets the hammer, yeaaah fight me.
A bouquet given me at my leaving assembly, after I made my speech.