There used to be a Japanese festival that my family would visit when i was kid. My memories are pretty hazy, but i do remember a certain carnival game of tossing ping pong balls into glass bowls to win gold fish. I’m very happy that there’s another Japanese center in West LA that throws the same Oban Festival once a year. They’ve got a bunch of food booths, a kirin beer booth, and also the golf fish game. We paid our dollars and tossed the balls away. Sadly one by one each richocheted and bounced away. Thankfully one of the older men there called us back as we walked away and handed us a golf fish anyway. He must of felt bad that we really wanted one, but didn’t win it. We call him Fishie, and Penguin is already trying to be friends.