Interviewed by Chris Simmons
This week, GMA was lucky enough to interview one of Aomori’s finest….
Ms. Jacqueline Laibinis! Jacque is one of those extraordinary people that gets involved in EVERYTHING! You can find her enjoying delicious beer, playing board games, traveling the world, cooking delicious food, snowboarding, curling with the Rock Blockers or singing karaoke (singing is an understatement, she straight-up destroys it). If you haven’t met her yet, be sure to introduce yourself the next time you see her around. And don’t ask for her Pikachu impression unless you want to die from an overload of cuteness. *proof*
Why did you choose to join JET?
I chose to join JET as a way to come back to a country I’ve long since admired.
What do you hope to gain from JET?
I hope to gain from JET a wealth of experiences.
What are your plans after JET?
My plan post-JET is to pursue a Master’s Degree in Language and Speech Pathology.
How long do you plan on staying in Japan?
I DID plan on staying only one, that turned into only two, that turned into only three…
What are a few things you like about Japan?
I enjoy the vast amount of natural beauty that surrounds me. I like the atmosphere of little mom’n’pop izakayas, and the ubiquitous nature of the コンビニ.
What are a few things you dislike about Japan?
The smoking that still exists in every bar, the amount of lights in the school teacher’s room, and the lack of peanut butter in regular supermarkets.
What do you miss the most from your hometown/country?
I miss my family, friends, and pressed panini with gooey cheese.
Is there any important information about you that you would like to share with others (unique ability or interests)?
I enjoy playing the pokemon drinking game. Let’s get together and play it sometime!
*link to pokemon drinking game board*
WARNING! GMA does not condone irresponsible consumption of alcohol, unless you invite us to join you.