Jonathan Williamson Doesn’t Sing Opera
Aomori Spotlight / Brief Interviews With Hideous JETs

Jonathan Williamson Doesn’t Sing Opera

by Lanie Olmo “For all the people who want to be good singers, John recommends to start with Opera. Start learning some Opera. Opera is the shit.” This unorthodox piece of singing advice given in third person is from none other than Jonathan Williamson, 2nd year ALT living in Oma-machi. “If you can sing Opera, … Continue reading

Carrington Lewis-Sweeney Breaks Free
Aomori Spotlight / Brief Interviews With Hideous JETs

Carrington Lewis-Sweeney Breaks Free

By Lanie Olmo July is a hideous and bittersweet time for the JET community, as friends we’ve come to know and love leave to continue their journeys elsewhere, while new ones eagerly await their arrival to Japan. Such a time is perfect for reflection before the next chapter begins and things change. And it is … Continue reading

Charlie Abbott Breaks The Software
Aomori Spotlight / Brief Interviews With Hideous JETs

Charlie Abbott Breaks The Software

By Lanie Olmo For the inaugural edition of this column, I wanted to make sure that the first honorable JET interviewed is particularly hideous. Luckily, he lives two floors above me. Perhaps you know him. Maybe you’ve seen him biking around Aomori City. (Sometimes sporting a red ski mask in the colder months.) More than likely, you’ve … Continue reading