Member of the Month: Adrien Golocovsky

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In an effort to better know our members both new and old, we’ll be posting a brief introduction to one lucky JETAADC member each month. If you’d like to be featured as our Member of the Month, please contact Kat Kovacs (newsletter@jetaadc.org) or David Baasch (david@jetaadc.org). 

Me and my students at the local community Judo club.
Me and my students at the local community Judo club.

Name: Adrien Joel Golocovsky

Nickname: Ado, Adorian, Dorian

JET placement: Nagaskai-ken, Saikai-city

Hometown: Maryland

What brought me to DC: I grew up in the area.

What I miss most from Japan:
The conbinis and my favorite kaiten –zushi place. I miss stacking up all those plates.

The game my classes always went totally crazy for:
Any game that had them running up to the board against their friends.

The funniest story from my time on JET (that’s fit to print!):
Funniest story was when I was asked by a few teachers to be a body guard for a group of elementary 1st graders. A pack of wild monkeys was in the area so it was our duty to protect the children. I was handed a wooden sword to battle the monkeys and three other teachers and I walked the kids to their homes. Unfortunately or fortunately there was no human vs monkey battle that day.

Fly fishing the San Juan River in New Mexico August 2014.
Fly fishing the San Juan River in New Mexico August 2014.

Where you’d find me on the perfect weekend:
Fly fishing in any river for trout.

The person I would choose to play me in a movie is:
Liam Neeson

 What Japanese word or phrase do you still find yourself saying in the US?:
Yoisho

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