Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Good Day at Work

Today was a pretty good day.

First I was riding the train. Then it stopped and I was getting excited that everyone was getting off. I was like "Yeah I can snatch a seat!", but then a woman motioned to me to come to her. I got off the train, and she spoke to me in English saying "This train is stopped, it wont go any farther. Wait for the next train." and sure enough the train's sign changed to "Out of Service". I thanked the woman and told her I needed to go to Omote-Sando, she assured me the next train would go there, and sure enough it did. As I got off the train, I bowed slightly to her and she smiled in return.

Her kindness was very much appreciated. And her English was really good!

Today at work I sliced up cardboard with a knife, I felt like a badass. ;D

Then they asked me to translate a whole letter from Japanese to English, I was quite surprised as they are a Japanese company with no English speaking audience, at least that's what I thought.

But I translated the letter anyway, it took quite a long time as there was a ton of kanji I didn't know, but thankfully my co-worker wrote all of the kanji in hiragana for me to make my life easier.

But even then translating was difficult, getting the same connotation in a different language is challenging. To be honest I don't know why they would trust my translation, cause I'm sure it's horrible! But thankfully it was a description of the artist autographing event that I worked at, so I could draw upon my memory of the event to adequately describe it in English.

After I finished that, they began discussing my cosplaying. On the 26th, they plan to dress me in my maid's dress with fox ears and tail, do my make-up and my hair.

I didn't really know what all they were saying, but it sounds fun!

Though I have no idea why they're cosplaying me... guess I'll find out then!

1 comment:

  1. Gahhh so exciting! :)
    Slicing up cardboard, did you imagine you had a sword rather than a knife? I would....
    i am so proud that they have you translating! Thats really cool, requires a lot of thinking :D
    Glad you are enjoying everything :)