I volunteered as an interpreter at Dwell on Design event last Fri and Sun.
I was at a booth by an Italian company Designboom who curated 8 different Japanese artists.
There are a couple of artists who couldn't speak English at all, so I was there to interpret for them during their demonstrations, interviews and to answer questions from customers.
I was on my feet from 10 am till 4pm all day and by end of each day, I was dead tired.
I HAD SO MUCH FUN!!!!
(all pictures from Dwell on Design event at Yakitate booth)
All the artists I worked with were nice and the event itself was great too, so time really flew.
And I reaffirmed that I really REALLY like being on the "site."
I get to meet all kinds of people and everyday is different.
I find it very much enjoyable to act accordingly in every situation.
At this event, I was there as an interpreter, not as planner or coordinator, but for someone like me who's trying to become a bilingual coordinator, this was a great experience.
I wish I can do this kind of job in a regular basis soon.
One step at a time...