Last month 200 or so people from all over the localization industry convened in the Gundle Restaurant Budapest to participate in the 5th memoQfest. It was an absolute honor for me to be the keynote presenter.
Kilgray have put some photos from the event on their photo stream on their facebook page. And the video summary came out today… great memories of a great time in one of the best cities in the world. It’s here in case you haven’t seen it…
That was memoQfest 2013 from Stick in Mind on Vimeo.
In our last article, Alison noted how lazy we Brits are when it comes to preparing our Language knowledge when travelling abroad. From my own experience I’ve seen just how extensive this can be and I’m guilty as charged.
In both 2011 and 2012 I travelled to Tokyo for a combined total of 5 weeks. As a generally reserved chap I wanted to try and make sure that I could be polite and avoid any basic cultural faux pas. So I learnt how to say “please”, “thank you”, “excuse me” & gave myself a crash course in Japanese numeracy and most important of all, ensured I could order a beer. A bit of light reading from a guide book and off I went.
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