Last night son had yet another must meet school deadline which he waited until the last minute AGAIN to do. When will he freaking learn?!
It was a history project, taking events from personal history, starting with one's birth and others, and linking these to other historical events.
Read his draft as he wanted me to help him proof it. I was surprised that one he chose was his first day at school. Like many, he was filled with trepidation, but for him particularly, it was still, even though it had been 4 months since he stepped off the ANA flight to Dulles, a somewhat foreign experience. He also found he could not communicate well either; his spoken English skills were still developing at that time, but he had good aural skills
He included a couple of his infant photos in his report, such as this one. Told him not to use this one as if I know teenagers, particularly boys, he's going to get all sorts of grief over it. But he said he didn't care as he thinks this photo is funny. Ok, so…….
Finished a J-E translation yesterday. Had thought it fairly straightforward, but in fact it turned into a grueling slog. A good analogy is of the Greek titan of myth, condemned for eternity to pushing a boulder up a mountain, only to have it fall down as he approached the summit. Part of the problem was the original was in Excel. Why Japanese companies use Excel to generate documents is beyond me, but… The rate is 0.7 cents a word, which I do not know if it is good, bad, or indifferent. The company wants 3 more done by Monday hmmmm.