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What I lived for

What I lived for

It’s going to be my 2nd week here in Singapore and I’ve finally found a place to live!Although I can’t move in till July…haha

This Multiracial country/city have multitude of Languages that even I need to ask for the second time on what they were talking… This really brings back the time I first started working with a regional Philippine dialect called “Visaya” .

Normally you won’t get to hear it in Luzon and most people there doesn’t even know how to speak it! (Neither was I, but will get to that in a second…)

I always felt that Language is a vast jigsaw puzzle with an infinite amount of pieces and when you speak, you rearrange those pieces to converse in any language you wanted.

Being able to speak to the masses using your words as an antenna and broadcasting on what was happening in a country gave me fulfillment in more words than you can describe.
For me, handling minor dialects was a challenge!

It gave me a purpose to learn, understand and translate what they were trying to implore.
I didn’t care if it took me till 3 a.m. in the morning…

I’d still go to work that day and persevere whatever heinous things that was recorded on those tapes…
But, nonetheless…

Being a translator in Japan was really unstable.

You have a bundle of English translators and Tagalog translation depends on how nerve reckoning the topic would be…

Right now I can speak Tagalog, Japanese, English and minor dialect driven from those languages…

I might as well learn Chinese while I’m here!lol

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