i was asked to be an interpreter for an event organized by a city next to mine. i hesitated first because i had to do it for free but i thought about one of my friends who takes care of mentally disabled kids as her part-time job, i took the job.
it was a full day work, from meeting with city mayor to 2hrs newspaper interview... and reception party with beautiful dinner which i couldn't have because i had to come back for my real job.
Anyway, i was so glad that i took the job and met those sailors. i would love to see the city become the center of disabled sailing of Japan and Asia.
there was a lady from England, and she gave me that... knife-rest??? just like we have "chopsticks pillow." a beautiful gift, some 120yrs old... wow!