Back in Feb I signed up to be a volunteer for the upcoming East Asian Games. Yesterday I got an email telling me that I’ve been assigned to the “Reception & Liaison” division.
The email says nothing my exact position and duties, and I’m still waiting. Considering my qualification, however, I’ll most likely be selected as a translator/interpreter.
If that’s the case, I can imagine while others toil under the scorching sun or have a nerve-breakdown handling impatient crowds, I’ll be sitting in front of a computer and sipping coffee, all in the relative comfort and serenity of an air-conditioned office.
In other words, no change from what I do everyday.
I don’t want that. I volunteered to try different things and meet new people. It’ll be dreadful if I end up translating documents all by myself.
On the other hand, to be an interpreter is a challenge I much look forward to.
I’ve reserved my remaining annual leave days for EAG (which means putting aside all travel plans), and I want this to be worthwhile.