Speaking in Japanese

I gave my first talk in Japanese at YAPC::Asia last week.  It was a lightning talk, so I only had to speak for five minutes.  It was incredibly nerve wrecking even though I had spent hours practising.  I dread to think what my accent was like and I completely messed up one of my lines but I’m glad that I tried.  It also means that I have completed another item on my “101 Things to Do in 1001 Days” list.

3 Responses to “Speaking in Japanese”

  1. Anonymous Says:


  2. Norwin! Says:

    I don’t suppose you sung any of it?

  3. karen Says:

    I didn’t sing any of it. It was hard enough just speaking it. I suppose it is possible that I would have found it easier to sing in Japanese but it would have felt a bit odd singing at a conference. Though if ever there was a technical conference to do this at it would be a Japanese one. I could even have animated my slides karaoke style…