Friday, 19 February 2010

Electronic translator

I went into the city today and picked up an Electronic Translator from the Duty Free Shop. I'd seen it a few days ago and contemplated purchasing it, so armed with cash I went in. No discount for cash. Damn!

Anyway I have it - but of course it is in a sealed bag, which must be checked at Customs when I get to the airport on Tuesday night. Then and only then can I open it and "play" with it.

It has 12 Asian languages - from Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, etc. - so hopefully I will get a chance to use it. I wish I'd had it in Korea as then I could have ordered meals from the restaurants there.

Four days to go - and still a long to do list. Tonight I am going to a dinner with Brisbane's Lord Mayor! Should be interesting. I'm the official photographer at the function too.


Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Rubbing shoulders with the nobs, Elly?

Di Hill said...

The Lord Mayor and his wife are friends of ours, but he was the guest at a local community function that we regularly attend.