The award for… Oops!
Wow I haven’t watched the Academy Awards show for years. But I did last night! Surprise ending.
Last time I watched it, it was still a job for me. I was language advisor for the translation team at CNBC-E in Istanbul for the awards show. 6 or 7 translators and subtitle techs worked 12 hours nonstop overnight to get the show subtitled and on air.
Last time I did it, we were finishing off the last tape when the show was being aired. We finished like 10 minutes before the tape being aired was going to run out.
I would have loved, in a morbid fashion, to see the backstage reaction in the control room. Must have been just frantic. Whew, I have a few stories to tell. But those will be later.
Friday on BCs West Coast looks like this today! Snow!
I love sharing a little humour occasionally. A smile not only is easy to do, the endorphins one releases is great for the body. So here’s a story of mine from Stienbach.
Having lived in Manitoba for a few years way back when, I learned about the Mennonite community out in Steinbach, Manitoba. It was a town well known for its car dealers, mennonite farmers sausage, and for me, an airstrip in the middle of their golf course. Having flown out there a few times, I can say it was fun. Especially because when you parked your plane and signed in a the airport office, they had a key rack where you could take one of the Cadillacs parked in the parking lot to go into town or what ever. It was always a fun place to visit.
If you want to know a little more about the place and the local culture, there is a great ‘onionesque’ web site called ‘the bonnet’. Here’s a sample of their news… Enjoy!
The site construction is moving forward and we are hoping to have the site open for business in the coming weeks.
Besides a new podcast, visitors will be able to purchase voice overs and books from our shop.
Look forward to the formal unveiling so please feel free to poke around and let us know what you like and don’t like.
KS Medya web team for Martin at the Crossroads