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Asian Para Games: Interpreters make most of valuable experience

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 12 2018   /  02:45 am
Valuable lesson: Arabic language interpreter Nur Mohd. Faiz Amin (second right) poses with her colleagues on the sidelines of an event at the third Asian Para Games held in the Gelora Bung Karno sports complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta.(Courtesy of Nur Moh. Faiz Amin)

Valuable lesson: Arabic language interpreter Nur Mohd. Faiz Amin (second right) poses with her colleagues on the sidelines of an event at the third Asian Para Games held in the Gelora Bung Karno sports complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta.(Courtesy of Nur Moh. Faiz Amin)When first registering to be a Japanese interpreter at the Asian Para Games, Purwiyanti, 29, thought her job would focus on helping athletes communicate with journalists at event venues.

The South Jakarta resident, who is an experienced Japanese interpreter, did not expect that the job would require not only her language skills, but also her physical strength.

Assigned as the interpreter for the Japanese lawn bowls team, Purwiyanti was required to be on standby from early morning until the evening, when the team had finished for the day. She had to put up with the scorching sun in the afternoon and the chilly...