What if I had a year to live?

On Tuesday my Interpreting students at University brought to class, as practice material, an interview with the star of Breaking Bad. The text contained the question:

What would you do if you had a year to live?

It was funny, at the time, to think that it’s just one year since Benita, my German mom, left us, and that if I had a year to live, I would be doing just what I was doing, at that time.

If I had a year to live, I’d have more reasons, and not fewer reasons, to try and transmit whatever (little?) I’ve learned in these nearly 35 years.

img_3534
I’m enjoying the privilege of teaching them enormously. They’re brilliant, they’re sensitive, they work hard. And they already present way better than most speakers at conferences… which is clearly the idea of the course. Not to mention the graphic aspect of their presentations, often spectacular.

It is a pity that the world should miss it, so I’ve pushed them to open a blog (I don’t even have the password, it’s their thing). It’s at:

http://murtrade.wordpress.com

Clearly I haven’t chosen the name, I tend to stay clear of cliches like -mur- (for our city, Murcia) and -trad- (no offense, I stay clear… for my own stuff). XD

Related Posts

23 Jan
Spanish for Spain or for Latin America? For Susie Bright
language // 0

With Spanish, a language that is used so widely all over the world, with so many different cultural differences, how do you approach a text?

09 Jun
Scruples
activism // 0

“Scruple” derives from scrupŭlus, small stone. If you get a stone in your shoe, you’ll be uncomfortable. Today scruples make you hesitate when confronted with a moral choice.

05 Jun
2nd International Media for All Conference – Text on screen, text on air

I have discovered this (highly interesting) conference via http://www.elcuadernodebitacora.org (a page of translation resources maintained by a group of Spanish translators): The 2nd International Media for All Conference – Text on screen, text on air, aims to bring together professionals, scholars, practitioners and other interested parties to explore audiovisual translation (AVT) in theory and practice,

Comments

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.