⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️ I just reviewed the translation of a text about climbing and climbing gear for a company and this is the result with track changes 🤯
This is what happens when you hire translators who don’t know what they’re doing and have no clue about the sports they’re translating about.
Often companies can’t tell when a translation is crappy or good because they don’t speak the target language, but there are ways to prevent
this from happening 👌🏻
Leaving the horrible stylistic choices aside, the main issue is that pretty much every single technical term was wrong!
One thing is having sloppy translations of a social media post you can possibly get away with, but having safety or informative texts and device manuals completely mistranslated is a whole different story — and a dangerous one, too!
I think that no brand wants to unknowingly cause accidents because their instructions are completely off the mark in their foreign speaking markets. ❌❗️⚠️
For now the the day (and possibly, a life) is saved, on to the next text! 🤯🤯
Want to see more of Durban? Grab a friend + tour the city on two wheels... Cruise through our neighbourhood of Rivertown to the seafront promenade where you can ride alongside the Indian Ocean. Ready... set... cycle! 🚴🏽♀️
Only a few Mondays left in 2018, friends! And today’s “best experience” is all about the city of San Francisco 🌁
Exploring the city, in general, is super fun and a widely diverse experience. But two of our favorite things were the bridge-to-bridge boat tour and the “Big Bus” sightseeing tour at sunset.
You get incredible views and learn a ton about the history and culture of San Francisco. It was so much fun, and we felt the combination of the two tours was one of the best ways to experience such a gorgeous city!
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #top10#bestof2018#mondaymemories
How I start my day isn't pretty. It's not glamorous. It's not what you see in photo shoots or online inspiration. It's raw. No makeup, acid reflux, tugging on my spandex and bra. It's early, sweaty, and hard. It's in a cold and crowded garage. And it's my favorite part of my day (ahem...aside from puppy snuggles 😂🐕). How I start my day builds my day. It determines how I move forward by basing my day around taking care of myself first right off the bat. That doesn't mean all my days are good. But doing something I have mentally and physically committed to first thing in the morning gives me focus and energy.
At one point, I was the beginner. Aren't we all? In all our endeavors?
I had to stop believing that things, people, goals, learning, and growing was above and beyond me. I had to start facing my fears of starting, and face the pain I was actually in by staying stuck. They say fear marks the spot, right?! But following it ain't easy.
I still fight negativity, I fight anxiety from stress and depression, I fight time constraints, I am figuring out a sleep schedule with a new puppy...the point is I'm fighting.
Beginner or not, it doesn't have to look perfect. If you think perfection exists you'll be giving up FOREVER. What matters is that we keep trying, keep persisting, keep doing the things that fill our cup.
I know hard it is to make time for yourself amidst all of the obligations we feel - know that I'm cheering for you!
Well, we may have not gotten out on our skis today but we explored our little Chuckanut mountains and found ourselves a little beauty amongst the green ferns and giant cedars. Plus, I prefer the natural stair stepper over the gym any day.
One of the conversations Todd and I had today was about intuition and knowing how and when to trust it. Honestly, the day I injured myself, I didn’t intend to get on that wakeboard. We had just summited and skied Mount Baker the day before. I was content with a rest day, low impact lake activities, and I fully intended on enjoying a sunset cruise around Lake Cavanaugh with good friends that evening. But as I walked down to the boat in my jeans, I was easily swayed by myself and others into changing my mind. Part of me deep down wanted to show Todd what I was passionate about during my childhood, growing up on a lake in Minnesota. I wakeboarded almost every day with my sister and we had a blast. I loved carving glassy water and getting air over the wake.
I own my decision but it inevitably lead to something that could’ve been prevented had I listened to myself. Todd said he had a bad feeling about it as well but never spoke up. The interesting thing is we never really learn to trust that feeling until we don’t trust it. Sometimes bad things have to happen for us to learn to trust our gut and intuition. To listen to our mind and bodies. Just one more good lesson I’ve learned on this healing journey. 🌿
As far as you can, as much as you can.
Across the ocean, or simply across the river.
Walk in someone else’s shoes, or at least eat their food.
Open your mind, get off the couch, move. -Anthony Bourdain
🙌🌎🐾💕 It’s hard to believe this road trip is already done.
After all the prep, planning, and time, it went by in the blink of an eye!
Now that I have some downtime, I will share some more photos over the next few weeks of lessons, places, struggles, and adventures we experienced.
I’ve been getting some questions about the trip, so I want to answer them and share more of our adventure with you.
Stay tuned ☺️✌️
I have camped numerous times before but never did a backpacking trip. This was my first backpacking hike and it was totally worth hiking 10 miles to get here. We prepared just right for it!
The view was perfect. The light was perfect. The weather was perfect. It was surreal! Couldn't have asked for a better first experience! It excites to me to think about doing many more backpacking trips in the future!
P. S. I would like give a shoutout to @harrison_wanders for his tips on camping gear! Your tips saved me Mike! Thank you so much! .
I hope you have somebody in your corner who loves you extra hard on the days you can’t seem to love yourself. Who wipes your tears and hugs away your biggest fears. Who reassures you when you need it most, who never gives up on you, and who accepts you for absolutely everything that you are 💛