Japan trip part 2: Tues. & Wed. Fight week
Tuesday the 16th…. I can’t remember exactly what I did. I think I did a lot of sitting around, not being sure what I was supposed to be doing. And then suddenly being called to translate something, so I hopped up and busted butt to that location. A few fighters had mishaps with interview times, so I helped communicate with the Japanese cornermen and UFC staff. 🙂 I was useful.
Then, Shu took me out for dinner at his friend’s restaurant.
I think that was Tuesday…. oh well. I ate SUCH high quality delicious Japanese food, that I just can’t get in the States! I had been craving it for so long! Thanks, Shu. 😀 <3 Brittany stayed in the same hotel room with me because she had media work to do. So all week long, it was like a big girlie sleep over! .....which involved us both collapsing into bed exhausted at like 10 or 11 PM. So it wasn't really like a sleep over at all.... it was like an grown-up sleep over with two hard-working fighters. LOL Plus I was super jet-lagged so I was dying to eat breakfast at 6:30 when it opened, so she made herself get up so we could eat together. <3 Then Julianna came and we met Miesha at once point! 😀
Wednesday… what did we do?
Random things. I think I did a lot of waiting around to see what was needed. I rolled towels. Oh yeah! There was media day from 1-2PM and I translated for Roy Nelson, and Gomi! That was exciting. And I was so nervous. I mean, I’ve been watching The Fireball Kid fight since when I debuted! He was nice and encouraged me to translate, though, when I showed lack of confidence in myself. That was nice. I hope he doesn’t hate me now because the staff kept having me call his hotel room to remind him of stuff, even though he wasn’t late or anything. 🙁 I felt bad for bothering him. I want to let him know that it wasn’t my idea to be constantly calling his hotel room. *facepalm* But it was part of my job.
Brittany was at the press conference, and it was cool to see my former teammates there. 🙂 Kanehara-san and Noripi! And Mizugaki san played the UFC video game (using himself) against Uriah Faber (using himself) haha it was funny.…