I just got assigned to cover my first match report for the World Cup, the Cameroon vs Brazil game… and it was complete and utter hell. The mad rush to get the report out ASAP, early in the morning when you are sleep deprived, is a really soul-crushing experience.
It does not help when the CMS I am using is inefficient, and decides to lag at random times of the day. Did I mention that I hate the CMS?
To my Japanese colleague, Fumi-san, you will probably never read this, but you are the true epitome of a Japanese superwoman. I know how difficult it is to do English-Japanese translations, but for you to constantly do it every single night while under pressure is absolutely amazing.
I know you are way more exhausted than me, but I’d like you to know that you have my utmost admiration and respect, and I fully appreciate everything that you are doing for our team.