This photograph was taken in 1989 at my work place in Bratislava, where I?m sitting on the left and am interpreting a lecture by a foreign colleague. I was used to interpreting at work, mainly from English and German into the Slovak language. The first thing I had to do upon my return was graduate from high school. I couldn't finish my last year anymore. They were organizing courses in Bratislava. I used to commute from Trnava. First I graduated, and then I wanted to study. But what? I had friends that had gone to study languages, but one of the shomers wanted to study chemistry at an engineering school. So I went with him and took engineering, specializing in paper and cellulose. For 27 years I worked at a paper and cellulose research institute. From there I retired.