I gave my first talk in Japanese at YAPC::Asia last week. It was a lightning talk, so I only had to speak for five minutes. It was incredibly nerve wrecking even though I had spent hours practising. I dread to think what my accent was like and I completely messed up one of my lines but I’m glad that I tried. It also means that I have completed another item on my “101 Things to Do in 1001 Days” list.