It is the second time I did a shift of 4 hours straight, and even though it went by pretty fast, It's still more draining than I expected it to be. I learned a lot from the people I talked today, though. Since I'm interested in Japanese customs, language, culture and so on, it's always an easy topic to fall back on if there's ever a moment of silence. It also helps to talk about things you are familiar with when you still have trouble getting across what you're trying to say. It's the same for me in Japanese, but practice makes perfect I honestly do believe.
One thing I always find difficult is to find to make sure everyone has enough opportunity to say what they want to say. Luckily, Japanese people tend to be very polite and patient when it comes to listening to what others have to say. This wouldn't be true in my own country, where people basically start shouting to interject someone else.
The most important lesson I learned that day was that I really need to eat a proper meal beforehand. (笑)