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#091: Of delegates, diplomacy, and a dozen other things

January 10th, 2010 by Mary Leong

Currently listening to: “Elizabeth” – The Dreadnoughts

So, it’s been a while. I apologize for the schizophrenic nature of this entry in advance.

For the past three days, I’ve been at UBC Model UN (UBCMUN), wading the waters of faux-international diplomacy and (“fair and balanced”) journalism. Representing the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (read: North Korea) in the International Press Corps, I wrote accusatory articles, momentarily feared for my life, and spent much time scuttling between the Security Council and other committees, while my fellow delegates were drilled on our nuclear ambitions and faced press conferences. How does one go about describing their first UBCMUN experience? It’s like…a very intense three-day long Improv show wherein one tries not to drop character. I’d definitely recommend doing UBCMUN if you have any interest in international affairs and diplomacy whatsoever. And if you’re really awesome at Improv, that would be a lot of fun for you too!

UBCMUN aside, this is my latest pet project:
off the bookshelf
Being easily caught up with assorted school/extracurricular commitments, I’ve been letting my literary interest fall by the wayside. This year, I intend to read at least a non-academically-required book a week, after which I shall post commentary upon its content and anything else I find related and relevant.

Also…Arts Week 2010! Check out all the fantastic activities and events the AUS and its affiliated departmental clubs have lined up for this week here. I am personally extremely excited for poetryhAUS (poetry slam and Improv show) on Thursday night, and Le Club Fran├žais’s crepe sale Friday at noon! Shenanigans galore, come on out.

End ramble, off to read Candide.

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  • 1 yamyam Jan 12, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Ah, MUN. I must delegate next year.

    I had no idea Arts Week was going on, thanks! XD PoetryhAUS should be amazing. Too bad Science Week has cookie-making – I hope they’re not exclusive, I’m so taking cookie-making over crepes ;D

  • 2 Mary Leong Jan 13, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    @Miriam- DO IT. MUN is brilliant and simply so much fun. I will hopefully see you at PoetryhAUS tomorrow, then! It should be excellent times!