I miss them~
020814 16th De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde Model United Nations closing ceremony x Diplomatic Dinner
Yesterday was the last day of our committee session and we have finally voted. Before voting, we took the time to amend both draft resolutions made and ask several questions regarding the papers. Both draft resolutions passed but we had to vote for only one draft resolution for the General Assembly to vote upon today. Finally after another round of votation, A/HRC/16/1 (our first draft resolution) passed and we finally ended our session. However we didn’t leave the function room yet because we still had a few more things to discuss or show among our committee like the country promotions and the informal awards.
I think the presentation of the informal awards was the best part of the end of the session. If I’m not mistaken the awards given yesterday were the Early Bird Award, the Cinderella Award, the Most Privileged Award and the Mr. and Ms. HRC Award. It was all very entertaining and all.
I’m really going to miss my committee and our Dais. Some of the delegates were either graduating or from other colleges/universities and I think it’s sad that I won’t get to see some of them anymore. But oh well, the world is small and there is Facebook. I am so lucky to be a part of this group and to have met these awesome people. After this experience, I think it’s safe for me to say that i’ll definitely have another go during the next PhilMUN and who knows, if I could, I would even try taking the exams for the NMUN/IMUN.
Well, it’s 5:43 am right now and I better get ready… Call time’s at 7:30 am.
Today was the second day of the 16th De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde Model United Nations (PhilMUN) and it was really fun! The country I’ve been assigned to is Benin under the Human Rights Council.
Honestly, before the PhilMUN I was really nervous, stressed and worried about what could happen during the committee sessions and whatnot (actually most of the delegates were as well) but right now, I really don’t know why I was scared in the first place. Yeah sure maybe it’s because I’ve never done this before or because I’m not sure of what to do but if you’ve done your research on your country, it’s foreign policy and the stand of your country assignment on the agendas assigned to your committee, you’ll do fine.
This year, the PhilMUN allowed non-CDA students from CSB and even students who are not from CSB to join and I think that was a great idea because non-CDA students would get the chance to experience the Model UN. The PhilMUN was not only an experience for us to delegate and understand the Model UN but also an experience for us to have prolific discussions on certain issues that need to be addressed and a chance for us to mingle with other people. I myself am an awkward, shy and slightly unsociable person but because of PhilMUN, I was able to break free from that and learn to socialize with other students.
It’s an enjoyable experience and I’d be glad to do this again next year if I could. Tomorrow will be the last day our committee will talk about the agenda given to us: Combating Discrimination and Violence Based On Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. We will be having substantive debates on the draft resolutions our committee made. I’m really excited for tomorrow and for Saturday because by then all committees will be together in one room and we will be voting. And of course, I’m excited for the diplomatic dinner on Saturday evening.
Another late post.
Here are my 2013 highlights. Here’s to many more on 2014!
I know this post is kind of late but oh well. Here’s 10 photos of how my New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day went. Glad I was able to spend it with my family! Some of the photos are from my sister’s surprise birthday dinner at Olive Tree Kitchen and Bar, Bonifacio High Street.
Although most of the photos are mine, I can’t really take credit for all of them. The other photos were taken by my brother, Paul Hinlo.
Happy 2014 everyone! Time for a fresh new start.
In no particular order of importance
1) clean my room at least twice a week every week 2) exercise regularly 3) go back to arts 4) organize more 5) study harder 6) be more outgoing 7) save money for the important stuff and not the useless things 8) eat healthful food 9) improve thy grammar 10) let go
Art excites me. College kid. Forever a November child.
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