“Memories are the treasures that we keep locked deep within the storehouse of our souls, to keep our hearts warm when we are lonely.”– Becky Aligada

Diplomat in Training

Sigh*

Since I transfered and decided to become a Diplomat I never knew that being one was hard!! As part of our training as future diplomats, the school held a PhilMUN – Philippine Model United Nation. Each student was assigned to their own respective committee. (UNEP, FAO, WHO, UNHCR, etc…) We were also given a designated country to represent. And just like what diplomats do, we attended a formal session.

I was assigned as one of the WHO Committee and as a Delegate of Switzerland. Parliamentary session went for 3 days. It was a hell of arguments and debates in proposing different resolutions.

Having coffee as your only friend to fight the urge of not falling asleep in long sessions. Although everyone of us were given personal privileges to consume, abusing it wasn’t one of the options to fight the boredom. Specially for the frosh and first timers.

I have to admit that I was one of those. But as the session came to heated debates and arguments, everyone started to become interested. Especially when the delegate of USA became the speaker. Questions were thrown and doubts filled the air. Other neighboring countries were enticed and had been eager to join the arguments.

The thing is, we have to observe and be sensitive on each countries concerns. Delegates from Islamic countries were

active and worked really hard to help pass resolution papers.  I understand the everyone kinda felt pressured in their policy papers and promoting their countries during the recess. But still everyone still find time to have ice breaker. 🙂

Freebies were distributed as part of the payment we made weeks before the event. Pin, Shirts and Baller ID were distributed.

I can’t remember how many times I bought coffee for one day just to sustain and be able to keep up on the activities. LoL But it was all worth it!! And I’m proud to say that I’m a Diplomat in Training.

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