Monday, July 30, 2012

WE Model United Nations 2012 : Beijing, China

Hello! It's quite a while since I last updated my blog cum photo blog or whatever terms that suit. :)

I just came back from the capital of PR China, Beijing  with a few of my college mates. We attended the WE Model United Nations 2012 conference in Grand Epoch City, Beijing. It lasted for four days and I was in the Harvard MUN(HMUN) : European Union (EU) committee, chaired by Mr. Erfan Soliman, a graduate from the Harvard University. I was the delegate of HUNGARY a country known for its beautiful capital city, Budapest (I assumed). 

In my committee, we had two topics which were MONETARY POLICY and ENERGY POLICY. However, four days weren't enough for us to cover both. We only managed to pass a resolution concerning the 1st topic, which was very closely related to Economics, and I love it!!!! 

Interest rates, bailouts, austerity measures and govt reforms were some of the ideas incorporated in our majestic resolution which passed with a resounding majority. From 5 working papers, to 4 draft resolutions, they converged into 1 comprehensive resolution which hopefully would be able to alleviate the debt crisis plaguing the Eurozone currently. 

On the 3rd day, a crisis was introduced into our committee. Spain was accused of hiding the real amount of debt they are facing which is more than what was disclosed to the public. So, we had to give out directives in order to rectify this problem. But, before the directives were to be decided upon, there was a heated debate between the delegates as Spain was asking for the EU to request the European Central Bank (ECB) to give out 100billion Euros of interest-free loan to keep Spain afloat and retain the world's confidence in Spain's economy. It was very interesting indeed. 

And lastly, before I wrap up this post with some pictures from Beijing, I would like to share my admiration to  the director of my committee, Mr. Erfan Soliman. He just graduated from Harvard University, majoring in Electrical Engineering and minoring in Economics. It doesn't stop there as he's gonna continue his graduate school at Oxford University in the same course. OMG!!! :)

So, that's all. Thank you for dropping by at my humble bloggie. 

The delegation from Tuanku Ja'afar College, Mantin, Malaysia

On the way back, Beijing Capital International Airport

Urgh, not-so-nice pic. Delegate's Dance Night

Fu'an Palace Hotel's lobby

The Director  : Erfan Soliman

The Assistant Director : Xinyi Wang

The last committee session :'(

Auntie Alia!!!! :)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Excess + Love = ?

Once in a while, writing something out for me is a relieve. So, in this short post, with deep humility I wish to share a bit of what is going on in my thought for the past day.

Excess. That's the word. I believe that the excess of anything is always threatening. People might argue, but I'll stay put with that. As a rational human, we should be able to draw a line for everything in this world. And please do not practice selective execution (i.e. if the situation is favourable to you, you are okay with it, although you know it's 'illegal').

Looking back at the "excessive" issue, in this post I would like to share it in the context of "being in love". My style is simple and straight to the point. If you love someone, and another person hurts his/her feelings for the good cause, what will be your response? Consult your loved one and talk to him/her properly, trying to mend what is wrong, OR you'll go to the person who hurt his/her feelings and 'lecture' that person? The choice is yours. For someone who is over-protective, the 2nd option is highly likely to be the choice. Is that the best choice in this case? I don't think so. Sometimes, we are too ignorant of ourselves. We are trying hard to please other people and the society up to the point that we don't give ourselves the chance to be who we are, to think back where do we come from. And this situation might lead to us not knowing exactly where is our boundary in life. 

Talking from experience, too much love is never good, except for love to the No Ending and His sweetheart.
Don't get blinded by love as it would be detrimental not only to you but to those surrounding you. At times, take a look at the bigger picture of life and avoid being too focused to the one you love. :)
A reminder for me and those who love to be reminded. 


Saturday, July 7, 2012


Going to OBS in Lumut, Perak for ONE LONG WEEK!!! :)