Thursday, April 22, 2010
My first TAIMUN was quite interesting, because of the people I met, and the variety of atmosphere you could step into. As I was the Delegate of India, and being part of the Human Rights Committee, my country was going to be attacked. This year, we debated on 2 issues, Honor Crimes, and Human Trafficking. I sent in 2 amendments that were both passed. I think that TAIMUN was a great experience, and that I hope I can go next year.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Cambodia, a trial that tests your mental and physical capabilities. A test to see if you can survive grueling temperatures, and hard work. During Spring Break, I was one of the 27 people that volunteered their services to be apart of the 2010 TIC Cambodia Mission Team. Our mission trip directly works with the New Hope NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) in Cambodia. Personally, I was on the Playground and Beds team for my trip. My team spent 3 days and 3 nights in Rong Kor Orphanage and 2 days and 2 nights at the Kampong Chnnang Orphanage. During the day and night, temperatures would be 30-35 degrees C, yet we still had to work. I believe that one of the most rewarding things about this trip, was the joy that I got to see and hear from the orphans. Even though they may not be as well of as we are, they seem to find joy in their everyday life through games, and just sitting around. After this trip, I feel grateful that I have basic amenities and more. Running water, electricity, a nice bed, food, all the things that seem ordinary, are comforts to any one of those orphans. I think that I might go next year, as a reminder that I should be grateful. This was a test, and I feel that I have passed barely.