By Melody Lai, International Bilingual School at Hsinchu
As this unforgettable four-day conference comes to an end, MUN participants force suitcase zippers closed, stuff the little spaces with as many souvenirs as possible, madly click away at the camera shutter in hopes of capturing that last nostalgic moment, and frantically ask for e-mail addresses and Facebook ID’s before everyone departs to different corners of the world. However, there is always a lingering question that remains in everyone’s mind before they go home to face the insurmountable wall of missed homework assignments.
Whether it is sharing words of wisdom to friends back at home or laughing over a memorable moment, MUN participants will always wonder what memories or life lessons they can bring back from this conference of a lifetime. Rachel Simpson, delegate of South Africa in GA5 from Presbyterian Ladies’ College, said, “Any speech can be improved with a hilarious analogy!” Other than words of wisdom, the most momentous souvenirs are probably unforgettable memories imprinted into the brain. Mikaela Zimmerman, delegate of Libya in GA6 from Saigon South International School, stated as her most memorable moment, “When I saw friends from my old school during my ambassador speech.” While the most memorable moments may not be about writing those endless pages of resolutions, they definitely are the moments shared with good friends and the moments of celebration for a finished and passed (or failed) resolution, or for a beautifully published newsletter. Those tiny sands of accomplishment all add up to a colossal sand castle of memories.
Even after e-mails are exchanged, hugs are given, and wrists become sore from endless waving, THIMUN-Singapore will always be an ineffaceable memory at the forefronts of our minds.