So I didn't fail. That was good. I think I might actually do relatively well. Thank you to everyone who offered me support yesterday~ ILU F-LIST ♥
So on that note:
MODEL UN WAS UNBELIEVABLY STUPID. I seriously can't believe I prepared a whole semester to do this. Out of the nine original resolutions, we discussed a grand total of THREE. We spent two hours debating the first resolution, less than half an hour on the fourth resolution, and FIVE, that's right, FIVE hours discussing the second resolution. It was mediocre to begin with and didn't need to be debated through the lunch period. Seriously--after the first hour, they just started making the same inquiries and trying to amend the same clauses. The actual debate got very stale very quickly, so we ended up all "caucusing" in the back (pulling out our gameboys and swapping poke'mon). Didn't really miss much. =/
I'm still a bit miffed that my resolution wasn't chosen to be brought onto the floor--it addressed the exact same issues with the substandard of international education...just better worded and more concise. >=| BUUUUT anyway. There were probably close to a dozen amendments passed and at the end, we didn't even adopt the resolution. Even the author voted against it at the end. They completely butchered it and so many of the amendments contradicted each other. ...urgh. It was just a mess.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the procedure, when it comes time to vote on adopting a resolution, you can either vote yes, yes with rights, no, no with rights, abstain, or abstain from the order. It's pretty self-explanatory for the most part, but "with rights" means that you have the floor for a limited amount of time to present your reasoning for your vote. Ukraine's vote was seriously the highlight of my day. "This resolution now contradicts itself so many times that I wouldn't go near it with a twenty-foot pole." Oh god I think I died of internal combustion from laughing. Hey, international politics can have a sense of humor! 8DDb
At least I didn't fall asleep.
in the winds of my heart I'm: miffed
at the top of my lungs I'm singing: Aim, Snap, Fall ~ Spill Canvas