Yup, my day was all about SSEAYP yesterday :) Its this program where contingents from all of the SEA countries including Japan would be living together, on a SHIP, set for a journey at sea for 58 effin' days!! ain't that the cooolest or what!! hahahaha :) and they'll be making stops at each country as well.. To know more, please be my guest and google it lol..
Anywho, today, this ship happened to arrive here in Malaysia, and they needed volunteers to interact with the contingents. Two days ago, I was innocently reading meaningless comments on facebook when i received information about this program. It seemed appealing at first, but considering that i wouldn't be knowing ne one there, and if i were to go, i'll be all alone, so that was kind of a set back for me. Then again, i'll be meeting all these people, and this came out of nowhere, like a calling? hahaha so what the heck, i registered for it anyway, and im glad i did! :D
One thing about volunteering yourself with these events, you'd meet other volunteers who are as enthusiastic as you about the event. And apparently, these people are on a level of their own ya know. They're not the typical nose-in-books, or mamak-lepakers type. They're adventure seekers? haha yea and apparently they're very knowledgeable and has a mind of their own.. which is fun to interact with.. like a breather ya know? An out of the box kind of thing? :)
So i met with NEW people, obviously. Made new friends. Most of the volunteers from my group were part of the GMUN program. GMUN stands for Global Model United Nations.. apparently they had a conference here in Malaysia recently.. So these people are great leaders. You'd know the moment you talk to them lol. And yes, i did feel intimidated in a way coz im not from any well known organisations, but im glad i met them :)
I was assigned to help out with the Japanese contingents, and they are soooo friendly and cute!! The guys? They were HOT. and im not kidding.. HOT!! hahahaha unfortunately, i did not really come for thaat.. :( aww.. hahaha :P But em, it was fun to interact with them. My wallet is filled with name cards now lol..
Later that night, they had cultural performances from all these contingents.. and, one thing i noticed, we asians, are so colourful, dont you think so? (Oh fuck, the song comes on again.. i wonder what the hell is my sister watching out there..)... now where was i.. ah yes, colourful people. WE just love colours! Its in our foods, our traditional clothes.. even our language splurge colours.. Them english people?? They're awfully dull when it comes to this, no offence.. even their language has to be formal, and well structured.. Its like, we're paprika, and they're flour.. ya know? lol.. And out of all the asian countries there, the one with the most variety would be none other than Malaysia.. At that moment of realisation (hahaha) as i was sitting in the crowd, with my knees crossed up to my chest coz it was quite a squeeze there, and altho i have lost all my leg senses and couldn't really feel nething (they got totally numb.. SAKET/GELI GILAAAA), my heart felt grateful to be part of this nationality :) Funny, not that i seldom feel proud to be a malaysian, but whenever i do, it'll always be moments when im with people from other countries.. hahahahaha no kidding.. bila sesama sendiri, maann.. susah betul nak rasa proud.. huhu.. klakar eh?..
So yea, yesterday, was awesome. I wished i had more time to interact with the contingents.. It felt so short, i nearly cried when they had to leave.. :( If only i get to join them on that ship.. That oughta be one hell of a journey now wouldn't it? But hey, its an annual thing, and there should be another program just like this next year.. I shall look up for further details!! Let's? :D