This week is "Reading" Week - a concept most students have adopted to mean let's get trashed and forget about reading, school, and whatever responsibilities they'd ordinarily be fulfilling. Some go away, some stay put. Me...I've done little reading. This is, of course, against my traditional "let's write all my term papers now so I can just enjoy the rest of my semester and not be stressed later on" reading week custom. No, I've not been exploring the world around me, nor have I taken up drinking (some might say finally). No, my friends, I have been engaged in tutorials and presentations to Ban Ki Moon.
No, I don't mean this guy:
|Photo Credit: Junefe Gilig Payot|
Now, I'm not complaining here, for the record. The tutorials over the last few days have involved learning from three South Africans representing Slum Dwellers International (SDI) about bottom-up urban poverty initiatives. It was incredible! We even had a sing-a-long during our final hour together! It's actually unfortunate they've returned home, because I'm pretty sure by this time next week, I'll have processed it all and have a million questions for them!
Okay, so let's get back to the point of this post - how I got my sweet new keychain!
|Actual keychain in question.|
|(Part of) The Early Bird Foundation.|
Photo Credit: Junefe Gilig Payot
This girl...is one happy owner of a brand new key chain!
-the Orange Canadian
(Note: If I can get my hands on some pictures from either experience, I will post them. Until then, just imagine my over-tired glory!)
In case any of you are interested, here is the podcast of the Student Competition. Do I actually sound like that? Yikes!