Before I bid “Adieu!” to my college days and “Salut” to my adulthood, I’ve decided to make a memorable experience by joining the Pan-Asia Model United Nations 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan, last November 9-16 2015.
Although the journey before I set my feet on the soil of the formerly known Formosa was not that piece of a cake, I still enjoyed it.
Allow me to show you the highlights during my first travel abroad (though mostly, we just attended the conference).
1. Our pre-departure
Selfie with my mom before I leave!
Selfie with friends!!
Of course, I wouldn’t miss to have a photo in our Team Benilde hoodie!
And this clingy pose with Ricca!
This obligatory passport (with Team Benilde hoodie) photo
This before and after
It was my first time, but it didn’t feel like my first at all (WHAT?). Maybe that was because I was with my friends and a very caring and understanding adviser.
2. The flight and arrival
Loving the sea of clouds from my window
Selfie with my seatmate, Nicole! Though I transferred seats later on because I want to see the view
Touch down Taipei!!!
Rode this awesome bus. It became awesome because of my tired yet still energetic friends!
Janna was so tired, she decided to rest
The lobby of our hotel was so full of lively Filipinos! Other guests were probably wondering why.
Eunice and I were roommies!
And you will love the view of the street from our room
3. When we had an ocular visit to the conference venue
With our wonderful adviser, Sir. Rene, as our guide
We had heaps of fun along the way!
I was so excited! Even in the MRT, I didn’t let the chance pass
To take photos of my favorite people
And more of them!!!
Even if it is hard, Jackie did her best.
And this time when Victor had the time of his life. Boys are now jealous of you, Victor.
And that smirk.
I won’t miss this when Trix makes landi with Victor while no one is watching. Well, I do! BWUAHAHAHAHA!!
Way to go Victor!
I will never forget this “THE COOL KIDS ARE HERE, MOVE OUT OF THE WAY!” walk, which basically made my night.
I love you girls! Forever!
4. The actual conference
This time when we had our opening ceremony
Welcome to DISEC!
Wherein I met new friends!
Benilde Delegates in DISEC are also featured!
And this “The delegate of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, is present and voting” greetings every roll call
When we just decided to have a photo shoot after the conference because we don’t know what to do and where to go
What’s with the senti mode Jade… and Euei? Uhm… You both are not in a music video so…
This photos of Jay that became my favorite
This moment when I asked Jay to take a photo of me
But the shot in my camera looks like I’m seducing him. Why, Jade? WHY???
This sassy *flips scarf* which Jade can only pull off
This bad ass picture of me and Jay
Because he opposed the “Gangstah” idea
We got tired of being fierce, so we decided to be candid
But Jay seems to like this pose better, which I was not informed to do
Matchy-matchy scarf!! ❤
When we got many awards!!!
Thanks for the flowers Kuys Rae!!
5. Social nights!!!
When I asked someone to take a photo of me with the Taipei 101 at the background, but it can’t become any more blurred.
I’m talking about me. The photographer has a problem with me. What’s the problem… uhm… Jade?
Apparently, this attempt too:
Seems like I have no luck with Taipei101
This one too when I asked Jade to get me a good shot
But then I suddenly twisted my ankle
6. When I became their official photographer for their “look back” pose
“Did you say picture?”
“Oops… too much. A little candid I guess?”
Take 2 for Einas
Kuya Rae was feeling artsy with it
Jayjay’s the master for this pose. No questions asked.
Meanwhile, Eunice can’t be stopped!!
She’s very grateful that this pose was invented; feeling every moment of it.
It seems like this “look-back pose” will bring her soulmate to her!
She requested for more! This time, Jackie joined her.
Of course, I should at least have some of that pose too right? We need equality in this nation.
But this is what I love the most!
Let’s make that a little alluring…
7. When we went to Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO)
I got a chance to have a photo with the MECO Director
And after the visit, I decided to have that fail “grab a cab” pose
Why fail? I’m facing the wrong side. So, I decided to do it again
Gotta do that pose fast or else a real cab will stop.
I did it again when we go to the National Museum
8. That time when we weren’t able to follow our itinerary because YOLO
Pau went to the observatory floor and this is what happened while waiting for her
Pau discovered what we did behind her back, so she made us pose for more. With her of course
10. Night market and street food! (Deym those strawberries)
More photos of my fam!!
11. When I saw my baby panda at the Taipei Zoo
12. The Taipei Zoo adventure itself with Eunice!!
Eunice trying to be part of the panda family
Us trying to interact with these creatures
And when I thought I saw my soulmate
13. That dinner at the very hygienic Modern Toilet Restaurant
This piece of shit was tasty!
I wan’t able to hold myself, I marked my territory immediately.
And they were overwhelmed!
14. And of course, those strategies to get a stolen photo of my friend’s crush by taking a portrait of my other friend
It was really a friend’s crush! I have my own! Lol
But then a photobomber came in and thought that I was taking a photo of him. LOL.
So I just went and took my other friends’ shot so I won’t look suspicious
PS: I’m such a great friend! Jayjay got kilig afterwards. HAHAHAHAHA
15. Lastly, when I never had the chance to talk and have a decent photo with my “for that event only” crush.
So I went back to our hotel heartbroken.
Read #15 again.
But I got a group photo with him! Look for him at #4.
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