Friday, April 30, 2010

To the Chinese government

Finally found a proxy website that works in China! At least for now. I was originally going to write a blog post about celery and carrots. Instead, I'm going to repost this letter that I had written while venting to a friend.

Dear CCP:

Please let me access my blog. I promise not to plan an uprising or start a revolution on the internet.

Scout's honor.



p.s. 9 days to go and I still haven't been able to find housing in BJ yet. Does the government have some sort of shelter for homeless interns?

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I just realized that I never finished blogging about NY. BYU won top honors for both teams (Germany and Medecins Sans Frontieres) that we represented - making us champions six year running. My partner and I also won the committee award in our committee (the popular vote) so I guess people liked us :)

As Chase said, through our hard work, we made believers out of ourselves and everybody else.

Check out this video for the wrap up of our New York MUN trip!

BYU Model UN - Nationals 2010 from BYU | Kennedy Center on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Already nostalgic

End of a semester always makes me a little sad.

People are graduating, moving away, or going on missions.

I know that friends come and go, but when they go, do they come back?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


My internship in Beijing (BJ) starts in 16 days. And I still don't have a place to live. I asked my mom if she was just planning on shipping me there, to a foreign city in a foreign country, and expecting me to haul my luggage around town and finding a place to sleep that very same night.

She laughed.

And said yes.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Special moments

I love my family.

Especially when we're all sitting there, some of us bawling, watching my cousin give his farewell talk before he goes on a mission two weeks from now.