Beijing Olympics here I come?
I so want to volunteer but am I capable? what can I get out of it? gee… I dunno? One hell of an experience that can be brought to my grave? An experience like no other? A once in a lifetime opportunity; yet I’m trying to talk myself out of it!
Why you ask?
Why there are quite a number of things to address.
First, there’s the money involved.
Not everything is about money but in this case, IT IS! Volunteering means U don’t get paid no? so one ahs to pay for the return flight, the accomodation and the food too. Considering it would be a Super super peak season come the Beijing Olympics I don’t expect the chinese *myself included though I’m not part of China* to be particularly generous when it comes to earning money. So expensive tickets, doubly expensive accomodation *this might be solved if one can actually stay in University hostels or some sort of homestay* and food. *this money factor can be solved to if one can get some political association to sponsor part of it considering they are urging Malaysians to volunteer. Teehee…*
second, the security.
Should I go alone me parents would be worried sick! Though it’s only 14 days, but still. Actually I’m the one that feels it won’t be very safe. A blur kid wandering around in a strange city with unknown surroundings is pretty darn dangerous don’t U reckon?
thirdly, the loneliness?
I find myself hard to fit it but it’s all teh mind so if I want to I can? But if you are going alone and suddenly all volunteers break out in fantastic “olden day” mandarin I’ll be a goner! So it would be nice if one actually goes with a mate but that would be some what hard no? *can be solved by bringing my super outgoing nature which might still be hidden in me somewhere*
forth, my studies
Yeah as studious as I sound, studies are important too. The olympics would be in August and there would be a conflict of interest considering my studies would be on and all… so another tough call… *this can be fixed by delaying my studies, but again money is important!*
See that’s how one talks one out of something, now to talk myself back in… hahhaa
1. The “great” experience!
2. Meet new people
3. I have no idea….. A super experience…. is attending the olympics considered as a good thing?
Another thing that I may add is even if I want to volunteer, they might not accept my application. Should I just apply anyway or trash this “idea” into the bin?
Urgent need of HELP!
P.S. I found out what I should do on 20.07.2007.