One Night in Beijing 2011
I finally have time to sit down and write about ONiB… it was AWESOME this year :) It was basically my entire life this semester, and I’m really glad it worked out, because confession: This is the first event I have ever been in charge of organizing. I never volunteered to organize anything in ARCC before, and I only did ONiB because Jack nominated me.
It was pretty stressful, but because I followed what Jack did last year pretty closely, it really wasn’t as bad as everyone thinks it was. I set everyone’s deadlines really early so that when things fell behind we were still okay, and I think I avoided anybody pulling all-nighters. I did have to pick up some other people’s jobs that weren’t done on time, but luckily I had a light semester so I did not have to pull any all-nighters myself.
I’m really proud of myself, because as I said, this is the first thing I’ve ever organized, and it was such a HUGE first responsibility. I remember during my election speech last year I was asked if I would be able to do it because I was so quiet and soft-spoken – but I’m sure everyone I yelled at this year knows I’m the opposite when I need to be! I still remember during my Microsoft interview, they decided that I was “pretty social” so they switched my developer interviews to program manager interviews. They asked me: If someone wasn’t doing their job, would you be able to remove them? I couldn’t answer with a definite answer at the time, but now I know that I am definitely capable of running a group and getting things done if other people don’t. Although I would rather be a developer than a program manager, I wish I could redo the interview now, as I’m sure they would love all the experience I had running ONiB.
Jack will try to take credit for this year’s success, what with all the extra rooms he booked and his “ONiB doc”, but to be honest, I only looked at the doc once at the beginning of fall semester :P
Here are some highlights :)
As an MC: modern-day (fobby) Chinese mom
Modern-day mom: Aiyah! Ni zenme hui shi??? *smack*
Now as a Tang dynasty mom
Fusion scarf dance
Up high… hehe
Umbrella dance as part of fashion show!
Fashion show in my awesome contemporary qipao
Funny expressions #1: Running around giving flowers / chocolates / personalized cards to all choreographers, singers, and MCs
Funny expressions #2: Jack gave me Medium Panda! I look like I’m crying but I wasn’t…
They signed a card for me <3
Part of the ONiB decorations
They also signed it for me… aww <3 I love everyone in ONiB this year