Thursday the 17th of November, 2011 was a memorable day in the history of the world. It was an amazing day in the eyes of the children and adults gathered and it was a simply spectacular day for me. Thursday the 17th was the finalization of the opening ceremony, and the beginning of lobbying. It was a fun process of getting countries and organizations that both support your cause and theirs to agree to your resolution enough for them to allow it into the debate stage. It was during this time that I met some amazing people, people from different countries that represented countries like Guinea-Bissau, Namibia, DR Congo, France, Japan, USA, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and NIGERIA. It was all smiling, talking and progress. There was rivalry between my group and the United States even though we previously “almost” merged with them due to similarities of our resolution. It was just amazing the amount of knowledge these people had. For example, the girl representing the United States of America was experienced in model UN conferences because this was her 5th, but it was quite obvious because she had four pages of resolution on just the first topic. I personally believe this was the reason a lot of the countries joined her at first. They were most likely intimidated by the “details” and “numerous solutions”. However, amongst all this rivalry and arguing, we were friends now. Unfortunately, the main day of event had to come to an end and my group submitted our resolution with a total of 19 signatures. I wanted to stay longer even and from the reaction of having to leave for the night, I believe many wanted to continue working towards the betterment of mankind and socializing. BerMUN is still great, it will always be wonderful and it will never stop being a place to have an amazing experience.