It’s so odd to be writing another blog post so soon within the last posting date~ but, I’ve been meaning to document my life at Cornell for the longest time in more ways than just through Facebook/journaling, so this is just another attempt for me to you know, do that.
Asia Night is one of the biggest events of the semester, and this year it drew more than 1,000 people. I got the very, very special honor of being an MC for the event. I got to introduce all of the acts with my co-MC and friend, Dustin, and sit in the best seat ever to watch the performances. I also got to stall (a harder job than I thought it would be) while different groups set up and take down their equipment, raffle off prizes, and low-key (or high-key, I dunno) embarrass myself as I told cheesy jokes.
I wasn’t really involved in the initial planning process for Asia Night because I usually had a conflict when the meetings happen–but being there that night and MCing for the event helped me understand just how large-scale the event is, and how important it is to the A3 community at Cornell. I was really excited when I was asked to MC for this event, but that excitement was only second to the excitement I felt when I saw so many people coming out to support this event and so many people passionate about Asian culture and the A3 community.
MCing was a really fun experience. I wasn’t nervous (in fact, the most nervous person I knew was probably my mom, who pretty much freaked out on my behalf on the day of Asia Night. Mom, if you’re reading this, I love you!! but you’re always more nervous than me during big events :) ), and I think the best part of the MCing experience was probably the fact I got to watch all the performances side stage, up close and personal. So many talented people came out to represent Asian culture and Asian-American pride, and along with the booths representing different clubs under CAPSU (Cornell Asian Pacific Student Union), I think the event in general really brought together the A3 clubs and organizations we have on campus.
Being an MC was such a unique way to experience my first Asia Night–so to CAPSU, thank you for thinking of me! I had so much fun being your MC. Hopefully I did an ok job, and hopefully I didn’t embarrass myself too much. I’m looking forward to my next three Asia Nights here at Cornell.
You can watch the livestream of Asia Night here on CornellCast, and many, many pictures on the Asia Night Page on Facebook.