U.N. chief meets South Korean pop star, Austrian skydiver─聯合國秘書長會見南韓流行歌手、奧地利跳傘人

It’s not all war and peace at the United Nations. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon added pop music and supersonic skydiving to his agenda on Tuesday when he met with "Gangnam Style" South Korean singer Psy and Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner.


"I’m a bit jealous," Ban told reporters. "Until two days ago someone told me I am the most famous Korean in the world. Now I have to relinquish."


"We have a tough negotiations in the United Nations. In such a case I was also thinking of playing ’Gangnam Style’ dance so that everybody would stop and dance, maybe you can bring U.N. style," he said.


But while he briefly posed like he was doing Psy’s trademark dance, Ban wasn’t ready to attempt it. "I know that you are here to see me dance but don’t worry - I cannot even imitate your movement," Ban said.


While the U.N. secretary-general deals with weighty issues such as the conflict in Syria and crisis in Mali, he also said he believes it is important to engage other parts of society.


"I think the music can play a very important role. I hope that we can work together using your global reach. ...You have, I think, unlimited global reach," he told Psy. "You are so cool, I hope that you can end the global warming," Ban added. (Reuters)



daredevil:名詞,鋌而走險、不怕死的人。例句:Spectators watched in horror as the nineteen-year-old daredevil smashed into the ground.(觀眾驚恐地看著這位19歲的冒險家墜落地面。)

relinquish:動詞,放棄、讓與。例句:The old king relinquished his throne to his son.(年邁的國王將王位讓給兒子。)

weighty:形容詞,嚴重的,重要的。例句:Surely such weighty matters merit a higher level of debate?(這樣重要的事情應該值得更高層級的辯論吧?)