“IASAS MUN 2012 Promotional Video” by Taipei


“The Chit Chat of IASAS MUN 2011” by Krystal Kang

Ever wonder how another person’s MUN experience was in comparison to yours? Or what about if someone else besides you, is actually reading this article? Perhaps you’ve questioned why some delegates actually participate in MUN? If you have ever asked yourself one of the aforementioned questions or simply just want a good laugh, continue reading!

Describe your MUN IASAS experience in 3 or 4 words.

“Greatest thing since sliced bread.”

“Wit, wisdom, and sex appeal.”

“Not bad at all.”

“Drawing cards politically.”

“Sickeningly darn good.”

“The Magical Mystery Tour.”

“Fun Fun Fun.”

“I hate analogies.”

“Punny, Intriguing, Sexy.”

“Laugh out loud. LOL.”

“Thrilla in Manila.”

Have you been reading comMUNism? Any comments?

“The name is brilliant.”

“Good writing, good jokes, good game. GG.”

“Yes. Better than my school’s newspaper.”

“No they are communist lies!”

“It’s EXTREMELY cool.”

“Nope. U mad?”

“Twitter feed is hahalarious.”

“What’s reading? Too busy looking for hottie delegates.”

“Very entertaining. Love the ‘nerdy’ analogies.”

“Props to all the writers, they’re good with words.”

“Yeah. It’s really cool that MUN is such a big thing here.”

“Very fast updates.”

What are some funny or interesting things you have SEEN or HEARD?

“A delegate called the conference a burrito.”


“The overusage of Pokemon analogies.”

“Joke Resos.”

“This resolution is like Justin Beiber…”

“The joke resolution written by a delegate in our council, calling for capital punishment for Rebecca Black and Justin Bieber to protect all human rights.”

“The delegate of the U.K told a small lie and destroyed our whole resolution. It was very amusing.”

“Weird analogies, and crushing complementary rebuttals.”


“A speech calling for euthanasia of babies, but not the elderly.”

“Someone was caught playing Tetris in the Political committee.”

“The things get real intense.”

“Saw a guy sit on a sandwich that has been left on the chair. HILARIOUS”

“The passing of an amendment regarding space exploration and thieving from mars using a bucket and pipe system attached to Mars and Planet Earth.”

I do MUN because…

“Why not?”

“The constant turn-on of deep male voices which spill forth intellect and eloquence. Yum.”

“I like yelling at people.”

“I can.”

“It’s like a little world only selected people understand, let alone enter.”

“Somehow ended up here…”

“It’s interesting to argue with people and learn how to insult them using fancy language.”

“I’m smart and I know it!”

“The fast and furious debate and the entertainment value of the speeches, especially the analogies.”

“I’m cool like that.”

“It’s an eye-opening and interesting exposure.”

“Overseas conferences.”

“I LOVE IT (in a Texas accent).”

“Two words: DR.PEPPER.”

“I get to suit up and look awesome.”

“Mostly just cause of Oliver Kim. I can’t get enough of him.”


“I like public speaking and I think this is a great platform to get to meet lots of people and discuss relevant issues.”

“For all the hot people. Just so hot. Oh my god. AHHHHHHHHHHH THE HOTNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!”


Krystal Kang 

IASAS MUN 2011 | Staff Writer (Environment)

“Post IASAS Blues” by Zachary Funtanilla

After all the hustle and bustle of riveting speeches and the heated to and fro conversations amongst delegates, a sad but inevitable thought has begun to sink in: IASAS MUN is actually over.

ISM delegate Christian Saguil says, “Debates will be missed! The self satisfaction in having a resolution passed is nothing short of intellectual pleasure”. Sure, debating, responding to POIs, passing resos, sending frivolous notes, and making analogies will be missed, but I’m sure that most of you will miss meeting and conversing with fellow delegates the most. Let’s not forget the other facet of MUN, the one that lets you form new friendships, expand your social circle, and most importantly, get the opportunity to add more friends on Facebook. Whether your missing the debates or the people, post-IASAS blues is inevitable – but yes, it is conquerable. Wondering how?

1.) Add delegates on Facebook

Keep continuing to develop your relationships with new found friends – this way, you won’t end up missing them too much.

2.) Join MUN next year

This will give you something to look forward to so instead of dwelling on what has happened, you can think of the future.

3.) Occupy yourself with another activity

Sports? Drama? CulCon? Whatever floats your boat – do it! It will help you forget about your post-MUN IASAS woes!

4.) Missing making those analogies, make them in class

Impress others with your analogy-making skills in class. Make the classes more funny and interesting by using these analogies!

5.) Simply suck it up and get over it

Whether you’re a freshman and it was your first IASAS or a senior and it was your last, the only way to get over your post-IASAS blues is to look forward. Perhaps you may be excited to participate in next years IASAS MUN program or perhaps even eager to see what the MUN program is like in college – whatever the situation, just remember, you may have had the time of your life at IASAS MUN 2011, but there are always better memories to come!

 Zachary Funtanilla 

IASAS MUN 2011 | Staff Writer (Environment)

“If You Thought You Knew MUN Delegates, THINK AGAIN!” by Krystal Kang

1. What is your favorite MUN analogy?

2. What is your favorite Pokémon?

3. What do you think of your chairs?

4. During the MUN conference, have you seen an attractive delegate that has sparked your interest?

5. Have you been using Skype? If so, for what purpose?

6. For MALE delegates, what color tie are you wearing right now?

Krystal Kang 

IASAS MUN 2011 | Staff Writer (Environment)

“Romance? Psh, Bromance!” by Lynn Yu

Bromance (noun): “the intense love shared between heterosexual males. This bond is normally only shared between two males that have a deeper understanding of each other, in a way no woman could ever realize.”*

Despite the formal atmosphere, it is clear that bromance is still in the air at IASAS MUN. As female delegates engage in PDFs (public displays of friendship) in the form of animated conversations punctuated by plenty of hugging and giggling, bromances manifest themselves in subtler fashions between suit-clad male delegates.

Delegates Alonzo Virata and Akshar Bonu are two bros from International School Manila (ISM) who entered IASAS MUN with a long established bromantic history. They first met through their participation in ISM’s MUN program, when Akshar was in 9th grade and when Alonzo was in 10th. Since then, they’ve developed a wonderful relationship defined by “inappropriate jokes, inappropriate conversations…… inappropriate hugs,” explains Akshar. They’ve even gotten to the bromantic stage where they’ve developed their own rituals—such as biweekly heart-to-hearts at McDonalds—and catchphrases—such as “too far man”, “too sexy man”, and “stop touching me man”. Clearly, these are two bros who aren’t afraid to express their feelings to each other and break free from the usual confines of steely, detached, masculinity.

At IASAS MUN, their bromance manifests itself in the form of “what some would call verbal fencing, and if not that, then stupid jokes” in between debates. However, once the placards go up, Akshar admits that their bromance takes a hiatus, as they like to focus their energies on being the best delegates possible. When asked if they help each other out in their speeches, Akshar replied: “not really—we believe in our individual selves too much”. That’s not to say they don’t help each other with anything MUN related: with each other’s help, they’ve developed dapper individual MUN styles, with Alonzo’s sleek ties and Akshar’s eccentrically stylish wooden, flower necklace.

Eun Yeol Ma and Seong Yoon (SY) Kim, also of ISM, are two other bros who, unlike Akshar and Alonzo, didn’t count their relationship as a bromance until IASAS MUN. As the only two ISM brothers in ECOSOC, their relationship flourished as they “bonded through cool talks”. SY also said that they help each other out in the committee, by “bolstering each other’s points through points of information. We also co-sponsored and voted for each other’s resolutions.” However, they didn’t just develop a cordial friendship as delegates, their relationship truly bloomed into a bromance as they learned more about each other as well. Through conversations admittedly unrelated to MUN, SY discovered that Eun Yeol is “cool, supportive, funny, and friendly” while Eun Yeol found out “that SY is the pimp President of 10th grade student council”.

So let Alonzo, Akshar, Eun Yeol and SY be an example to all you MUN guys out there: don’t leave it to the girls to fill the air with friendship. Strike up a conversation with your fellow delegate of the DPRK about his dashing pink tie, and let the bromances blossom.

*Definition from urbandictionary.com

Lynn Yu 

IASAS MUN 2011 | Staff Writer (ECOSOC) 

“CulCon vs. MUN” By Bianca Romulo

As the IASAS MUN conference of 2011 has finally come to an end, I couldn’t help but ask some of the delegates about their thoughts and opinions of MUN in comparison to the upcoming IASAS Cultural Convention. The forensics and debate division of Cultural Convention, held in March 2012 at Singapore American School this school year, is another opportunity for MUN delegates to perform riveting speeches and engage themselves in more heated debates about controversial issues. Although both IASAS events are quite similar in nature, some of our MUN delegates point out discernible differences between the two conventions.

Junior Michael Keppler, a fellow staff writer for the politics committee and administrator from ISM, is looking forward to CulCon this school year, more so than MUN, due to the fact that “the variety of people is less in MUN and they tend to be more focused,” and “the atmosphere of MUN is more serious in nature, unlike CulCon which is more chill in comparison.” On the other hand, ISM junior delegate Esther Park, who represented Venezuela in the political committee, seems to prefer the structure of MUN. “MUN is more of a simulation of the real life United Nations, while Cultural Convention contains events of a variety, ranging from creative speech delivery-type of events to the more political or logical speeches,” she explains. “But I find MUN to be an event where you can have a freer way of expressing your thoughts, as long as you play within the boundaries of the MUN debate format.”

Well, there you have it folks. While IASAS MUN and Cultural Convention share some similar features, there are definitely some distinctions that set them apart. Nevertheless, both IASAS meetings are packed with loads of fun for those who enjoy partaking in intellectual, worldly discussions or giving inspirational, stirring speeches.

Bianca Romulo, ISM

IASAS MUN 2011 | Staff Writer (Environment)