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Join ISAFIS-@america Model United Nations Simulation 2013: Free!


Calling for all Model United Nations enthusiasts and newbies!

ISAFIS @america Model United Nations official poster
ISAFIS @america Model United Nations official poster

Indonesian Student Association for International Studies (ISAFIS) is proud to once again become the premium partner of @america to present “Model United Nations Simulation: Developing Energy Policy Together”. It is a free, all-you-can-participate, 1-day Model United Nations workshop and simulation. Our seasoned MUN all-stars will help you become the best MUNers in the world!

His Excellency Ambassador of USA Scot Marciel officially open the Model United Nations Simulation
His Excellency Ambassador of USA Scot Marciel officially open the Model United Nations Simulation

What’s more: it’s free and all of the participants will get a certificate from The US Embassy in Indonesia!

ISAFIS-@america Model United Nations Simulation attracted more than 300 delegates last year!
ISAFIS-@america Model United Nations Simulation attracted more than 300 delegates last year!

Last year, the event attracted more than 300 students from all over Indonesia with only 2 weeks registration and was officially open by His Excellency Ambassador of the United States of America Scot Marciel himself!

As last year’s Secretary General and your best friend, I recommend this event to take an inside scoop of Model UN, sharpening your diplomatic skills, and get in touch with Model UN enthusiasts and upcoming opportunities, FREE! You know what, most Model UN training and simulation usually cost up to 100k – 1000k per session. So, what are you waiting for?

Secretary General in Model United Nations Simulation 2012
Secretary General in Model United Nations Simulation 2012

The event will be held on November 24th in @america Pacific Place, 3rd Floor, Jakarta. All high school and varsity students all over Indonesia can participate in this event. simply click this link http://isafis.org/register-now-mun-america-with-isafis/. Send your application form to contact@isafis.org.

Registration ends on November 17th, The seats are filling fast! Register now and spread the word!

For more info, mention us @ISAFIS_official or go to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/isafis.indonesia or simply send your email to contact@isafis.org

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Ayo Nulis di #catatansmanda!


Kamu anak SMA Negeri 2 Cirebon? Kamu pasti punya kisah di Smanda! Yuk kita sama-sama nulis di buku soon-to-be-launched “Catatan Smanda”!

Undangan ini terbuka untuk seluruh siswa, alumni, guru, staf, dan semua pencinta Smanda. Ini dia Hall of Fame yang dirilis di akun Twitter resmi @catatansmanda untuk penulis-penulis yang udah menyumbangkan tulisannya di catatansmanda! eh..ada Indah-nya 😀 Snippet tulisan Indah yang berjudul “English Team Warriors” , yang bercerita tentang asal mula tim lomba Bahasa Inggris yang keren banget dan para living legend-nya, udah dirilis di website resmi Catatan Smanda. Asik! Ga sabar nunggu cerita lengkapnya kalo bukunya udah terbit!

Hall of Fame Catatan Smanda
Hall of Fame Catatan Smanda as seen on Twitter

Kisah Awal

Indah kagum dengan inspirasi awal teman-teman yang punya ide ini, dan juga guru Smanda yang langsung meng-iyakan proyek ini! Tentu saja ini adalah cara untuk menjalin silaturahmi seluruh alumni Smada yang sudah tersebar seluruh penjuru dunia, guru-gurunya yang penuh pengabdian, serta siswa-siswa mudanya yang masih belajar di sekolah. Bisa lah ya kita nanti baca-baca cerita di buku ini dan nanti cekikikan sendiri inget masa lalu, atau wow-ing dengan prestasi dan perjuangan anak-anak Smanda dan jadi termotivasi untuk terus berkarya, atau tentu saja mengambil hikmah dari setiap kisah nyata yang ada di Smanda ini.

Ayo Nulis di Catatan Smanda!
Ayo Nulis di Catatan Smanda!

Gimana Caranya Ikutan?

Ada Standard Operating Procedure yang dibuat panitia dan dirilis di website resminya Catatan Smanda. Silakan cek untuk keterangan lengkapnya. Intinya, kita bisa submit tulisan (maksimal 5 halaman), lukisan, gambar, atau komik strip dengan format bebas. Jelas ga boleh mengandung SARA ya. Kalo udah silakan kirim ke catatansmanda@gmail.com, secepatnya. Karena bukunya akan naik cetak akhir Agustus.

Siapa yang ga mau namanya majang di buku bersejarah tentang sekolah kita tercinta dan kisahnya dibaca seluruh dunia dan generasi selanjutnya? Pasti mau kan! Ayo kita nulis di Catatan Smanda! VIVA SMANDA!

Reception with President of Singapore in Jakarta, Indonesia


It was a cloudy, rainy evening in Jakarta, yet I and my best friend Shaffira, running under the pouring rain towards Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta. We were invited to Reception with President of Singapore, Dr. Tony Tan and Mrs. Tony Tan on Thursday evening, November 29, 2012, and we were not going to miss this!

The President of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan, and Mrs Tony Tan were making a State Visit to Indonesia in November 2012.  In conjunction with this visit, the Embassy of Singapore in Jakarta were hosting a reception for the Indonesian alumni of the National University of Singapore, the Nanyang Technological University, the Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College, the Singapore Cooperation Programme, the Singapore and ASEAN scholarship programmes and the Temasek Foundation’s training programmes. I was officially invited as TF LEaRN @ NUS (Temasek Foundation Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking at National University of Singapore) Scholarship Alumni along with other fellow scholars in Indonesia. I and Shaffira, my fellow scholar and schoolmate in Universitas Indonesia, decided to come together from Depok.

Reception with President of Singapore in Jakara, Indonesia
Reception with President of Singapore in Jakara, Indonesia

I surprisingly realized that during the reception, TF LEaRN alumni were the only youth groups among the invited guests that includes business leaders, scholars, and government officials. Among others, I met my fellow TF LEaRN @ NUS alumni, Jhendra Ageng Samodra (2011), Shaffira Diraprana Gayatri (2011), Indah Gilang Pusparani (2011), and Michelle Johanna (2008). We were welcome personally by Mr. Benedict Cheong, Director and CEO of Temasek Foundation, whom we met firstly at our NUS Graduation Ceremony back then in 2011. He enthusiastically asked about our experience and lesson-learned from our study in Singapore. We also shared about recent activity, future academic and professional aspiration, as well as useful feedback for future TF LEaRN programs in NUS.

As the alumni of a leading Temasek Foundation program in education, I and other TF LEaRN Alumni had a exclusive chance to talk personally with President of Singapore Mr.Tony Tan and Mrs.Tony Tan. Mr.Tony Tan was glad to hear our learning journey in NUS and what we aspire to do in the future. He said he loved to see  bright young minds from Asia invested during TF LEaRN @ NUS Programs could stand up as regional leaders in the foreseeable future and help bridging mutual understanding across nations in Asia. I also had a chance to be interviewed by Berita Harian, a prominent Malay daily newspaper in Singapore. This story is featured in Berita Harian, on December 8, 2012, page 4. The paper is available here: President of Singapore State Visit in Jakarta.