Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Prelude Meeting to the Double Happiness Happiness!

Dear Toastmasters,

 My humble Gratitude to all who braved storms and phalanxes of chariots to come to the meeting last Tuesday.

There is an old Malay saying "Bagaikan Ribuan Sperma ke Ovum yang Suci" Maksudnya, when we work hard battling again and again toilet bowls and rubber bands, sooner or later, if we do not give up, we will reach the light at the end of the tunnel. Paradise and a new level to improve upon. And I believe that is what Toastmasters is all about, facilitating growth not only internally, but but networks as well.

The 22nd of February 2011 marks Double Happiness Day. A Day of which we should CHERISH, Just like any other. We Have 2 sets of 2s and a double 1. And if we add 2+2+2+2+0+1+1 we get a perfect 10! That's just an observation.

This meeting wasn't just any other meeting. Not only did it facilitate a Toastmaster's meeting just like any other, it was tailored to facilitate the practice of our upcoming candidates for the Area Contest for both Table Topic speech and the Prepared Speech.

Jerene started the meeting just as everyone excitedly settled down and gracefully passed the floor to our Acting President Gan Eng Meng, CC CL to do the president's speech. Our Toastmaster of the Evening cum Birthday Boy Ho Fook Chuan, TM came on stage to address us.

The Table Topics session for this evening was rather special. It was a reverse TTS where audience were to shoot topics at one speaker. If you did not attend this session, you would have missed the chance of getting the insides of our Area Contest represent, Masdiana Ooi ACG CL! She was given 5 topics to speak on from the floor and Mohamad Abdullah, DTM got 2 topics. Like Qigong masters they weaved their way through the topics like experts. Dr.Gan has taught them well!

There after, Thilohthaman AGC CL, gave an excellent comment on their performance.

Then we braked for dinner, where we had a good time feasting and having our Birthday Boy "service" his birthday cake's "Candles". One would not have imagine Ho's ability to blow so many candles at one session!

The prepared speech session was performed by two speakers. Lim Ah Hwai, TM did his 9th Speech titled "the Grass is greener on the other side". And Leong Kok Wah, CC CL practiced his "fire walking" for the Area Contest Speech titled "Challenge the Impossible.

Lim was evaluated by Dr.Gan, but As Area represent, Leong got it "thorough" by an array of Toastmasters best. having said that, I believe the both of them went home with a great experience.

The Roleplayers for the evening were
GE: Ms. Chia Yee Meng, TM
Grammarian: Masmarlena, TM
Ah Counter: Wong Hang Hiang, TM
Timer: Rozina Harun, TM

Thank you for GEing us Ms. Chia, hope you have a fulfilling journey ahead as you progress in your journey as CL. Congratulations.

The meeting was brought to a conclusion by our President, Ms. Goh Wei Lyn,TM and former President, Anna Hue, ACG, CL.

See you next Meeting on the 8th of March 2011!

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