Friday, 19 July 2013

Carpe Diem!

Many people tend to spend their days grumbling and regretting over what they had not done in the past. "I should've done that back then!" "If only I could turn back time, I definitely would..." This sort of conversation sounds so cliched, yet it's still happening all the time. However, we could never turn back time, as much as we want to. So, live today to the fullest, live as if you're dying tomorrow and carpe diem! Seize the day! :D

On the 6th of July, we had our club meeting which was honoured by the presence of our new Division G Governor, Ken Chan, ACG, ALB, who visited our club on the very first week of his term as the General Evaluator! We too had a lovely guest from Maxis Toastmasters who's none other than Nirmala Shanmugam, ACS, ALB! Besides, there were also CC Jeff Foong from D' Utama Advanced Toastmasters and Priscilla from Money Mastery Toastmasters. 

It was the very first meeting conducted by our new president, TM Bryan Wong who delivered a spirited and revitalising presidential address right after the awakening knock by our SAA, TM Gerald who is a big fan of the gavel! After that, yours truly as the TOM then passed on to our adorable table topics master, TM Joyce who distributed a number of great topics, ranging from 'The future depends on what you do today', 'begin with the end in mind', 'do what you can, with what you have, at where you are', to 'life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all'. 

TM Andrea: I used to use a microphone during the class presentation back then!

TM Jie Yen: Each day, I want to make a person smile... :)

TM Kok Weng: Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, ... xD

After the butter cookies break, we had five assignment speeches for that day. There were two amazing ice breakers, TM Grace with her speech entitled 3 Secret Fears, and our lovely treasurer, TM Andrea with her title Things You'll Never Know. They were evaluated by our immediate past VPM and immediate past VPE, TM Albert and TM Edward respectively. Next was our dedicated VPM aka wasabi girl, TM Jie Yen who attempted her CC project 2: Organising Your Speech. It was entitled Boomerang, a very sincere sharing about act of kindness. A good deed is like a boomerang, it will come back to you eventually. :) She was evaluated by a very experienced toastmaster, Nirmala, ACS, ALB who impressed us by her fruitful and constructive evaluation. We also had two members attempting CC#7: Research Your Topic. They were TM Kok Weng and TM Yi Ling. Coincidently and surprisingly, their topics were on a similar subject. Their titles were 'Social Media Addict' and 'Social Media' respectively! This tells us how amazing the hands of fate could be. ;) Their evaluators are Bryan Cheong, ACB, CL (long time no see!) and Jeff Foong, CC (nice to see you). :D

TM Edward: Well now you don't need a mic anymore!
TM Albert: You have a very good command of English!

Ken Chan, ACG, ALB: As a general evaluator, I generally evaluate... ;)

After the evaluation and award sessions, our dedicated Division G Governor, Ken Chan, ACG, ALB delivered a wonderful sharing on the Successful Club Series under the Toastmasters Education Programme. Everyone has a vivid picture of the toastmastering pathway after his influential speech!

The two lovely ice breakers. ;)
The Best Table Topic: TM Gerald! 

The Best Speaker: TM Grace! :D
The very awesome evaluator: Nirmala, ACS, ALB!!

The new president and the new Division G Governor! 

The meeting was then adjourned. See you on the 20th and the 27th of July! xD


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