Sunday, January 10, 2016

19 December 2015 Merry X'mas.... Ho... hO.....Ho....

We decided to spend the 2015 X'mas with the members in an AirBnB unit -  MyHabitat2 Service Studios.

We had a simple steamboat dinner and traditional gift exchange session.
This simple night allows us the opportunity to foster the bond and friendship among us.

I believe we need to invest time to really know someone, what is more important, is to know someone genuinely. In Friendship Toastmasters Club ("FTMC"), this is one of the values that I treasure most, honesty and sincerity. 

We are a bunch of cool people, from different corners of the world who coincidentally bumped into each other in FTMC. We all share the same interest and FTMC provides us a platform to improve ourselves in public speaking and leadership skills. 

Through FTMC, we tap onto each other's knowledge, and we learn and grow together! 

Lovely presents... and not forgetting the 'anti-social' bear 

Specially hand-picked by all of us!!!!!
Yummy Yummy steamboat!!!!

We ended the night with a Mafia game - a game that will never be forgotten by FTMC members. 
The mystery of why a civilian fakes the identity of a Doctor remains a mystery...... 

Ng Lai Leng 
Vice President of Public Relations of Term 2015/2016

5 January 2016 - Commitment to Excellence

Friendship Toastmasters Club started the year 2016 by ushering two very important elements in our life; Excellence and Commitment. 

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek"  Mario Andretti

If you take a look at some of the world’s greatest athletes, most successful entrepreneurs, or anyone who has mastered their craft, you will find that they made a firm commitment to daily excellence. Committing to excellence is what shaped some of the most successful companies like Microsoft and Apple. Committing to excellence is what turns an average athlete into a great athlete. Committing to excellence is what spurs an ordinary person to creating extraordinary success for them. 

The evening was gracefully kicked off by our first timer, TME : Esten Tan, CC. 

As this is a new 2016 year, FTMC decided to conduct the Induction Ceremony by a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a Chinese traditional customary to symbolize a new beginning. 

What distinguishes FTMC is the personal touch in everything we do. 
We have mentors personally handing over the manuals to their mentees. 
Mentors will provide continuous support and coaching to guide them along the way. 
Alex mentoring Stanley Lo 
Lai Leng mentoring Malynda Tan 

Table topic master, Sylvia Tan, ACB, CL challenged the members on topics around the theme for the evening.  

Lim Terng Fui - What will be your 2016 New Year resolutions if you are the Prime Minister? 
Malynda Tan - What is the most beautiful moment in 2015 in your life?

Our first project speaker, Malynda Tan delivered CC#1- The Ice Breaker 

Title : Know me, Know you 

Malynda Tan, a Penang born gal is currently attached in a legal firm as a chambering student. She believes in contributing back to the society and to embrace the value of honesty, dedication and dignity.

Our second  project speaker, Stanley Lo delivered CC#1- The Ice Breaker 
Title : The time of my life 

We are so fortunate to have Stanley Lo "opened up" himself, allowing us to know more about him... He shared stories of how his mother blanket him and provided security to him. 

Well done to both Ice-breaking speakers!!! Looking forward to your next speech! 

Our third project speaker, Keny Tai delivered CC#5- Your Body Speaks 
Title : How to make people like you immediately

Who doesn't fancy an instant like? Who doesn't want to be likeable? Who doesn't want to be the rose among the thorns? Like it or not, most of the people make judgment based on their first impression on YOU. 

Keny shared 4 tips to improve your likeability: 
1. Take interest in the people you are talking to (genuine interest) 
2. Say positive things 
3. Body language
4. Smile!!! (It is highly contagious!) 

Smile .... and the world smiles with you!

Our final project speaker is our President Benz Chan, CC delivering ACB Speaking to Inform Assignment #3 : The Demonstration Talk 
Title : POCT Technique 

Stanley Lo was volunteered by the crowd to be the "doctor" to draw Benz's blood. It's real, it's blood!

Panel of speech evaluators comprise of: 

Chor Chee Hoe, ACS, ALB - table topics evaluator
Alexandra Lau, ACB, ALB - Evaluator for Malynda Tan 

Tan Lay Theng, ACB, ALS - Evaluator for Stanley Lo 

Victor Ong, DTM (Liquid Gold Advanced TMC) - evaluating both Keny Tai and Benz Chan! Kudos!

Award Time!!!!!

Best table topic speaker goes to....... Ng Lai Leng! 
If Doraemon could bring you back to a moment in your life, when will that be? 
                                                      Best Prepared Speech Goes to........ Stanley Lo! 

                                                         Best Speech Evaluator Goes to..... Tan Lay Theng! 

Last but not least, a big thank you to our General Evaluator, Lim Bing Yee, ACS all the way from D'Utama Toastmasters Club.

As usual the club meeting ended with photo taking session and networking time! 

December and January Babies.... Happy Birthday!!!!



Buddy - Buddy, Lim Terng Fui - Stanley Lo 

Buddy - Buddy - Esten Tan - Tan Lay Theng

Buddy - Buddy - Edrea Poh and Ng Lai Leng 

Word of the Day: Resounding 
Meaning: Very great/ Having a deep, rich sound; mellow and resonant 
Example of Usage: The plan was a resounding success 

Idiom of the day : Jump on the bandwagon
Meaning: to join in a popular activity 
Example of Usage: So many people are trying to quit smoking that I might as well jump on the bandwagon and quit.

Ng Lai Leng 
Vice President of Public Relations of Term 2015/2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Grammarian Report - 5th Jan 2016

Good phrases/words:

1.       Education is a powerful tool to change
2.       Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep balance, you have to keep moving
3.       Incredible touching moment
4.       A mother to blanket me & provide security
5.       Today’s education is your tomorrow paycheck
6.       They could struggle along without my help
7.       Incredible accurate snap judgment
8.       Smile and the world smile to you
9.       Smile from your eyes
10.   Draw on anecdotes
11.   Clearly, but subtly
12.   Clear headed

Grammatical errors:

1.       I have been traveling  à I have travelled to . . .
2.       I have been visited to  à I have visited
3.       You no need to à You do not need to
4.       I love to doing à I love to do  
5.       After graduating à After graduation
6.       Will be much more happier à will be happier
7.       A little efforts à a little effort (Uncountable)
8.       The trolley is containing à the trolley contains
9.       Do you realize or not à Do you realize
10.   There’s a lot of test you can done à There are a lot of tests you can do/There are a lot of tests can be done
11.   All of u being given à All of you will be given  

Friendship Toastmaster Club Buddy System 2016