Sunday, February 28, 2016

16 February 2016 - Honoring the past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future

Have you ever heard of this quote: “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or loseSometimes, people tend to cling on the past and hardly move on their lives, just because they have fear for the uncertainties waiting ahead. 

Too often we identify ourselves with our thoughts, we believe we are the dialogue inside our mind. However, we are much more than just our thoughts, we are the force that moves through our mind, spirit and body. Realizing that the past cannot be changed and the future is yet in our power will definitely motivate us to move on with our lives bravely! It is human nature to see the present through the lens of the past. If all of us can live on this quote that we honor our past, treasure and appreciate current moment, we can shape our future based on what we truly want in life!

The evening was gracefully kicked off by our VPPR, Ng Lai Leng, CC as the Toastmaster of the evening. 

TME shared one of her favourite quotes in conjuction with the theme of the evening: 

"Past is experience, Present is Experiment and Future is Expectation. 
Use your experience in your experiments to achieve your expectations"

Chor Chee Hoe, ACS, ALB chaired the Table Topics session. 

Three brave souls came to the stage and demonstrated their impromptu speech. 

1. Lim Terng Fui - Living in the moment 
2. Edwin Wong (guest) - Embrace the past 
3. Gladys (guest) - My future holiday plan 

We have a speech marathon again! Looks like some of our members are gearing up to improve themselves by delivering speech after speech. It has been a while since our club has speech marathon almost every meeting! This is definitely a good start for all. Practice does not make one perfect, but practice will make one better! 

Our first project speaker, Malynda Tan, delivered CC#3 - Get to the point
Title : Hero 

Malynda shared how she perceive little act of kindness to people and being responsible to the society can reveal the true heroic value of oneself. 

Our second project speaker, Lim Terng Fui delivered CC#4 - How to say it 
Title : Appreciation in Time 

Terng Fui reminded us of the time of appreciation and acknowledgement of the people in our lives. He briefly introduced us to his colleague, "Bas" and how he has impacted Terng Fui in his career and live development. 

"I am lazy, we are all lazy, so keep our work simple"  said Bas. 

The true value of appreciation is that "Not only must appreciation be done, it must also be seen to be done". 

Our third project speaker,  Keny Tai delivered CC#7 - Research your topic 
Title : Think twice for fast fashion 

Many may not realised that fast fashion is a resource wastage. Do you know that it requires only 4 liters of water to grow a walnut tree, but it takes up to 20,000 liters to produce a pair of jeans? 

We should 'reduce, reuse and recycle" to eliminate the waste and to conserve for our future generation.

Our fourth project speaker,  Grace Loh, ACS, ALB delivered Advanced Manual (The Entertaining Speaker) - A Dramatic Talk
Title : Courage 

Grace Loh, a visiting Toastmaster from KPMG shared with us how she conquer her  'imaginary fear' and face it anyway with her no.1 fear - The Stinky Tofu! 

Panel of evaluators comprise of: 

Alexander Lau, ACB ALB - TT evaluator 

Cheah Beng Tack - KPMG TMC

Belinda Wee - WIM TMC 

Desmond Foo, CC

May Ong, CC - OUM TMC

                                       Award Time!!!!!

Best table topic speaker goes to....... our guest - Gladys! 

                                  Best Prepared Speech Goes to........ Grace Loh, ACS, ALB! 

                                                 Best Speech Evaluator Goes to..... Desmond Foo, CC! 

Last but not least, a big thank you to our General Evaluator, Ricky Soo, ACB from MAD TMC. 

He has introduced a very creative evaluation session by having all toastmasters and guests to write down their feedback on the sticky notes. 

We are truly happy with all the kind words from our guests and members :) 

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

Word of the Day: Vivacious 
Meaning: attractive, lively, energetic and enthusiastic (especially a woman)
Example of Usage: Our club has a few vivacious ladies, at very young age.

Idiom of the day : Ball is in your court 
Meaning: It is up to you to make the next decision or step 
Example of Usage: The GE has given the club a list of area for improvements, the ball is in your court now to make any improvements. 

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

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