TME: TM Supatra Lee
TTM: Wong Hui Ting, EC1
TTE: TM David Lim
GRM: TM Aditia Salalu
AHC: Allen Ang, DTM
TMR: Lai Ling Ling, PM4
GE: Liyana Sidek, ACB, ALB
Thought of the Day
“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it” – Albert Einstein.
TME Supatra Lee’s reason for the quote was to give back to BSC and its members what she has learned and gained from it. She did that through giving chance to newer members, as well as offering help, advice, encouragement and running for office.
Word of the Day
Largesse (lɑːˈ(d)ʒɛs) (noun)
- Willingness to give money or money given to the poor people by rich people.
e.g. Thanks to Allen’s largesse the children from the orphanage were able to watch the movie Endgame.
There was one Prepared Speech by TM Dalton Lim, evaluated by Jason Koo, ACB, ALB.
‘Take Care of Your Tyre’
In his speech Dalton highlighted the importance of checking and changing our car tyres. It was not just a responsibility for his own safety but also for his passengers. Some actionable steps that Dalton shared to check our tyres were to see whether the lining of the tyres were flat to its ridges. If so then it is time for a tyre change. In closing, Dalton noted that the price of changing tyres is a small price to pay compared to the price of repairing our cars if we get into an accident or worse yet at the cost of a life.
The table topic session had a total of 5 speakers.
- Pranika Lama, ACS, ALB
‘It is better to love and lost than to never had loved’
Pranika shared an example of how we spend so much time buying pets and when they die we feel sadness, anger and frustration. The logic of course does not apply to humans but it applies more to things and material. Pranika surmised to not waste time, effort and money on things that will one day get lost.
- Rano Iskandar, ACB, ALB
‘The early bird catches the worm’
Rano disagreed with the quote, because he thinks it all depends on the character of the person. For example, Rano is not someone who is always early but he is someone who will take his time and is very laid back. In the end he will still reach his goal, as evidenced when he managed to book his flight ticket one week before the Medan conference. Rano concluded that the early bird may or may not always catch the worm but the late bird will always reach its goal and still get there.
- Hilman Omar, CC
‘The grass is always greener on the other side’
Hilman said that it depends on the person. Sometimes some people look very perfect on the outside but there is always flaws that we don’t see, Sometimes we don’t see certain patches that we have that others don’t. An example, is when Hilman is with Ling Ling and although neither of them are perfect, however together they learn to cover each other’s flaws and stay happy.
- TM Syahnur Nizam
‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’
Syahnur agreed with the quote. An example, is his company which used to do a lot of web development but now is trying to diversify to cyber hosting because the market has changed. Syahnur said it is important for us to diversify; to not put all our eggs in one basket because we never know when things might change and we will lose everything.
- Reuben Chin, ACG, ACB
‘Life begins when you are 40’
Reuben agreed with the quote. From the age of 0 to 10 he caused trouble, from the age of 11-20 he caused bigger problems and from the age of 21-30 he thought he knew what he knew but it turns out he knew nothing. However, turning close to 40, things changed. Reuben advised that it is ok to not know anything and that it is important to be humble so that we can continue learning. Life starts at 40 and it ends when we decide it should end.
After the Table Topics was a short break followed by the Evaluations session presided by General Evaluator Liyana Sidek.
The best table topics Ribbon was won by Reuben Chin.
The best Evaluator Ribbon was won by TM David Lim.
In the absence of President Aziman Nasir, ACB, ALB the president closing remarks was led by VPM Lai Ling Ling.
In Ling Ling’s closing remarks she thanked everyone for showing and she feels grateful for the support that has been given and she hopes members will continue their support, learn, participate and grow together.
- Next week’s TME will be Wong Hui Wing, EC1. There will be 2 speeches by Sophiana Chua, PM1 and Lai Ling Ling, PM4.
Written by David Lim