2nd December 2014 – Beyond our comfort zone

Greetings Toastmasters, Ladies & Gentlemen!

A candle-lit dinner for two, by the seaside. Special, solemn, sweet. These and more are the thoughts in Donna’s mind about romantic date ideas with her first wedding anniversary approaching. She realized that even though there were no extravagant gifts, romance is about appreciation, and she appreciates every little thing her husband does for her. Congratulations Donna! How you said it definitely touched our hearts!

Donna paints a vivid imagery of her first wedding anniversary.

Reading makes us stronger, richer and better people. A habit of reading results in slower memory decline in old age by stimulating our brains. Ong Yin also provided statistics to show the relationship between reading and understanding one another. Thank you Ong Yin for your well-researched Competent Communicator project no. 7.

Ong Yin making her case on the importance of reading.

Ong Yin making her case on the importance of reading.

Reuben delivered a speech from the advanced manuals, the Entertaining Speaker Manual. He shared with the club on how he unwittingly became a test subject for a Medical examination. What exactly does a doctor’s exam look like? Reuben brought us insight into what goes on behind those closed doors.

Reuben makes them laugh.

Reuben makes them laugh.

Ling thought that university is a place to train our minds hence, it is not necessary to get a job that is directly related to what we study. Rayhan would rather choose a high paying job that he dislikes over a low paying job that he likes simply because he realized the difficulties of not having enough money during his university life.

Joanne defends workaholics

Joanne defends workaholics

Working overseas or working in Brunei? After working for a few years, he has come to realize that Brunei is where home is. Thank you Del for sharing your insightful experiences with us. Joanne, our guest, is a workaholic in denial. Stressing the importance of getting the job done, she definitely loves the sense of achievement.

Best Table Topic Speaker of the evening, Del

Best Table Topic Speaker of the evening, Del

Well done Supatra and Seng Yee for being first timers as Table Topic Master and Evaluator respectively. A big thank you to all the role players of the evening and members for showing up and being very positive and supportive!

Supatra's 1st time as TableTopics Master

Supatra’s 1st time as TableTopics Master

AOB – Project Labuan is a joint dinner, meeting and training with fellow Labuan toastmasters. It will definitely be an experience of a lifetime. Have you signed up for Project Labuan with Genevieve?

Both the Toastmaster of the Evening, Jordan and our Club President, Hazwan encouraged us to take the first step to the things we aim to do. We are here to learn and the courage to take the first step and push ourselves beyond our comfort zone is already a success.

Tip of the day – Drive safe

Word of the day – Classy

Pearly is entertained while Ruey gets busy with her evaluation

Pearly is entertained while Ruey gets busy with her evaluation

Writer’s Note – Motivation leads to action. It is true that we learn more in a positive and supportive environment. Thank you to everyone here in the club.

Written by:
TM Seng Yee

Photography by:
TM Gerald