25th November 2014 – Fishing, No Internet, and Charity

“Hmm.. fishing? Is that hard?” Never ask our fishing aficionado, Amran this question! There are different fishing rods designed to be used with different techniques; each an art that takes time to master. Many fishermen rely on these expensive rods and their time spent fishing for their livelihoods. Before you bargain for cheaper fish at your local market, remember the time and effort dedicated men put behind providing that fish for you. You delivered a well-organized and crystal clear ‘Getting to the Point’ speech, Amran!

Amran showing his fishing rod

Amran showing his fishing rod

Misty mornings, cold chilly nights, and wearing heavy wooly clothing. These were the days back home in Nepal. What does one do though without electricity for sixteen hours a day? Is there life without TV? Is there life without internet? IS THERE LIFE WITHOUT INTERNET? Yes, get cozy and cuddle with your loved ones! When you sit together in a circle, share your stories with each other, and laugh your heart out all night long, you won’t miss that digital world! A supposed curse can easily be a blessing in disguise. You were poised as you delivered your poetic and poignant ‘How to Say it’ speech, Pranika.

Pranika, an amazing storyteller

Pranika, an amazing storyteller

Kudos to our guest, Din for braving our stage and sharing why it’s important for us to volunteer. Nothing is more rewarding than setting your time aside to help students flourish. To give up time or money? Jack would gladly give up his time too to volunteer to help others. He just started working and there’s no money to give up yet! Our resident banker, Joel, advised us wisely. When you win a million dollars, to help others, you give up your time too! You’d do more good than paying to administration of the charities!

Congratulations Syafiq, the best table topic speaker!

Congratulations Syafiq, the best table topic speaker!

To go abroad or not to go abroad? That is not the question because, of course, you go abroad! Syafiq would fly to Africa to do charity work while Ong Yin would teach in Cambodia. Living amongst remote villagers will inspire you to appreciate life differently and live fulfilling lives. Speaking of giving and living life, Ruey posed an interesting question of organ donation. She would gladly donate her organs to help someone in need. Would you? We enjoyed and learned from your insights, Table Topics speakers! Cheers for leading our Table Topics session, Kelvin.

Supatra giving her report

Supatra giving her report

Thank you, role players for the pleasant evening while you reminded us what to bear in mind for our next meetings! Reuben the Toastmaster of the Evening, Serene our Table Topics Evaluator, Donna our Grammarian, Supatra our Ah Counter & ‘Who Said What?’, our Timer & Tip, Lai Fong, and last but not least, our General Evaluator, Nur. You guys gave us a conducive environment to learn in!

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BSC members

Written by:
Hazwan, CC, CL

Photos by:
TM Seng Yee

Proofread by:
TM Rano