Greetings, Toastmasters and friends,
“It usually takes me 2 to 3 days to prepare an impromptu speech.” – Mark Twain
Appreciating that, our Toastmaster of the Evening, Rahul, shared that preparation is very important. Few minutes on the stage is equal to years of preparation. Thank you Rahul, for the prudent Thought of the Day. Our word of the day, ‘depict’ means to represent. Thank you, Genevieve, our Grammarian.
Our Timer of the evening, Vui Ting, shared three ways to spend time: thoughts, conversations and actions. Time management is critical in any profession. Vui Ting, thank you for the Tip of the day.
As the first speaker of the evening, De No delivered his speech ‘Journalism in Brunei’ for his Competent Communicator Project no.2 where he shared his experience of being a journalist in Brunei. With a lot of waiting around, tight deadlines and travelling on overseas assignments, he recounted on how difficult the occupation can be. Using sarcasm and interesting personal anecdotes, De No captivated the audience with his humour and great insights into the world of journalism. Congratulations to De No for a wonderful speech.
Aa’qiil attempted his Competent Communication project no.3 entitled “Little Big ambitions”. He began by posing a question “Don’t we all have big dreams when we were still kids?” As a child A’aqiil was obessesed with all things Pokemon which was a Japanese anime from the 90’s that he wanted to be a pokemon master and had his bed sheet changed to Pokemon. He stressed the importance of having an ambition because an ambitious attitude can drive anyone to triumph and satisfaction, regardless of challenges ahead. To have the will, the dream and the courage is to get you far in life than any other conviction.
Our Table Topics Master, Supatra, led the second half of the meeting and has definitely entranced us with great questions for the members and guests.
Would you run a full Marathon? It was Allen’s bucket list although it has been a year ago since his last jog. The main reason why he wanted to do so is to prove that it’s never too late to start.
Ong Yin will try sky diving as she does not want to miss out the fun. When she does she will share photos on Facebook for her student to aspire her as a hero
Ameerah, one of our guests would not like to travel to the moon. Instead, she preferred to travel around the world. She would enjoy learning new languages and experience from different cultures.
Amran would not like to visit an active volcano because the volcano might erupt. So he prefers watching a volcano on television.
Michelle, our second guest volunteer told us that she would like take up pilot lesson. Being in the aviation industry for around four years, she learnt aspects of an airline industry.
Shawn was asked if he would like to be a body builder. To everyone’s surprise, he was once a body builder. He also advocated that a real man do not have need to have a bodybuilder body, in fact a real man act from his heart to achieve greatness.
This coming weekend, Brunei Toastmasters will be heading to Miri for a joint meeting with Toastmasters from Miri and Sibu. While UBD Toastmasters will be having their Gala Barbecue this Friday afternoon at Pantai Seri Kenangan, Tutong. Everyone is welcomed to join.
Our Vice President Public Relations ended her closing remark by acknowledging everyone who has helped her during this term. With the kick start of the blog in the beginning of the term, a lot has been done and without individual’s commitment to a group, a team will not work. This blog acts as an archive for the club, and it is our mission to make sure that the blog is consistently updated, with meeting recaps, news as well as featured member. The blog is not for us, but it is for the club. With that she thanked her Creative Team members of writers, photographers and proofreaders and they are A’aqil, Dalton, Derby, Hazwan, Gerald, Jordan, Kelvin, Rano, Reuben and Sharon. She also expressed gratitude to her Executive Committee has they are all very committed and supportive.
Chang Seng Yee, CC
Chang Seng Yee, CC