Archive for April, 2009

SAND and STONE

Posted: April 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

TWO FRIENDS WERE WALKING
THROUGH THE DESERT.
DURING SOME POINT OF THE
JOURNEY, THEY HAD AN
ARGUMENT; AND ONE FRIEND
SLAPPED THE OTHER ONE
IN THE FACE.

THE ONE WHO GOT SLAPPED
WAS HURT, BUT WITHOUT
SAYING ANYTHING,
WROTE IN THE SAND:

TODAY MY BEST FRIEND
SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE.

THEY KEPT ON WALKING,
UNTIL THEY FOUND AN OASIS,
WHERE THEY DECIDED
TO TAKE A BATH
THE ONE WHO HAD BEEN
SLAPPED! GOT STUCK IN THE
MIRE AND STARTED DROWNING,
BUT THE FRIEND SAVED HIM.

AFTER HE RECOVERED FROM
THE NEAR DROWNING,
HE WROTE ON A STONE:

“TODAY MY BEST FRIEND
SAVED MY LIFE “.

THE FRIEND WHO HAD SLAPPED
AND SAVED HIS BEST FRIEND
ASKED HIM, “AFTER I HURT YOU,
YOU WROTE IN THE SAND AND NOW,
YOU WRITE ON A STONE, WHY?”

THE FRIEND REPLIED
“WHEN SOMEONE HURTS US
WE SHOULD WRITE IT DOWN
IN SAND, WHERE WINDS OF
FORGIVENESS CAN ERASE IT AWAY.
BUT, WHEN SOMEONE DOES
SOMETHING GOOD FOR US,
WE MUST ENGRAVE IT IN STONE
WHERE NO WIND
CAN EVER ERASE IT.”

LEARN TO WRITE
YOUR HURTS IN
THE SAND AND TO
CARVE YOUR
BENEFITS IN STONE.

THEY SAY IT TAKES A
MINUTE TO FIND A SPECIAL
PERSON, AN HOUR TO
APPRECIATE THEM, A DAY
TO LOVE THEM, BUT THEN
AN ENTIRE LIFE
TO FORGET THEM.

I would say that it takes a
minute to hear about Toastmasters,
An hour to know about them,
A day to appreciate fellow Toastmasters
But then an eternal life time to have
the passion as Toastmasters

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Word of The Day:Bond
Thought of the Day:Science may set limits to knowledge but should not set limits to imagination

Attendance for Guest
TM Kenny(MEF TMC)
Tan Leong Shen
Puganes
Chi Min
Cyrus
ACB Derek Lee(Team Flantech TMC)
TM Pei Yin(Bagan Ajam TMC)
Howard Chin
Steven
Tan Kean Peng
TM Joo Jon(Midvalley TMC)


Wayne doing his CC p10


Kenneth doing his ACS p1


Tze Wei explaining about the table topics session







Kenny giving General Evaluation





Best Table Topics Speaker : Howard Chin


Kuala Lumpur will be hosting the District semi annual convention for the year 2009 after Jakarta decided not to host it citing economic uncertainty. Lots of running around KL looking for a venue to hold our District event! At last……..

Look no further……..We will host it up high at 6000 feet above sea level…..is a haven of fresh, crisp mountain air, abundant natural greenery and breathtaking vistas.

A mere 45 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s thriving capital city, Genting City of Entertainment is the country’s premiere holiday destination, attracting millions of local and foreign tourists alike every year.
For many visitors, the excitement begins even before they step into the Resort; as an alternative route, visitors can opt to ride Genting Skyway, the world’s fastest and South-East Asia’s longest cable car system, to the peak. Onboard this engineering marvel, passengers can enjoy a dazzling view of one a thousand-year-old rainforest as well as incredible natural panoramas.

Malaysia Airlines Toastmasters clubs has taken the unenviable task of hosting this District semi annual convention…..We have just managed to tailor an Early Bird Package rate to be introduce to the delegates at Kuching Convention April17th-19th 2009.

Mark Your Calendar October 23rd-25th 2009 -(Fri-Sun)
Package A – RM380 Nett per person without accommodation…..
PACKAGES B1, B2, B3 & B4 :-

B1) RM580.00 NETT P/PERSON
TWIN SHARING DELUXE ROOM

B2) RM680.00 NETT P/PERSON
TWIN SHARING SUPERIOR DELUXE

B3) RM700.00 NETT P/PERSON
SINGLE OCCUPANT DELUXE ROOM

B4) RM900.00 NETT P/PERSON
SINGLE OCCUPANT SUPERIOR DELUXE

-Credit to Richard Chong,http://ritchierc.blogspot.com-

District 51’s 2009 Annual convention was held at the Riverside Majestic Hotel in Kuching, Sarawak on 19th April 2009.

2009 International Speech Contest Winners

Champion – Ong Swee Keat (Bayan Baru TMC Div N)
2nd Place – Stephen Fernando(Petaling Jaya Hilton Div C)
3rd Place – Saw Chin Bin (Penang Advanced Div S)

Ong Swee Keat will represent District 51 to the Toastmasters International
Interdistrict Contest B on August 12th 2009 7pm at
Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut, U S A.


2009 Table Topics Contest Winners
Winner – Palaniappa Subramaniam (Silterra TMC – Div N)
2nd place – Mary Barton (WIM TMC – Div W)
3rd place – Jeremy Teoh (Nilai University Club – Div C)

CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH OF THEM…THEY MADE US PROUD TO BE MEMBER OF DIVISION N.LETS CONGRATULATE THEM!!



It was raining cats and dogs.Before the meeting start,I was so worried that the meeting wont go on due to the weather but I was glad because the meeting did started on time. I was the Toastmaster of the Day.As usual,I gave the opportunity to everyone to “warm up” by introducing themselves and sharing their sweet,sad or even embarrassing moments during theirs school lives.As an element of surprise,more and more guests arrived to join in the crowd.I was so please that although it was raining,they took the initiative to learn something. Everyone was so engrossed in sharing their experiences that it seems that we were drifted back in time to our great old days.

We had Jasmine Tan to briefly introduce the Word of The Day which was “remarkable” and also ACB,CL Terence Lee to share the Thought of the Day which was “ I lose the ability to fly,So I learn how to walk” by W.Mitchel. The co evaluators were introduced briefly



Jasmine Tan explaining the Word Of The Day



Terence Lee sharing Thought of the Day

After that we had our first assignment speaker who was none other than our own IPG1 Toastmasters Club Ambassador,TM Fiona Lam attempting CC p5 with her speech title “Shopaholic”.Basically she compared her life with the girl in the movie “ Confessions of a Shopaholic”.She related stories about how people especially women spend just on shopping alone without second thought.

Next we had our IPG1 TMC president,TM Oh Chai Wen to present her final speech in the Competent Communicator Manual.Her speech “ I Can Do It.Why You Cant?” contained true story about herself as a weakling in language during her secondary school time.But she had the desire to be someone different and she had the goal of being an “Iron Lady”.She shows her transition from a weakling to Iron Lady by not only through hardship of life but also through Toastmasters.Toastmasters had help her so much in being a more positive minded and charismatic person.I was definitely inspired by her speech. By the looking at the attentiveness of the crowd,you already can guess how powerful was her speech.

ACB,CL Terence Lee was our last assignment speaker who was attempting his ACS p7. He was to deliver a speech in a situation where he was to share his hardship after receiving an award.He told us in a way that no one can achieve something great without a helping hand behind them.We were kept in suspens about who was the “mysterious “ person backing him up all the time. Eventually he revealed that that person was someone precious to him which was none other than his girlfriend.His achievement means nothing if it cannot be shared by others.I totally agreed with him.



Fiona Lam delivering her CC p4



Oh Chai Wen delivering her CC p10



Audience listening attentively



Terence Lee delivering his ACS p7

Table topics session came in next and Table Topic Master,ACB Jason Wong did a great job by indirectly inviting the guests to speak infront of the audience.The response was so well that most of the speakers were guests.All of them shared lots of experiences and also impact to their lives.We had a short 5 minutes break to mingle around.



Jason Wong as Table Topic Master



Ken,a guest attempting impromptu speech





Suren,a guest attempting impromptu speech



Seong Yee,our “MIA” member delivering impromptu speech















Everyone posing for shots!

Our evaluation session was great with good evaluation from 4 members



Fiona Lam with her Table Topics evaluation



Jason Wong evaluationg Fiona Lam & Terence Lee



Derek Lee evaluating Chai Wen



Terence Lee giving general evaluation

It was a great day because we have a new member who was Jasmine Tan.She was inducted on the spot .WELCOME TO THE CLUB!!



Jasmine Tan inducted as new member



Suren voted the best table topic speaker

Thank you very much to attend the meeting especially distinguished members from other Toastmasters Club.



Tze Wei thanking everyone for coming ^^

Posted: April 14, 2009 in Uncategorized

The summary for our previous meeting will be out soon…Stay tuned!!