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A Little Push

It was late winter in Beijing four years ago. The melting snow made the whole city look like a giant playground. Children were having fun, sliding along the sidewalk even though they didn’t have any skates on, the ground being slippery as it is. But people like me won’t be able find it scintillating. Afraid of even the slightest bit of cold, I had wrapped myself up in so many layers, I looked like a ball! So there I was, walking to the university with my friend, actually more waddling than walking, when we came to a bridge with a steep arch.


To succeed, we must overcome


Good afternoon fellow toastmasters. I am walking. Walking from this room to the other side of the room. I need to get to the other side. The other side of the room is my goal. My destination.(pause) But what if I meet an obstacle. I meet an obstacle right in front of me. Do I, on seeing this obstacle, try to overcome it. Or do I retreat. And walk away. What would I do? And what would you do?


Sir, I've come to change the blood group on my NRIC

The NRIC clerk will probably look at me and think a screw has gotten loose in my head. Do you know that when I went through a bone marrow transplant my blood group changed?

What is blood?  What is this thingy called blood group.   Blood is the fluid of life. It is the means used by our body to transport air and nourishment to all parts of our body.



A Brush with Death

Ladies and Gentlemen, I would not be here speaking to you today if it weren't for one foot of space [show hand span]. 

About 10 years ago, I had a brush with death.


It still sends chills down my spine when I think of it. 


Famous Tongue Twisters


Like to improve your pronunciation? Try reading the following tongue twisters aloud:

  • She sells sea shells by the seashore.
    The shells she sells are surely seashells.
    So if she sells shells on the seashore,
    I'm sure she sells seashore shells."


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