The Highlights & The Delights (11-May-2013)

The Highlights  &  The Delights

11th May 2013 Saturday



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Lisa Ooi, a past club president requested everyone to share their feelings for the day, followed by “What would you like others to say at your funeral? It was rather morbid, but meaningful and food-for-thought.  Mine was “You deserve better.”


Toastmaster of the Day

Teh Yun Ling, another past club president was called up at the eleventh hour to replace Darren Lim.  Although a little rusty, she confidently cruised us through the meeting.  Kudos to you Yun Ling ……. to have you regularly at our meetings.


Opening Address by Club President

Soh Siew Wee presented a rose to all the mothers in the room – Karinna Boey, Ho Eng Lye and mother-to-be Li Hairong, …….  how thoughtful!  She related the anecdote of a Toastmaster with macular dystrophy who proved the doctor wrong. “Think positively!” was the take-away.


Prepared Speeches


Kevin Tan, in his AP5 Accepting an Award “A Decade”, shared his ten years in the education service, the lessons, the humility, the learning and the journey.


“Lifestyle Disease, Lifestyle Choice” was Karinna Boey’s P9 Persuade with Power presentation.  She revealed to us her own ‘bad’ and ‘sinful’ lifestyle.  “Make a change” was her timely message.


P8 “Get Comfortable with Visual Aids” was Li Hairong’s colourful and informative tour of her hometown, “Hubei, My Hometown”.


“Introducing Myself” was Alison Chan’s maiden P1 Ice Breaker speech. We got to know more of her family and her lifestyle business. She revealed that she visited YMCA and SIM II Toastmasters Clubs before picking Tiarel!  Hurray!


Speech Evaluations

Evaluator:                            Speech presented by:

Richard Sng                          Kevin Tan                 

Kevin Tan                              Karinna Boey                       

Karinna Boey                        Li Hairong                            

Krishnan Venugopal           Alison Chan 


All our capable in-house evaluators offered relevant commendations and suggestions for speakers’ consideration.                     


Special Talk:

David Kow gave useful tips on “Topics & Ideas for Project Speech”.


Just 4 (For) Laughs ©

Our club special made a comeback!  Teh Yun Ling regaled us with four anecdotes: the dentist, warden, the boy and his father.  What was shared?  What transpired?  Come back to our meetings!  Attend more regularly!  What have you missed?


Division S Contest Speech:

Krishnan Venugopal practised his contest speech before the big day on 12th May at the Old Parliament House.  The title: “The Most Beautiful Garden”


Language Evaluation

Ho Eng Lye, another past club president encouraged us to use alliterations, rhymes and the power of three, citing examples from a catalogue.  Areas for improvement and pronunciation issues were touched on.


Fun with Table Topics

Sadly, this segment was taken out owing to time factor.



Soh Siew Wee stood in for Yani Goh who had to be excused.


Ah Counter

Lian Jinxing had the opportunity to test his listening skill.


Awards                                              Presented to:

Best Speech                                      Alison Chan

Best Evaluation                                Richard Sng

Best Table Topic                              – – – – – – – – –


Refreshment Break

Fried beehoon, mango chicken, bananas and grapes were the order of the day.

Thank you Siew Wee, for the time and effort you put in to look after us.

Again, some members had to take on dual roles.  Members, the club needs your presence and attendance.  Give your club the support!

Five past club presidents, Lisa Ooi, Teh Yun Ling, David Kow, Ho Eng Lye and Richard Sng graced the meeting.  Hurray!  Thanks a million for your support!



Contributed by:  Richard Sng, Club Secretary

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