The Highlights & The Delights (25-May-2013)

The Highlights  &  The Delights

25th May 2013 Saturday



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Neil Sarno, our VPPR, the meeting Sergeant at Arms highlighted the late Stephen Covey’s “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”. We were then requested to give our take on the habit to make one successful.


Toastmaster of the Day

Richard Sng, a past club president and the incumbent club secretary announced the only change in the meeting programme. 


Opening Address by Club President

Soh Siew Wee narrated the OVOP One Village One People, about the Japanese Government in 1979, and the motto:  ‘Think globally, act locally’.

In Tiarel, we are to act locally and shine globally.


Prepared Speeches

Neil Sarno, in his AP1 The Entertaining Speech “This is My Operation”, shared his fear of going under the knife.  He had surgery for haemorrhoids  (piles).

“Embrace Yourself & Embrace Your Vulnerabilities” was Karinna Boey’s P10 Inspire Your Audience presentation.  She shared what she had learnt from “The Gift of Imperfections” authored by a professor.

Li Hairong’s P9 “Persuade with Power” was a timely wake-up call to those addicted to Coke, Sprite, 7-Up, Pepsi . . . “Stay Away from Soft Drinks”.

“Good to Do Regular Exercise” was Lian Junxing’s P3 Get to the Point speech.

Rajkumar Murugan presented another P3 speech “Why Blood is a Key to Healthy Life”.  It was very informative.

P2 Organise Your Speech “Will Power” was Karen Moke’s invigorating speech.


Speech Evaluations

Evaluator:                            Speech presented by:

Kenny Lim                             Neil Sarno                

David Kow                            Karinna Boey

Susiwati Ta                           Li Hairong                

Karinna Boey                        Lian Jinxing

Tey Yun Ling                        Rajkumar Murugan                                   

David Kow                            Karen Moke


Evaluate the Evaluators

Kevin Tan offered his opinions on the feedback given by the speech evaluators.

Our able, capable and efficient home-grown evaluators commented on the strong points and offered useful recommendations for the speakers’ consideration.                      


Birthday Celebration

Kevin Tan rolled out the cake for Rajkumar.  Our other birthday boy, Albert could not attend.


Language Evaluation

Unfortunately this important segment was excluded from the programme.


Fun with Table Topics

Susiwati Ta requested all present to continue the story she started.  Each had 30 seconds of speaking time.

Rajkumar, David Kow, Karen Moke, Kenny Lim, Neil Sarno, Soh Siew Wee, Karinna Boey, Richard Sng, Teh Yun Ling, Li Hairong took turns to speak.



Soh Siew Wee was the time executioner.


Ah Counter

Li Hairong had to double up to exercise her listening skill.


Awards                                              Presented to:

Best Speech                                      Karen Moke

Best Evaluation                                David Kow

Best Table Topic                              (no voting)


Refreshment Break

Mee goreng, roast chicken, ginseng drink and grapes were provided.

Thank you, Siew Wee for taking care of the refreshments.

Neil Sarno, Soh Siew Wee, Kevin Tan, Karinna Boey, Li Hairong, David Kow and Ta Susiwati had to take on more than one role. 



Contributed by:  Richard Sng, Club Secretary

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