Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Aisha's Gift

I was totally glued to the Liverpool-Chelsea encounter that I missed commenting on the Arsenal game as well - the Gunners being the other English team that I am rooting for. Arsenal came through this match with a 2-0 score against West Ham; the goals coming from Adebayor and an own goal by Faubert. And today, the matches pitting Liverpool against Portsmouth, and Arsenal against Tottenham will prove to be interesting too.
I had a very nice surprise yesterday. Aisha came to see me and presented me with a cute orangey-red-cover book called "The Little Book of One Liners". Great, just what I needed because it contains little gems of what else but one liners, that I will definitely use. Thank you again, Aisha - it was very sweet of you. Like all the books in my collection, I will treasure it!
I have decided. I will be making my second speech at D'Utama Advanced Toastmasters Club on November 13, and my third speech at HICT Toastmasters Club about 2 weeks after that. And since I sometimes think that I am a wordsmith of sorts, I do hope that I do not become "a sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of (my) own verbosity" - to borrow Benjamin Disraeli's one-liner (of William Gladstone) taken from this book that Aisha gave me. See, how useful this book is?
This of course reminds me of another quote from Anthony Robbins, which has prompted me to want to complete my 10 speeches before a self-imposed deadline of end-June 2009: "Determination is the wake-up call to the human will". Yes, indeed, Victor Ong has woken up!

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