Friday, October 31, 2008

Loghandran Impresses

One of the rewards of teaching is to get to know people. And I have been really fortunate to have taught many, many students, and it is true that many became good friends. This photo (thank you, Kelvin!) shows my University of East London students, who did International Marketing under my tutelage recently, and now, I too, can count on them as friends. Aren’t I blessed?

Pure joy is how I would describe Liverpool’s winning match against Portsmouth (Gerrard’s 76th minute penalty), thereby cementing the former’s top placing in the English Premier League table. The Gunners, however, only managed a 4-4 result against Tottenham; Arsenal's goals coming from Silvestre, Gallas, Adebayor, and Van Persie. I didn't get to watch any of the said matches, but I was praying that my favorite English teams would continue to do well, and they did! The next challenge is when Liverpool plays with Spurs in the wee early hours of Sunday morning (Malaysian time, that is), and Arsenal plays Stoke 2-and-a-half hours earlier. Believe me, Liverpool's fortune this season will be one thrilling rollercoaster ride - I just hope my heart can take it!

DTM Loghandran came to HICT today, and he literally blew me away. His "Domestic Driven World Class" seminar was awesome! He was even better than when I heard him previously at the WIM because he now inspires me! And I am sure he did the same to the small audience that turned up as well. Mark Twain once said that "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover". I think I am going to do just as he advised... And the talk by Loghandran yesterday represents a first step. Didn't Martin Luther King Jr. also ask us to "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step"? My only regret is that not all HICT Toastmasters turned up, which goes to show that they don't know what they are missing! Loghandran has reinforced the message that if we believe in ourselves, we can make it to the top! I believe, and I want to start that journey... and what is more comforting is that I am not alone. At least, I hope not alone!

1 comment:

Kelvin Soh said...