Sunday, January 17, 2010

Malacca Wedding


Yesterday, I travelled to Malacca for Lay Kun’s wedding. Of the 50 plus tables at the Ping Ming Primary School Hall in Jalan Tun Sri Lanang, I was told that 19 tables were reserved for Toastmasters! It resembled a mini-Toastmaster convention – complete with Humor Master, timer, speeches and evaluations. There were the familiar faces from D’ Utama Advanced Toastmasters Club (Foong, Bernard, Amy, Siew Peng, Nancy, Yip, Chee Wah), and other Clubs (LeAnn, Gina, Francis Ng, Yeoh Cheng Lim, Bill, Lorna, Sandra, Sharmini, Zaharah, amongst others) as well as Toastmasters I had not have the opportunity to meet before – they were not only from Malacca and KL, but also from Seremban, Kuantan, Penang, and even Sabah. This was an unusual but nonetheless entertaining wedding dinner. Well, what did you expect when two Toastmasters tied the knot, right?
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I took a couple of snapshots of Malacca – I am always nostalgic about this place; after all, it is my hometown.

As Stoke manager Tony Pulis described this EPL match between his team and Liverpool, it was a scrappy game. Still, the Reds scored first when Sotirios Kyrgiakos bundled home from close-range, after a fumble by Stoke’s Thomas Sorensen (57). But late pressure from Stoke resulted in a last-minute corner which their Higginbotham headed back across goal for the unmarked Huth to tap home (90). In my mind, the 1-1 draw was not a fair result. Liverpool should have decisively won.

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