Thursday, January 14, 2010

More December 30 Photos

Classes are in full swing this week and I am down to teach 30.0 hours a week, which translates to 6.0 hours per day. This is a heavy workload but does anybody care?

In the evening, I was at the D’Utama Advanced Toastmasters Club and I was slated to be the evaluator for Ivan Ho. I was rather critical today – not only for Ivan but even for Siew Peng (I made my remarks during the Open Evaluation). I thought there were many areas that needed improvement, and I highlighted them all. Even the Toastmaster-of-the Evening went over the top. I could sense a towering level of energy and commitment birthing from her, but I could also see her succumbing to a state of soaring excitability that became somewhat overbearing. She seemed to have taken over this meeting, and monopolized the proceedings, so much so that she took “center-stage”. This was one of those rare occasions when I felt letdown by the diminished quality of the meeting.

And a second batch of photos of the December 30 Toastmasters meeting in Klang:

In the FA Cup third round replay, Liverpool squandered a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 to Reading after extra time – which means, the Reds will exit the FA Cup in ignominious fashion. A sad day for us.

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