Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lamb Shank

Yesterday (i.e. June 19, 2010), I resumed my visit to the MIMKL Toastmasters club meeting – on this occasion, the meeting carried a military theme. Thanks to Ahmad Fahkri, new terminology was created, e.g. Ah counter became the Ah-ssassinator; club president became Commander-in-Chief. I played two roles – as a grammarian (or word-sniper) and evaluator for Geoff Andrew. Even the word-of-the-day that I selected was appropriate, i.e. “guard”. As expected, it was a great meeting.

And in the evening, I was in Bangsar (Café Barbera, to be precise) to attend the D’Utama Advanced Toastmasters Club Installation Nite. The company was exemplary, the food exceptional (especially the lamb shank), and the proceedings solemn. Foong Weng Tuck and Bernard Louis were noticeably chirpy – knowing they will be standing down as Club President and Vice President Education respectively in eleven days’ time. Nancy Liew and Peter Siew are set to assume command and as for me, I am taking on the position of Vice President Public Relations 2010-2011. And importantly, Lee Wei Seong ensured there was a generous supply of red wine to keep our "spirits" up.

WC Saturday matches saw Netherlands beat Japan 1-0 while Ghana drew 1-1 with Australia. I didn’t watch these two matches but by the looks of their scores, they were likely to be matches that did not titillate nor thrill football fans.

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