Friday, April 22, 2011

Mun Mun Wins

Chiah Mun Mun (left), my student in the Marketing Management class was elected President of the Sunway University Student Council. I told her on Tuesday that I knew she will win. I had seen her working hard canvassing for support amongst students and she did what the other candidates didn’t quite set out to do, and that is, putting a personal touch to the election campaign. She deserved to win!

I was invited to participate in another Toastmasters demo meeting – this was a 2-day event held at Goldcourse Hotel in Klang and I was slotted in on the second day, i.e. yesterday – this meeting (officially called 'Mesyuarat Kepimpinan dan Pelaksanaan Toastmasters SBT 2011') was initiated by the Fully Residential and Excellence Schools Management Division, Ministry of Education. Again, I was a speaker, delivering CC speech # 4: How to Say It and I was repeating my ‘contest’ speech. My audience was English-language teachers from high schools that were identified as being in the ‘Excellent Schools’ category (or its Malay equivalent, ‘Sekolah Berprestasi TInggi’). They were introduced to Toastmastering and then, they were tasked to spearhead the start-up of Toastmasters clubs in their respective schools. Well, that's the plan anyway. As for my speech, I was my eloquent self. I know I did well with my speech because some of the teachers asked for my contact details, and since I did not have any more Toastmasters cards, I gave out my Sunway University business cards. So, I am promoting the university as well.

I didn’t report this earlier because I was not in the best of moods. It was a big disappointment to see Arsenal squandering a two-goal lead. Tottenham Hotspur rose to the occasion and matched Arsenal and the game ended in a 3-3 draw. The woeful Gunners again struggled to maintain their intensity throughout and Spurs were quick to punish them.

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