Sunday, March 7, 2010

D'Utama International Speech and Table Topics Contests 2009/2010 - 4 March 2010

We have just finished our club International Speech and Table Topics Contests last Thursday, 4th March 2010. The audience’s presence was uplifting and amazing because they have given their generous cheers and endless applauses to our respective contestants.

To begin with, we have the International Speech contest first and the contest chairperson is none other than yours truly. There were seven (7) contestants battling against each other for the grand championship and only the best shall have it all!

The first speaker was Steven Lai with the speech title, “Keep the Fire Burning” – in summary, we should spend and use every precious time and moment we have with our love ones and never take things for granted and also learn how to compromise and resolve any problems (maturely) that may arise.

The second speaker was G.Sivalingam with the speech title, “Candle Flame” – in summary, our lives is always complete and wholesome by itself and tries not to compare or place useless worries or envy with and of what others have while we don’t have it.

The third speaker was Jessy Chahal with the speech title, “University of Life” – in summary, our life is a life-long learning process and we must continue to use our knowledge, time and effort to fight for a good cause for the betterment of mankind.

The fourth speaker was Jonathan Moh with the speech title, “A Celebration of Life” – in summary, we should always remember and appreciate on how our closest and best friends have given us support and encouragements during our up and down moments; whether they are still alive or dead.

The fifth speaker was Nancy Liew with the speech title, “I Can Fly” – in summary, overcoming our inner fear or phobia is never an easy-task but we need to face our fear and never allow it to block us from achieving our dreams and goals in life.
The sixth speaker was Hoo Sze Ling with the speech title, “If Tomorrow I Wake Up A Man” – in summary, if some woman is given a choice, she may want to be a man instead because a man can do what mostly woman can’t or wouldn’t do or enjoy doing it. (It’s too taboo to spell out the details!)
The seventh and last speaker was Johnson Yike with the speech title, “Knock, Knock…” – in summary, to seize every opportunities given to us and never let it go otherwise we would need to create opportunities for ourselves.
After the International Speech contest, we proceed with the Table Topic contest and the contest chairperson is Lim Bing Yee. There were nine (9) contestants and the contestants (in speaking order) were Hoo Sze Ling, Jessy Chahal, Tan Kooi Ching, Muhammad Nur Hafidz, Jonathan Moh, George Tan, Johnson Yike, G. Sivalingam and Quah Mei Lee.

The question given for them to manage was, “What is the Most Important to You; Love, Happiness or Money?” So overall, majority of the contestants choose “Love” is the most important thing to them while others may disagree because “Money” is the most important because “No money, no honey!”
In the end, the results are made known and the winners for both contests are as follows:
International Speech Contest:

Jessy Chahal emerged champion of the D'Utama Toastmasters Club International Speech contest

1) Jessy Chahal (Champion)
2) Hoo Sze Ling (First runner-up)
3) G. Sivalingam (Second runner-up)
Table Topics Contest:

G. Sivalingam emerged champion of the D'Utama Toastmasters Club Table Topics contest

1) G. Sivalingam (Champion)
2) Jessy Chahal (First runner-up)
3) Jonathan Moh (Second runner-up)

Congratulations to our CHAMPIONS - Jessy Chahal and G.Sivalingam! The respective champions shall represent D’Utama Toastmasters Club at the Area B4 contest level on Saturday, 3rd April 2010 at Lafarge Malayan Cement Toastmasters Club’s premise (Level 12, Bangunan TH Uptown 3, Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya) from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere appreciation for the audiences and role players for your moral (and physical) support on that night and we shall meet again for our next regular meeting on Thursday, 18th March 2010.

Calvin Lim, ACS
International Speech Contest Chairperson

P/S. Writing on behalf of Lim Bing Yee, ATMB, Table Topics Contest Chairperson