Sunday, September 25, 2016

Small People Talk About Other People

You did a lot of good deeds for the person. Then, only that one time, you had to be the bad person and from then onwards, the person deems you as the devil in disguise.

I believe most of you had encountered or may still encountering such people around you – at work, circle of friends and even in the family.

Let’s face it!

We are not born to please everyone around us. In order words, we are not being responsible to make them happy. To make them fulfilled. To make them satisfied.

I am not saying you should stop being kind. I am just sharing that we should not be too kind to people who are self-centre, expecting to receive and not giving at all. These are the people that you should not be too kind to.

Trust me, I learned this the hard way – to the point that I was being isolated. I was sad and miserable. I doubted myself and I reflected upon my actions over and over again. It did not make sense if I had done it the other way.

That was when I realised that a person who only remembers that one thing you treated him or her otherwise no matter how many good deeds you had done for that person, is a person whom you shall not to too kind to.

That was when I realised that I am the only one who can save myself from the misery.

That was when I started not to give a shit about what the person had talked behind my back.

And trust me, I am much more happier to get rid of such negativity from my life and focus on those who trust me and whom I can trust.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

It Really Gets Better

Looking back, it really gets better.

A lot of things had happened in my life but I am actually extremely grateful that some things did not work out the way I once wanted them to. Imagine that they really worked out..

..I would not be a MEF-ian.

..I would not be a Toastmaster.

..I would not be making a lot of friends.

..I would not be holding a lot of leadership positions.

..I would not be in contests from a Club level with about 20 listeners up to a District level with about 100 listeners.

Most importantly, I would not be able to meet him.

Bad things happened so better things can come into our lives. It really gets better.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

One Term

When I was elected to be the Club President of MEF Toastmasters Club, I doubted my own capability to lead the club. I was worried that I would not do a good job and that I might disappoint those who trusted me. However, when I started to look around, I was not alone. I had 6 friends who would be leading the club along with me.

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The term started well where we organised a group activity – laser tag. Though it was just a few of us who went, it was fun. We met two Japanese some more and invited them to join us.

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In that same term, I was still part of Division H Council Members. I was in charge to organise Division H Joint Installation Dinner and guess what? I only had a few weeks to prepare. It was not easy but I was glad to have a capable team to work along with and the dinner was a success.

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When I started the term, I had a few goals that I would want to achieve. First was the team building for the club. Though I was hoping for a 2-days-1-night thing, half day was good as well. Honestly, I was really proud that my members did a great job in making this team building a success.

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Second would be an education workshop. We managed to get non Toastmasters to join the workshop and recruited one member that day. Personally, I learned a lot in this workshop.

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For the club, some of us went all the way to Teluk Intan to attend the second Club Officers Training. We managed to bond with other clubs’ officers – exchanging ideas and experiences.

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MEF ended year 2015 with celebrating Christmas at one of the members’ place. We had food, games and the moment everyone was waiting for, gifts exchange. We had a lot of returned members to join us that night.

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MEF then kick-start year 2016 with a big explosion. Thanks to one of the members, 4 club representatives joined a public table topics contest in SPICE. Guess what? Our club swept off all the grand cash prizes. All of them!

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Of course what came after was the club contest. In order to convince the other members to participate the contest, the leaders must participate as well – and that was what I did. I joined the Table Topics Contest and was delighted to win second place. Unfortunately, I was not able to represent the club in the Area Level as I had a company training at that time, boo!

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A few of us then represented the club to participate Division H Team Building. We were split into different groups which was a good thing. Unfortunately, I had reflux that night and had to end the night early and did not participate the second day. I went home to rest.

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We even organised a makan-makan and it went on to makan-makan 2.0 and so on. Trust me, when it comes to food, we will definitely have members to join us. We just love to eat so much.

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For the very first time, all of us under-dressed for the meeting. The meeting theme was Hawaiian Beach Party and all of us dressed up like we were at the beach. Well, not all but, most of us.

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MEF never missed to organise a karaoke session for the members and this year was no exception. Though a few of us turned up, we had a great time as each of us had plenty of chances to sing.

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Of course, every term has to come to an end and that the new leaders are born. I am proud to present the new leaders that will lead MEF Toastmasters Club for the next one term.

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And every term that comes to an end should be celebrated with everyone. We had a term end celebration at one of our members’ place. Similarly, we had food, games and oh, awards presentation by yours truly. I just wanted to show my gratitude and appreciation to all those who contributed and supported the club.

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And yeah, MEF EXCO 2015/2016 is bidding farewell but of course, we are not going anywhere. Especially myself.

Why?

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I am taking another step in Toastmasters in the next one term…