WE DID IT!
The East Asia chapters planned and ran our first tournament on 17 March this year!! Continue reading
This year’s tournament was like none of the other tournaments I’ve participated in before. It was way more busy and way more intense. For starters, it was because I was taking part in 5 speech events, 4 of which were new to me. Even as I was running from room to room, I had to take and give instructions, because of the second reason– this was the first time we were running the tournament all by ourselves.
Previously, our tournament would take place after our annual conference and we would have a global leader and a few Student Instructors to help out with the tournament. This year, because the conference date was shifted, there were no global leaders and no Student Instructors to help out. Of course we were still mentored by the leaders in the US, we just didn’t have them on-site. In addition, because I am the first and only Area Student Leader Council (ASLC) member, I had to take up additional responsibilities of emceeing the tournament Showcase together with our Area Coordinator, Mrs Cassandra Shepherd. I’m really glad that I also had the help of other older students who were working towards joining the ASLC. The tournament pretty much ran smoothly and even though I made a few mistakes during the Showcase, I’m glad that I still managed to not make it so awkward.
I’m also really thankful to my mom who drove all the way from Pasir Ris to Choa Chu Kang to help me get my ASLC nametag and Guild pin. That morning we had to wake up really early and I totally forgot about my nametag and pin which was in the room. As an ASLC member I was expected to have these things and because the tournament had already started, I couldn’t run home to get my things. So I’m really grateful that my mom was willing to drive home to help me retrieve what I needed.
By John Teoh
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I want to take part in the tournament. I will present my ‘Self-Introduction’, my story and impromptu speech. I feel nervous and crazy because I know that I will have a difficult time. I don’t think I will do my speeches well.
Rebecca borrowed this interesting book for her literary interpretation. It tells of a very heartwarming relationship between a lady and the singing mouse who lived in her house. After Rebecca read through the book, she picked out a part of the story that she would like to tell. As Rebecca began memorizing her part, Li-Ann became one of her audience. Continue reading →
One Saturday morning when John had to be on an online call, we all listened in on our way to the park as there was much to learn! However, as the girls were not really engaged on the call, they got bored and tired when we still had many minutes to go to the end of the call. I discovered that the car can be quite a good place for online calls provided the person is NOT the driver, the batteries of laptops/phones are charged and the signal is stable.
Persuaded that they (the girls), can’t go anywhere else (coz mom said stay in the car), they decided to make themselves as comfortable as possible. Continue reading →