Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Nasi Lemak

Today is 16 September 2014 and it is the anniversary of the formation of the country Malaysia (dating back to 16 September 1963). 16 September has been declared a public holiday back in the year 2010 and for some, this day is used to reflect on what we cherish most about our country.

During this time of reflection there are two things that comes into mind and its citizen’s love for family and food. One of the all-time favour food of Malaysian is the ‘Nasi Lemak’. The following speech was presented at a Toastmasters Evaluation Speech Contest (Area Level) and this talented speaker share in a humorous way how his family can be represented a packet of Nasi Lemak.
Enjoy !

Speech Title: “Nasi Lemak”

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

MSC Malaysia Project Management Experience Sharing Seminar

 The recent released PMBOK® 5th Ed. has incorporated Agile Project Life Cycle.
  • How is this position PMP® versus SCRUM? Is SCRUM only apply to software projects?
  • What is the role(s) of Project Manager in the SCRUM environment?
  • Does SCRUM handle fixed price contract well, what is the pricing model suitable for Malaysian customers?

And finally who has the higher pay? If you are interested to know more about the above questions, come to attend this coming Seminar. Listen to industry experts sharing their experiences practicing agile approach within their organization, the challenges they faced and the lessons learned !

About MSCPMP Circle (MPC) MSCPMP Circle was established in January 2008, conceived as an EXCLUSIVE platform for Malaysian PMP® holders to SOCIALIZE and NETWORK, to SHARE industry experiences and to ADVANCE the project management discipline in a friendly, supportive environment, the MPC also facilitates an annual programme of quarterly forums, conferences, workshops and seminars to promote continuous professional development of fellow members.

MSCPMP Circle has members coming from more than 60 multi-national companies, subject matter experts from different background contribute to the knowledge development of MSCPMP Circle. MSCPMP Circle is the platform for over 500 PMP® in Malaysia continuing their PMP©. Member is privileged to attend Special Interest Talk, Half Yearly Forum and MITPM Conference FREE!

Community of MSCPMP Circle members comprises a variety of professional IT-related positions, including project managers, senior management, consultants, IT professionals, chief-level personnel, finance and banking, government and the public sector, healthcare, and manufacturing.


Forum '14: Toastmasters @ The Workplace

Toastmasters International District 51, Kuala Terengganu Annual Conference. Event: Forum '14: Toastmasters @ The Workplace

Forum '14: Toastmasters @ The Workplace

INTRODUCTION: The 21st century workplace is face-paced, global, innovative and competitive. What do our CCs, CLs, ACs, ALs and DTMs mean and how much they "weigh" when we step out the doors of Toastmasters and into the battlefield of employment and business?

Do the communication and leadership skills we develop through Toastmasters really have an impact on our career and business?

In this forum, we will discuss the relevance and fluidity of Toastmasters in the different aspects of work as well as business and explore how Toastmasters should be integrated into corporate development and organizational growth.

Our panel speakers comprises of an interesting mix of three baby-boomers and a Gen-Y "baby": one lady and three men. They will share their respective stories and present their views, based on their corporate exposure, business acumen, leadership training and experience in Toastmasters.

  • To reinforce the fact that our personal development through Toastmasters gives us the competitive advantage in the workplace.
  • To inspire young adults, especially Gen-Ys, to endorse and embrace Toastmasters.
  • To call out to District leaders and club leaders to reach out to young adults.
  • To encourage Toastmasters who take up leadership roles to equip themselves with the necessary training and skills so that they can be more effective in carrying out their respective roles in Toastmasters. In addition to that, they are able to transfer their learning from Toastmasters to the workplace.
  • To encourage integration of the Toastmasters program into corporate development and organizational growth

  • George Yen, DTM
  • Kiang Faang Pyng, DTM
  • R. Sivanganam, DTM
  • Zahir Ahmad, ACB CL

Date: 3 May 2014
Venue: Primula Beach Hotel, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.
Club Website: http://www.tmdistrict51.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/D51Toastmasters‎

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Interview with Toastmasters International President & District 51 Governor

Interview with Toastmasters International President & District 51 Governor

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Kwong Ngai Lion Dance 光藝醒獅體育會 - Lion and Dragon Dance 2014

This year round (2014) we managed to witness two performance by  Kwong Ngai Lion Dance 光藝醒獅體育會 . One was a Lion Dance at Sunway Pyramid, and another was a Dragon Dance at The Curve, Mutiara Damansara.

Lion Dance @ Sunway Pyramid (Orange Zone). Date 25 January 2014 (Saturday)

Dragon Dance @ The Curve (Piazza). Date: 26 January 2014.

In the event you wish to watch these performance live, there are still opportunities to do so. Here are their respective schedules below;

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year (2014) @ 1 Utama Shopping Centre

As the Chinese New Year (2014) is fast approaching, we enjoyed a splendid Acrobatic Lion Dance performance by Khuan Loke Dragon & Lion Dance 群樂 Association  @ 1 Utama Shopping Centre (18 January 2014).

Website: http://khuanloke.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/khuanloke

If you are interested to catch the live performance, please refer to the schedule below sourced from 1 Utama Shopping Centre;