09 February 2018

Chinese new year @ 8th Feb 2017

Hey everyone! Chinese new year is just around the corner, and what a better way to celebrate it in ITC Bintang and experience it first hand here! The room was decorated auspiciously with red all around and we even had a guest speaker that was from the Melbourne University Toastmasters Club to provide a sharing session about tips on speech contests and evaluation!

Ng Kwang Liong (ACB,CL) providing his sharing session

The day then started off with our table topics session where our president who coincidentally was our table topics masters of the day, gave us a different type of table topic, one where fortune cookies are introduced and you would then have to talk about what you got inside the fortune cookie!
Patricia (CC,CL) displaying the fortune cookie for the table topic session!

With the evening so sparked up, we had a great time with the cookies and also the assignment speeches that was given for the day was fantastic too! 

Josh (ACG,CL), Area P2 Director won the best table topic speaker!

 Eliv winning the best speaker speech with 'Dieting, does it really work?'

 Ng Kwang Liong (ACB,CL) Winning the best Evaluator for the evening!

 A special thanks to our General Evaluator for the evening Ching Lee Hwa (ACB,ALB)
Pearl Li (CC) accepting the award for completing Level 1 and Level 2 in Pathways!

We have had a fantastic evening that night and if you have the chance to drop by, do come over! 

Gong Xi Fa Cai and have a great Happy Chinese New Year from all of us in ITC Bintang.

06 February 2018

International Speech & Table Topics Contest @ 17th January

ITC Bintang has held its international speech & table topics. It was a marvelous time hearing all the different speeches from various talented toastmasters! Check out below on who won the contest!

First and foremost, a big thank you to the technical counter below who helped out on the overall flow of the contest!

Table Topic Winners

1st Place: Benny Chia
2nd Place: Ivan Cheng
3rd Place: Chen Gaolan

Speech Contest Winners:

1st Place: Benny Chia
2nd Place: Ivan  Cheng
3rd Place: Adam Wafi 

Congratulations to the winners and good luck competing in the next competition! ITC Bintang will be rooting for you guys!

Also not to forget that Benny Chia is sponsoring tickets to a concert as well, here are some of the lucky winners of the lucky draw, congratulations!

Ignite @ 3rd January 2017

Happy new year fellow guests and toastmasters! With our first meeting of the week, we've decided to ignite things up here for our very first meeting! The theme for this week was Happy New Year! Were your resolutions for last year met? Check out the details on what happened below!

 Eliv giving her assignment speech (Level 1)

 Fei Fei giving her assignment speech (Level 1)

 Pearl Li (CC) giving her assignment speech (Level 2)

 Fei Fei winning the Best Speaker for the day.

 Benny Chia (DTM), the best Evaluator for the day.

 Our latest addition to ITC Bintang, Raymond! 

 General Evaluator for the day, Dinesh (ACG, ALB)

25 December 2017

Merry Christmas @ 20th Dec

Happy Xmas all! 2017 has been a jubilant year for everyone, not only in our work and family life but also in our toastmaster journey!
We hope you have fulfilled your resolutions for this year. If not, don't worry and set your new resolutions for next year!

ITC was proud to have at least 10 guests to cheer up our Christmas meeting with our members. The guests were Joshua Ling (DTM & District 51 Admin Manager), Patricia Yap (Berjaya UCH), Radzai (AIA HQ), Rachell Ho (Ms Scuba Malaysia), Selina Chong (Midvalley) and others like Ken, Raymond, Ollie etc.

We heard really good speeches from Pearl Li, Prem, Yun Xin & Gaolan. Last but not the least, we had our long-waiting gift exchange session where everyone was busy stealing each other gift.

Everyone was so happy to receive their gift after the gift exchange session.  Say "cheese"....

Tsuey Miin, Alvis and Patricia posting with their gifts. Oh wait, is that a roll of toilet paper?

Was Selina thinking:" When am I gonna get my present?" 

Candies for everyone! We all love candies!
Steal of the day - Latte Glass from Pearl Li by Kheng Heng. He was having the last laugh!
Well most wanted present of the evening - bluetooth speaker. Well Pearl Li, who was so happy at first, had to surrender her present to our Ms Scuba Malaysia Rachell

11 December 2017

The Gift of Friendship @ 6th December

This week's theme was about the Gift of Friendship, Robin as the Toastmaster of the evening, reminded us about thanking our friends and started off by thanking the person next to us. It was a great gesture to remind us about the importance of friendship.

We had a guest speaker, Adam Farid during this time as well who came and shared about his experiences as an emcee for 6 years!

 However, Robin had decided to surprise us by having a special gift to whoever could guess the who was the current chairman of Toastmaster, Patricia managed to get it right, however, being inspired by the speech that our guest that shared his star of his life, Patricia decided to give it to Alvis who was our guest at that time of Eliv.

 Alvis & Eliv being inspired by the star of his life!

 Alvis, our guest who won the best table topic speaker for that evening. 
Ivan Cheng (ACS, CL) who won the Best Speaker.

 Gabriel Chong (ACB,ALB) winning the best evaluator.
 Adiratna (ACG, ALB) who was our General Evaluator for the evening.  
  Alvis, our latest addition to ITC Bintang! Welcome to the family!

Escape Room @ 1st December

During this holiday, ITC Bintang has organized a trip to Berjaya Time Square to challenge upon the Escape Room! Additionally, we would have a dinner together at Vivo's Restaurant followed by watching the Justice League movie!

We started off with the escape room.

With the team set on arrival during that time, we've formed 2 teams. The following team organization was the following.
Team A: From Left ( Jack, Patricia, Cherrie, Tsuey Miin, Melvin )

 Team B: From Left ( Robin, Kheng Heng, Eu Kim, Eddy, Adam, Ivan) 
Eu Kim being the only girl has automatically made her the lady boss at that time as well! The day went on and team A took on the challenge of the Wonderland where as Team B took on the Chocolate Factory! Unfortunately, both team did not manage to complete the trial in time, but we definitely had a lot of fun and team building during that session!

We then moved on to having dinner and followed by the movie session for that evening. Even though we did not manage to triumph against the challenge, but it has definitely taught us much about teamwork during and the best thing was we had a lot of fun there!

Reflection @ 29th November

Hello everyone! This week it's the theme of reflection, and with this ITC bintang is more than delighted to have Benny Chia to be a Distinguished Toastmaster followed by Robin Yap who has gotten the President's Distinguished Area Award (2016-2017).

Benny Chia, Distinguished Toastmaster
Robin Yap with his Presidential Distinguished Area Award.

Pearl Li who was our toastmaster of the evening, started off with a very interesting theme about Reflection. It was definitely a good time to reflect upon ourselves as Pearl started off with a question to everyone on reflection that caught us off guard!

Toastmaster Pearl Li, Toastmaster of the Evening

However, later that evening, Robin managed to snatch the best table topic speaker once more.

Chen Gao Lan(ACB, CL) as the best speaker for that evening.
 Melvin Tham (ACB, CL) who was voted as the best evaluator
 Geoff Andrew (DTM) as our General Evaluator

20 November 2017

you can, if you believe you can @ 15th November 2017

This meeting, we had a special theme of you can, if you believe you can! It was theme that the toastmaster of the evening on that day, Adam, had decided to go for. He wanted to remind people that as long as they believe that they believe they can, anything is possible as long as we did not give up during that time. Additionally, I believe the story that Adam shared about his experience during his 'Room Service' session was a tale to remember! However, this time we had a special surprise during this meeting as well, once more, sponsored by Benny, 3 tickets to see Celist on 17th November, 9pm onwards. Similar to the previous meeting, whoever was voted as the best table topic speaker, assignment speaker and evaluator would be then granted the tickets! We even had guests from Maxis Toastmasters Club who were one of the winners!

 Table topics winner, Ken from Maxis Toastmasters Club!

 Pearl Li managed to be voted as the best speaker for that evening!

Melvin who was voted as the best evaluator for that evening!