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To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.

— Rene Descartes


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I joke, therefore I am

29th Sep 2009 - 11:38pm Daily Scribble
This is the forth speech in the Humorously Speaking manual. The objective of the speech is to open with a self-depreciating joke and use at least two sets of series of jokes in the body. Many of you may already know I am studying philosophy in SFU…

Element of humor

20th Jul 2009 - 12:24am Daily Scribble
I am working on my “Humorously Speaking” manual for my Toastmaster program. Some people seems to have natural talent with a good sense of humor, but humor can also be learned. You just have to remember the basic principle of humor…

What is management

7th Jul 2009 - 10:33pm Daily Scribble
This is the third speech in the humorously speaking manual. The objective of the speech is to use jokes in the speech, open and close the speech with a funny story. Dear chairman, fellow toastmasters, honored guests. A big engineering firm outsourced…

Evaluating is learning

10th Mar 2009 - 06:39pm Daily Scribble
I have been quite passive in Toastmaster for the past while. I did not show up to the meeting unless I have a speech or there is a special event. Last week, the chairman of today’s meeting ask me whether I help out as an evaluator. Since I have…

Be careful what you ask for

3rd Feb 2009 - 07:37pm Daily Scribble
This is the second speech in the Toastmaster humorously speaking manual, leave them with a smile. The objective of this project is to prepare a serious speech that opens and closes with humorous stories and the closing story should reemphasizes…

Toastmaster 2009

6th Jan 2009 - 09:45pm Daily Scribble
In 2008, I absented from the Toastmaster most of the year. I have many excuses, like getting marry, travel to India, working on project with ridiculous schedule etc. I went to the Toastmaster year end party before X’mas, mostly for the…

Skiing basics

5th Nov 2007 - 05:27pm Daily Scribble
This is my toastmaster speech on humorously speaking.  The objective of this speech is to open the speech with a humorous story. People from Scotland are notorious for their meanness and I met one of them in ski school at Whistler.  I heard…

How to buy a gun

24th Sep 2007 - 06:35pm Daily Scribble
This is a speech prepared for the Toastmaster humorous speech contest. A woman walked into a gun shop and said to the shop keeper, “I would like to buy a gun for my husband.” The woman said she don’t know much about guns and ask…


28th Jun 2005 - 08:12pm Daily Scribble
I haven’t done a table topic in the toastmaster meeting for quite a while, so I volunteer myself today. Today’s toastmaster meeting is more special than usual, because it is the club got chartered. We invited the district governor…

First speech

14th Jun 2005 - 12:03am Daily Scribble
Finally, I had completed my first toastmaster speech. I don’t think I’m doing very well. I can feel my legs was shaking for the whole time. It is different than doing a table topic, where is more careful and have no expectation. My…
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