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President’s Opening Address for 26 June 2021 Chapter Meeting

Club President’s Opening Address 26 June 2021 – Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club  (by Jun Allego)

What To WriteI have a confession to make.
Recently, my life has been the stark contrast of how I want it to be. To put it simply, it’s the new normal.

In the past, I plan my days and weeks around my work. These days, I plan around my daughter.
In the past, I plan my opening speeches. These days, I plan my alibis to my daughter to join our meetings.
In the past, I plan my time to get up. These days, my daughter decides when it’s time to get up.

My life has never been the same!
I thought that I’m not in control anymore and that I should take action sooner than later.
There is this inner battle of thoughts like a tennis match and it’s growing louder and louder.
Some days started to feel good and some days doesn’t. In my life predictability and flexibility became things in the past.

Rather than allowing myself to feel overwhelmed and helpless like a baby, I took a step back to reflect.
In the process of reflecting, I learnt from those around me some best practices in dealing with the changes constructively.

Accepted the change

Instead of fighting the change head on, I learnt that I would fare better to accept it. Accepting that this is going to be another chapter of life. And If I were to keep growing, I have to embrace the new challenges that came with it. Acceptance gave me a better frame of mind to deal with my daily affairs around my daughter.

Adapted to the change

When my mind is right, I was in a better position to carry on and that was when I adapted to the change. Adapting allowed me to unravel obvious possibilities and green opportunities. I discovered working out in a nearby park to be far more time effective compared to going to the gym. I found cycling as an appealing alternative to running. I experienced more joy in the little things with my daughter such as seeing her grow everyday and sending her to school. Adapting to these changes have brought more colours to my life on a canvas.

Appreciated the change

Organising myself in the mids of chaos led me to a new found routine such as my baby like and more predictable sleeping pattern. My meetings at work are now plotted precisely, my meal times aren’t as erratic as it used to be and I’m exercising regularly.

These changes that I used to fight have given me a new lifestyle that is more organised and even more methodical.
These changes have allowed me to find joy in the little things that didn’t seem to matter before.
These changes have made me a new me.

Ladies and gentlemen, we all go through different changes in our life. Some are daunting and some are less exciting.
It’s okay if things doesn’t seem to be what we expect them to be.
It’s okay to feel overwhelmed and immobilised.
It’s okay to start something new, a new routine, a new habit and a new perspective.

And you too can fare well if you choose to ACCEPT, ADAPT AND APPRECIATE.

If you want to overcome stage fright and learn to speak with confidence, join a toastmasters club.  You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.


KUTMC Free Talks – 29 Nov 2014


Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club (KUTMC) Free Talks

Date: 29 November 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Kampong Ubi CC, 10 Jalan Ubi, Singapore 409075

Effective Use of Language
A practical guide in brief to the three common areas for improvement in spoken English
Joyce Vargese

The Art of Mentoring
Answering questions of who, what and how to effective mentorship.
Jun Allego

For more info, click the brochure link at KUTMC-FreeTalks29Nov2014.pdf

UPDATE:  Click here to view the photos taken at the event.



KUTMC International Speech & Table Topics Contests 2014

KUTMC International Speech & Table Topics Contests 2014

Dear Friends,

Let us congratulations to all the participants of ‘International speech and table topics contest’!

KUTMC International Speech & Table Topics Contests 2014

I am glad to announce the winners once again.

Speech contest
Champion- Suhail Hamid
1st runner-up – Sean Seah

Table topics contest:
Champion- Sean Seah
1st runner-up – Kwan Hong
2nd runner-up – Puspita

The winners will represent the Kampong Ubi Toastmasters club for the Area U4 contest on 15 March 2014.

– Thank you

Dr. Suvarna Latha
Join a toastmaster club and learn how to overcome your public speaking fear. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.


KUTMC Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contests 2013

Dear all,

I am very honored and thankful to be your contest chair for this event.

Congratulations to winners:

Humorous Speech Contest
(no time disqualification)
Champion: Jun Allego
1st Runner-up: Survana Latha
2nd Runner-up: Valentin Laiseca

Evaluation Contest
(no time disqualification)
Champion: Jun Allego
1st Runner up: Valentin Laiseca
2nd Runner up: Survana Latha

Kudos to ALL the contestants who participated in both humorous speech contests yesterday. You have inspired us with your bravery and your passion to be better public speakers.

Our Champ – Jun & 1st Runners-up – Latha and Valentin, will represent KUTMC, at the Area U4 Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contests, to be held on Sat, 21, in Kampong Ubi CC. Please attend the contests & support our champions!

Thank you for our awesome and supportive club advisers.

Thank you very much to all of you who attended this event, those who brought your friends and to all appointment holders. This event won’t be possible without you.


See you soon.


Yours truly,
On Behalf of the Contest Committee and KUTMC ExCo
Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club
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