Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Party Hosting at Bellevue Hotel, Alabang

Co-hosted this year's Christmas Party with Violet Imperial at Bellevue Hotel in Alabang. In attendance were ACT and Villamor Club members.

Standing (L to R): Violet Imperial, Trisha de Guia, Gia Garcia, Lolet Gabay, Charry, Guest, Norma Blanco, Guest.
Seated (L to R): Larry Gamboa, Alfred Ocon, Neil Caranto, Les, Ebb Magtuba, Guest.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sep 18, 2008 Toastmasters Meeting - The Oratorical Speech

Delivered my 5th advanced speech project in the Interpretive Reading manual. The title of the speech is "Ninoy's Undelivered Speech" and was evaluated by Dr. Larry Gamboa. To impersonate Ninoy Aquino, I made the iconic big-rimmed eyeglasses out of cardboard and fastened them to my own.

The Oratorical Speech-Sample, "Ninoy's Undelivered Speech"

This speech was delivered at the Alabang Community Toastmasters Club in the September 18, 2008 Toastmasters Meeting.

Ninoy's Undelivered Speech
The Oratorical Speech, Advanced Speech #5 in the Interpretive Reading Manual, Sep.18,2008, ACT Club, Henlin, Northgate Alabang. Evaluated by Dr. Larry Gamboa)

(Source: “The Prepared Speech That Was Never Read,” Mr & Ms magazine, Vol VIII, No 20 Sept 6, 1983 p. 3.)

I have returned on my free will to join the ranks of those struggling to restore our rights and freedoms through non-violence. I seek no confrontation. I only pray and will strive for a genuine national reconciliation founded on justice.

I am prepared for the worst, and have decided against the advice of my mother, my spiritual adviser, many of my tested friends and a few of my most valued political mentors.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Play-Sample Speech, "The Little Prince"

The Little Prince
(The Play, Advanced Speech Project #4 in the Interpretive Reading Manual, Aug.21,2008, ACT Club, Henlin, Northgate Alabang. Evaluated by Lolet Gabay, ACG/CL)


Is everybody familiar with the book The Little Prince?

We did a book review on the book The Little Prince not too long ago. And that was when I was in high school – not too long ago.

According to Wikipedia, the book has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide and has been translated in more than 180 languages and dialects. It was written by a pilot who’s also a writer by the name of Antoine du Saint-Exupery.

It's one of the best-selling books of all time. It has been adapted into a musical, into operas and plays. It has even been adapted into an animation series.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Inspirational Speech Delivery to World Vision Sponsors

As a World Vision sponsor, I was invited by World Vision Philippines to deliver an inspirational speech for other World Vision sponsors. This was held at the Sponsor Testimony at the World Vision Office. The speech was a rehash of my speech, entitled, "In the Eyes of a Child, A Vision of Hope". This is the 10th basic speech, Inspire Your Audience, in the Competent Communication manual

Shown (L to R): Richard Supat (a former sponsored child), Cess Campos Corvera and Vanessa Liwanag from World Vision Philippines.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Induction of New Members to ACT Club

Seated at the far left in today's Induction of New Members. Inducting the new members is Dr. Neil Caranto, the new Area Governor. Larry Gamboa assumed the Club Presidency.

Standing (L to R): Ebb Magtuba, Guest, Guest, Henry, Dr. Neil Caranto, Ed Bolesa, Dr. Larry Gamboa, Alfred Ocon, Violet Imperial and Gene delos Reyes.

Seated (L to R): Me, Guest, Dr. Jenelyn Andrade, Hershey Ceralde, Guest, Lolet Gabay, Viviene Vargas, Atty. Trisha de Guia and Gia Garcia.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Club Officers Training - Aplaya Resto Bar, Festival Mall, Alabang

Attending a Club Officers Training session at Aplaya Resto Bar of the Greens and Grills area of Festival Mall in Alabang. Shown below standing are (L to R): Viviene Vargas, Neil Caranto and Adeling Royo (one of the trainers). Seated at rightmost is Larry Gamboa. The rest are from the Joseph and Mary Academy headed by Teacher Jean Dayao (foreground).

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Monodrama-Sample Speech, "The Green Goblin's Invitation"

The Green Goblin's Invitation
(The Monodrama, Advanced Speech Project #3 in the Interpretive Reading Manual, May.8,2008, ACT Club, Henlin, Northgate Alabang. Evaluated by Gles Fuerte, ATMB/CL)


Good Evening Toastmasters. In showbiz parlance (word of the day), there’s a phrase called “memorable movie quotes”. And one of these quotes goes like this. “With Great Power... comes great... responsibility”.

Is there anybody here who has seen "Spiderman - The movie", the first one? (pause) Good!

In that movie, the Green Goblin played by Willem Dafoe, was Spiderman’s arch enemy. Spiderman in the movie was played by Toby Maguire. For those of you who have seen the movie, this is the Green Goblin, just to refresh your memory. (show picture of The Green Goblin)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Interpreting Poetry-Sample Speech, "The Raven"

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
(Interpreting Poetry, Advanced Speech Project #2 in the Interpretive Reading Manual, Apr.17,2008, ACT Club, Henlin, Northgate Alabang. Evaluated by Dr. Larry Gamboa)


Good Evening Toastmasters! It is still fresh in my mind that when I was growing up, I happened to see a very fine delivery of a poem. The poem was recited by Vincent Price, The Vincent Price, an American actor. Anybody knows who Vincent Price is?

Well, if you do know who Vincent Price is, then that kinda tells me how old you are. (smile) Kidding aside, the poem is entitled “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe and is one of his famous poems. In the poem, a narrator mourns for a lost love named Lenore while reading in his study room when he suddenly was visited by a big black bird called a raven. It is said that this poem shows a parallelism with Edgar Allan Poe’s own life.

So, friends, without further ado, a shortened version of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Reading a Story-Sample Speech, "The Legend of Bandung Bondowoso"

The Legend of Bandung Bondowoso
(Reading a Story, Advanced Speech Project #1 in the Interpretive Reading Manual, Apr.10,2008, ACT Club, Henlin, Northgate Alabang. Evaluated by Lolet Gabay, ACG/CL)


Good evening toastmasters! Last Holy Week, my wife and I had a wonderful opportunity to go visit and stay in Jakarta, Indonesia. This is in part to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. When we were there, I recalled that my eldest daughter once had a school project in Asian History. (pull out the Wayang Kulit puppet)