four speakers in the prepared speech session, three for Table Topics and the induction ceremony. Ms. Ma, welcome to Nihonbashi Century!
The prepared speech session began with TM Tm’s CC#3 “I Love Hokkaido”. With numerous slides of Hokkaido she effectively delivered her love for Hokkaido and
the importance of local revitalization to the audience. She was tonight’s Best Speaker.
The second speaker was TM Pp.CC#9 “You gain?” He looked back his TM years and suggested more active participation in the leadership program, inviting everyone to a meeting on December 17. The third speaker was the reporter, AC #2 “Dance, Dance and Dance!” She wanted to address to the audience that doing what you like would make you feel good, and you should not to worry about how others would see you.
The last speaker was TM Ok, CC#7 How to avoid being freaked out. “Freak out” was the word of the evening introduced by the speaker.
“Don’t be fooled by others” “Don’t show off” is the key for us not to be freaked out.
Table Topics was “prize”, TM Kk was TT Master. TM Kc, the Best TT Speaker, spoke about the award she was happy and proud of the most, the award she received in her previous company
that recognized her excellent work, TM Ym about living by herself as something she wants to accomplish, TM Wn about a person he wants to give a prize to, who was TM Am, our VPE and tonight’s TMOE, for her dedication to our club.
General Evaluator, TM Id, was observant as always. Tonight’s four evaluators were:
TM Ts, who evaluated for the first time, did well, pointing out what TM Tm could have done better.
TM Ky, who evaluated TM Pp's speech so passionately, demonstrated specific body movement the speaker could’ve done in his speech.
TM Ad, who made so kind and considerate evaluation for the reporter's speech. He was the Best Evaluator.
TM Mk, who evaluated TM OK's speech with suggestions for improvement along with project objectives.
Grammarian TM Wn picked up some good expressions and Ah-Counter, the inductee, urged members not to use so many “so” between sentences.
The last meeting of 2014 will be held on Christmas Day. Join us at Ningyocho-Kuminkan!
PS: Our club has a “second” meeting – a get together after the regular meeting.
At tonight’s second meeting we reviewed the words/phrases of Hokkaido dialect introduced in the speech “I love Hokkaido”.
“odatsu” somehow became a favorite word of the attendees. It means “get excited” “carried away”. Do you know that?