第232回サザンビーチトーストマスターズ例会(3/21/2020)

Hello everyone. This meeting was held on Zoom because of the effects of the virus.
TMOM was TM. E.Y

Word of the day was conducted by TM T.A
He choose “flavor”, “fragrance”, and “香り” in Japanese.
I felt that these words were positive words and they could be a trigger to think positively in this dark atmosphere affected by the current coronavirus.

1st speech was “The Best Personal Award 2020” by TM S.H
She gave a virtual award speech as if she were Kawahara-san who instituted the ROCINANTES.
Her speech was very clear and polite, and it sounded like the real award speech.

次はTM Y.Yによる日本語テーブルトピックス。最近の状況を反映した良い質問ばかりでした。
・好きなランチメニューは?
・年始の計画を立てて継続出来ているか?
・一人旅の経験はあるか?記憶に残っていることがあればシェアしてください。
・在宅ワークは今後広がると思うか?
・モチベーションを維持する秘訣は?

The 2nd speech was “Value of Happiness” by TM. M.N
She talked about the slum in Dharavi, India.
It was very interesting to connect two words that felt like the opposite of “happy” and “slum”. I had a negative image for the slums like dangerous, poor, unhappy. But her speech made me change my mind.

2回目の日本語テーブルトピックスのマスターは TM S.Yでした。「5億円当たったら」といった前向きに考えさせられる質問もあり楽しい雰囲気でした。
・あなたが今後のオリンピックで好きな競技を増やせるならどんな競技を増やしたい?
・小学生のころ、どんな遊びが好きでしたか?
・5億円当たったら何に使いたい?

This meeting held on Zoom had a good atmosphere. I’m sure that it made the all participants happy as much as the regular meeting in person.