Beware of Toastmasters

(The full text of my BSP 4, which was also my entry speech during the Area Humorous Speech Contest where I landed second place.)

13892189_10208730090826240_4428129538690033119_nStanding before you is a man who has no idea how he got himself in this predicament

Fellow Toastmasters and guests, good evening.

I was walking one day, on my way to a nearby store when a light gray Avanza suddenly stopped beside me.

Two people got off. The first one was a man who looked like my friend from elementary, and the second was a lady dressed in military uniform.

The two forcibly took me by the arms and threw me inside the vehicle… the next thing I knew, I was delivering my Icebreaker speech. Continue reading “Beware of Toastmasters”



Timeline – the full text of my Basic Speech Project No. 2 which I delivered on April 8, 2016 at the 5th meeting of the City of Angeles Toastmasters Club.

Timeline speechYesterday, I was a writer.

I said I was a writer because that’s what I do, that’s what I wanted to do. I said I was a writer because that was the only thing I wanted to do. I have always introduced myself as a writer since day one – an accountant by profession and a writer by passion. In writing, I express myself best, and I actually believed that I am better read than heard.

I am an introvert, and just like most introvert I want to be alone most of the time. I love solitude. Don’t get me wrong, I do not hate people… but I am not too keen to be around them. That is why I seek solace in writing. It has been my refuge, my shelter, and my comfort zone. It is in the written words that I find my freedom… because writing, for me, is to escape. Continue reading “Timeline”