Club Meeting 3rd May 2022

Tonight’s meeting theme is “Space Travel”. What an exciting topic to imagine your travel in the universe, potentially to meet Elon Musk on Mars! It was one of the most exciting meetings, with the presence of three visitors and one of our most experienced members – “Rowan Kunz”.

Having known that no human has ever gone beyond Earth’s orbit, Simon Jia led a toast to “live long and prosper”. In the universe, we are all peregrine workers exploring its vast expanse. “Peregrine” was the word of the night. I still cannot help laughing out loud with Laugh-master – Clare’s joke: What is two-headed monster? The answer is “Hello, Hello”, while turning your head from left to right.  

The table topics today was quite challenging and full of fun. The highlighted questions include:

  1. You are a Russian astronaut in an international space station. You know that Russia has invaded Ukraine. How will you get along with other astronauts in space?
  2. You discover exotic flora and fauna in another planet, which can cure cancer. But if you bring the plants back to the earth, it will kill all other plants. Would you bring it?
  3. You travel to a parallel universe where you see yourself powerful and wealthy. However, your parallel self is sick. You can take his place, but you must leave your family. Would you like to travel to the parallel universe?
  4. Aliens designed humans as an experiment. The alien told you they will terminate humans because the experiment is finished. How would you respond to the Aliens?

Take a moment to think, how would you answer the above questions from the Table Topic Master?

In the prepared speeches session, we had 3 speakers.

“The origin story” – Rowan Kunz presented his icebreaker speech to introduce his life journey and how he ended up choosing education because he valued it the most in his life. Like most of us, by going with the traditional flow organised by parents, working hard in university but without any clue where we are going, he eventually found his way by consistently asking himself “How do I get motivated? Who am I?” Now as a successful business entrepreneur, with tutoring business across Australia, he inspired us to think and ask ourselves “Who are you?”. He is definitely the superstar spiritual model for young generations.

“Unreasonable or not” – Paul started his speech with George Bernard Shaw’s quote “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” He introduced the John F. Kennedy’s achievements whose unreasonable ideas facilitated space exploration and human progression. What an amazing concept Paul brought to us!

“A mentor makes the world a better place” – Here we are with our club’s barrel full of laughs – Caroline. Who would treat TV as a mentor? Caroline did. Caroline shed a light on a new perspective that numerous kids leant from TV nowadays. For example, in Harry Potter, Dumbledore told Harry “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” However, it also reminded us of the pro and cons from TV without proper supervision. She also talked about her work mentors, who can be open to questions or can be brilliant at office politics. We never lack different types of mentors in our life, aren’t we?     

I really enjoyed this meeting. If you want to attend or participate in our meetings, feel free to contact our club for further details. We meet every Tuesday night at 42A Hill Road West Pennant Hills, NSW, Australia 2125.