Tonight, we had the fourth virtual meeting via Zoom with the theme being “National Youth Week”. We had wonderful night on discussion on Youth Week, and many stories to share about between 11 of us.
Jonathan opened the night with toast about Youth Week. He talked about the meaning of Youth Week, which is an opportunity for youths to share their ideas, passions, and concerns affecting their lives. Due to Covid 19, all the events had been modified. He also led us to think positive side is to be able to improve new skills and ideas.
Word of the night
Vicky taught us the word “culinary”, which uses in the good kitchen, also gave some examples of this word.
William shared a real story about his mum when she got lost in Auckland. Since she did not know the English language, she could only describe what she could see – the “super moon” – which only happened once over last 18 years.
Clare was the Table Topics master of the night. All the questions put is into deep-thought and imagination, as we gave advice as if we were still young. The chosen members all did wonderful speeches within 1:30 minutes.
- Why do you think it’s important for youth to speak up?
- Do you think the youth of today have it easy?
- If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your 16 year old self?
In the second half of the meeting, we had three speakers from various levels in Pathways.
“How I created a volunteer organization”. Johnny talked about his leadership experience by sharing his story on starting a volunteer organization. He also shared 6 aspects that he applied and become a great leader.
“Office work and Spinal Health”. Mel did a very interesting and knowledgeable speech about how we could injure ourselves by incorrect sitting posture and how to correct it. Mel played the role of health consultant, and Clare was the client.
“Do you laugh?” William’s speech had a great sense of humor. He shared how he used positive thinking to resolve problems in his personal life. He reminded us to laugh whenever we face a hard time – “Laughter is medicine for our life. We should turn our problems into humour. Then our sadness to laughter. Then we will all live longer and happier.”
Everyone enjoyed tonight, and we are all getting used to the virtual meeting. Looking forward seeing each other again in two weeks’ time.