This week brought many good things to MMFE. With limitations placed on resources, MMFE, like a compact house built-in Japan’s Tokyo, secret storage spaces abound. The best creations are those with the least in resources. Sure, nothing can surpass an event hosted by Kamehameha Schools, something most Hawai’i students who take part in can attest to.
I recall participating in a Speech Contest while at Wai’anae Intermediate School as a drama student. I remember looking out from the arches of the Kamehameha cafeteria, which are viewable from Lunalilo Freeway (H-1). I dressed in a red blazer, blue printed blouse, and a pair of baggy blue jeans. My competition dressed in melon-colored dresses and wore shiny patented shoes.
My reading selection came from Shel Silverstein’s book, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and included „Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me, Too.“ I was not the first speaker, and I mitigated and improved what was lacking on the previous contestant. One of the four judges awarded me very high marks for my projection, enunciation and expressive delivery. People judge others on his or her appearance and not for what he or she delivers. It is important to recognize this is the general practice and response from most people.
Announcing dates being set for October; these are tentative dates, so please send your well wishes my way as I bring MMFE to the far corners of O’ahu in various meeting rooms in public spaces. Monday, I’ll be submitting program proposals for consideration and sponsorship, and I’ll be applying for event dates to reserve auditoriums.
Place value on differing perspectives to enrich and broaden your own life. A tiny house with a smaller space becomes a home. MMFE lives by its motto: Trends taking people places–especially if that place is a mindset!
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