Espina: 888 turns 7-A A +A
Monday, September 16, 2013
CONGRATULATIONS to the 888 Forum team, led by Bobby Joseph, for seeing through successfully seven years of 888 Forum presence in Cebu. True, it has established a niche in media interactions on vital issues and concerns. Furthermore, the 888 Forum series of awards have acknowledged valuable individuals and groups where achievements touched many lives.
It was a fine dining affair at Radisson Blu hosted by SilkAir, led by Ramachandran Menon and his staff. It was tendered for selected media and travel agents. It was meant to introduce chief executive Leslie Thng, who had his first visit to Cebu. We thank SilkAir for its support of notable tourism-related projects, the latest of which was the 2013 Cebu Chamber of Commerce Tourism Congress.
Take a Bow, Clifford
One of Speechcom’s outstanding students—young and multi-awarded Clifford Gawchua—is Cebu’s new talent to watch. From a quiet grader in his younger years, Clifford had been transformed into an articulate speaker, who could conquer the stage with any form of speaking as emcee, declaimer and as a fashion trend-setter for children, and mind you, first honor in his class.
In Speechcom, he was best in proper grooming, star achiever and speaker with a defined stage presence and gifted with good looks. He also sang during the summer culminating activity. Clifford has supportive parents and kin who continuously give him moral support. Just recently, Clifford bagged the Grand Award in the Philippine Next Star Model 2013, with other awards Best in Winter Collection, Most Outstanding Wings of Fashion, Ambassador of Fashion 2013; Sponsor’s Choice Award and Darling of the Crowd. What a feat! So, take a bow, Clifford, bigger successes are coming your way. Bravo!
1. Do you stammer, or stutter? Try “tongue-twisting” or “jazz chanting,” to exercise your tongue as well as articulate the proper sound. Remember, the tongue is the point of articulation:
Ex: The big black bug bit a big, black bear, at the end of his, big black nose! (Do it fast, faster, fastest!)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 17, 2013.