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对于 TEDxSungaiSegget ， 大人是期待的。
8月27日的早晨，新山意外被烟霾遮蔽了蓝天，但这却不阻大人出席第二届 TEDxSungaiSegget 的决心，比大人早到的观众们更是不在少数，心里确实开始对待会儿的分享满心期待。
Today (27/8) is the big day, the day Johor Bahru have been waiting for, for a year.
Having made various trips to similar events in Kuala Lumpur and across the causeway, TED fans in Johor Bahru can finally call TEDxSungaiSegget their very own. About 100 faithful fans turned up as early as 10am in high spirits, despite the gloomy weather that nearly threatened its attendance. But what an awesome day it turned out to be!
为了让全世界更多有热情、有能力的人能循著TED的模式经营一个 TED 大会，TED 在2009年开放品牌授权（TEDx license），推出了一个叫TEDx的项目，让类似佳燕的TED粉丝自愿发起、自行组织的小型聚会，让本地的TED粉丝能够聚到一起共享TED一刻。”x”即是独立组织的TED活动之意，通过邀请当地演讲人进行现场演讲、共同观看TED演讲视频，就一些课题进行深入的交流和讨论。
作为新山有史以来第二场TEDx大会，主办方透过一系列来自于多个不同的领域，经过精心准备的演讲、展示和表演来启发观众，带来思考，更让观众有机会参与这场有意义的对话。若想更了解新山 TEDxSungaiSegget 团队的幕后理念，可点阅《大人独家》TED大会：眼观2016路，耳听8方
For the uninitiated, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience in the spirit of Ideas Worth Spreading. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x= independently organised TED event. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED and subject to certain rules and regulations.
As the second TEDx event in Johor Bahru, TEDxSungaiSegget carries on the spirit of Ideas Worth Spreading to our community by celebrating the stories and ideas of people living the “Iskandar Malaysia” transition, and effecting positive change in our community to encourage a greater consciousness of the elements and their manifestations. To better understand the big idea behind TED and what inspires TEDxSungaiSegget past and present, hear / here’s what the lead curator Jia Yen has to share…
准时开场分享的 TEDxSungaiSegget 在全场贯彻了今年的主题, HEAR IT IS。这几台曾在新山数家大型购物商场露面过的电话亭，其实是主办当局为活动造势的一项“民众测试”，虽然反应尚未达标，却也为今天的分享掀开了精彩序幕。
When was the last time you ever placed a call from a public phone, let alone picking it up if one was to go ringing when you walked past? Let’s HEAR it from this “telephone booth” which has been making its rounds in some of the city’s major shopping centres, and listen to what the people of Johor Bahru have to say… (PS: hold your breath, you’ve been warned!)
2016年度 TEDxSungaiSegget 主讲嘉宾
Meet the 2016 Ideas Makers
Being members of the media certainly has its perks, as we had the opportunity to occupy the front row and catch the eight speakers in action up close and personal. Instead of being spoilers and ruining your chance at hearing the big ideas that were shared on stage, we shall leave you with the pleasure of watching their TEDTalks, which would be made available online shortly. Meanwhile here’s some food for thought…
8组为2016年度 TEDxSungaiSegget 主讲的嘉宾依序为：
Before that, let’s take a look at who’s talking…
- Azhfar Raimi a.k.a Opah 及 Royston Kulleh a.k.a Roy (Nading Rhapsody 原住民传统乐队组员)
- Mohd Yuri Bachok 及 Zulkhari Abas (Creativist USS 联合创办人)
- Dzameer Dzulkifli (Teach For Malaysia 创办人与执行总监)
- Dr. Lemuel Ng 及 Will Chua (FOLO Farm 福乐有机农场联合创办人)
- Syed Azmi Alhabshi (NGOHub 非政府组织社区自愿工作者)
- Gershwin Isaac Singh Bhall (国际医药大学学生)
- Raja Nur Syaheeza bin Raja Mohd Yazit (Raffles University Iskandar 讲师)
- Ar. Razin Mahmood (Razin Architects 执行长)
在社会侥幸生存多年，从来不知道原来有一群人一直在默默守护自己的信念，并大爱地将这信念透过各种可行的方法去实践。会后，大人默默 follow 了其中一位分享嘉宾 Syed Azmi Alhabshi 的脸书账户，浏览着分享文时大人我眼眶竟有点泪光，原来他一直在协助许多不为人知的儿童性侵害者，原来有这么多无助的性侵家庭需要协助，这些埋在大众眼皮下的案子，受害者既不知该向谁求助，也不知该如何启齿，甚至揭发了案子后也无法获得家人的谅解，如果没有 Syed Azmi Alhabshi 的无私协助，孤立无援的受害者该怎么办？
What really opened our eyes are not the ideas on stage that were worth spreading, but the fact that there were many selfless individuals and groups, regardless of their age, race or background, have been silently working behind the scenes in advocating many social causes for the welfare and benefits for our society as a whole. One speaker in particular, touched our heartstrings more for the causes that he’s championed purely out of his love for life and before we knew it, we were already following Syed Azmi Alhabshi on Facebook. A quirky pharmacist and a true giver from the heart, Syed has done community projects involving other groups like the homeless, refugees, single mothers, old folks’ homes, the blind and the deaf, cancer patients and abandoned babies. Using his Facebook page as his only platform to share stories of encounters with people he comes across every other day, Syed is also using it to spread the word about his projects and recruit volunteers. Expecting no rewards in return and calling himself “just a nobody”, Syed just like to be nice, and hope others could reciprocate too.
“People think you need to be in a society or have funding to do charity. But no, we wanted to change that. You don’t need a single cent to start a drive.” Why not follow Syed‘s lead, stop complaining and do something about it for a change?
18 minutes may not make much of a difference, but the impact could be long-lasting and even life-changing in some cases. From feeding our loved ones through sustainable community farming (FOLO), empowering our future generations with equal opportunities to basic education (Teach for Malaysia) to giving our home city and buildings its own unique identity, the ideas presented were already in motion, and have actually touched and benefited a small but growing community base. Taking the cue from Syed and the other speakers that every one of us is a source of power, all with a purpose and a role to play, TEDxSungaiSegget appears well on track to continue providing this long-awaited conversational platform and focus on the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.
On the back of another sell-out crowd of 100 participants, many do question the actual significance that these small number could make. Take a moment to ponder, if every TED participant took the first (small) step in making these ideas known, and gather a few friends to support each cause, even a small stone can make a ripple and eventually becomes a huge wave!
Words cannot describe how grateful we are for the organisers of TEDxSungaiSegget, and the ideas worth spreading from the inspiring talks. We have hEARD them loud and clEAR, now over to you, Johor Bahru!
嘿嘿！大人们当然也没忘了FOLO福乐有机农场的“老朋友” 😀 这可是大人近期内到处宣扬的好地方呢！详文可阅 不识福乐真面目，只因身在此园中 Growing forward, Feed Our Loved Ones (FOLO) from the ground up! 一起支持良心食品哟 😀
How could we forget to say Hi and forgo this opportunity to say cheese with our friends from FOLO Farm. Kudos to Jason, Will, Dr Lemuel and Co. for choosing microbes and micro-organisms over material gains, give it all up and return home to get into organic farming, working tirelessly to promote “Chaap” agriculture and advance community wellness and livelihoods across Johor Bahru.
We certainly look forward to TEDxSungaiSegget 2017, and who knows our home city of JB may just be ready to usher a bigger and better TEDxJohorBahru instead!