Malaysia had it rockin’ this time round as MTV World Stage was held at Sunway Surf Beach for the veryberry 1st time. This round, we saw the likes of Kasabian, Estranged, Pixie Lott, Boys Like Girls and my all time fave, The All American Rejects.
If I’m not wrong, the stats had 30K people in the house raving hard to these fabulous MTV rockstars. And guess what? For once, I wasn’t part of it – choosing to make my parents proud and attend my graduation ceremony instead of rockin my head off at this prestigious gig 🙁
I’m somehow glad I made this decision though. You toiled through 2 and a half years & are finally at the end of the tunnel, don’t you want to receive your scroll on stage proudly in a proper convocation? I do. And so do the rest of my classmates.
With this, I bring you KDU Penang’s Graduation Ceremony 2009 held in Traders Hotel, by Shangri-La. It was to me, more of a Harry Potter fan club gathering than a convocation as we all had those wizardry cloaks to wear.
I arrived the earliest (haha righhttttt) and luckily Nadia and Ms. Felicia helped me out with my Harry Potter cloak graduation robe. Gosh, I had no clue that it was that complicated to put on. Oh and FML my robe kept slipping off and the safety pins kept popping out for chrissakes.
One of my fave lecturers – Mr. Irwan
He’s so bubbly I tell ya, but remember to run a mile as his
moodswings can put a thunderstorm to shame
I have a strange tendency to play with my lecturers’ motar board
Damn what dya call that dangling mini-broom again?
During the graduation rehearsal & the ceremony itself,
we cannot deny that at some points, it bored us to tears (and hunger)
But Keira and I kept each other company
as we were placed nearby in alphabetical order
wheee! I love my sunflower bouquet
Communication students walking the aisle
That’s me on the left if you hadn’t noticed.
The next moment made mom & dad proud.
One student will be chosen from each school to be called on stage to receive an extra award. With joy, I was selected to be the receipient of the Book Prize from the Department of Mass Communications. Couldn’t have done it without my lecturers Mr.Mark, Mr. Ken, Mr. Irwan, Ms. Felicia, Ms. Ruby, Mr. Shen-Hoei, Mr. Aaron, Ms. Goh and Mr. Soohoo. My grattitude goes out to all of you!
This is for my family, my lecturers and myself bwahahahha.
Quote of the Day
by Mike’s Mom
“Mike, before you return your gown you better make sure
you take picture with us first ah!?! I want ah!
Remember, you know? Must ah!”
We were all then rounded up like sheep again to the stage for a
large group photo with the principal and the VIPs
Can you see me & Abigail posing?
I swear I will build muscles by the time I get home. Carrying this everywhere I went was an uphill struggle as dad wanted agazzilion photos of me with the family, lecturers & friends.
I was touched, as grampa came all the way for my graduation – being a person which prefers to rest at home 24/7. I hardly express the soft side of me but… I love you gung-gung! Shuddup don’t laugh wtf.
Out of so many photos of me with both my grampers, I chose this one. Why? Because it thoroughly depicts their individual characters which are so fascinating, yet ones which I’m so fond of. Lemme show you what I mean –
Gramma always seem to have something to talk about
Grampa always looks elsewhere when his photo is taken
Both my folks & I
Living under the same roof & tuning in to nag.fm for 20years of my life
I’m more than ready to face university now, thanks mom & dad!
The Godmother, affectionately known to me as Goddy.
A prominant maternal figure in my life &
one who whips the asswipe outta me.
Fierce at times, but adorably cute when she’s tickled.
Thanks for piling academic pressure on me yet
approving of my constant partying
You never thought I could balance both – and I proved you wrong didn’t I?
If any mom rocks harder than her,
I’d have to pierce my nipples & tattoo my nose
The nanny, of which I call ‘kakak’
She’s been with us since I was a kid of 3.
That makes it 17 years now, can you bloody imagine that?
I have an idea, let’s just all say ‘hello’ to Uncle Mike
in a form of a teddy.
Next stop – Moving my sweet and sour arse into The University of Melbourne to take on a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications (Hons.) majoring in Journalism. Let’s rock Down Under yo. G’dday!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MY FELLOW CLASSMATES WHO COMPLETED THIS JOURNEY WITH ME. MY SUCCESS IS YOURS & YOURS IS MINE AS WELL
we did it!
First of all, CONGRATZ BABY!!!
It must be a huge relieve to finally be able to say bye bye to college right? You have finally finished your College years. Ya, it was tough and all but its the memory that will stick to you forever. ^_^
"If any mom rocks harder than her,
I'd have to pierce my nipples & tattoo my nose"
I was going to say my mom, but come to think of it, I wouldn't want your nose to be tattoo and nipples to be pierce. XP
Seems like you had tons of fun with all your course mates around and lovely family members surrounding you. Sorry couldn't be there with you during the ceremony. Ah well, I guess 3 years later you will see the world happiest silly boi making his way down to Melbourne to celebrate the graduation of his loved one. ^_^
You see! 🙂 You made the best of it, woots.
Congrats from me, too.
And even ah gong came, ain't that lovely? You have a great family and treasure this day, for it's only 1ce in your life.
Good luck for your future endeavors.
You are officially graduate !! WOOTS~ It's my turn next year. =D
Congrats to you babe.
IM sure uni will be bigger ^_^
u ask us to spot u, I cannot spot u wan =.= where are u oh girl
WOOTS DEARIE!!!! and CONGRATS TO YOU!!!…
Melb will be a blast wei. =)
oh u were a KDUian also ! hahahah oh was from penang
wah lau!~ that's lots of flower to get for a graduation..:D
congrats to you…and of course..hav fun in melb.. miss that place a lot!
Whoaaaa, sure was a fun but TIRING day as well huh? hehehehe
Was sooo tired after that i couldnt drag my self for any sort of extreme celebration..lol !
so many flowers…. u can open a florist shop liao, xD
neeway gratz for tat award….forgot wat is it…. but hmph, lucky i wasnt there nia…. wuahahaha
BTW ur beside angel, noob ~
Tan Su Lin!!!!! xD
congrats darl!!! =)
so proud of you =)
and eventhough you missed world stage..
theres always things that are better to come…
like..AAR in oct? xD
All American Rejects!! Was hoping you'll get a pic of them or smtg.. =[ Anyway, CONGRATS!! 😀
Congrats babe! *HUGS*
U'r so smart!
Yes, 1 of ur juniors is reading this post. hahahz
U'r a great student! with cOoL family and everything..
Cherish it all
All da bEsT for the future
Yay,congrats,jess graduated!!! Freedom finally? Hehe,enjoy your life now! Whereas now the rest of us are still slaving away with the books.
Ya, okay, fine. i'm one of the juniors that is reading this. HAHA.
ARGH. I have to take you as my role model man. hahaha. crazy shit. CONGRATS TO YOU JESSICA! =D
Congrats!! U finally graduated!! N here comes AUS!!
Din know u r majoring in journalism.. all the best in ur future studies =)
Finally u are out from Hogwarts
JESSICA TAN BLA BLA!! opss..i mean TAN SU LIN! CONGRATULATION! =P
Congratz Jess!! =D
fuah bloody long comment 😛 haha yeah good AND BAD memories lol. and yeah mannn dont u DARE say it. if not, u'll see me like those african tribe ppl w tatts n facial piercings. Aww boo, that's sweet. Hmm.. u remind me of the alienprawn promising to come back for that alienmortal man to come back n save him after 3 years 😛 hahaha! xoxo
yuppers! took ur advice abt making d best outta my misery 😛 and i guess i did it! yeah grandpappy came n i was almost reduced to tears! thanks nin 🙂
yeah finally huh? 🙂 hee. thanks babe! next yrs ur turn
heh. im on the right. 4th from left if im not wrong? (LOL sowie not refering to photo nw)
thankewwwww banyak banyaks niggle!
yup! proud product of KDU Penang
haha im not much of a flower person but when i get them, i'd love it! hahaha. eh u miss melb? u studied there too? :O
believe me when I came back i SLEPT LIKE A WARTHOG. -___-
why ur nickname so funny one. LOL thanks yea fo d wishes ragu. and well i hv to admit oso lar, the ceremony n everyth was kinda expensive =/
Chew Jianjian! HAHAAHA that's fo callin my full name. 😛 thanks fo d kind words buddy n *winks* i better make sure i aint missing that! woots
yeahlorrrrrr i was rlly hoping too. 🙁 argued with mom also coz she wanted me back fo graduation. but ohwell, i had fun in d end so.. I'll catch AAR in October! 🙂 *huggies sis*
thankewwwwww babe! KFC on sun! wuahahaha
heyy gurl, ur not short of it urself too. 🙂 u hv a few more sems to go right? stay that bright cheery junior of mine that i know n give it ur best! mwah
thanks! but kenot enjoy yet! need to work! and get my degree. gahhh
it's never ending
wah phaiseh. Much luv! thanks babe n haha yeah follow my footsteps n get urself pierced tattoed n party lika rockstar then shove the results to ur mommas face n say 'I CAN STILL ROCK IN THIS – BECOS I CAN!' ROFL kidding!
tenkiu homie! and OMFG DUN REMIND ME 🙁 🙁 dun wanna go. n yet wanna go. focking hell! haha
thankiesss and haha same name! LOL yeahhh heee, taking Journalism as a major. blehhh imma keep writing till d day i cant hold a pen anymore wtf 😛
Out frm Hogwarts! But dumbledore died -__- I've always wanted him to teach me haha!
terima kasih much! 🙂 🙂
Slap u ah LOI WING HONG. roarrrrr! haha *pats* thankeww berry much
thankies babe! wheeeeeee
first of all, congrates for you and welcome to melbourne then..hahaha
wahhh thankiess 🙂 welcome to melbie, i guess ur studying/living there now? hee
congratz again! ^^ and wish you best of luck in aussie!
Eeee..Never too late to say. 'CONGRATULATIONS JESS'!!! right?
Congrates hun.. Wow, book prize eh?? smart little dearie of mine…You are going University of Melbourne? Next year right? Was wondering how come heartless never go attend your convocation one. But then you will still have another convocation for him to attend. I'll make sure he give you double for everything on that day (double bouquets of flowers, presents and etc) I think next year for my convocation, TW also won't be attending. HAHA..