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
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.
“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!”
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
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?
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!