Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Invitation: Graduation ceremony

On 14th February 2003 (yes, on a Valentine's Day), I sent off my application form to do a master degree in Universiti Putra Malaysia. I was still a final year student completing my BSc back then. On 9th June 2003, I commenced my studies majoring in Clinical Nutrition in the Faculty of Medicine. I successfully defended my thesis after a gruelling 3 hours of viva voce on 21st December 2006. And now, after (slightly more than) 4 years, I will be graduating with a MSc tagging behind my name.

Cool eh? Well, the path was not that cool or simple. While some lucky ones get to go through their graduate studies within 2 years, I took double the number of semesters. The 4 years I would say, the most difficult period in my life so far. My first degree was a breeze, but my graduate studies was the greatest challenge I have experienced so far. Not because its another level of study, I had difficulties in the research and in my personal life as well. I almost quit my studies half-way, but somehow managed to stay afloat. A simple thank you to those who held me when I felt down will never going to be enough.

Graduation is one of the last thing in my mind when I was struggling to complete my daily tasks. I still can't believe I am holding the invitation letter from my university. It seems like I send off the application forms just yesterday :) This is a moment of glory which has a lot of significance for me, and I would like to share this moment of everyone here. Yes, I am inviting all the visitors of tulipspeaks to my convocation on 26th August 2007. Please e-mail me before 21st August for more details eg. the map, timing.

I'm announcing this way earlier so everyone can make it. Hope to see you guys there!!!


puvanan said...

Fuyoh.. Fulamak.. Congrats!!! PhD bila pulak? ;p

tulipspeaks said...

@ puvanan

hahahaha.. not right now. wanna take a break from studies. may be will go back and complete the final stage (PhD) after a year.


anits said...

congrats ammu! enjoy ur convocation ya!


tulipspeaks said...

@ anits

thank u dear! :)


Kavilan said...

fuyoh! congratz!
now all i gotta do is pay up my ptptn loan and THEN start on my OWN postgraduate studies...

tulipspeaks said...

@ kavilan

i took PTPTN for my first degree,and i am still paying the instalment. I worked through out my Master and paid the fees on my own.


AmitL said...

Hi,Tulip..my first visit here..congrats.A convocation is definitely a crowning glory for a graduate.Everyone full of smiles.Do they have a chief guest,too,as in India,to do the honours?

ahlost said...

congrats Ammu :)

tulipspeaks said...

@ amitl

thanks for the wishes, and welcome to TS!

the Sultan of Selangor state will be doing the honours. :D

@ ahlost

thanks!! :)


Keshi said...

WOW Ammu this reminded of my 2 graduations :) Congratttts! Wish I cud be there :(

btw ennum kovama? :)

HUGGGGGGGGZ darling Im here..wont go anywhere ok?


tulipspeaks said...

@ keshi

i know u would attend my convocation if u r in m'sia. :)

but yes, naa innum kovem thaan.


Keshi said...

ennum kovam? en adi? :)


tulipspeaks said...

@ keshi

hmm.. coz i hate to see ppl i love to leave my life, though they do it very often.


:: The Protector :: said...

tats cool....Congrats...... treat????????

tulipspeaks said...

@ protector


hahahaha.. Internet le eppadi treat kodupen?


Keshi said...

Ammu oooo noooo I can neva leave ya...even if I leave the blog world, I'll always keep in touch with ya...


Im not that kinda girl who wud leave w.o. a trace...thats if I can help it ok? :) MWAHHHHHHHH!

ippovum kovama? cheer up sweetz!


Princess said...

hi tulip,

its a really welcome and great news...
congrats dear... you hv given some inspiration for me.. ;)

your banner looks cool...
And I read ur prev post but cld not comment coz I was a lil busy that time.. so here I go:
//how crooked men's thinking can be?! so irritating pa.. phew! no one can save such kinda peeps..//

HAPPY INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY.. I hope u'll also be celebrating it.

much luv,

:: The Protector :: said...


venus66 said...

Hi, my heartiest congratulations. Well done. Happy for you. God Bless. Take care.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Hey! Congrats ..Enjoy your convocation :)

thanks for dropping by my blog..Keep in touch

Jeevan said...

Wow! Congrats dear... the day for you hard works. have a smiling day :)

Nirek said...

hurray buddy!
congrats on your graduation!cheers

chaitanya said...


Congrats, It is not easy to do Master's , well I went through the painful path in my life either. I need to support my studies and working full time + it is very Expensive. I almost quit but my mom , the women behind all my success, pushed us hard enough. Im graduated 2 years back.
Let me tell you from now, you will find all your efforts are fruitful and it is NEVER a waste to invest in education and knowledge. Good luck to you, I can;t make it. Im on travelling. Wherever I'm My Best Wishes goes to you !!