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!!!

23 comments:

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.



ammu.

anits said...

congrats ammu! enjoy ur convocation ya!

hugzzz...anits

tulipspeaks said...

@ anits

thank u dear! :)



ammu.

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

thanks!
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.


ammu.

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!! :)



ammu.

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?

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

@ keshi

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

but yes, naa innum kovem thaan.


ammu.

Keshi said...

ennum kovam? en adi? :)

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

@ keshi

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


ammu.

:: The Protector :: said...

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

tulipspeaks said...

@ protector

thanks!

hahahaha.. Internet le eppadi treat kodupen?



ammu.

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...

HUGGGGGGGGGGZ!

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!

Keshi.

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,
-Aiz.

:: The Protector :: said...

e-treat????

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...

Ammu,

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 !!