Leaving My Undergraduate Days Behind
What better way to start the month of April than by recalling the day of my graduation? The ceremony was held last Friday at the new Quadricentennial Pavilion, UST Sports Complex. The 2012 batch is the first to utilize the area for graduation ceremonies.
This is a photo my dad took before I marched. He’s my very own paparazzi. You’ll see by the different shots throughout this post how crazy he got running around the pavilion with Padawan in hand.
Even after I did the graduation march, I wasn’t feeling as if the day was particularly special. I actually didn’t have any special preparations for the day except making sure I didn’t forget anything vital. I even did my own make up! It wasn’t until I was about to go up the stage that I thought, “this is it!”
I would’ve posted a photo of myself getting pinned but dad’s photo of Joren during the pinning ceremony was better so I’m posting his instead of mine. After the pinning ceremony, we had the imposition of hoods. Here’s my mom putting my hood in place:
All 2012 graduates get this Mission Cross from the school as a graduation gift. A souvenir from our dear Alma Mater, the Royal, Pontifical and Catholic University of Santo Tomas.
Can you find me in this sea of Thomasian graduates?
The best feeling I got during my graduation was a sense of fulfillment, another milestone in my life crossed off the list. Of course, I couldn’t have done it without the help of my parents. Thank you mom and dad for giving me the opportunity to educate myself and for the undying love and support.
I forever love these guys. I can’t even describe how much. :”>
To my lovely Marauders, I cannot imagine how my college life would’ve been without you guys. You made college a gazillion times better. I will never forget the laughter, the tears and the hugs we shared on the road to this event in our lives.
To Joren, do I even have to tell you how happy you have made me? I’m thankful I met you during our stay in the college. I couldn’t have asked for a better person in my life.
Here’s a picture of my family to cap off the post! Cheers to all 2012 graduates! We’ve made it! :D