03 December 2009

12th Convocation

(The professors and the management council taking photo with me, in the middle)

One of the joyous occassion for students is to receive their scroll after years of hardwork and spending their money on education. Our guest of honour yesterday was our Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam. In his impromptu speech, he said "A scroll of acedemic ceritificate does not guarantee success in life but it is a Bonus to yourself" Well...he is right, I have a Master Degree but i still consider my self not successful yet. But because of my Master Degree i easily get a job. Hehehe...
The event was very meaningful and eventful. There were performances by the Gamelan team and also from the Gemilang choir team which was lead by my fellow lecturer, Mr Ryan Alphosus. Mr Ryan is indeed the only person who can train choir team, where most of us would reject that duty. Bravo to him.

On our 12th Convocation (the name of our university is still kept secret.Hehehe) a total of 480 students graduated. Next year, we expect around 600 students to graduate because our new programmes are still on the way. This joyous ocassion was held in the old Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) located at Petra Jaya. Many other important guests were also present.
(Preparing for lecturers' walk of fame)

Well...i have much to say, but allow me to cut it short. Hahaha...and if you are not reading this post carefully, you might think that i am the one graduating. No! I am one of the guest lecturers. Hahaha

21 Reptozian Messages:

Norris said...

penuh warna warni gambar tok.best...

manglish said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! i knew how it feels....i am racing towards my last one now...it is something i had always wanted to accomplish for my own satisfaction and along come the other rewards...hehehehe....phd next? think about it...hahhaahahah

Mei Teng said...

I remembered my convocation. It was a joyous occassion and also something I have been waiting for...no more studying and attending lectures!

But I still had to complete 3 years of practical experience as well as professional exams when I started working.

CT NORAMIZA said...

congrats willie! :)

cantek kan DUN baru tu, cant wait to be in kch. another 2 weeks to come...

Ms Tikot said...

Patut kmk nanggar rami jak rg kat DUN marek. Nice photo...

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Norris :Sik juak byk warna bos. Hehehe

Manglish :Hahaha...I ma the lecturer. I did not graduate on this occasion. Hahaha

MeiTeng :Yes...free at last right?

CtNoramiza :eH! bila nak ambil photo ni? Hahaha

MsTikot :Nya lah ya...hahaha

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...
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chegu carol said...

i remember one of my lecturers who is a Swakian as well telling us the same thing as what Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri George said. and i really keep that dear to my heart till now. i even pass this down to my students even if they are not able to understand this just yet..bcos, it's true.

lvynana said...

master? congrats!

ladyviral said...

Congratulation Willie!

I remember when I had my convo :). I was late! i was excited! I was nervous to go on stage! hahaha!

Bengbeng said...

my convo was a solemn occasion. was nervous as shit :) Congratulations

Daniel Chiam said...

congrats man ^^ I wish for a convo too T_T

lina said...

You look very distinguished Willie.
As a guest lecturer, you strict or not? :D

wenn said...

convocation is a joyous occasion..i just had once..

rainfield61 said...

Congratulation for not being a graduate.

You needed a lot of hard work to become a graduate.

Krisno said...

hehe..great pictures bro...

Rose Belle said...

Very well said by the professor. A college degree is in no way a guaranteed of success in life, hard work and luck make you successful. Continuing a higher education requires dedication and commitment and of course finally graduation is a big reward and accomplishment.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

CheguCarol :It is difficult to get things through the mind of kids. I agree with you.

Ivynana :Dah lama i dapat master.

LadyViral :Thanks. YOu must have thought that I am the one graduating. Hahaha

BEnBeng :Poor you.

DanielChiam :Thanks

LIna :I am indeed very strict.

Wenn :Thanks

Rainfield :hahahah...thanks

Krisno :Thanks

Rosebelle :Agree with you.

Pete said...

Guest lecturer....what do you teach?

My said...

Hahaa! You got me! I thought you were one of the graduates, I was about to say congratulations.

As for me, well, it was a long time ago since I got my scroll. But I do loved being a student.

Ayie said...

so the lecturer wore that toga just to pose with them? hehe