水曜日, 7月 28, 2004

Adieu, mes amis

this is that time of the year when your friends load their shipping boxes, pack up their bags, and leave for home. yesterday, my good mate the neon did just that. he'll be hanging out in the smoke for a week and a bit before flying back home for good. before he does that, i'll be joining him this sunday when the one half of sun redd sun will perform the obligatory pilgrimmage to abbey road. traffic permitting, perhaps a 50% rehash of the iconic beatles album cover of the same name (now, where is my white suit?).

king kiasu and firr, wanna join us?

Goodbye uni life, hello real world(?)

also, i had the pleasure in soaking up the glorious experience of sheffield university's congregation of the class of 2004 last week. being absolutely biased, nothing beats the newcastle medical school class of 1995 congregation. by the way, i hate mortar boards! anyway, the sheffield one (the engineering faculty) was vibrant, with a swinging jazz band belting out jungle book tunes from the alcove. smiling faces everywhere. even though it wasn't my day of glory, i could just feel the happiness around me. in short, tumpang gembira for my friends and their families. there was the usual image capturing (no more camera clicks in this day and age) of poses and the obligatory mortar board tossing (so american... is there a name for that activity of melambung mortar board?). after about an hour, it was all over. quick, but an experience that will remain forever in the memory vaults. which brings me to think, of how some people just can go on holiday and not go for their graduation day. i personally feel they have missed something really big, albeit symbolic. perhaps i am a tad sentimental.

you can view the various snapshots i took by clicking the collage above.