It has been two years without the OLD-NORM GRADUATION in Malaysia.
This is so sad for the graduating batches of 2020 and 2021.
The grand culmination of their blood (for Medical and Biomed students), sweat and literally tears had been snatched away by the coronavirus pandemic. What did they have to settle for?
Graduation via zoom wearing shorts and a nice top!
before their final examinations
and their graduation, pre-pandemic.
As the clock struck 9,
My students eventually get to the finish line. Some maybe a semester or two later, but they do finish their marathon!
A highlight for parents to witness their "rascals" on the thresh hold of their careers.
One wanted to be a Formula One race driver and I hope he made it. Others became lecturers, scientists, doctors, air steward, singers, insurance copy writers, fashion writer (my Honours male student), marketing executives, entrepreneurs and a host of other fantastic careers.
These "kids" taught me that an Honours Degree in Biomedical Science did not limit their career options!
GRADUATION - tis' the only time in his life a REAL MAN gets to proudly carry his flowers and soft toys.
For FOUR years, I saw my boys and girls in their jeans and T-shirts. I have often wondered if they sometimes attended my 8am class in their pyjamas.
But, overnight like caterpillars turning into butterflies, my BOYS in their suits and neckties morphed into remarkable handsome MEN
and my GIRLS into beautiful young LADIES.
I felt like another proud "parent."