Last Friday Mum Graduated. Finally after four years of part time urban and regional planning, mum achieved her Master Degree. I was soo happy for mum achieving this. She deserves this so much.
We went early and we had to pick up my grand parents and then we headed to the uni and found a parking spot. That was really good cause we just looked for a disabled spot both My grandpa and I have a disability soo we both had our cripple stickers on the car. :)
So we got out and my sister and my grandparents hanged around and mum and I went off to get her hat and cape thingy :P
So we got it and everything and later on we found that it was the wrong one cause of the colors but i told mum not to worry as long as you get the paper that says masters it should be ok don't worry. ( in saying that i don't mean to be that the paper is everything. I just mean that as long as they give you the right thing what does a few colors mean)
So we came back and just waited around and took photos that you can find in my picture section. I still have a heap more to post. So after we waited around and tried to keep myself calm and had to keep my eye on my grandpa and his attitude he has had two strokes and a few marbles are left soo we have to be cautious of his decision making. (Thats another story for another day)
Soo after waiting along time and keeping my grandpa occupied while we wait the doors opened and my grandpa was the first one in the hall and thats saying something cause he walks as slow as a turtle. :)
We got in and sat down in the first row. They told us that we can only have three seats through the letter but we all sat down and we were four.
Soo it all started with pomp and all the old English type ceremony and everything. The official party walked in and we had to be standing and the person in the front was holding this long golden iron pole thing (i cant remember the name for it) and they were all wearing their gowns and funny hats :)
The thing that got to me was how it was so male dominated only two women in the group.
Soo basically they had a person do an intro speech and then the certificates degrees were given out etc.. Then they had a academic get up there and do a talk about the field that the graduates have just go in and the importance in it etc.. I understood everything but it was such a boring speech. Truly academics do not know how to present to an audience.
Anyway after that the whole graduation finished and mum gave her gown back etc.. and then we headed off to an Morracan Restruant and had nice food but with no taste due to our grandparents cause no chilli soo the cook did not put chilli in no ones food so it tasted preety bland. Still was nice though we took pics there too so u can have a look as soon as i put them up.
So all in all a great night And I must Say Congrats to my MUM on her great achievement. :)
What a great achievement. It's never easy to get a master's degree but it sure isn't any easier doing it at our age. I'm happy for your mother and you should be very proud of her.