Archive for September 22nd, 2009

Gerry graduates

The long overdue Gerry graduation post is finally up!

I was quite surprised when Gerry handed me an envelope containing his graduation ceremony tickets. It’s been a while since I’ve attended a graduation ceremony and I must admit I didn’t enjoy this one because I was severely hungover from drinks the night before. Note to self : do not drink copious amounts of wine night before graduation ceremonies.

We bought flowers for Gerry, I think the colours were bright and cheerful, I love gerberras.

Happy looking Gerry. Earlier in the afternoon we went over to Gerry’s place to help him choose his suit and tie and also helped him with his graduation gown.

Gerry and his god family, we used to joke that his god brother was his son, it’s funny to see how he has grown over the years (Gerry, not the god brother, hehe).

The graduation hall was pretty packed but we had good seats with excellent views of the stage. Only I wasn’t really looking as my head was spinning and in dizzyland. I’m sorry Gerry, but I spent 90% of the graduation ceremony with my eyes closed.

After the ceremony we headed to the 2nd floor of the convention center  for refreshments but somehow never made it to the room.

Yeah! All hail the ECU graduate!

Bryan and Richard also attended the ceremony and were togged up in formal gear. I think men always look handsome in suits don’t you?

Hehe, lots of posing by the big red wall. By this time my hangover was clearing up and I was starting to have fun getting the boys to do silly poses.

Gerry and the ‘Andy Lau Tak Wah’ poses. My favourite photo is the one on the top right.

MingSian dropped by as well which was reason for more photos!

Waiting at the couch for Gerry who was returning his gown.

I really like this photo of the housemates, Rabbit and Mingsian. Mingsian looks especially happy here. Even though he’s actually a really cheerful and happy person, he somehow always looks quite fierce in photos, so this smile is very Mingsian.

I was fully recovered by then and starting to feel hungry after losing my appetite for most of the day. We headed to Festive Kitchen, one of the new Hongkong style cafes in Northbridge for dinner/supper. Bought the token graduation teddy for Gerry, hehe, I think he likes teddy a lot.

It was a really nice supper to end the night, good food, great friends, fantastic conversation and  most importantly, a wonderful occasion.

It’s taken Gerry a lot of hardship, sweat and tears  to get to this stage.  He is currently embarking on his Masters degree with gusto, I’m really proud to see the path he has taken, it is especially rewarding to watch him discover his new found confidence and happiness, very proud of you my friend. Please continue the good work and remember to never ever give up.  Congratulations, you’ve made it, you are now a 大学毕业生. I’m glad I was there to witness it.

Something’s different

I know, I’ve been neglecting my blog terribly :(. My new camera has 126 photos and I have yet to blog about Gerry’s graduation ceremony plus tons of restaurant reviews.

I can’t believe it’s the end of September already, this year has been racing by so fast that I don’t have enough time for anything. So many things are happening and changing that I’m rushing to keep up. It’s exciting, exhilarating and fun but I also feel scared because change, to me, is scary.

Anyway I wanted to blog because tt’s my mum’s birthday today. Happy birthday ah ma! I hope you have a wonderful birthday today and a fantastic, joy filled, healthy and happy year ahead.

It’s also Jo’s first official day at her full time job today, congrats Jo, very proud of you 🙂 . I am looking forward to having lunch with you at Kings Park and around the city once you’ve settled down, I promise lots of yummy lunch bentos and fun TGIFs ahead, now we can do the Friday dance together!

Something shifted in the past week and I am feeling confused and slightly worried. But life is too short to be constantly thinking ‘how now’ ‘what if’ ‘where to from here’ so I’m just going to stop thinking for a while, do a Beatle and ‘let it be’.

Work is massively crazy at the moment and everyone is running out of breath. But the long weekend is right around the corner, Grey Hoodie Boy and I are going out for dinner on Saturday night, everyone’s going to the Perth Royal Show, so more surprises, more fun and happiness ahead.

* p/s I think I’m happy (=^_^=)*

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