The morning of my commencement was so hectic. I told everyone to arrive at my apartment at 8:00 am (since the ceremony started at 9 am). To my horror, I discovered that my cousin was still online (and not idle) at 7:50 am. I imed him anyway, thinking that his instant messaging program was probably messed up and didn\’t show idle time. But he was still there! My parents, my grandmother and my sister arrived promptly at 7:59 am. Then my friend April arrived 2 minutes later. Nobody else had arrived! Up until 9:30 am, it was spent telling people how to get to Berkeley and find parking. And also find the Greek Theatre. Unfortunately my sister didn\’t always pay attention to her cell phone (tsk tsk) and missed a lot of calls. But by the time the speeches were over, most people had arrived.
Thanks to everybody who wished me a happy graduation (and of course a bigger thanks to those who actually attended my commencement)! :D Pictures to come. When I went to the stage, I basically froze up. I got nervous about walking (DID NOT WANT TO TRIP) and didn\’t really pay attention. Professor Feldman laughed at my name card–I had written \”JENNIFER DAVINA NG (last name pronouced like -ing in running)\”. I smiled and waved, but basically didn\’t relax until I walked off the stage and saw my dad and sister with their cameras.
According to my friend Mae, a lot of people cheered for me. Yay. The thing was I had always wanted to replace my high school graduation. During that graduation, it was very silent…with just polite applause. At that time, my sister sort of forgot to cheer because she was videotaping. And so during college, I had always believed that I wanted to be better than that. And I spent the last few weeks trying to get people to attend (i know how superficial it seems like)…and thus that.
A big thank you to those who attended and wished me a happy graduation: my parents, my grandmother, my sister, Lele, Boris, April, Cliff, Mae, Aunt Susan, Jason, Cousin Jeff, Karen, Anderson, Peggy, Jefferson, Doug, Stephani, Christina, rescomp people, E, Fiona