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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"The one with them graduates..."

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. But today? Today is a gift. That is why we call it the present."
-B. Olatunji

Melbourne had just concluded another wonderful graduation season last Friday. Though Melbourne stayed true to its 4-seasons-in-a-day weather, the grounds of universities all over Victoria still flourished and thrived with the convocation of many smiles and joys, as the masses paid respect to friends and colleagues who had work so hard to earn them over the years.

Congratulations to these wonderful individuals on their graduations; it's been a long time coming and now it is your time to shine. Kudos and salutations to Dr. Nurhidanatasha, Dr. David Piper, Dr. Michael Gilbert and Dr. Rob Forrest for graduating with their respective doctorates last week. All of whom, are colleagues of mine which had helped me tremendously at some point in my ongoing PhD research. Also, congratulations to my former housemate Hazimin Jasmani, who had graduated with a Masters in Finance as well.

[Dr. Nurhidanatasha and family]
[L-R : Dr. Conor Hogan, Dr. David Piper, my main PhD supervisor Associate Prof. Dr. Paul Pigram and Dr. Michael Gilbert]
[L-R : Dr. Robert Forrest, my PhD supervisors Dr. Suzanne Cutts and Emeritus Professor Dr. Don Phillips]
[Jimin, a Masters in Finance graduate]
Seeing all of you walk the stage to receive your scrolls really does embolden inspiration for me to work my hardest and most diligent. May this milestone of yours be the first of many many more to come, and may it also pave way for grander accomplishments in the future.

"We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be, to arrive at where we began - and to know the place for the first time."
-T.S. Elliot


1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Next year, the occasion will be the grandest ever because there's going to be three convocations in our family - Jep for PhD, Fifah for Masters and Aiysha for Bachelor....Allah never cease to grant blessings in the midst of tests!

Congratulations to all graduates at the recent La-Trobe University Convocation.....Mama.