Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Graduation: Class of 2012, You are Superman!

GOODBYE WASHU. It's been a surreal journey of 4 years, full of the highest highs and some pretty damn lows. But now we're at the end looking back with tears in our eyes and toothy smiles playing at our lips and I wouldn't change a thing. There are a few moments I will remember beyond the sweat pouring down our faces on the 85 degree plus Quad, the fake money being tossed by the business school kids (ever so clever), and all 900 of us Artsci kids having our names read out and walking across the stage. Mike Peters, the creator of comic Mother Goose and Grimm was our Commencement speaker and former graduate. Honestly, no one was very excited but when he opened his mouth and his dorky anecdotes poured out, we were in love. He told us, "Class of 2012, you are Superman!" and ripped off his graduation robe to display the vivid blue and red spandex, sweated-on Superman suit he had been hiding beneath all along. What a character.

Lien 1, I met you 4 years ago when I had pigtails in my hair and a lot of big plans and lofty expectations that were soon to be discarded for something much better. True and lasting friendship, of a kind I haven't experience before as the kid who moved too much in her short lifetime. You guys are my inspiration, my family away from home, my best friends. You believed in me when I could not and propped me up when I fell down again and again and look - WE MADE IT. Chatting late into the night in our dorms about absolutely nothing and everything, watching each other grow into "real people," reluctantly saying goodbye as our journeys spread us out across the country like nutella over bread (yes, another one of our great discoveries) ... I will not forget all the reasons that I couldn't stop bawling at Three Kings and while eating a tub of Rocky Road ice cream together. To you and all my other college friends - pleasepleaseplease keep in touch! I already miss you dearly and it's been less than a week.

I could go on and on, but never finish. For now, it's to this wonderful 2.5 months before med school (Where? The big reveal is coming up!) to relax in San Diego, learn how to surf, read to my heart's content, and much more. C'est la vie and we deserve it. (There are a million more photos that JJ's parents took but I figure I'd start off with some snapshots. Post those later!)
Photo credits: Lindsey Z, WashU, Cedric X, Grace F

Readers - what were your favourite moments from graduation?
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SS May 23, 2012 at 7:45 PM   said...

Congratulation on your graduation! Hope you have relax time and all the best for your med school!

Victoria May 23, 2012 at 8:30 PM   said...

Congratulations. Washington University in St. Louis is a very prestigious school.

Alice Gu May 23, 2012 at 8:53 PM   said...

Yay!! So proud of you!!! My question is do you plan to keep up the blog during med school :P. I better hear a hellll yea because I'm not taking any other answer!

KRISTY May 23, 2012 at 9:11 PM   said...

Congrats on completing your undergrad! Med school is going to be a toughie, but I know you'll do AAAAAHMAZING! :D

Collections May 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM   said...

Congratulations! Graduating from college is such a huge step.


ahoymichelle May 23, 2012 at 9:37 PM   said...

Congratulations on your graduation! I wish you the best of luck with med school!

lisacng May 23, 2012 at 10:27 PM   said...

Congratulations! All the hard work paid off! Have fun in SD and can't wait to hear where you'll be going to med school! LOL on the superman reveal at graduation! How memorable! And they let you throw caps now??? Not when I graduated college and grad school ;). My memory of graduating college was "dang, it was warm!" and my memory of graduating grad school was "finally done!"

Sydney's Fashion Diary May 24, 2012 at 8:57 AM   said...

Congrats, Angie! This is such a huge accomplishment. You should be proud of yourself. Have fun in SD. I can't wait for you to start med school so we can catch up sometime =)

Angie J. May 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM   said...

CONGRATULATIONS! those pictures are so awesome :D


~KawaiiParadise~ May 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM   said...

~Congratulation, I graduated too :) (but just from high school lolz). Good luck in the new future
~XOXO Charlotte

Marianna May 24, 2012 at 3:18 PM   said...

Oh my dear friend CONGRATS I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! :D
hope to hear from you soon, missed your comments

Stephanie - Chocolate Laced May 24, 2012 at 3:21 PM   said...

Congrats Angie!!

-Stephanie from Chocolate Laced

Marianna May 24, 2012 at 3:22 PM   said...

Ok just so you now this post got me in tears, the love and appreciation behind this text and for all your good and bad experiences with your BFF is trully inspiring and motivating and moving to read.
Plus that superman costume/reference cracked me up.
I am glad that you made some great friends, had some fab times and you are about to start a new life with new adventures, plus san diego and surfing? i am dying here

Jacqueline (Chic Advisor) May 24, 2012 at 4:25 PM   said...

Thanks for your comment. :)
Congrats on your graduation. Med school exciting! I was doing that then I changed my mind and went into real estate development. lol. Good luck with your studies. :)

I am a follower now.
Keep in touch.:)

Citrine May 25, 2012 at 12:46 AM   said...

Congrats on the graduation and med-school (or should I just say "being so Asian"?) !

Suzie Q May 25, 2012 at 1:06 AM   said...

Congrats Angie!! Such a beautiful post =) Enjoy your free time before med school starts!

Suzie Q

Oreleona May 30, 2012 at 1:39 AM   said...

congrats angie!!! cant wait for the big reveal!! yay!! have a fun summer before fall arrives:D

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