Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dawn's College Graduation

 Good evening!

This is not a beauty-related post.

Yesterday was actually my graduation day. To tell you the truth, I didn't really feel that the day was so special. Unlike some people I know who were excited to wear their newly bought 'grad' dress and shoes, I just wanted to go back to bed and continue my sleep.
But I had to wake up since I promised some of my friends that I will do their makeup that morning. :P

After 4 hours of primping and prettifying 6 people (myself included), we went straight to UST. 
We were an hour late from the time scheduled for the attendance checking. No biggie though. 

A lot of people were there already. Some were taking pictures, a lot of girls practiced walking with their high heels, but what really caught my attention were the parents' faces all looking so happy and proud. The day wasn't entirely for the graduates but for the parents themselves. We should be proud of these people who sacrificed a lot to get their child to where they are now. 
So I would just like to say a big "THANK YOU and I LOVE YOU" to my mom who supported me for all these years.

me with my mom and my bro
Also, I'd like to say thank you to my bro and sis as well for helping me and supporting me in what I do. Ate Trace, Sayang you weren't here during my graduation. I miss, miss, MISS you so much na!

Lookie! That's me on the stage! :P

The 'Solemn Investiture' lasted around 3 hours. It was held in the new Quadricentennial Pavilion. Our batch is the neo-centennial batch because 2012 is actually UST's 401st year of existence (Yay for the oldest University in the country! :P). I was eager to hear the speeches made by some people, especially our Valedictorian who did the Address of Thanks. It was in her speech where I found a not-so-special day became something I treasure a lot. She reminded me why I shifted to the college, why it was OK for me to have sleepless night doing plates and how blessed I am for all that I have received during my stay in UST.

Here's another picture of me with my mom receiving a Loyalty Award
 I got a Gold Loyalty award too. Gold because I've stayed in UST since I was in preschool. I've been a Thomasian for 18 years (2 years were spent during my stay in the college of Accountancy before I shifted to Fine Arts). I am literally a Thomasian since birth because I was even born in UST hospital. Haha! Loyal to the highest level! I joke around that I would even study again for a masters degree so I won't have to leave UST yet. :P

Hair all ruined because of the cap. Haha. :P
Sometimes I say to my friends, "Nakakasuka na makita ang UST. 5 years old pa lang ako, nandito na ako." But to tell you the truth, I love this institution. I've been studying in UST more than I lived in our own house. Even if the area where UST stands is quite dangerous because of all the snatchers, I always felt safe when I get to step inside the campus. I'm familiar with most of the areas of the school, I've seen a lot of changes that it has undergone. But what made it really important to me are the memories I have experienced, whether good or bad, during those years and the people who I got the opportunity to meet. I shall treasure everything.

My ever-so-pretty friends. I get to do the makeup of most of these gals! :P
My block
Now I have a bachelors degree in Fine Arts major in Advertising Arts. I am very proud of myself and to my batch mates that we got the passion and perseverance to finally get this degree. Congrats to us and good luck to us as we take on the 'real world.'

But for now, I am officially unemployed. I will be a bum for a little while to take a rest. I will be blogging and meeting up with some friends I haven't seen for a long time. But I will soon go job-hunting before my mom gets irritated seeing me at home all the time. Haha!

Well, that's all!



  1. Oh my. I graduated from the college of Accountancy and I did consider moving to CFAD or Architecture but I'm not as art-skilled. So I stayed.

    It's a good thing you moved colleges. You're talented.


    P.S. Is it just me or do you and all of your friends really have amazingly perfect teeth?

  2. Congratulations Dawn! :)
    We wish you success in your future undertakings.


    Your HBC Family

  3. Congratulations Dawn :)
    We wish you success in your future undertakings.


    Your HBC Family

  4. Aww.. Thank you, everyone! :)

    Rae - I only noticed just now. We look like we're endorsing a toothpaste! Haha!

  5. why do togas look nicer now? :P LOL! congrats dawn! =)

  6. Congrats, sis. Haha :)