To Commence or not to Commence

Update:

Much to the delight of my Mother, I have decided to go for my Commencement. The last straw was when some friends decided to outcast me, for planning to not attend the Commencement, from right now! Sigh… friends I have…

On the brighter side.. There is gonna be free food!!!!


To Commence or not to Commence that is the question.

I am in a dilema. I don’t want to go for my Commencement. But I do.. :S


I feel that Commencement ceremonies/ Convocations and all similar things are just a way to show off your acheivements. It’s like a time to go up on the stage and say, ‘Look I am so smart, I graduated from NUS!‘.

Personally, I feel that there is no great acheivement in graduating from NUS. It’s not that big a deal and really… anybody can do it. So what’s there to show off? And in anycase I don’t like showing off. Plus, its really lame to wait like 3 hours just to go up get a fake certificate and smile while your photo is being taken. The worst of all is the fact that CPE is like the last few course to have convocation. Its like 8pm on 13th June!!

But I really want to go for mt Commencement ceremony. That’s possibly the last time I’ll get to meet so many of my friends. It will be fun hanging out, wearing stupid gowns and making fun of each other. I am already missing NUS and the people. This will be one chance to go back to NUS and meet so many..

Sigh.. I have to decide by the end of next week… Help please..

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8 comments so far

  1. sweska on

    pls…it's nothing to do with showing off. It's more of marking an end to something and a start to somehitng more.
    don't make the wrong choice of not going… it'll be with you for life

  2. Dips on

    Go lar!!! I wanna see the pics.. something to look forward too!!! haha *selfish laughs*

    No lar… its a momrable event… something to treasure ure NUS "life"!!!

  3. Jeanie on

    What is more important to you – not feeling lame, or seeing old friends on school grounds for the last time?

    I think you've answered your own question.

  4. NTT on

    @sweska

    Wait until you see people taking photos in their gowns all over Singapore. Its sooo lame. And they act so proud.. Like they conquered the world or something…Sigh…

    @dips

    Right.. Ur 'selfish laugh' helps a lot. But I have so many other things to treasure from my NUS "life"!!!

    @Jeanie

    Hmmm.. Maybe I should go…

    But can I not go up on stage?? Pls pls pls…

  5. David on

    haha i didnt know u found that so lame. funny heh. i mean would you prefer it if one day u regret not having that pic in your gown with the cert just because u thot it was … lame. that would be … lamer

    i think i'd prefer play the clown in that gown (heh that rhymes) for a few hrs

  6. NTT on

    @david
    haha i didnt know u read my blog!

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