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My Graduation

Last week would be one of the last times I’d ever be back at Uni and it was for my graduation. After a strenuous 4 and a half years of study, it was time to claim my prize and take home that precious piece of paper that would certify me as a bachelor.

Ceremony was an early 10am start meaning to register and collect my gown, I’d have to be at uni before 9am, something I hadn’t done in a long time. Certainly don’t miss the terrible traffic driving up.

Waiting for my gown

Once inside, I was already feeling hungry and the graduation ceremony was to be a big one, the entire auditorium was full and the number of people graduating overfilled the front rows into a section of the audience. There’s a sense of nervous-ness as you stand there waiting for your name to be called out for you to collect your testamur, as for me, I was a little unique in getting a Bachelor of Information Systems (as opposed to a Bachelor of Science I would initially sought out to achieve. Quite lucky to have graduated with a couple of people I knew, I had feared it was to be a lonely graduation as I was a bit of a lagger. Congrats also to Winnie Tran, Suching Wong and Sumeet Kukar.

Collecting the testamur

After the ceremony, it was the obligatory rounds of photos across the various landmarks of the university. First is one with the family.

Family photo

Then the library lawn (with the UNSW library in the background)

Library lawn stargate

Then the lookout above the quad, as well as the obligatory flying cape photo.

I can fly!

And at last, the main walkway, or in this case, being on top of the globe!

On top of the world!

To top it off, you’ve gotta have some drinks to end the day, and this would be my chance to check out this white house place they built while I was no longer at uni during the day time.

Punch at the white house

Thanks to Jimmy Lam for the photos, you can see the rest of the album below, there’s also a few photos of my cousin who handed in his thesis, marking the completion of the work required for his PhD, so congrats to him!

Click here for the rest of the photos

To end the day would be some dinner and more drinks 🙂 and generally a good time 😀

2011 begins, and I’m almost there

So after this post I’ll be a couple of photos from being up-to-date, but since I stopped blogging for a while until now, quite a few things have changed, I’m finally in my final semester at Uni with another two subjects to go (seriously can’t wait til it’s over) and in addition to that, I had started full time work. Such a drastic change from being able to laze around and bludge to getting up before 7am getting ready to catch the train every day to work. Days at work vary, some insanely hectic to others where you’re not too busy. Team’s been great, everyone around is heaps friendly and always willing to help out and answer questions. I won’t mention the awesome start to the year, walking out of the Etihad Stadium with a huge smile on my face, if you weren’t there, you wouldn’t understand.

Deb’s birthday wasn’t too far away from the start and I was there to take a few snaps.

Next up was my man Mike’s 22nd birthday. For some reason this kid decided not to have a 21st birthday but instead, opts for a large 22nd! I just don’t get him sometimes, but it was a great party despite me not being able to get back in at 12 as Aurorar bar sucks and no re-entry after 12 is permitted. Cover photo is in black and white because I’m moody and all that ;).

Tang turns 22

Final set of photos to complete this post is little Yvonne’s 22nd birthday, celebrated with plenty of food.

Yvn's 22nd

So just another post and I’ll be good to go, apologies to those waiting for photos (if you want them quick pay me :P).

Doing everything you’re not supposed to be doing…

It’s Monday night, 3 days away from my one and only exam and I can’t seem to focus on getting any studying done, the whole course doesn’t really seem to make much sense, probably due to the incompetence of my lecturer and tutor (okay and my tendency to procastinate). Damn this whole database crap is doing my head in, functional dependencies, lossless decomposition, dependency preservation, b+ trees, joins, 4th normal form, multi valued dependencies, indexes, sparse indexes…argh I don’t remember anything. Should have at least rocked up to the tutes, I think I would have at least learnt some of processes needed to answer some of the exam questions. But anyways, enough of my ranting about the stupid subject and my crappy teachers.

I’m gonna write about dinner from last night (which I made, by myself XD).

The dish? Linguine withPanfried Salmon, well in my case it was more Fettucine than Linguine. Picture of the final result below. Verdict? Fairly tasty, but not as good as my Creamy Saffron and Seafood Fettucine from the other day (unfortunately no pics).

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The recipe I found from google and allrecipes.com.au and instructions/ingredients are as follows. Continue reading Doing everything you’re not supposed to be doing…