In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Convocation!

Well, I just attended my convocation not long ago. Quite an extravagant affair really. I had to be dressed in robes that had large bat wing-like sleeves and the usual mortarboard hat. All the speakers gave meaningful motivational speeches (or at least my mother thinks so), and each graduate was greeted by the MC with a 'duff' of the hat.




No, not that Duff.


It ended with the graduates walking out of the hall to be greeted the applause of all the guests (i.e. the happy parents). All in all, quite a pleasant affair. Mum was particularly pleased that she got to attend her son's convocation this time around (I and my bro didn't attend our first degree's convo), and was continuously commenting how her own convocation in UM was never so lavish. Perhaps it's because it was held in Singapore? They even welcomed the vice-chairperson (er, whatever he's called) and staff with... a "trumpets voluntary".



I was giggling as they came in to the music. Somehow it sounded so silly at the time. I guess trumpets to welcome VIPs will always sound garish to me.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Reboot

Lately, my old laptop has been giving me problem after problem. Double clicking on "my documents" refused to open the documents folder, svchost constantly going haywire, very slow startup among other things. So it was time to reinstall everything.

Easier said than done. I didn't have a recovery disk for some reason. My darling did some research for me and found that we had to make our own. So I went out to buy a few DVDs to burn the recovery disk with. Was really tired today, and my darling ended up staying up on my behalf until 3am to fix up my laptop for me, leaving me a message to read in the morning.



Finally! Set your lappie the way it was when it was new! :)

(hearts) Reformatted computer just the way you'd like it. :) Installed...

...Hugs, love and lots of smoochums for my cutie-pie,
Shane (hearts)

p/s: your XP had to undergo 99 updates!!! And i finished at 3.48am. Official time. :P



Isn't he sweet? :D