Though my blog has been around since late 2007, I’ve just fully emerged as an anime blogger last year and made lots of friends around the blogsphere. Since all of you are my friends, I feel like I’m obligated to share at least some aspect of my personal life with you. Forgive me (again) for this near filler post. I just need to rant a bit about next week because it will be my graduation ceremony and all hell will break loose.
I’m not familiar with other countries’ ceremony but in my country, graduation is a circus, only with less colorful costume. Everyone sees it as something extremely special, almost like a lifetime achievement, as if the hardest part of life is over and from now on you don’t have to struggle or, worse, learn anything any more.
Three full days before the ceremony, I have to go practice receiving that piece of paper…THREE DAYS FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET! And on the ceremony day, I can’t bring anything sharp or made of metal inside, including all electronic devices (so where am I suppose to keep my car keys?). I have to be there before sunrise and wait till near afternoon before the ceremony starts. Guess what, no going to the toilet!
What’s more, during this time, I have to join so many social activities like parties with friends at night and with junior students from my university. And don’t get me started on the meeting with all the relatives and family friends who I hardly ever talked to.
Of course, there are plenty of more optimistic ways to view all these annoying events (and apparently everybody does so). I think it all comes down to the fact that I hate social activities and that I’m extremely introvert and, at times, can be very pessimistic. For me, graduation ceremony is just a symbol, a minor land mark in life. It’s not the happy ending but the beginning of a real life which may turn out to be a nightmare.
I’m doing this for my parents and for keeping everyone from learning about the real me that has been perfectly hidden all this time. I’ll go meet everyone with a smiling face, take lots of photos, talk about the future or the past but deep inside, all I want is to spend my free time quietly at home, blogging and watching anime. I’m glad I can share all this with you and hope you are not annoyed.
Note 1: Just in case you are curious, I’m graduating from a school of medicine and will start my specialty training this April. Speaking of nightmare…
Note 2: Hold on! I’m not as old as you think! In my country, I don’t need a bachelor degree before studying medicine.
Note 3: Don’t worry; despite the busy schedule, I have already prepared a post for next week.