Let’s Celebrate!

After the stress and hardships brought about by our years in college and mostly by our thesis project, last night, we were given the chance to let our hair down and celebrate our triumph of overcoming the struggles.

credits to Khenn Cagot

Last night was one of those rare nights. So rare that it was the first one ever for me and for a lot of people. It was our Seniors’ Ball, with the theme: Closing the Chapter, Celebrating the Night, held at the Oakridge Pavilion. The first of its kind for the Department of Computer Science. It is rather fitting, too, for our senior class is the pioneering batch of our study.

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the place was prepped.
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the stage is set.

As per usual, the Dynacom Council planned the event and it went off without a hitch. (Well, there was a set back behind the scenes, but this post isn’t about that.)

The seniors paraded into the event in their best outfits. Everyone was asked to dress to the nines, and didn’t disappoint.

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them pretty ladies
also, this was me all prettied up
also, this was me all prettied up…
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in high heels!

The food was great, too. I was supposed to go for second helpings yet the food was gone before I got there. LOL

There were awards, too, of course. Shockingly, I was nominated for one. (And when I got on the stage, all I thought was “what? oh wow. why?!”)

Naturally, speeches were made and tears were almost shed. A highlight of the night was when we honored the “Mother of the Batch.” She is a great teacher and also a friend to her students. She inspired us. She also pushed us to do our best and not to give up. I’ve experienced this first-hand. She is partly the reason why I get to receive my diploma tomorrow and not this summer nor next semester. I will forever be grateful to her. 🙂

best teacher ever, Ms. Joan Tero
best teacher ever and Mother of the Batch, Ms. Joan Tero

Enough of the mushy stuff, though. Back to the festivities!

After all the awards were given, the band got set up and it was time for the after party. Everyone danced and sang and partied to their heart’s content while I walked about and took their pictures!

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the band.
my friends and their dates. i was fifth wheel. LOL
my friends and their dates. I was fifth wheel. LOL
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last pic I took before I was whisked away by the family to go home. LOL

Suffice to say, last night will be one for the books… I can’t wait for tomorrow. Next time I post, I’ll be a college graduate. YEAH!

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