Amanda and I wanted to take graduation pictures together, but due to finals week, we waited until the day before commencement to take our pictures. Amanda’s friend, Chris, was kind enough to run around and take pictures for us.
A few of my favorites from the shoot. :)
I think we were on campus for about 5 hours. The three of us were sweating like crazy since it was 100+ degrees that day. At around 8pm, I met up with Lisa and Hanna at Yogurtland. I haven’t seen these two in about a year! It was nice catching up right before graduation, as I have known them for 3/4 of my college career.
I will definitely miss these two gorgeous ladies!
Amanda came over to decorate caps around 9pm, after I got back from Yogurtland. Alice, Cathy, Karen, and Teresa arrived half an hour later. I had suggested they all sleep over since I wouldn’t see much of them the next day. The other 4 kept Amanda and I company while we finished decorating our caps. I was surprised when Karen asked if I wanted to open my gift. Apparently, they were carrying it when they walked in, but I didn’t notice at all!
That’s how surprised I was! Photo(s) courtesy of Karen.
Personalized business card holder.
Super adorable business cards!
I received a card, the business cards and the card holder from Cathy, Karen, and Teresa. Karen got the outfit design from something I own, and Amanda helped design it. Apparently they had planned this gift shortly after my birthday. I don’t know how Amanda was so tight-lipped about it even though I saw her on a weekly basis! I was so touched! They’re all pushing for me to find a job, so that I’ll be able to stay in the States. Alice also gifted me with a book with travel suggestions, and Amanda gave me a candle with a very sentimental note attached. I don’t deserve such great friends, but I’m lucky that I have them! <3
After Amanda and I finished decorating around 12:30am, Alice, Cathy, Karen, Teresa, and I made a trip to Teabo. We hung out until they closed, then wandered to Safeway so Teresa could purchase flowers for Amanda. Ended the night at 4am and I had to be up at 9:30am the next day. Well-worth it though!
My parents and family friend arrived in Davis around 10:30am. I took them to Tommy J’s for lunch before commencement at 2pm.
Mommy & Daddy! <3
Ran into Jenny and ended up sitting with her.
During the two-hour ceremony, Alice and Teresa were constantly taking pictures. They’re quite good at being the paparazzi. XD It felt quite surreal walking across that stage, as well as receiving the alumni pin, and seeing my name printed in the brochure. I’m glad so many people came to find me, since I refused to walk over to the APhiO tree. :p
Thanks for putting up with my unreasonable self! <3
Thank you for the flower lei and everything else! <3
There are so many more pictures, but I got lazy to upload them. XD
HUGE thank you to Alice, Cathy, Karen, Minh, and Teresa for coming such a long way, just for me. Karen and Teresa, can you believe I’m done?! It feels like yesterday that I just met you two! I’m glad I decided to attend UC Davis. Though it’s been a bumpy four years, I wouldn’t change a thing.
My biggest supporters since Day 1. <3 <3 <3