My ceremony was at 9.30am, so I had to be there at 8am to get my gown and tickets etc.
It was a short and formal ceremony.
At my brother Asim's graduation there was a choir singing as the guests and graduates were being seated. There wasn't a choir at mine, but there was an organ player! So that's something.....
The weather was pretty pants. It was raining most of the day but we were inside for most of the ceremony and stuff so wasn't that big of a deal.
Nobody told me how annoying wearing the gown and stuff is!! My sashy kind of thing that you wear on top of your gown kept slipping off, so it was very irritating. I couldn't wait to get the darn thing off!
|Yummy cake and cupcakes|
|Lovely flowers and chocolate gift pack from my lovely fam :D|
|I got a 2:1! whoop whoop|
All in all it was a good day. My family and I went out for lunch afterwards, and then me and my mum went to another mehndi (henna party thingy) in the evening, which I wasn't really in the mood for as I was so tired, but still went to anyway.
Then my extended family came over on saturday to congratulate me, so it was a busy day of cooking, entertaining and then cleaning! But I love having my family over. My cousin was down from London with her kids so she got to come as well :D
Sunday we went to a wedding, which was a bit eh.
The hall was very crowded and stuffy. There weren't enough seats for everyone to sit on, so people kept trying to pinch or sit on our table as soon as someone got up to go to the bathroom! Craziness I tell you, when you can't go to the toilet out of fear of your seat being stolen!
Today is a tying up loose ends kind of day.
My friend told me about some free sewing class that will start in August. Since I was about 13, my mum has tried to persuade me to take up sewing, purely so she could save money buy getting her suits sewn buy me, instead of spending money and getting it done by the tailor!
(Pakistanis often wear Shalwar Kameez's, which are usually bought as un-stiched material that you get tailor made to your size).
Since my friend told me about this free course (emphasis on the free), I thought I could finally complete my mothers dream of possibly sewing some clothes for her! And it's also a pretty good skill to have really, isn't it?
So I had to go to the learning centre where those classes will be held to do an assessment for some reason or another. They did explain why I had to do it, I just didn't bother paying attention.
And I'm also going to apply to sit an exam which would allow me to work in the private sector of Audiology. Studying Audiology at Leeds meant I graduated with the capability to work in the NHS (national health service, for those of you who don't know :D), so to work in the private sector, we have to sit another exam where we study the business side of Audiology.
Graduates from Manchester uni and other such uni's graduate with that qualification already, but for some reason Leeds university don't, which is a wee bit annoying, considering how the NHS is going down the pan, unfortunately :(
But that's a rant for another time!
I'm excited for the weekend.
Ramadan is starting on friday/saturday (depending on the sighting of the moon).
My next post will be about Ramadan, explaining why we fast during this month, and why it's considered the holiest month in Islam etc. and try to cover any myths or misunderstandings about the month (like I once had a girl ask me if I don't ear for the whole month.....err, it's supposed to be a month of spiritual and physical detox, not DEATH! :P)
If you guys have any questions you want me to answer about Ramadan, then ask away, either in this post, or the next Ramadan post.