Hiroshima University, 23th March 2007
Student No. : B035830
Name : Lam Ching Fu (ラム チン フ)
Course : Civil Engineering, Social And Environmental Engineering
Faculty : Engineering, Hiroshima University
Laboratory : Transportation Engineering Laboratory
Graduation thesis : Evaluating the Stability of Travel Time Expenditure in the Developing Cities
The Student Card.
Graduation Ceremony, Hiroshima University.
Host mother, mother, sisters and god mother.
It was a sunny day and the most important and memorable day in my university life. As a Japanese Government scholar, i am so proud of myself and grateful for being able to have a dazzling graduation ever. Not only my mother, god mother and both elder and younger sisters came all the way from Malaysia, my Hiroshima`s host mother too came to witness my graduation.
Actually i was freaking tired.
Nonetheless i gotta smile on my graduation day.
Those graduands on hakama in front of the H (for Hiroshima) statue.
The big different of the graduation ceremony between Japan and the world is the costume i guess. Hakama (袴) is a type of traditional Japanese clothing resembling a wide pleated skirt worn by Aikido students. It was originally worn only by men, but they are worn by both men and women at graduation ceremonies. However, today the men mostly wear suits at those ceremonies. Therefore, bear in mind that there is no graduation rope in Japan.
My lovely coursemates dress up their beautiful hakamas.
Participation of the ceremony is not compulsory for both undergraduate and graduate students. Because there`s no certificates given out but your name would be announced if you were on the award list. They will anyhow be distributed to every faculty and then handed to you directly by your own professor during your own department`s graduation dinner.
Friends, Luy, Iwa and Noh.
Although you dont need to rent or buy graduation gown for those ceremony in Japan, it sucks as the graduation certificates will not be handed out immediately. Because, i wanted to take pictures with my degree and family together. Anyway after that, we headed to a typical Japanese restaurant for lunch.
Tempura + Sashimi Teishoku.
The dialysis machine.
My mother has kidney failure problem. While she was having her dialysis, i showed the four ladies around my university. First was my faculty then my laboratory. I wanted to show them more but couldnt as i gotta rush to the town for the graduation dinner at Westin Hotel.
Lecture buildings of Faculty of Engineering.
Faculty of Engineering, Hiroshima University.
Graduate School of International Development and Cooperation.
Entrance to my laboratory.
It was great catching up with friends about our own exciting graduation trips. It might be the last chance to drink together so all of us appreciated the time we had and it was a crazy night we would never forget in our lives.
Luy, Iwa, Tsuchi and Nori.
Luy, Kumiko and Tsuchi.
Iwa and Luy.
I had been successfully completed the prescribed of requirements of the Course of Study in Cluster IV (Social and Environmental Engineering) in the Faculty of Engineering therefore was awarded the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering.
My Professor hands out the degree to me.
Flowers from the associate professor.
Besides the degree, i had been received few pieces of the remarkable certificates and awards as well.
Certificate of Recognition.
Certificate of Award.
Japan Civil Engineering Society`s Education Award.
Last but not least, i would like to show my deepest appreciation to the Japanese government for offering me the scholarship to further my tertiary education in Japan. Domo arigato gozaimashita!