Ok guys time to distract yourself from Ooib’s urinary tract activities and focus on something more exalted.
This was taken right after me and Angela had a very un-emo goodbye outside the airport wtf.
Too early in the AM hence the glasses.
My breakfast: hot dog and some milk yummm although by the time I’d finished eating I felt like puking cos of all the air in my stomach fml.
Btw I’d like to say that I freaking hate American airports. Always don’t know where to go because there are no bloody signs around (or if they are they’re in obscure places where I can’t see) and there’s usually nobody around to ask for directions. And if you flag down a passing airport staff they usually look annoyed that they have to stop.
Plus if you’re struggling with your oversized luggage and you’ve already dropped your suitcase once on your toe, they still won’t help you to hoist your bag onto the weighing scale fuck you does it take that much to be nice.
(unless it’s like some airport policy that they’re not allowed to touch passenger’s bags or they’ll get sued/reprimanded/incriminated for drugs? somebody American please enlighten me)
Anyway got to Wabash soon enough and was reunited with the Oois!
(sorry about the hoodie draped over me Wabash for some reason was a lot colder than San Fran)
We go over to the Days’ who are Ooib’s host family.
Wabash has this system where they pair up international students with host families who basically act as surrogate families and help them get attuned to America!
And that’s their dog hahahaha they have two who look exactly the same damn cute <3 Forgot their names though this is stark proof that I’m horrible with everyone’s names not just Chinese names. Or human’s names *dark
Playing Beatles Rock Band <3
Another family photo out on the green. This was where the ceremony was supposed to take place but on the day of commencement, it rained so everything had to be moved indoors -_-
(why does fat her look like mafia hahahaha)
Everyone gets all dressed up and gathers at Ooib’s house.
L-R: Jerry, Fat Her, me, Mary Ann, Mumsy, Ooib and Lauren.
Jerry & Mary Ann are Ooib’s host parents and Lauren is their daughter.
(Fat Her made a mistake standing next to Jerry wtf)
With Joel, Ooib’s housemate and best friend, and all round emo kid wtf.
Haha he’s actually very nice and goofy!
With Lauren and Mary Ann!
I make the same mistake as Fat Her and stand next to the very tall and pretty Lauren.
Like I said it was unusually cold in Wabash! I anticipated this and longsightedly brought along a blanket because I knew we’d be sitting outside.
So every picture I was either wrapped in the blanket or carrying it (promptly ruining every nice picture we took) But totally didn’t regret it! I was wearing only a short dress underneath so the blanket came in very handy in keeping me warm and also alternated as an umbrella when it started to rain f Ooib’s l.
We had to move into the gym which was the contingency plan on account of the rain. Ooib was sorely disappointed because he wanted to accept his diploma surrounded by grass wtf.
But I thought it was still very nicely done in the gym!
Note: people at Wabash generally looked a lot better than the people at Mount Holyoke during my graduation.
All the guys (Wabash is a men’s college) were smartly dressed in shirts and ties and blazers– as they should be — and all their sisters/girlfriends wore floral or cocktail dresses and had carefully straightened/curled hair and makeup applied.
In contrast, the class of ’08 at Moho wore shorts and flip flops under their gown and had uncombed hair WTF. How can! A year before I graduated I was already planning with Angela what to wear and even kept my hair long just because I thought it would look nicer with the cap wtf.
Seriously this is where we don’t need feminism wtf they will regret this in 30 years when they look back at their old graduation photos with flip flops and unshaved legs.
Fat Her with Jerry and Mary Ann.
Fat Her weeping even before the graduating class walked in WTF.
The graduating class walks in..
Ooib getting his hood!
(small Asian family is screaming cheers on sidelines at this moment)
Ooib gets his diploma and a firm handshake.
Ooib walks off the platform (correctly I might add)
Hello my graduated brother (and crazy friend Hoang) who is off right now in Boston doing an internship and then going on to do his Masters *blinks back tears
Hokay I might as well admit it I got a bit choked up seeing Ooib get up on stage to get his diploma (which is made of sheep skin btw poor sheep take his wool not enough must take his skin to make people’s diplomas some more)
And I’m very very proud that he got accepted at Tufts and is going on to grad school (which I dunno in my life if I’ll ever get to do) my little brother is all grown up and making his way into the world T_______T
Family photo with the Days.
They gave each graduate a rose too! honestly Mount Holyoke watch and learn ok wtf.
The Oois the end 🙂