Me da man. Me and about 140 others that morning, but still. Me da man. Last Friday I got my Master of Science title from Trinity College Dublin. Here it is:
And this is what I looked like accepting it:
Awesome, isn't it? A couple more pictures can be found here (I'll add more later, hopefully). I and my parents flew to Dublin Thursday evening, the ceremony took place Friday morning at 11 and we flew back Saturday morning. It was a short visit, but a nice one. It's really nice to be part of such a hundreds-of-years-old tradition. And the suit and gown were Harry Potteresque at the least ;) The whole ceremony was conducted in Latin by people in funny suits and funny hats. I got the diploma personally handed from Mary Robinson, the previous president of Ireland and also graduate of Trinity, which was kinda nice. And from henceforward I am known as
Zef Hemel, M.Sc. Graduate of Trinity College Dublin / Coláiste na Tríonóide, Bailie Átha Cliath Graduate of the University of Groningen / Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
But you can call me Master Zef if you like (and don't get any weird ideas).