Thursday, January 10, 2008

my prelim

preliminary oral examination


let's start a new year with a good news - a really good one. i took preliminary oral examination of my doctoral program on january 9, 2008. there were three possible outcomes; fail, pass with condition and unconditional pass. i received unconditional pass. the examination committee teasingly gave me their voting chips and i thought it would be nice to share with you. everything is bloggable. isn't it?

it took me three and a half years of my life, many courses, examinations, and ups and downs to reach this significant milestone in my doctoral study. i would want to call this experience as 'seeing the light at the end of the tunnel'.

i do know that there is still a long way to go before i could reach to the very end of this one and many more tunnels are waiting after that. but, i sincerely hope that things will be brighter this year and i will be able to grasp my dreams soon. so, this is the time to pause, celebrate a little and thanks to those whom i am indebted to.

thanks to ..
  • mom and dad for giving me courage, chance and opportunity to pursue what i want to pursue ..
  • my sister for taking care of mom and dad while i am half-a-world away from home ..
  • all my teachers for equipping me with indispensable tools to solve the problems of life ..
  • my host family in the US for letting me find a 'home away from home' ..
  • friends and close acquaintances for providing moral supports whenever i need them ..
yemon

16 comments:

pandora said...

Wow! Congrats!
Let's celebrate.

စိုးထက္ - Soe Htet ! said...

Heartfelt Cheers Bro !!!
Many Congrats !!!

PeTi said...

:) Very glad to hear that bro... Congrats!
Yeah.. let's celebrate when you come here... :P

Yi Yi Win said...

Congratulations!!! ဆရာရဲမြန္။

အိမ္ကုိလြမ္းတဲ့ ေရႊဂ်မ္း said...

Congrats!!!
I'm so proud of you.
My mom would have been so proud of you, too. :)

Kay said...

၀မ္းသာ ဂုဏ္ယူ ပါတယ္။ း)

Ye-Mon said...

Dear Pandora, Ko Soe Htet, Peti, Ma Yi Yi Win, Shwe Gyan, Kay, & Viola,

Thank you very much. It wouldn't be an overestimate if I say that blog, blogging, blogosphere, and blogo-amigos played and are playing a significant role in my life. They keep me going and thus, you all helped me in different ways to get me that far.

Thanks to you all for that.

I hope we can meet in person somewhere in a near future and celebrate. Until then, ...

yemon

Anonymous said...

You almost get a plane.
It is for you and by you.
However, don't drive if drink.

Cheers....art

Yan said...

Good Job, bro!
I'm really proud of you. Your hard work finally paid off!

:)

Respect...

Y.

Anonymous said...

Let's shout

yahoo !!!

Congrats and proud

MZH

Karaweik ကရ၀ိတ္ 妙声鸟 Alvin (Sumedha) said...

Ko Ye-Mon,
I have not visited your cosy corner for a long time due to heavy work commitments keeping me away from blogosphere... just popped in and saw your crossing of a great milestone.

Congratulations! We are all glad to share your joy.

:)
Alvin

Ye-Mon said...

Hi Art, Yan, MZH, and Ko Alvin,
Thank you all very much.

dilobear said...

Hi,

was that your PhD Oral Defence>
woah!
tats great!
reali reali great!
heard the judging panels are usually tough guys!not willing to let ppl easily!
nevertheless, u made it!gald for u!
so now u can enjoy the fruits of ur labor pop..hoat la? ::P

Hope i can see the light too..soon..

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An said...

Yi Yi Win are you from Burma and a ex-collegue from BK?

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