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 ..


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...

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, ...


Anonymous said...

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

Yan said...

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




Anonymous said...

Let's shout

yahoo !!!

Congrats and proud


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.


Ye-Mon said...

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

dilobear said...


was that your PhD Oral Defence>
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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