30 May 2013

Good news!

And the award for the best news of the week goes to...




...GRADUATION! ♥


It's a wonder how some papers with words and hieroglyphs on them can make you feel so free! And a little confused too, like my expression shows in the photo. Relief and disbelief also surfaced. Now I'm officially a graphic designer from the university of applied sciences, and a school girl no longer. So much hard work for a paper that doesn't necessarily even have a greater meaning later in life, but it feels good nonetheless. (Although I'm still fighting the urge to fold my diplomas into origami cranes and let the winds carry them away.)


There weren't any roses or bubbly toasts or warm handshakes that day, nor a ceremony of any kind. But I will throw a casual outdoor picnic party for my friends on Saturday, if the weather spirits allow it. :)

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  1. Congratulations! Bet it feels weird leaving education after such a long time, hope whatever path you choose next is a good one! x

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    1. I hope so too! But there's something good to be found in every path. :)

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  2. wow! congratulations!
    When i'm cleaning, the diplomas sometimes come up from drawers and stuff. Even if they don't have a big meaning anymore, they bring so much memories to my mind.. It's nice to sit down with them and remember all the funny, lovely and sometimes awful situations from school... So i suggest no origamis, just a bit of dust on them will do ;)

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    1. Hehee, I know I won't turn them into origamis although I sure feel like it now! I'll have to keep them safe under a pile of dust for the future, you never know when you might need them. :)

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  3. Onnea!! Nauti vapaudesta ja juhlikaa nyt kunnolla ;)

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  4. Congratulations!

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  5. Hei onnea ihana! Tiesin että pystyt siihen <3

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  6. Congratulations dear! :D
    When you get your title you only can feel freedom and happiness! :)

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  7. Onnea suorituksesta! Heh, itse sain todistukseni aikoinaan postissa, siitäkin oli juhlallisuus kaukana. :D

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    1. Mullekin tarjottiin sitä vaihtoehtoa mutta väen vängällä halusin sen toimistosta hakea. :D Saipahan toimiston tätikin yllärihalin siinä samalla!

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  8. Congratulation on your graduation <3

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  9. Congratulations!
    My final exam will be next week, and if I pass, I guess the first thing I'll do is print out my thesis just to BURN it! All that work made me hate my topic so much, I am just glad when it's all over and I never have to talk about it again. And it's so ridiculous, because I'm from a university of applied sciences my diploma is regarded to be worth "less" then from a "real" university even though we have so much more work to do to get it -.-
    Too bad Austria is a very "title-loving" country so without a title/diploma you're not really worth anything here, no matter what you want to do =/

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    1. I wish you all the luck with the exam!

      I felt the EXACT same way, hahaha. I just wanted to print out a copy from both the diploma and the thesis, and ceremonially burn them in the school yard and dance on the ashes. But I just chose to play it maturely and skipped all that and went calmly home. But some kind of burning ritual would've felt good, just to clear things out from the mind!

      And things are the same in Finland too, it's ludicrous. The thesis from the university of applied sciences requires and awful lot of work, and it's still regarded as a lower thing than the works of a "real" university student. Even if it would contain the same amount of work, or even more! So it feels like the elite stamp still lingers on universities. Some individuals will always look down on you if you're not graduated from the university level, and that's just sad. :/ People have such different choices and paths in life, and for example I chose the applied sciences solely because I wanted to design and to create, and it was the right choice for me. We all have our own paths, so it's sad how things like these can define us in the eyes of some people. I hope this will change in the future. :)

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  10. Paljon onnea! :) Ikävää jos et saanut koululta edes ruusua, kyllä meidän AMK-valmistujille jaettiin... :>

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    1. Meillä oli siinä joku kömmähdys, oli siis tarkoitus että olisi seremoniakahvittelut ja kenties ruusutkin, mutta tilaisuus siirrettiin ensi kuuhun. Näin meidän koulussa! :D

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  11. Congratulation :)
    Do you already have any plans for the future? ^^

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    1. I'm currently living on a plan-free zone! So I'm just relaxing and exploring different paths. :)

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  12. Congratulations from Brazil :D

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  13. Congratulations! ♥ you look amazing

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  14. Hurjat onnittelut !! :) Aivan ihana kuva !:)

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  15. Congratulations! :)

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  16. Hieno suoritus! onnea paljon! Olet vapautesi ansainnnut :)

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  17. Congratulations! It is a great accomplishment. And this outfit is great-you look lovely.

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  18. Congratulations, darling! <3 I hope I'll feel as happy as you when I graduate in 3 weeks :)

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    1. Oh, congrats in advance for your graduation! :)

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  19. Congratulations, Honey!!!

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  20. Congratulations on this big achievement, may you succeed all your future goals as well. ♥

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  21. Onneksi olkoon! Kohti uusia tuulia.. :-) T. Marjis

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  22. Congrats and good luck for your new adventures! :)

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  23. Hirmuisesti onnea! :) On se vaan aina niin että opiskellessa se kokonaisuus jotenkin katoaa tajunnasta, ja sitten kun saa kaiken pakettiin niin onhan se hienoa! Tosi upea suoritus, onneksi olkoon ja onnea opiskelun jälkeiseen elämään! ♥

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  24. Onnea onnea onnea!

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  25. A super big massive gigantic congratulations to you! A wild picnic sounds much much better than a stuffy official handshake! Also, I am loving what you did with the picture, it's so pretty! ♥

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  26. Onnea papereista, ja onnea tuleviin duuneihin! (:

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  27. Congratulations... Well done! :o)

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  28. Congrats! Graduation is a massive achievement. We can share the same big news, because today is my graduation day from university of applied sciences, also. n____n Ps. You look gorgeous, as always!

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  29. Yaay, awesome! Glad, you did it!

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  30. Paljon onnea! Toivottavasti nyt saat hieman hengähtää raskaan kevään jälkeen :)

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  31. Congratulations!! It is a bit boring when the universitys refuse to make something festive out of the graduation. I was lucky that our year of students got a ceremony in church with speeches and so on. Good luck with your future!

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    1. Thank you! They were supposed to hold a ceremony, but it was cancelled at the last minute and postponed to June. :D

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  32. Oh, congratulations! And what a cute fluffy picture of you. ;) Enjoy your picnic, to celebrate with friends is so much better than some stiff official ceremony.

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  33. It was worth it! Congrats.;)

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  34. Onnea! Täällä päässä juhlitaan myös valmistujaisia, tuntuu kyllä mahtavalta!:)

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  35. Congratulations! I dug up your work from the wonderful world of web and it was simply amazing! Beautiful eye candy for a Poe-lover and the work you have done with the technique! I salute you, dear lady!

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    1. Oh nooo! I'm really honored that you liked it, but I'm so bummed that I didn't have more time for the writing part so it turned out pretty lame. But even I think that the actual work (the only thing that matters in the thesis in my opinion) was a success of some kind. I'm just happy that all the techniques worked! Thank you for your kind words. <3

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  36. ♥ ♥ THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! ♥ ♥

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  37. Upeaa ja onneksi olkoon valmistumisesta! Muistan itse myös ihan saman fiiliksen valmistumista juhliessa, ettei mikään tuntunut oikein miltään. Mutta kyllä se siitä, nauti rauhasta ja tekemättömyydestä niin pitkään kuin vain voit!

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  38. Paljon onnea! <3 :) kyllä kova työ palkitaan!

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  39. Congratulations! And a picnic seems to me as the perfect celebration!

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  40. Many congratulations! You should throw the party because your graduation is definitely something to celebrate & embrace. =) It might just be a paper with writing on it but it will surely open doors for you in this life.

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  41. Congrats! And... you're looking really hot!

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  42. “So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.”


    You dreamt, you believed, you strived and you achieved.
    It is a bittersweet victory. I felt the same way when I finished mine, so much hard work and sacrifice,lost time , and then...it's over, just like that. But still it's a victory :)..
    Now you enjoy yours, the answers will come, and progress will come, but for now...dance to your music and drink some wine..
    I congratulate you on your academic success and wish you all the best for your future.♥

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  43. Congratulations dear!! :D

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  44. Congratulations, such wonderful news! And you've worked so hard for it <3

    Slightly off topic, but do you mind my asking which lipstick you're wearing in this photo? It's absolutely stunning.

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  45. Congrats!
    I'm graduating at the end of this year and I can't imagine the relieve of finally graduated after so many effort.

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  46. congratulations my dear :D

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  47. doubtful guest3 June 2013 at 15:08

    Onnea! Löysin työn netistä, mutta olen ehtinyt katsoa vain kuvat. Näyttää hyvältä ja kiva aihe! :)

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  48. Congrats!!!! :)

    Now you have an opened door to your own way. Enjoy it!!

    Cecilia

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  49. Lämpimät onnittelut valmistumisesi johdosta! Olen blogisi vakituinen lukija ja täytyy myöntää, että sinun blogisi kuuluu lempiblogieni joukkoon; sekä esteettisesti että älyllisesti. Ihanaa kesän jatkoa sinulle!

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  50. http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5w8ur8vfx1rymk8xo1_500.jpg

    Congrats! <3__<3

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  51. Mahtavaa!! Onneksi olkoon :) Plus ihana tapetti(?) tossa taustalla!

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