Oct 20, 2016 – [Thursday] #tbt: Crazy engineers

Waterloo, Canada, taken on February 5, 2010

The Iron Ring Ceremony is an important event for every Waterloo engineering student as that’s when they receive the Iron Ring that symbolizes 5 years of work, pain, and sweat. Before the ceremony, there’s a tradition where we got dress up in weird costumes to go around campus and terrorize/raid classes/offices and pretty much do whatever crazy things we wanted to. The class theme of our costumes was DUCT TAPE, as shown here by Albert as the Monopoly Man, Mike as Ab Lincoln, and May as…a plug. Here we were greeted by Jim Barby, a man that not many people would say they were fond of, but even he appeared quite personable and genuinely happy at that moment as we were rampaging through the corridors of the engineering offices. Oh, I was (more than) a bit tipsy from alcohol first thing in the morning…but I was still sober enough to know what was going on!

Apr 10, 2016 – [Sunday] WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Future

Waterloo, Canada, taken on June 19, 2010

Today is the future of 10 years ago, of 5 years ago, of a year ago, of yesterday…and soon will become tomorrow’s yesterday. Almost 6 years ago, I stepped out of university as a “bright-eyed graduate” with a “brilliant future”, like everyone else in the crowd. Well…at least that’s what they said. Was my future “brilliant” if today is the future of days past?

Mar 07, 2015 – [Saturday] Letters of the Alphabet: G(ym)

Waterloo, Canada, taken on August 5, 2008

On this day, the gymnasium in the PAC (Physical Activities Centre) at the University of Waterloo wasn’t used for sports or recreation. Arrays of desks and chairs were lined up for, you guessed it, final exams. It was a magnificent sight. I really hated writing final exams at the PAC and would rather have them in classrooms, but we didn’t get to choose. I can’t remember whether this was arriving at an exam or leaving it, but it was probably one of thermo or circuits, which was in my 3A term. Oh, those horrid memories. Never again, please!