Le Cordon Bleu Paris – Graduation

The day we were all looking forward to – graduation.

The intensive cuisine and patisserie students had our graduation ceremony together where we received our basic certificates and our grades. It was a simple affair. The chefs presented us with our certificates and that was it. Right after, we were treated with Le Cordon Bleu standard hors d’oeuvres and champagne (or water for me).


The best team – Franz, Nadia, Serçan and I. With Chef Cotte, of course!

I think I did pretty well, especially for the theory exam. I was just a couple of marks away from 100%. Ya know, typical Singaporean student! Haha! I also did better than I expected for the final practical exam.

IMG_1404Happy me.

I’ve got my basic certificate, which means I have two more levels to go before I get my diploma. I have no idea when I will be continuing with the intermediate level, nor any idea where. For now, it’s back to work, back to worrying about money and my business. It kinda sucks but at least I get to see my family and friends again.

Thank you to all the lovely friends I’ve met at Le Cordon Bleu. You know who you are! I hope we stay in touch and get to meet each other again sometime, somewhere.

Thank you to all my friends and family back home who were so supportive the whole time, and for not thinking I’m stupid for doing this.

But before I come back home, it’s time to finally take a break! Scotland, here I come! 😛

Le Cordon Bleu Paris – Graduation













 Thank you SMU, for all the wonderful memories – the friends I’ve made, the love I found, the things I’ve learnt in and out of the classroom; the opportunities to travel, to learn new sports, to inspire. These have been the greatest 4 years of my life, and I have zero regrets. But the road wasn’t always so smooth. I regretted the decision choosing SMU in my first and second year, asking the what-ifs if I had chosen NTU or NUS instead. However, things changed. I started to enjoy the classes and met people who made life in school so much more enjoyable. I can proudly say that I’ve made friends for life – BFFs, and of course, the love of my life. They encouraged me, they listened to my endless ranting about sleep deprivation, heavy workload and useless group mates for years, yet they always willingly offered a shoulder to cry on and a listening ear. You know who you are. I thank God for you everyday.

Also, I would like to thank my mummy dearest for supporting me throughout my years of education. I hope you’re proud of what I’ve accomplished, and the woman I am today. I work hard so that one day, you can have the life that you really deserve. I know it wasn’t always easy – and maybe it still isn’t, being a single parent, having none of the household burdens shared with anyone. But you’ve done the best job. Look at where we are today. You never pushed me to study that hard. In fact, you were the one who told me not to kill myself over my exams, and that I should just go to sleep. You’ve said this since as far back as I can remember. Yet, I always studied into the wee hours, because I didn’t want you to waste your money sending me to school for nothing. Like you always say, “what is worth doing, is worth doing well”, and that has been a principle I’ve always believed in.

 Yesterday, 15 July 2014, marked the official end of my university education. And I’m proud to announce that I graduated with a Cum Laude (totally unexpected!). It really brings me great joy to celebrate with those I love, and to see the proud faces of my family, especially my grandpa who already demanded to see my official transcript. I know that he is extremely proud of me too, because I’m the first in my generation to graduate from university.

Once again, thank you to everyone who has helped me in this journey. In all honesty, some of us may grow apart over the years, but at this very moment, I just want to say that I appreciate everything that you’ve done for me. I wouldn’t have made it this far, and this well, without you.

 With love,