Graduation day 5th April 2017
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Today I went to my daughters graduation it was a nice venue and went without a hitch.

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i find the graduation for every year at school or even nursery a little strange.  Mind you am an old git and you only graduated from Uni when i was a nippa

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6 hours ago, Steve GCC said:

I find the graduation for every year at school or even nursery a little strange.

Me too. Me thinks it's just an excuse for the families to party and get drunk.

Or could be a conspiracy between the costume/gown companies, the companies that make those silly medals (which every kid seemingly gets for something like "best at eating crayons") and the bakeries as well as San Mig - can't have a graduation without them! 

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Yeah, it makes great FB fodder, too. Family time, though, so that's cool.

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2 hours ago, Gator said:

Or could be a conspiracy between the costume/gown companies, the companies that make those silly medals (which every kid seemingly gets for something like "best at eating crayons") and the bakeries as well as San Mig - can't have a graduation without them! 

Sounds like a typical Christmas time any where in the world. 

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Graduations, starting from kindergarten, are photo taking opportunities for the family. The purpose is to record significant milestones in a child's progression through life. I am all for it. Nothing is more cute than a little one dressed up for the occasion.

What makes things difficult are all the other things like belt testing for martial arts and musical instrument recitals. They keep adding different levels including two color belts for intermediate in martial arts. I think there are now nine before reaching black belt. Each event requires fees from the parents and gifts (mostly cash) from the grandparents.  

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6 hours ago, SNAFU said:

Yeah, it makes great FB fodder

I think Snafu is on the right track. The increase in Graduations is because folks are getting burned out on posting restaurant dishes on face book:hystery:

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I think the children are rightfully proud of themselves and frequent graduations encourage them to go forth and reach the next milestone in their lives!

Unless, of course, they hear all the adults snickering about how its a useless, commercial event and then, just like with Santa Claus, the joie de vivre they had been feeling evaporates. Life becomes dull and boring and all about how much money you can make and how fast you can make it.  They start to think about saving enough money to hurry up and go to a place like Philippines, where life is still cheap and simple and fun.  Isn't that what we have done with kids in the west?  Is that what we want kids in Phils to be like?

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2 minutes ago, Dave Hounddriver said:

I think the children are rightfully proud of themselves

 How right you are!

BTW so glad you popped in because Sleeping.jpg :whistling: :thumbsup:

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5 minutes ago, Jack Peterson said:

BTW so glad you popped in because Sleeping.jpg :whistling: :thumbsup:

Yes, and that includes my aircon cleaner LOL.  I just texted him to find out where he's at (supposed to be here).  "Sorry sir, is it ok if I come at 1?"  So maybe he was at one of them graduation parties last night :hystery:

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