Inside the Pro Chancellor room
Private room for the Pro Chancellors
7th session Cokmar bearer
My view from the stage
Lunch after the event
Today is very interesting because I have been nominated by my dean to become the Cokmar bearer for the 7th session of the UPM 34th convocation. I came early and took the opportunity to familiarise myself with that 8kg 'stick'. When the occasion came, I just kept my face straight, look forward, walk slowly in between the pro-chancellors and the vice chancellor, try not to look excited and just follow the procedure. When it's time to sit down, I discovered that the hall has a WiFi network and I took the opportunity to update my Facebook status. When it's time for me to carry again the Cokmar, I had to really concentrate because this time I will be leading the rest of the group. For a few moment I felt like a superstar especially towards the end of the hall due to the constant bombardment of the cameras flashes, mostly by the proud parents. It's a nice experience I would say, and I hope some of my colleagues will get their moment too in the next convocation.