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  • Good afternoon honored guests, families, friends, professors, and fellow classmates.

  • Thank you for coming to my graduation, three years ago.

  • Hello everybody my name is Ray and yeah, I’m in a graduation gown.

  • Just yesterday I attended my sister’s graduation ceremony and also it’s graduating season

  • so I thought I’d make a video on this topic.

  • Yes, this is my sister’s graduation gown.

  • The fact that I can fit perfectly in her gown demonstrates how she’s...

  • obviously borrowed an oversized gown.

  • No honestly I’m just skinnier than her.

  • Shut up!

  • So lets start by looking at some words related to graduation.

  • First of all in America, I think we use the termcommencement ceremony

  • more thangraduation ceremony”, theyre both correct and you can use either,

  • but commencement refers to the particular ceremony

  • where your name is called and you go get your certificate and cry and break down and...

  • However, graduation is also when you fulfilled all your academic requirements and officiallygraduatefrom the school.

  • So this can happen anytime whenever youre ready.

  • So there is a difference, you can still attend the commencement ceremony with your other fellow graduates

  • even though you skipped too much classes and ended up having to go for another semester,

  • which is, kinda sad.

  • That is also exactly why you don’t receive the actual diploma during the commencement ceremony,

  • you get it afterwards.

  • I think it’s a good way to put it too, because commencement also meansbeginning”,

  • so it's like after college youre beginning a new life.

  • Now onto the dress, I mean gown.

  • First of all we have the graduation cap, and this little guy right here is called a tassel

  • and we should secure it on the right side... so, here.

  • Then there’s this thing, I’m not sure if it’s called a graduation hood

  • because a hood is usually larger and with flaps, so I'm not sure about this one.

  • To confuse me even more it’s pink, why is it pink? Why does it have to be pink?

  • Why?

  • And the actual graduation gown, it is specially designed to have zero breathability

  • so that you can create a little sweat waterfall inside.

  • It's really happening right now inside.

  • Seriously.

  • So the next thing to talk about besides the attire is what people do in commencement ceremonies

  • and I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed what people did yesterday.

  • You see, they reserve this time slot after awarding the certificate and the turning of the tassel,

  • for the graduates to come up and talk.

  • But they don’t just talk, sometimes they get a little bit too emotional and they start to cry,

  • this is where things get interesting.

  • I’m not trying to, like, make fun of anyone here

  • but as I was sitting there with my camera all set up, I can see really close-up all of their expressions

  • and it was genuinely entertaining.

  • I hope I could show you some of those clips because I do have them recorded,

  • but obviously I can’t do that.

  • Can I?

  • No!

  • Okay so obviously, I couldn't,

  • I'm not gonna do it. I'm not gonna do it.

  • So I’m just going to do my best to reenact those moments to demonstrate my point.

  • First of all we need to get scientific and divide the different cryers into different categories

  • and there are some different types. I’ll show you five.

  • So first we have the mumblers,

  • it’s impossible to hear what they're trying to say when they're crying, and speaking, at the same time.

  • and

  • Then we have the tilters,

  • I think they don't want the tears to fall down so they tilt their head backwards.

  • My parents, theyre here and they're right there, at the right side. You can see them,

  • I love you guys so much, and...

  • A close relative of the titlers are the fanners,

  • this is when they presumably fight back tears by cooling themselves.

  • I mean, it's been tough but I made it.

  • Next we have the naysayers,

  • they're the ones who repeatedly convince themselves that they are not going to cry,

  • but they cry anyway.

  • No I won’t cry I'm fine, don’t hand me no tissue paper.

  • I just wanna take a moment and thank my parents...

  • Why am I crying? No.

  • Ok, thank you.

  • Finally my personal favorite are the dancers,

  • now they're not just crying, their crying are in sync with some kind of dynamic choreography,

  • it’s like this new age art thingy.

  • Entertainment at its best.

  • I really wanna thank my friends...

  • We're really good friends...

  • I hope we keep in touch...

  • So there you have it, the five ways people cry in commencement ceremonies.

  • Again, I have to stress, I’m not making fun of anyone,

  • it’s just that I admire these different types of crying from the bottom of my...

  • judgmental heart.

  • As for my sister, she kind of cried, but didn’t really cry. So she’s not within those five types.

  • She's an underachiever, so it's not fun to look at.

  • But she was the valedictorian, which means she is the representative of her class

  • and so she had to give a valediction.

  • Here today in my vlog I wanna share with you a little segment of my sister’s speech,

  • now it's about a minute or so, because the whole speech was seven...

  • seventy-two hours.

  • So yeah, a little segment.

  • So here you go, enjoy, but I’m gonna say this first,

  • don’t ask for her number or facebook or anything, just no.

  • Seriously, no.

  • As William A. Ward once said,

  • "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains.

  • The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."

  • You are like that. You inspire us.

  • Although you may not remember all of our names in the future,

  • we won’t blame you, because, let’s be honest here,

  • I don’t even remember most of my classmate’s names.

  • But know this: we will always remember you and the privilege of being your students.

  • Thank you, for everything.

  • Then, I would like to say something to my fellow graduates,

  • by the way I do remember your names.

  • I’m very lucky to have had the chance to work and study with many of you during all these years.

  • You are all amazing people, each and every one of you having your own talents and individuality.

  • Thank you, my friends, for being my friend

  • and for bringing me so much joy and laughter in my university years.

  • I would like to thank my beautiful and loving mother, my selfless and intelligent father,

  • and my caring and inspirational brother.

  • Without my parents, I wouldn’t be able to become who I am today.

  • Youve worked so hard to provide me with all the best things in the world.

  • Youve showered me with endless love and care.

  • Youve forgiven my mistakes in life and taught me how to be a better person.

  • I hope I’ve made you proud.

  • Without my brother, I couldn’t even imagine.

  • Youre like a twin. We are mental twins and as a bonus, we look so, so much alike!

  • All through these years, youve not only been just an older brother,

  • you have been and always will be my role model, my shelter, and my best friend.

  • I hope I’ve made you proud as well.

  • So that's the little segment of my sister's speech I hope you guys enjoyed it.

  • Because it's graduating season so I figured maybe, some of you are graduating.

  • Maybe some of you will be interested to hear about graduation so I hope you guys also enjoyed today's vlog.

  • Now this recording was done by me so I did personally attend my sister's commencement ceremony.

  • And it's quite an experience because to be honest,

  • I didn't really attend my own graduation three years ago.

  • I remember the day was like really rainy, it was showering.

  • And I thought to myself, "Man, so troublesome, I don't wanna go."

  • And I didn't go! So, I was that lazy. I was a really lazy student, compared to my sister, really.

  • Because she's really diligent and, she's that kind of like, straight A's student

  • she not only graduated, she graduated with distinction.

  • That means, basically, she kicks ass when it comes to academics.

  • So, she also gave that speech.

  • We are all, like my family and I, we are all very proud of her.

  • Now she's like crying in the corner right now.

  • So, it's an experience because it's graduation, it's like,

  • you're done with this phase of your life and it's a rite of passage, you're passing through that

  • and you're gonna start a brand new life (with) new challenges for you to overcome.

  • So, I think it's a really good experience.

  • And, as I'm talking, I more and more feel that...

  • it's so fricking hot, this suit, I can't stand this.

  • Let's just cut to the chase. Right here, we have a video. Right here, radio.

  • Right here, we have my website, and subscribe up there. Catch you guys next time.

  • Did you subscribe yet? Subscribe to my channel. Thank you!

  • As always, thank you guys for watching and I'll catch you guys next time! See ya!

  • I'm serious, this is so fricking hot!

Good afternoon honored guests, families, friends, professors, and fellow classmates.

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