Taken quite some time ago â€“ certainly not during this semester. Playing with the camera instead of studying.
Yes, exams wrapped up several days ago, but it didnâ€™t feel quite right that I write my traditional concluding message on the semester until finding out the last finalâ€™s mark. As it turns out, my fears of failure were quite unfounded, and I passed the course with flying colors.
The last semester went by in a flash. A few defining moments offset its otherwise monotonous passing: signing the Microsoft offer, IRS/IRC, fourth year design project symposium, end of classes, and my last examination on April 23. Itâ€™s somewhat interesting to note that perhaps the most important event, the signing of a full time offer, happened first in the semester. Needless to say, with my immediate future mapped out, the main goal was to simply graduate. It did help somewhat that I was able to choose a couple of interesting courses.
Since my H-1B visa petition precludes me from entering the United States, which I had planned to visit during the summer, Iâ€™ll likely spend some time traveling through Canada, a vast land that I really havenâ€™t seen much of. With my future pegged south of the border, Iâ€™m going to take the opportunity to enjoy this great country.
As for this phase of my life? It’s time to close the book.