12 June 2013

[6899] Onward to Commencement!

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Thesis Update: My thesis received high marks and does not require a rewrite, summarily completing my capstone course and the final requirement for my master's program. Mahalo ke Akua!

Mahalo nui to each and everyone of you that have blessed me with your support, patience, prayers, good thoughts, and aloha these past two and a half years. Of course, I absolutely could not have done it without the love and support of my Sweetie, and the prayers of support from my "very patient and understanding" mother.

Proudly wearing a custom Sig Zane Designs shirt for this occasion, and with regalia expertly altered for me by my hula sister, I will commence at 5 pm on Friday, June 14, 2013 at California State University East Bay in Hayward California as a Master of Science in Education, Option in Online Teaching and Learning.

You will be with me spiritually as I cross the stage to accept my degree. Obligatory celebration(s) will be planned for a later date. ;)
I look forward to meeting those of my classmates and teachers that will be able to attend commencement on Friday, especially at a social get-together sponsored by the MS-OTL program. How wonderful it will be to finally meet face-to-face after all this time being together online.
With love, aloha, and appreciation, --Liko and Toki  feeling Happy, Blessed, and Accomplished.

07 June 2013

[6899] Waiting for the Grade and Commencement

Aloha e Nā Hoa,
Greetings Friends,

Been a while since I have posted here. For the past few days I have been anxiously waiting for my instructor of the 6899 capstone course, Nan Chico, to provide me feedback on my thesis paper. Incidentally, Nan is also the director of my master's program.

Reflective thoughts have been leading from one to another and suddenly my neglected blog came to mind. I started the blog two and a half years ago to document this journey (January 2011). During the journey however, blogging frequency has been inconsistent. Reasons vary, but at times it was a choice of energy conservation, and others, experiences that just needed sharing.

This is not a full reflection of the journey--not just yet. I turned the paper in on Sunday. Grades are due on Wednesday the 12th. I continue to work on the paper, finding opportunities for improving grammar and conciseness as I wait. The optimal feedback from Nan would be no rewriting required--good to go. The not so optimal feedback would require a major rewrite that could potentially go beyond the 12th, thus requiring another quarter in the program.

Commencement is Friday the 14th at 5pm in Hayward for which I ordered commencement invitations and thank you cards. I have yet to mail any out. (Yes, that would be snail mail.) Since commencement is on a Friday, with friends and family too far to attend, I will take pictures of the big day and send a photo along with the invitation or thank you card. So many people helped me get this far.

But again, I am still waiting.

More later. So until then, live long and prosper by living pono.