I’d just like to take this opportunity to say a word of congratulations to all my fellow dietitians graduating from dietetics at QUT in 2012. Our graduation ceremony was on 12/12/12, a memorable date indeed!
This year has been a truly amazing one full of new experiences. I did my placements while juggling assignments in-between (two in Brisbane, Australia, another two overseas). I went to Auckland City Hospital (NZ) for my clinical placement and saw the quaint and beautiful sights around Auckland, went to Vietnam (Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City) to do my research project on the prevalence of malnutrition in hospitals and enjoyed the delicious Vietnamese food. In September, I attended the International Congress of Dietetics in Sydney as one of the >2000 delegates from dietitians all over the world. And I made a lot of new friends I’ll never forget along the way.
Thanks to everyone for the support, and thank you to those who could make it to my graduation. Thank you to my family and friends, without whom I wouldn’t be here today. Thank you to everyone I’ve met throughout these four years of study, including my fellow dietitian colleagues, teachers, and everyone who’s shared some part of my life journey, as short as a few days or as long as decades. Whether we’re still on the same path or have diverged our own ways, you have all left footprints in my heart and shaped who I am today.