Doctor Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

The ceremony itself was held in Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, one of Taipei’s two great halls. (The other being Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.) It was standing room only (literally, as they didn’t give out ticks or reserve seats) as students, family and friends poured into the massive hall. We were early, so we luckily managed to get seats, although right at the very back and not together, and we were better off than most of the people who had to stand. The ceremony itself consisted of music, introductions, a very special guest speaker, a couple of the school’s bigwigs, and finally the class leaders went up on stage in groups to accept their awards on behalf of their groups. Since it was all in Chinese, I dozed through about half of it, but I do remember something about “honesty being the best policy” being repeated a bunch of times by the guest speaker. (Ironic if you know Taiwanese politics…) Posted by Picasa

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