Baruch atah Adonai…sheh’heh’cheh’ya’nu veh’ki’yeh’ma’nu veh’he’g’a’nu laz’man ha’zeh – Blessed are You, Lord…Who has kept us in life, sustained us,and brought us to this moment.

There was something magical when the sheh’heh’cheh’ya’nu (שהחיינו) blessing echoed through the speakers on our commencement ceremony. Two years of an amazing experience came to an end in a very exciting weekend. It was a fun mix of families (including my mother in a surprise visit) and friends in school and outside by the pool.

It started on Saturday with awards ceremony and the Last Lecture by Professor Ray Hill

Last Lecture – Ray Hill, originally uploaded by yanec.

On Sunday, after a nice picnic in school we went to a roots trip in Avondale Estates, GA where my uncle visited the house he had lived in 61 years ago.

White flowers, old house, originally uploaded by yanec.

With the great help of the current owner of the house we traveled back in time and heard interesting stories. The funniest one was about my uncle going to a Tarzan movie with his sister and leaving in the middle only to complete watching it many years after that.

No Tarzan today, originally uploaded by yanec.

The graduation ceremony (link, RealMedia) took place on Monday in the Emory’s Quadrangle.

The following pictures only briefly capture how much fun this was.

Waking up early, taking a taxi

Walking to the taxi, originally uploaded by yanec.

Fixing the Cap & Gown

I’ll fix it for you – again, originally uploaded by yanec.

Colorful feel of a Harry Potter scene

Just for the taset of it – Diet Coke, originally uploaded by yanec.

Why so serious, originally uploaded by yanec.

Posing with my best friends

Rodrigo, Rainier and me, originally uploaded by yanec.

Taking funny pictures

Kentaro’s funny face, originally uploaded by yanec.

Hands sanitizer to fight the swine flu

Hand sanitizer, originally uploaded by yanec.

Empty chairs waiting for the students and their guests

Chairs and booklets line, originally uploaded by yanec.My mother and I taking mutual pictures

Scattered rain, as was promised in the news

Getting ready to the Goizeta diploma ceremony in the Woodruf PE Center

me, posing, originally uploaded by yanec.

Walking into the gym, professors are waiting

Professor Michal Sacks, Resting, originally uploaded by yanec.

That’s it, we made it!

Einat, me and my diploma, originally uploaded by yanec.

I am so glad I took the decision to study for my MBA abroad and that  I did it in Goizueta. It was great. Now for the next steps.

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