My co-work Myra had made a hand-made greeting card embellished with Tulisan’s monogram seal for her cousin who was graduating in July, it was so personal that I was whisked away to my past. It brought me back when I graduated from high school in Maine. The family that I stayed with wrote me the same message to congratulate me on my achievement.

I had a love-hate relationship with my schooldays. The glorious hours of classes, stressful time of comprehending calculus and getting swayed in Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace for Lit class, were indeed priceless.

I have always thought that education should be one of the basic human rights. Be it in a formal institution or the knowledge gleaned from life in general, education is about learning something that you have not known – which leads to self-exploration and a thirst to know more.

So, for those who have just graduated and are entering a new phase of life, congratulations! Keep your curiosity going.