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Wooo Hooooo Doctor Diamond!

I am bursting with pride. And she’s not MY daughter, I have nothing to do with her success, she’s done this all on her own. My niece, Little Diamond is now DOCTOR DIAMOND!

I don’t imagine I will remember to think of her as Doctor Diamond all the time; I will probably still call her Little Diamond.

Little Diamond, Doctor Diamond, we are all so proud of you. We dance of joy at your accomplishment, and your determination, and how very very GOOD you are! Wooo Hooooooooo!


So here is something very cool. There is a Wikipedia article that tells you all about academic dress for different levels of educational attainment. In the olden days, and at a very few universities today, gowns (like robes, kind of like abyaa3t) are worn to classes. With each level you attain – Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, Doctorate – you get to wear different additions – capes, hoods, etc.

Most of the time you never get a chance to wear them again after graduation. Unless you are an academic, and then you wear them for every university graduation. It is particularly colorful when all the professors troop in, very medieval, wearing their university colors and their degree colors (yes, those are different.)

Woooo Hooooo, Doctor Diamond, c’mon over here and we will have a robe made of silk with sparkles on it! Adventure Man asks if we get a family discount for consultations?

September 15, 2007 - Posted by | Bureaucracy, Cross Cultural, Education, Generational, Relationships, Women's Issues


  1. Congratulations to little doctor Diamond. All the best inshallah

    Comment by jewaira | September 15, 2007 | Reply

  2. Congrats 🙂

    Comment by chikapappi | September 15, 2007 | Reply

  3. Congratulations to Dr Diamond! 🙂

    Comment by N. | September 15, 2007 | Reply

  4. congrats to the Dr and her family!

    Comment by EniGma | September 15, 2007 | Reply

  5. Congrats 🙂

    Comment by confashion | September 15, 2007 | Reply

  6. Hey hey hey, Jewaira, Chikapappi, N, EniGma and Confasion – it’s all girls here, so let’s dance! Wooooo Hoooooo, *celebration dance for Dr. Diamond!*

    Ummmm. . . N. your name is kind of like mine, gender-neutral, and I remember feeling very hurt when Global Voices called me a guy, so I hope you are a gal, but I am not entirely sure. If we let you dance with us, and you are a guy, you can’t tell anyone.

    Confashions, do you know anything about the VillaModa at Al Manshar, when and if it will ever open?

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 15, 2007 | Reply

  7. Congratulations to little doctor Diamond….!!Mabrook!!

    Comment by Hayfa | September 15, 2007 | Reply

  8. Mabrook little D !! 🙂
    Dont forget to give AM a discount on consultations 🙂

    Comment by Abdulaziz | September 16, 2007 | Reply

  9. LOL N’s a guy but he’s really nice and he won’t tell XD

    Comment by EniGma | September 16, 2007 | Reply

  10. hehehe thank you all 🙂

    its a doctor of philosophy, so I’m not sure whether anyone will want to consult with me, Abdulaziz, but I’m definitely ready to help out with any academic crises :D.

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | September 16, 2007 | Reply

  11. We’ll blindfold N. and Abdulaziz, and dance anyway! They can sip coffee and have some of the graduation cake while we dance!

    Help! Help! Dr. Diamond, I have a dilemma, can we have a quick consultation??? (just kidding!)

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 16, 2007 | Reply

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