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Ang naging usapan ng aming barkada na mag ro role play kami sa CPA review namin. Kasi nung college kami, hindi kami masyadong serious sa pag aaral kaya kailangan namin mag double time para ipasa ang board exam.
From day 1 to the last day, we only wore faded maong pants, ordinary t-shirts, old bags, mumurahing press board folders. Since we already know na hindi work sheet ang ginagamit sa CPA Board exam, ang ginamit namin at yung mga posters ng mga kandidato para makatipid na rin at para ma internalize namin na mahirap lang kami at ang CPA Board exam lang ang taning makakasalba sa kahirapan. Nandyan yung hindi na kami humingi ng baon sa mga magulang namin at nagbabaon ng lunch. Madalas, kinukuha namin ang mga bote sa review school para ipalit sa canteen at kunin ang deposit.
Nung dumating ang araw ng board exam, hindi na kami nanibago sa sa papel kasi sanay na kaming sumulat sa may sulat sa likuran para gawin ang solutions ng mga problems.
Nung i release ang results ng board exams sa prc, may usapan kami na kapag pasado, pupunta ang mga nakapasa sa tapat ng pinky pop ( malapit sa mc do morayta, I am not sure kung nandun pa yun pinky pop). Fortunately, lahat ng barkada nakapasa. Pero sa aming 12 barkada, ako na lang ang nag pa practice ng accounting. May barkada ako na nag migrate na abroad ( new zealand and singapore), may mga naging housewives kasi malaki naman ang kinikita ng mga asawa nila, may nag business, at yung isa, nag law at ngayon RTC Judge na siya.
Kapag nag ki kita kita kami, hindi namin makalimutan na minsan sa buhay namin, nag suot kami ng t shirts na binibigay ng mga kandidato during our review days.
Of course, kasama duon ang panalangin sa Diyos para ipagkaloob sa amin ang CPA certificate.
Hindi ko lang makalimutan ang mga reaction ng mga batchmates namin sa UST nung nakikita kami, sila yung tawa ng tawa sa mga itsura namin. Pero that is our way para ma motivate kaming mag aral na mabuti.
meron ba sa inyong hindi gaano matalino sa skul pero pumapasa naman sa mga quizes at exam (minsan bagsak).. pero PUMASA
parang easy go lucky lang..i graduated from a Province school kasi at alam nyo naman ang quality sa ibang province kaya hindi ko masyado sineryoso.kapag alam ko na pasado na ako for the sem easy go lucky na ako at laging nasa isip ko kahit passing grade n lang.
Ngayon kukuha ako ng board and i plan to study hard kaso sa mga former classmates ko na mas matalino pa sa akin na kumuha na ang iba sa kanila hindi nakapasa.so nanghina loob ko na pano pa kaya ako?e matalino nga hindi pumasa ako pa kaya?
so kaya ko natanong tong question na ito.hehehe.sana may reaction po kayo.
Yung mga easy go lucky type of person lang on his/her college days.
Bawal yung matalino,ehehe.kasi usaully pasado naman kayo
I was an easy-go-lucky person when I was in college but I assure you that being too lax during review time is a big no-no. I learned my lesson the hard way. I wasn't able to pass the board exam on my first try because I carried that kind of personality during the review. What hurts me the most was the disappointment that I bought my parents, especially my dad. He didn't talked me for months when I didn't passed my first board exam. During those times, I felt that I do deserved the treatment since I didn't took the board seriously.
That's why I asked my mum for a second chance, so I reviewed again. I really put my effort to it. But alas, God seems to have other plans for me. I was conditioned on my second try. The good thing about this one was my dad supported me again during the later part of my second review. Although I'm conditioned and I was happy that my dad still supported me.
Afterwards, I worked for a year and four months before taking the board exam again this May 2012 (since this was my last chance to get a removal exam). Finally, God gave my family and I what we have been praying for. It's nice to see my family's happy faces, especially my dad. He got emotional, actually (which is rare, by the way).
Here's some of my advice
1. You should take the board seriously. Probably the reason why God didn't gave me the license on the first because I don't deserve it.
2. If you did your part, God will do the rest.
3. And God has His reason why He don't give what we pray for immediately.
Also, according to all reviewers even though you graduated with honors that doesn't guarantee you will pass the board exam so don't belittle yourself. Hard work, perseverance, self-control and faith will help you pass the board. So to all future examinees, God bless!
Everyday, I'm visiting this thread when im not busy in the office. Stories here are really inspiring me, I know I will become a CPA in God's time. I'm now a current reviewee weekend session, it's hard. I hope my friend and I can make it on October 2012.
Darating ang time na you have to take a leave from work so you can concentrate in your review.
Ngayon lang ako nabisita sa Accountancy thread and napakaraming inspirational stories para sa ating mga future CPAs . Nakakatuwa at marami ring nagbibigay ng tips sa mga Accountancy students one of them is sir Larry Tan.
A energy inside me wanted to share my own story and so post away I am...
My story is basically of a struggle from the time of my application to college to taking the board exam up until application sa Big 4. Sa madaling salita, hindi naging madali sa akin una palang.
Highschool pa lang ako alam ko na kung ano ang gusto kong maging at kung anong profession ang tatahakin ko. The problem was hindi naging madali saken to take up Accountancy. My biggest problem was 80% lang ang GWA ko when I graduated sa highschool so hindi nako qualified kagad sa application pa lang. Not sure ngayon pero back in 2002 to 2003 schools require your high school GWA to be at least 85% para makapasok sa BSA.
I took up Political Science during my first year pero hindi ko talaga sya hilig kaya huminto na lang ako at nagtrabaho.
After 1.5 years of working, tinry ko ulit mag apply sa isang University pero ang requirement ganun pa rin - at least 85% GWA. Deym, hindi na yata matutuloy ang pangarap ko maging CPA I said to myself. Pero dahil nga gusto me paraan. Nagfill-out ako ng application form para sa Accountancy kahit 80% tuloy lang pasa pa rin. Nagulat na lang ako at inaccept *** application ko at inischedule ako sa entrance exam ng Accountancy which I passed. First hurdle overcome, so I was officially a BSA student.
Nung nagaaral na ko, tinaasan ko ang aking pangarap -> to be a CPA Board topnotcher. Kinalimutan ko lahat. I ate, slept and breathe Accounting. I worked hundred times harder compared to my Valedictorian and Salutatorian classmates. Soon I became the number one BSA student in my batch becoming a topnotcher sa qualifying exam, winning interschool Accounting Quizbowls and eventually becoming a JPIA president (whew!). Para kong celebrity sa school that time haha and those were my proudest years. I was the apple of the eye of our professors and co-students. Topping the comprehensive exam was just an icing on the cake of my wonderful, busy college life. I was on my way of becoming a CPA Board topnotcher, I said.
However there was one problem. Although I excelled in every aspect (Academics and Non-Acads) of my college days, I was not a scholar. That means na I need to pay my oustanding tuition fees before even getting my diploma and transcript of records, two requirements sa application sa Board. At that time, walang wala kami. Putol ang ilaw namin, kandila lang gamit ko sa bahay pag nagrereview. Walang regular na trabaho parents ko kaya umaga pa lang nagiisip na sila ng mauutangan pangkain lang namin sa isang araw. That's where I decided to stop and look for a job. I saw my dreams of becoming a CPA slipping away that time.
While looking for a job, tinuloy ko pa rin ang pagrereview ko since libre ako sa CPAR that time (one perks of being a JPIA president ). Umaattend ako ng review but I lost focus along the way since makahanap na ng trabaho nasa isip ko. Madalas na rin akong umabsent sa review. Days before the deadline in the application of CPA board exam came and hindi pa rin ako decided kung mageexam ako. Wala pa rin ang diploma and TOR ko. Those were my darkest times. My dream was to become a topnotcher before, pero during that time me doubt na rin ako pumasa man lang. My last morning going to CPAR for review, I knew hindi nako makakapag exam. Malaki yung outstanding fee ko sa school and hindi namin sya kayang bayaran. I knew wala ng pag-asa. So papunta na nga ako sa CPAR for last day of review, then tumigil yung jeep sa Morayta para magbaba ng pasahero. Suddenly my eyes turn red, swollen and tears dropped incessantly. Sa harap ng jeep namin me jeep na nakahinto. Sa katabing jeep namin nakasulat sa harap nya- "Dan" (my name) sa gilid nya nakaprint - "God will make a way." Buti na lang ako na lang sakay sa jeep ksi nakakahiya umiiyak ako.
That day, myself and my parents spoke to school officials at dahil nga malapit ako sa mga professors at school officials, they had released my Diploma and TOR, whew finally - God made His way! Last day ng application ako nagfile sa Board of Accountancy and I must admit I lost my confidence.
Fast forward to the result, I passed hindi nga lang ako nag top (passing rate was 18% that time). Although hindi ako nag top, indescribable yung feeling - basta sobrang sarap!
I knew exactly where I want to go so I targeted Big 4. Nagapply din ako sa ibang companies pero priority ko Big 4. Ilang beses akong nagpasa sa SGV, Isla Lipana (Joaquin Cunanan dati), Punongbayan at Laya Manangya. Walk in, internet, pasa sa kakilala, I emailed their HR, lahat ginawa ko to no avail. Rejected na naman ako! This time nagtrabaho na lang ako sa isang private company pero hindi ako naging masaya - Big 4 pa rin ang gusto ko. Habang nagwowork ako sa private, tuloy pa rin application ko sa SGV at Isla Lipana (PwC). Wala pa rin. Then I suddenly thought of the other Big 4 - Deloitte (Manabat). Wala akong sinayang na oras apply kagad ako. That was the start of my success story and the rest was history.
I am now working as an Asst Manager abroad, guess what Big 4 of course and earning almost Php 200K net a month. Hanggang ngayon naalala ko pa ring yung pangyayari sa jeep and I know God is with us lagi.
Hope my story inspires our young CPA aspirants
sana pag graduate ko pumasa ako sa board and then kumita rin ako ng ganyan kalaki..
ickoyap, pasasaan bat papasa rin kayo at kikita ng malaki. However I tell you now, you need to endure a lot of pain to pass the Board exam and earn big
READY AKO MAGHIRAP!
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