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edited March 25 in Pinoy Careers
Hi everyone. This thread is open for all CPAs who are willing to share their stories that can inspire anyone. hope this thread can give motivation and serve as an inspiration especially to those CPA aspirant. Thanks and God Bless to all!!!
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  • Share ko lang story ko with Sir Larry..

    After my two failures on October 2003 and May 2006, I prayed to God na sana bigyan nya ako ng sign kapag ka time na for me to take the exam again. Kase noon napapanaginipan ko, 3 months before actual board, wala daw ako nasasagot or blangko daw test paper ko. Sabi ko kay God, kapag napanaginipan ko na papasa na ako tsaka nalang ako mag review ulit, though I have another plan to take the exam on May 2010 if di pa dumating yung sign. Then, I met Sir Larry dito mismo sa thread. That was May 2008 if I'm not mistaken. Sabi nya saken, why I must wait for May 2010 kung pwede naman na akong magtake for May 2009. I always say, "tingnan ko pa Sir, kase wala sa Budget". Pero sabi nya, may paraan naman kung gusto talaga. But actually, deep in my heart..I'm still waiting for the sign. Then, August 2008, I dreamed nagpost daw ako sa thread na ito ng ganito "yes, pasado na kaming dalawa". When I woke up, I said to myself na dumating na yung sign. Hindi ko lang kinukwento sa iba kase baka hindi magkatotoo...ganun daw kasi yun..

    After that dream, sinabi ko kaagad kay Sir Larry na decided nakong mag-review for May 2009 exam. He guided me sa review ko. Though hindi ko na apply lahat ng advise nya, still I can proudly say na malaking factor sya sa pagkapasa ko. Sya ginamit na instrument ni God for me to realize the mistakes I have done on my past review. Then before first pre-board, I doubted if I can make on May 2009. I'm thinking to defer it nalang sana and take the exam on October 2009. I consulted Sir Larry, and he said, if I have at least 4 strength subjects, I must focus on them and not to totally disregard the other 3 subjects, take the exam and in the event I will not pass, at least pwede akong ma condition. After first pre-board, I decided na mag self-review na lang. Hindi naman dahil sa magaling ako neither hindi maganda yung review school na napasukan ko but the fact that I'm a 2003 grad and working pa ako, napagtanto ko, hindi na sasapat saken ang 3 months kung makikisabay ako sa schedule sa review school. And during may 3 months review, nakatanim sa isip ko palagi mga advise ni Sir Larry(focus on relevant problems, take down notes, mark the problems with their level of difficulty, have at least 6 hrs sleep at night at hindi dapat lalampas ng 12 midnight, novena or attend mass 9 days before actual board), guidance from the Lord and a lot of self-discipline. Then nung final pre-board sa PRTC(April 2009), 4 nights akong umiiyak, kase feeling ko di ko pa nagagawa yung best ko, di pa ako prepared, tapos na mental block pa ako. I doubted na naman, If I'll take the exam. Then Sir Larry advise me to pray hard and take it easy. I decided na pumunta sa Quiapo Church, dun ko talaga iniyak lahat, and I even ask God "Bakit ganon?". Ginagawa ko naman ang best ko, I felt God talked to me that time and I realized "If I do offer everything for him, I must never feel dissapointed regardless of the result, because what matters to God is the offer itself, Hindi yung kung gano ka kagaling sa ginagawa mo para sa kanya".

    I take the exam nung May, then nung hindi ko makita ang pangalan ko, sobrang dissapointed talaga ako. Tinatanong ko sa taas kung ano pa ba kulang sa mga ginawa ko. Ano pa dapat kong matutunan. Then I just felt what God wants me to realize. Humingi ako ng sign, pero nag doubt pa rin ako...that was the lesson.

    I have no plans na kunin ang grade ko sa PRC. Then tinawagan ako ni Sir Larry, nangungumusta and he urged me to get my grades kase nga daw baka condi ako at least makapag prepare ako ng mas maaga. Hay naku, God sent talaga si Sir, the night after he called me, pumunta ako PRC, then dun ko nalaman condi nga ako. Kung di pa sya tumawag, di ko pa nalaman sana yung result.

    Again, nag self-review nalang ako for the removal subject. Mas nagkaroon ako ng disiplina at motivation sa sarili ko. I sacrificed a lot pero lahat may reward. August 2009 napanaginipan ko, binalita ko daw sa husband ko na pasado na ako. Syempre sinarili ko lang para magkatotoo, pero I told my husband about it na may napanaginipan akong maganda pero tsaka ko na ikukwento kapag nagkatotoo. Until it happens kahapon nung balitaan ko nga sya.

    Lesson learned, Trust God. Sya talaga gagawa ng paraan basta magtiwala lang tayo sa kanya. Do your best,without assuming that you know a lot but believing God will guide and help you to prepare for the battle. Lot of self-discipline. Nakapasa ako hindi dahil sa magaling ako kundi dahil inilaan talaga ni God ito para saken. Hinasa muna nya ako bago ibinigay ang Title. God is really great.

    Kay God, Sir Larry, kay Sir Ocampo(PRTC and staff), kay deemaxx, weebine, existentialist, PJ(sya nag inform saken na pasado ako, thanks bro)..at kay jo. Salamat sa inyong lahat. Payback period na...diba deemaxx.usapan natin yun..hehe. Sa mga future CPAs...goodluck sa inyo. Walang imposible kay Lord..kayang-kaya nyo yan.

    There are times we came to the point that we loose trust to God and to ourselves. We think that we cannot do what others can, but no matter how hard will be your situation is, it was only YOU who can conquer the battle. You cannot be a looser until such time you stop fighting.NAKAYA NAMIN, MAKAKAYA NYO DIN... :)
  • :') ganda... napaiyak ako. twice na din ako nagfail sa CPA Board Exam and nakarelate talaga ako sa post mo. I know papasa din ako and i will also be sharing my stories here on this thread. Soon. It's more than 5 months to go. :-) Thanks for sharing this.
  • angelfil wrote: »
    :') ganda... napaiyak ako. twice na din ako nagfail sa CPA Board Exam and nakarelate talaga ako sa post mo. I know papasa din ako and i will also be sharing my stories here on this thread. Soon. It's more than 5 months to go. :-) Thanks for sharing this.

    Ganyan din pakiramdam ko nun when I'm reading inspiring stories and i utter to myself na sana one day makapagbigay din ako ng inspirasyon sa mga CPA Aspirants, sa isang katulad ko na nakaranas ng tatlong take, masasabi ko talaga na di ganon kadali maging CPA. Darating din ang para sayo. :)
  • to sailormarce and the rest with similar stories,

    hi to all, can i get in touch with you from time to time, im planning to make a compilation of these types of stories for our fellow pexers . . .

    paging sir larry, i need yours too . . . .he he he he!
  • ^wow! i hope makakuha ako ng copy niyan :)
  • Larry TanLarry Tan PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    to sailormarce and the rest with similar stories,

    hi to all, can i get in touch with you from time to time, im planning to make a compilation of these types of stories for our fellow pexers . . .

    paging sir larry, i need yours too . . . .he he he he!

    Story ko nakakalat na sa pex, i think nasa CPA Review Thread part 1 pa ang iba
  • Larry Tan wrote: »
    Story ko nakakalat na sa pex, i think nasa CPA Review Thread part 1 pa ang iba

    Paki post ulit dito Sir Larry para mabasa ko rin... :) Thanks!
  • Larry Tan wrote: »
    Story ko nakakalat na sa pex, i think nasa CPA Review Thread part 1 pa ang iba

    sir, permission to copy paste and then lagyan ko ng scenematic effects ha! :rotflmao:
  • Larry TanLarry Tan PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    sir, permission to copy paste and then lagyan ko ng scenematic effects ha! :rotflmao:

    Permission granted. ;)Ikaw bahala.
  • oks yan...mukhang hindi ko pa nabasa yun ;)
  • 100%wagi100%wagi PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Share ko lang story ko with Sir Larry..

    After my two failures on October 2003 and May 2006, I prayed to God na sana bigyan nya ako ng sign kapag ka time na for me to take the exam again. Kase noon napapanaginipan ko, 3 months before actual board, wala daw ako nasasagot or blangko daw test paper ko. Sabi ko kay God, kapag napanaginipan ko na papasa na ako tsaka nalang ako mag review ulit, though I have another plan to take the exam on May 2010 if di pa dumating yung sign. Then, I met Sir Larry dito mismo sa thread. That was May 2008 if I'm not mistaken. Sabi nya saken, why I must wait for May 2010 kung pwede naman na akong magtake for May 2009. I always say, "tingnan ko pa Sir, kase wala sa Budget". Pero sabi nya, may paraan naman kung gusto talaga. But actually, deep in my heart..I'm still waiting for the sign. Then, August 2008, I dreamed nagpost daw ako sa thread na ito ng ganito "yes, pasado na kaming dalawa". When I woke up, I said to myself na dumating na yung sign. Hindi ko lang kinukwento sa iba kase baka hindi magkatotoo...ganun daw kasi yun..

    After that dream, sinabi ko kaagad kay Sir Larry na decided nakong mag-review for May 2009 exam. He guided me sa review ko. Though hindi ko na apply lahat ng advise nya, still I can proudly say na malaking factor sya sa pagkapasa ko. Sya ginamit na instrument ni God for me to realize the mistakes I have done on my past review. Then before first pre-board, I doubted if I can make on May 2009. I'm thinking to defer it nalang sana and take the exam on October 2009. I consulted Sir Larry, and he said, if I have at least 4 strength subjects, I must focus on them and not to totally disregard the other 3 subjects, take the exam and in the event I will not pass, at least pwede akong ma condition. After first pre-board, I decided na mag self-review na lang. Hindi naman dahil sa magaling ako neither hindi maganda yung review school na napasukan ko but the fact that I'm a 2003 grad and working pa ako, napagtanto ko, hindi na sasapat saken ang 3 months kung makikisabay ako sa schedule sa review school. And during may 3 months review, nakatanim sa isip ko palagi mga advise ni Sir Larry(focus on relevant problems, take down notes, mark the problems with their level of difficulty, have at least 6 hrs sleep at night at hindi dapat lalampas ng 12 midnight, novena or attend mass 9 days before actual board), guidance from the Lord and a lot of self-discipline. Then nung final pre-board sa PRTC(April 2009), 4 nights akong umiiyak, kase feeling ko di ko pa nagagawa yung best ko, di pa ako prepared, tapos na mental block pa ako. I doubted na naman, If I'll take the exam. Then Sir Larry advise me to pray hard and take it easy. I decided na pumunta sa Quiapo Church, dun ko talaga iniyak lahat, and I even ask God "Bakit ganon?". Ginagawa ko naman ang best ko, I felt God talked to me that time and I realized "If I do offer everything for him, I must never feel dissapointed regardless of the result, because what matters to God is the offer itself, Hindi yung kung gano ka kagaling sa ginagawa mo para sa kanya".

    I take the exam nung May, then nung hindi ko makita ang pangalan ko, sobrang dissapointed talaga ako. Tinatanong ko sa taas kung ano pa ba kulang sa mga ginawa ko. Ano pa dapat kong matutunan. Then I just felt what God wants me to realize. Humingi ako ng sign, pero nag doubt pa rin ako...that was the lesson.

    I have no plans na kunin ang grade ko sa PRC. Then tinawagan ako ni Sir Larry, nangungumusta and he urged me to get my grades kase nga daw baka condi ako at least makapag prepare ako ng mas maaga. Hay naku, God sent talaga si Sir, the night after he called me, pumunta ako PRC, then dun ko nalaman condi nga ako. Kung di pa sya tumawag, di ko pa nalaman sana yung result.

    Again, nag self-review nalang ako for the removal subject. Mas nagkaroon ako ng disiplina at motivation sa sarili ko. I sacrificed a lot pero lahat may reward. August 2009 napanaginipan ko, binalita ko daw sa husband ko na pasado na ako. Syempre sinarili ko lang para magkatotoo, pero I told my husband about it na may napanaginipan akong maganda pero tsaka ko na ikukwento kapag nagkatotoo. Until it happens kahapon nung balitaan ko nga sya.

    Lesson learned, Trust God. Sya talaga gagawa ng paraan basta magtiwala lang tayo sa kanya. Do your best,without assuming that you know a lot but believing God will guide and help you to prepare for the battle. Lot of self-discipline. Nakapasa ako hindi dahil sa magaling ako kundi dahil inilaan talaga ni God ito para saken. Hinasa muna nya ako bago ibinigay ang Title. God is really great.

    Kay God, Sir Larry, kay Sir Ocampo(PRTC and staff), kay deemaxx, weebine, existentialist, PJ(sya nag inform saken na pasado ako, thanks bro)..at kay jo. Salamat sa inyong lahat. Payback period na...diba deemaxx.usapan natin yun..hehe. Sa mga future CPAs...goodluck sa inyo. Walang imposible kay Lord..kayang-kaya nyo yan.

    There are times we came to the point that we loose trust to God and to ourselves. We think that we cannot do what others can, but no matter how hard will be your situation is, it was only YOU who can conquer the battle. You cannot be a looser until such time you stop fighting.NAKAYA NAMIN, MAKAKAYA NYO DIN... :)

    Thank you so much for sharing :) It inspired me to strive harder and I hope, like you, I can pass the Board Exam.
  • bankereconomistbankereconomist PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    This is not my story but story of friends who passed the CPA board exam.

    I have six close friends we all graduated March 2006. Three of the six close friends of mine passed on their first take and one of them was pregnant during the review and board exam and her parents did not know it as a matter of fact among us she got the highest rating in the board.

    I worked, went abroad and do so many things trying to forget the tragedy of failing the board exam. One of us who failed the board went abroad to study. The other two took the board again only one passed and the next story he told us is he got his girlfriend pregnant. The one who failed for the second time called me sana di na daw siya nagboard. Sabi ko may next time pa naman, you make a baby na din para next time pasado ka na.

    Sabi niya sa akin wala na siyang kasamang magrereview sabi ko naman di naman importante na may kasama tapos sabi niya samahan ko siya sabi ko di kita masasamahan magreview kasi may work ako at ito ang priority ko ngayon wala pa akong planong magreview.

    Honestly that time duda na ako na makakapasa siya kasi alam ko na sa amin talaga pinakamahina siya sa nung nagaaral pa kami. Sabi ko sa kanya di kita masasamahan magreview pero i can devote my sunday to you para masamahan ka kahit sa pagsisimba man lang. Sabi niya sige... Pero di muna siya nagboard kasi magiisip muna daw siya kung talaga meant talaga siyang maging CPA.

    March 2008 nagpaalam ako na magnursing ako sa kanya naengganyo pa siyang sumama sa akin para magenroll. Sabi ko kung di ka sigurado wag ka ng magtuloy ako matagal ko na 'tong pinagisipan. Simula nung nag Finac1 tayo binalak ko na talagang magnursing kaya 'wag kang padalos dalos kung pinayagan lang ako ng parents ko dati di ko na tatapusin ang BSA mag BSN na ako dati pa.

    June 2008 nagenroll ako ng nursing sabi niya magboboard na daw siya sa May 2009. Tinanong niya ko kung pwede ko siyang samahan. sabi ko oo kahit iniisip ko na mahirap talaga samahan siya. Nagsisimba kami kapag linggo kung saan saan tapos lunch then movie after tapos text text kapag gabi na. Tapos 1 week kami di magtext sat night na ulit para sa plano the next day. Kapag napapagod ako sa kakalakad sinasabi ko sa kanya hmmmmmm kung di lang para sa board exam di kita sasamahan. Tapos laging sagot niya napapagod ka na ba? di naman kita pinipilit tapos kapag sinabi kong sige last na ito next week pahinga na tayo tapos tatahimik bahala ka kapag bumagsak ako ikaw ang may kasalanan. Sige samahan kita ulit wag kang magalala.

    December 2008 di na maganda pakiramdam ko gabi pa lang nilalagnat ako pero sinamahan ko pa din siya sabi niya tatag mo pala. Kahit pala nilalagnat ka sasamahan mo ako. Sabi ko pumasa ka lang sa board kaya kapag di ka pumasa makunsensya ka ha. Kapag tatayo di ako makatayo nakatingin pa ang tao sa simbahan tapos sinasabi ko sa kanya hawakan niya ako sa leeg or noo para malaman na may sakit ako sabi niya kahit di kita hawakan mukha kang may sakit namumutla ka tapusin lang natin ito.

    Natapos ang misa sabi ko sa kanya lalabas pa ba, sabi niya oo. Sabi ko saan? Sabi niya sa MOA, sabi ko talagang ayaw mo akong pagalingin magtaxi na lang ako pauwi. Relax ka lang sabi niya. Sabi ko magdrive thru ka naman kaya hinto ka sa 7-11 gusto ko ng gatorade. Sabi niya ako na lang bababa sabi ko sige. Bumili din siya ng paracetamol, advil pati loperamide nga eh. Tapos lumiko kami sa Sofitel sabi ko ano tayo? sabi niya kakain lang. tapos nagcheck in kami. hmmmm nahihiya talaga ako sabi ko sa kanya bakit nandito tayo? natawa ang frontdesk sabi niya may voucher ako sayang naman.

    noong nandun na kami maraming naglaro sa isip ko magpapabuntis ka ba para pumasa ng board? hehehe pero alam ko na napapamahal na talaga siya akin madalas ko na ding naisip na ligawan kaya lang baka makasira sa pangarap niya. Tapos sabi niya higa ka na sabi ko bakit baka ***** mo ko. Magpahinga ka lang tapos sabi niya matulog lang daw ako at nakatulog ako 8pm na ako nagising. umayos naman na ang pakiramdam ko pero weak pa din ako. kumain kami sa baba tapos umakyat na tapos di na kami umuwi di na siya nakapasok wala na din akong pasok. btw sa mga di nakakaalam mag-isa lang ako sa pilipinas kaya yung mga sumunod na okasyon sa kanila ko nag spend pasko, bagong taon pati mga birthday. May summer class ang nursing, kaya nung board niya busy din ako. Narelease ang board nakapasa siya. btw, girlfriend ko na siya after nung board. at nakapasa siya ng hindi siya buntis.

    Eto ang kwento ko, pinakilala ko na siya sa parents ko at gustong gusto siya ng parents ko for me kung kakasal daw kami wala ng intindihin mamili daw siya ng simbahan sabi naman niya hinatyin ko pong makagraduate si ___ para okay ang lahat. Sa october 2011 ako naman ang magboard.
  • This is not my story but story of friends who passed the CPA board exam.

    I have six close friends we all graduated March 2006. Three of the six close friends of mine passed on their first take and one of them was pregnant during the review and board exam and her parents did not know it as a matter of fact among us she got the highest rating in the board.

    I worked, went abroad and do so many things trying to forget the tragedy of failing the board exam. One of us who failed the board went abroad to study. The other two took the board again only one passed and the next story he told us is he got his girlfriend pregnant. The one who failed for the second time called me sana di na daw siya nagboard. Sabi ko may next time pa naman, you make a baby na din para next time pasado ka na.

    Sabi niya sa akin wala na siyang kasamang magrereview sabi ko naman di naman importante na may kasama tapos sabi niya samahan ko siya sabi ko di kita masasamahan magreview kasi may work ako at ito ang priority ko ngayon wala pa akong planong magreview.

    Honestly that time duda na ako na makakapasa siya kasi alam ko na sa amin talaga pinakamahina siya sa nung nagaaral pa kami. Sabi ko sa kanya di kita masasamahan magreview pero i can devote my sunday to you para masamahan ka kahit sa pagsisimba man lang. Sabi niya sige... Pero di muna siya nagboard kasi magiisip muna daw siya kung talaga meant talaga siyang maging CPA.

    March 2008 nagpaalam ako na magnursing ako sa kanya naengganyo pa siyang sumama sa akin para magenroll. Sabi ko kung di ka sigurado wag ka ng magtuloy ako matagal ko na 'tong pinagisipan. Simula nung nag Finac1 tayo binalak ko na talagang magnursing kaya 'wag kang padalos dalos kung pinayagan lang ako ng parents ko dati di ko na tatapusin ang BSA mag BSN na ako dati pa.

    June 2008 nagenroll ako ng nursing sabi niya magboboard na daw siya sa May 2009. Tinanong niya ko kung pwede ko siyang samahan. sabi ko oo kahit iniisip ko na mahirap talaga samahan siya. Nagsisimba kami kapag linggo kung saan saan tapos lunch then movie after tapos text text kapag gabi na. Tapos 1 week kami di magtext sat night na ulit para sa plano the next day. Kapag napapagod ako sa kakalakad sinasabi ko sa kanya hmmmmmm kung di lang para sa board exam di kita sasamahan. Tapos laging sagot niya napapagod ka na ba? di naman kita pinipilit tapos kapag sinabi kong sige last na ito next week pahinga na tayo tapos tatahimik bahala ka kapag bumagsak ako ikaw ang may kasalanan. Sige samahan kita ulit wag kang magalala.

    December 2008 di na maganda pakiramdam ko gabi pa lang nilalagnat ako pero sinamahan ko pa din siya sabi niya tatag mo pala. Kahit pala nilalagnat ka sasamahan mo ako. Sabi ko pumasa ka lang sa board kaya kapag di ka pumasa makunsensya ka ha. Kapag tatayo di ako makatayo nakatingin pa ang tao sa simbahan tapos sinasabi ko sa kanya hawakan niya ako sa leeg or noo para malaman na may sakit ako sabi niya kahit di kita hawakan mukha kang may sakit namumutla ka tapusin lang natin ito.

    Natapos ang misa sabi ko sa kanya lalabas pa ba, sabi niya oo. Sabi ko saan? Sabi niya sa MOA, sabi ko talagang ayaw mo akong pagalingin magtaxi na lang ako pauwi. Relax ka lang sabi niya. Sabi ko magdrive thru ka naman kaya hinto ka sa 7-11 gusto ko ng gatorade. Sabi niya ako na lang bababa sabi ko sige. Bumili din siya ng paracetamol, advil pati loperamide nga eh. Tapos lumiko kami sa Sofitel sabi ko ano tayo? sabi niya kakain lang. tapos nagcheck in kami. hmmmm nahihiya talaga ako sabi ko sa kanya bakit nandito tayo? natawa ang frontdesk sabi niya may voucher ako sayang naman.

    noong nandun na kami maraming naglaro sa isip ko magpapabuntis ka ba para pumasa ng board? hehehe pero alam ko na napapamahal na talaga siya akin madalas ko na ding naisip na ligawan kaya lang baka makasira sa pangarap niya. Tapos sabi niya higa ka na sabi ko bakit baka ***** mo ko. Magpahinga ka lang tapos sabi niya matulog lang daw ako at nakatulog ako 8pm na ako nagising. umayos naman na ang pakiramdam ko pero weak pa din ako. kumain kami sa baba tapos umakyat na tapos di na kami umuwi di na siya nakapasok wala na din akong pasok. btw sa mga di nakakaalam mag-isa lang ako sa pilipinas kaya yung mga sumunod na okasyon sa kanila ko nag spend pasko, bagong taon pati mga birthday. May summer class ang nursing, kaya nung board niya busy din ako. Narelease ang board nakapasa siya. btw, girlfriend ko na siya after nung board. at nakapasa siya ng hindi siya buntis.

    Eto ang kwento ko, pinakilala ko na siya sa parents ko at gustong gusto siya ng parents ko for me kung kakasal daw kami wala ng intindihin mamili daw siya ng simbahan sabi naman niya hinatyin ko pong makagraduate si ___ para okay ang lahat. Sa october 2011 ako naman ang magboard.

    love story ito eh :rotflmao: at least you were an inspiration :naughty:
  • magppost ako ng story ko kung i-repost ni JUNTRIX ang story niya, mauna ang master hehe
  • I would like to thank sailormarce for starting the thread as it gives me the opportunity of inspiring CPA hopefuls specially those Filipino accountants who are working abroad and uttering the word of thanks to all the people who is behind my success. I know sharing an inspirational message is indeed a difficult job, especially for someone like me who has not proven anything yet, except for the fact that the Almighty had blessed me with the chance of passing the first offshore Philippine CPA exam. I am so blessed that I am 1 (one) of the 4 (four) CPA passers who made it out of 31 examinees in the first SPLBE (Special Professional Licensure Board Examination) held in Al-Khobar and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I hope in my own little ways I could inspire all aspirants specially the CPA examinees from Middle East.

    It was February 16, 2007, I left Cebu, Philippines in grief having in mind that I can’t realized my dream of becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). I belong to a productive family, having 9 siblings and it’s the primary reason that I decided to work right after graduation instead of taking the review classes and eventually taking the CPA Exam. Having graduated with “Laude” from our batch, I easily landed a job as bank auditor and deferred my dream of getting the CPA Exam just to help my parents financially in sending our younger brothers and sisters to college and eventually have there respective degrees, thanks God we’re all now professionals.

    For me, passing the CPA exam is about setting goals. Everyone needs to set goals — I believe that is the definition of being human. I really prayed and worked hard for this CPA license. I could still remember October of last year when I submitted my enrollment form for the First PICPA Riyadh CPA Review classes. The funny thing then - I was broke at that time since I just arrived from vacation and all my savings we’re exhausted in my wedding. Honestly, I’m thinking to defer my review again but God is so good that a friend of mine offered me to borrow money for the review fees. I set my mind that I have to focus on this review and give my best shot. With God’s graces, I made it and am so much thankful and grateful to HIM for the sacrifices that I made really paid off—the average of 4 hours of sleep 2 months before the exam, the patience to solve difficult and challenging previous CPA board problems, and many other sacrifices like studying my index cards while in line waiting at Western Union Counter to be served while sending money back home. My goals before gradually become vivid as the examinations are becoming near, and I am happy to share with you that despite the short period of time on this grueling review process, I manage to discipline myself. Self discipline will spell the difference. These are the first and few important lessons that I learned during the review period.

    Certainly, the 3 Days CPA board exam held in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia was indeed a memorable experience for me, the experiences that I changed into special moments. The 7am to 7pm schedule in our first day of exam was indeed a real battle, squeezing my brain out just to make sure that I give my best answer to questions being asked that would give me the confidence on the remaining board subjects the following 2 days. Prayer plays a vital role in this endeavor of mine, I’m so much thankful that a lot of people are praying for my success in the exam, my parents and wife even ask my Examinee number just for our chapel to be specific in there prayer petition.

    To the future CPAs, you must have a goal and the will to win whatever your goal is. If you’ll simply go after that thing that you want, with all your strength and sagacity, no obstacle can turn you away from the goal that you desire to achieve. Success comes to those who are willing to sacrifice their immediate gratification in order to achieve long-term satisfaction. Be a winner for a winner is a positive thinker who sees well in all things. A winner is patient and knows that a goal is only as worthy as the effort that’s required to achieve it.

    To PICPA Riyadh Officers and our review instructors and to my reviewer-online family, you are the real winners. It’s you - our mentors, who deserve all the credit for without your devotion, patience, understanding, motivation, relentless efforts and sincere desire to help CPA hopefuls, I would not have become member of the institute.

    I am so much grateful because passing the CPA Board exam opens deluge of opportunities which opened before me after passing the CPA Exams here in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia 8 months ago. I take pride in saying that am the first CPA who became an officer of PICPA Riyadh who took the oath of office before Ambassador Antonio Villamor even before PRC released my CPA No. when I had my vacation in the Philippines last July this year. Seriously, am very thankful for the promotion and salary adjustments done outright in my new contract, meaning more dollar remittances now to be sent back home!

    To the CPA aspirants especially OFWs from Middle East, I congratulate you in advance for taking the courage to pursue your dreams of becoming a CPA. Just do your best in your review despite of all the difficulties. But just in case you fail, don’t give up, never give-up. Review and take the exams again. Continue to review while earning dollars! It’s a win-win formula! May you guys take advantage on this rare opportunity that our government thru our Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE, the PRC and Board of Accountancy are offering to us, OFW. SPLBE is actually the PRC’s counterpart to Efren’s push cart – they’ve got lots of basic similarities - reaching out to deliver professional opportunities yet with meager operating budget! SPLBE is actually a GLOBAL PUSH CART offering loads of career opportunities while earning dollars! It’s not only Efren’s push cart being copied now by lots third world countries. Overseas board exam extended by the Philippine government is being envied now by our colleagues from India and Pakistan. They vowed to do the same what our government has offered to overseas workers.

    Lastly, thank you so much to all the people who have been there for me in reaching out my dream of becoming a CPA. To all CPA aspirants, have that positive outlook in life and constant communication to our Almighty Father. Strike a balance in your life. And make a difference.
  • Larry TanLarry Tan PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Wow, I didn't realize how much these Accountancy threads have helped CPA aspirants to realize their dreams. Kaya tama si Sir Anson Keh, helping thru the PEX forum is much more fulfilling & better than teaching in the review like a broken record. Although I must say, teaching review classes, no matter the class size, be it 10 or 300, has it's own fulfillment too, especially teaching the working reviewees who face economic challenges in life.

    I remember one time a Middle East (ME) Reviewer approached a Review Director in Manila. I was in conversation with the Review Director in front of the Review Center. The ME Reviewer introduced himself, then asked for help for the ME Review Center and the reply he got from the review director is to buy all the CPA review books available and bring it to the Middle East. Parang na disappoint ang Middle East Reviewer, akala niya makakakuha siya ng mga handouts. When the review director left to attend to his class, I told the ME guy to go to the other review center that offers online review. I don't know what happened after that. When PRTC was approached to conduct a review in the ME (sa Qatar yata yun), I had reservations with the set-up, sa plane fare & accommodations pa lang talo na, just do the math. Kaya before it started, they backed out. Perhaps the online review and some materials from the pex reviewees could help them a lot. Maybe a marathon one week review from seasoned CPA Reviewers will do, however, Middle East Reviewers should be given the materials (with solutions) one month ahead of time. That should spell a lot of difference for the ME reviewees.

    Basta free travel expenses & accommodations plus some pocket money for shopping, call ako. Hahaha.
  • Larry TanLarry Tan PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    This is not my story but story of friends who passed the CPA board exam.

    Narelease ang board nakapasa siya. btw, girlfriend ko na siya after nung board. at nakapasa siya ng hindi siya buntis.

    Eto ang kwento ko, pinakilala ko na siya sa parents ko at gustong gusto siya ng parents ko for me kung kakasal daw kami wala ng intindihin mamili daw siya ng simbahan sabi naman niya hinatyin ko pong makagraduate si ___ para okay ang lahat. Sa october 2011 ako naman ang magboard.

    Hindi siya buntis dahil....
    (a) walang nangyari sa inyo natorpe ka
    (b) walang nangyari sa inyo dahil you are not feeling well
    (b) may nangyari pero di siya fertile
    (c) may nangyari pero isa sa inyo baog

    Joke lang... :lol:

    Teka, kilala ko ba kayo?
  • ^P :rotflmao: natawa talga ko dito...si sir talagang may mga assumptions pa na enumerated...hehe :lol:
  • Larry Tan wrote: »
    Hindi siya buntis dahil....
    (a) walang nangyari sa inyo natorpe ka
    (b) walang nangyari sa inyo dahil you are not feeling well
    (b) may nangyari pero di siya fertile
    (c) may nangyari pero isa sa inyo baog

    Joke lang... :lol:

    Teka, kilala ko ba kayo?


    naloka naman ako sa reply ni sir larry. hehe..

    parang type ko yung letter (b). walang nangyari sa inyo dahil you are not feeling well... *peace*

    pero mas maganda kung walang nangyari sa inyo dahil responsible kayong dalawa. na-visualize nyo ang mangyayari sa future if ever nabuntis yung girl.. hahah..

    wala lang. naisip ko lang.. :lol::lol::lol:
  • bankereconomistbankereconomist PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    naloka naman ako sa reply ni sir larry. hehe..

    parang type ko yung letter (b). walang nangyari sa inyo dahil you are not feeling well... *peace*

    pero mas maganda kung walang nangyari sa inyo dahil responsible kayong dalawa. na-visualize nyo ang mangyayari sa future if ever nabuntis yung girl.. hahah..

    wala lang. naisip ko lang.. :lol::lol::lol:

    gusto niyo ba malaman ang mga sumunod na nangyari?
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