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  • hannaherika 11:37 pm on May 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    CPA Board Exam May 2008 Results 



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  • hannaherika 10:15 pm on May 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Cheerleader becomes CPA 

    Oathtaking Ceremony at PICC Plenary Hall (June 2007)
    Dinner is seved at the Testimonial Party at the Manila Hotel
    With Mr. Conrado Valix who helped us in our jouney
    Sir D’s fun and humour during his lectures stretched my memory. Until now, I remember those jokes.
    with sir Tom, whose teachings and techniques I well-grasped

    Thanks CPAR!

    I was on the lobby of CPAR, our review school, waiting for my turn to arrive at the forefront of the crowd. The cause of the commotion is probably one of the most significant milestone in this crowd’s life. They were looking at their future. Anxiously waiting for my turn, I got to observe other board takers. There were mixed emotions. But, almost all of them cried. You could tell who poured happy tears and who regretfully shed tears of pain.

    I had a gut feeling that I could be neither one of them for I was feeling so numb at that time. My family and friends know me as a crybaby. I cry profusely in sad movies, I cry so hard when I’m so touched by a person, when I’m angry, happy and even when I’m utterly and literally crawling on the floor out of laughter. I have great deal of emotions and it goes out as tears. But it only proved that I had no emotions at all for I knew that I wasn’t going to make it. As I saw the wall of future I concluded my lack of emotions.

    One year after, I was riding a tricycle going home (yes my friends I do public commute) when my friend called me on my phone saying “Hannah, Congratulations! You’re already a CPA!” Then I went ballistic, screaming at the top of my lungs, ignoring the fact that I’m in a tricycle.

    I went home because this time, I was so sure that I made it. What I did to make it happen was never easy as the first time I took the exam. I just committed myself to learning the basics, got hold of them and solve problems. Preparation is the key in passing the board exams. Preparation is so vital that not only did it make me pass; I got to be included in the top 100 this time in our pre-boards, I got invite letters from audit firms, and I got a 90 average on my board exam! I am proud not only that I passed, I got colorful scores.

    I hope that I could give hope to those who are taking the board exams for the first time, that you may the right set of attitude for your first take. To those who are taking it the second time, fret not for I have been a survivor of this. If I, the cheerleader in college who almost flunk in accounting academics, made it – you too could do it! For those who have repeatedly taken the board exams already, just keep on pursuing your dream. Work hard and prepare for it, have the right attitude and confidence in you and you will definitely make it. I have a close friend, whom I met at CPAR and am my co-worker in the office right now, who took it around 5 times before she became her dream CPA.

    I’m new to this blogging thing and for those aspiring to become CPAs; I will be posting tips and my experiences so that you learn from what I have been.

    • Praveen Ratna Deepak 4:22 am on May 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations on your achievement my friend! I did not understand the cheerleader part though.

    • Flair Candy 8:13 am on May 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you Praveen! It’s just that being a happy-go-lucky cheerleader and being a nerdy geek accountancy student at the same time is a very unsual situation. And it is extra hard mixing your hours with cheering practices and strenous sleepless nights of studying also. Cheers!

    • Praveen Ratna Deepak 8:38 am on May 31, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Aha! I get it now.

      I do agree that its a very unusual situation! Glad u could balance it so well and come out with flying colors!

      Nice blog ..I do pay a visit daily!

    • Fung 2:38 pm on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Hannah, just happened to browse through… congratulations! 🙂

  • hannaherika 8:44 am on May 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Life’s Equations 

    I checked out my corporate e-mails and noticed that I received one from a friend who is resigning effectively today in our company.

    His message just struck me and I would like to share with you his known equation about life.




    If you really think about it, it’s true.

    Sayonnara Mark! See you along the streets of Ayala ave. May you have a new life with a new dream in your new job.

  • hannaherika 8:44 am on May 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Life’s Equations 

    I checked out my corporate e-mails and noticed that I received one from a friend who is resigning effectively today in our company.

    His message just struck me and I would like to share with you his known equation about life.




    If you really think about it, it’s true.

    Sayonnara Mark! See you along the streets of Ayala ave. May you have a new life with a new dream in your new job.

  • hannaherika 9:56 pm on May 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Thin belt back in 

    My favorite gossip girl and fashion icon Leighton Meester wears a red belt accent on admireably classic high waist skirt. Fashion update alert independent ladies! Wear a similar combo like this and I’m sure you’ll have a lovely day in the workplace.

  • hannaherika 9:18 pm on May 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Red Carpet favorites 

    Here’s the list of my red carpet favourites from the 19th Annual GLAAD Awards and Young Hollywood Awards.

    Becki Newton wears the vibrant yellow color! It adds to hate-me-‘coz-I-look-younger-than-you fashion statement. It’s playfully fun with those sexy gladiator sandals.

    Cindy Crawford wears a hot sexy red but screams simplicity at the same time.

    LBD hot, but posture is not. Anna Faris needs to smile naturally to look more confident in her hot little black dress that matches her soft blond waves.

    Joss Stone’s barefoot confidence – still sizzling with a silver attitude.

    Brittany Snow in a mini mermaid dress – another hot stuff in red carpet’s summer.

    Christine Lankin goes blue with a unique shade and simple style but totally classy. This is my personal winner.

    *Photos are taken from cosmopolitan.com

  • hannaherika 8:47 pm on May 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Music Update 

    I’d say I’m proud to be a Filipino. And these two youngsters prove to be my inspiration.

    British-Filipino Charlie Green

    Charlie Green – the amazing 10-year-old Filipino-British who made it to the semi-finals of Britain’s got talent. He appeared in week 2 of ITV’s Britain’s got talent. What did I say about my previous entry about the hottest british indie-rock band The Filthy Youth? Yep, I love british accent!

    Charice Pempenco – the Big Star

    She is now known as Charice – her official screen name. She placed third on the Philippine’s TV show “Little Big Star” but in accounting terms she is a premium. Meaning, her “effective value” is way higher than actual as proved by her appearances on SBS, Ellen DeGeneres show, Paul O’Grady Show and Oprah. But her hollywood fame doesn’t end here. It is said that she might do a record for Disney and might actually appear in High School Musical three.

  • hannaherika 8:26 pm on May 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Hot Website 003: Couchsurfing 

    Got the juice for travel? Here’s one site that could serve as a tool in satisfying your travelling needs. Couchsurfing gives you the best venue for an exciting and unique travelling experience.

    Couchsurfing is a worldwide network for making connections for the travelers and the local community they visit.

    So how does it work? The main idea with couchsurfing is to first find a place where you want to travel. Then, just log in to their website and search for people who could be your host. This could litterally mean that your host would give you a “couch” to stay on for the rest of your vacation, or book a hotel yourself if this would make you uncomfortable. The host will then tour you around. The itenerary depends. If you’re clueless or too lazy to research about hotspots around the place, then you could let your host do that for you. Or you could ask your host to take you to places you want to go.

    It’s also a social community wherein you could get to meet new people and chat with them. In each location you would want to go, you could get to meet great people and have a much more wonderful experience being a part of the culture of the place you visited.

    This also goes true when people want to contact you and visit you. You get to be the host, and spread the Philippine culture. You get to be an ambassador of the Philippines.

    Having said this, I’d said it’s considered as one of my Hot Websites!

  • hannaherika 7:40 pm on May 18, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Movie, Entertainment 

    I was holding on to my seat from the time the movie started.

    I first saw Speed Racer’s advertisment in a billboard along EDSA as I was driving. Then, with the racer-wanna-be that I am, I googled it right ahead. The movie will be showing in May and the protagonist is my favorite boy-next-door character – Emile Hirsch (lead guy in the hit movie Girl Next Door). Christina Ricci is his leading lady and that made it much more interesting.

    I found out that Speed Racer is a 1960s Japanese anime series. I asked my boyfriend about it and he said that he watched some episodes. He even knew the theme song.

    I didn’t expect the movie to be this nice. It’s cinematography is very detailed and very good. I love the cars and the old-school meets new era design. I loved the speed, the action, the hyper reflexes and everything. The story itself is not bad and the graphics are totally awsome.

  • hannaherika 8:04 pm on May 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    How to edit Start up programs 

    Isn’t it such a hassle when you open up your pc and you have to wait for 5 minuites for it to load. Then there must be some programs in your Windows start up that you don’t need to use.

    You can edit the programs you would want to start on start-up. For example, you have yahoo messenger and msn that always runs ready upon start up. You could actually opt not to start them up since it is not necessary. Programs like this would just slow down your start up. There are however some items that you need to start instantly such as your anti-virus and spyware.

    Here’s the how-to:

    – Just click Start > Run
    – Type msconfig then click “ok”
    – go to the “start-up” tab then you would find a list of programs that start upon start-up

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