Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Of Passing the CPA Board Exam


My happiness is beyond measure right now, so much so that I have decided to write about my CPA na gyud ko moment!  Up to this single second, I still can't absorb that my name's now three letters longer! Wait, Mrs. Shola Zamayla-Asdfghjkl?!!! Di siguro. Lelz! It's Shola Mae Rose G. Zamayla, CPA!
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DAY 1 : 10/06/12
After how many months of waiting, the first day of the CPA Board Exam finally arrived. I only had about 5  hours of sleep a night before, tbh! I think it's just normal to be nervous---but my heartbeat was truly unkabogable during those wee hours of dawn! I wasn't sure if the cold water or the idea of  the boards gave me the chills while I was taking a bath but damn it the feeling was really intense I cannot even...

I dropped by at the dorm's chapel and surrendered everything to Him.

Then I reached Philippine Women's University and found myself sitting inside Room 319.

First subject given was the Theory of Accounts (TOA). It was fine (?!)---enough to give me an impression that passing the board exam isn't as easy as 1-2-3!

Auditing Theory (AT) almost took my breath away thereafter. It was the subject whereby I held my rosary beads a number of times, said a lot of Hail Mary's and wrote 'Lord, give me strength.' at  my questionnaire until the 100th item. 

I was very disappointed with Auditing Theory, specially that I managed to like the subject so much. Abi nako maayo na kay ku'g AT.   It turned out the other way. Uwawan Part 1. 

DAY 2: 10/07/12 
Although I was still hurt by the idea that I might fail because of AT, I forced myself to move on and tried to solve the problems amidst time constraint. I can't really assess Management Services (MAS)and Practical Accounting I (P1) but one thing is for sure:  there were items that I wasn't really sure so I made some educated guesses. 

DAY 3: 10/13/12
I'm not really confident with Auditing Problems. It's a tough subject that I was really afraid of flunking so a day before the exam, I didn't study for Practical Accounting Problems II. I said a little prayer before I scanned the problems and to my surprise, and to everyone's surprise, it was okay.

Praise the Lord! 

Okay. So did I just mention that I didn't study for Practical Accounting Problems II? Uwawan Part 2. Lelz. 

Day 4: 10/14/12
I thank my Law Teachers for giving me a very good foundation in Obligations and Contracts, The Negotiable Instrument Law, Partnership and Corporation, Law on Sales, Agency, Pledge and Mortgage.  :)

Day 5: 10/15/12
I am just glad how Mommy had the initiative to leave her work for 2 days just to stay beside me while I was waiting for the result of the exam. No matter how much I fooled myself that everything's gonna be fine, the idea of AT was really haunting my system. And to my ka praningan, Mommy told me that I talked while sleeping. Nag-ingon daw ko'g True. False. A. B. C. D. Nganga. 

I woke up around 7 o'clock in the morning and had barely eaten my breakfast. Mommy was trying to comfort me but I was still praning, to no avail. So much tension came 12 noon but the result wasn't posted yet. I held my phone and waited for some trusted people to inform me because I wasn't brave enough to check my name. (Imagine, I wished to call BOA and PRC for them not to prolong my agony Huhuhu!!!)

Two and a half hour  passed and the result wasn't posted --- yet again. So I decided to go to the nearest church in SM Fairview. 

Inside the shrine, I knelt before Him and cried like I have never cried before.

Afterwards, I checked my phone...

...opened a message from a trusted friend.

...and the text message went something like

Shola Mae Rose G. Zamayla, CPA.

I seriously looked like a crazy girl while jumping and crying and shouting and smiling upon reading the message but kebs na! CPA na ko!!! Certified Public Artista. Lelz.

Just wanna savor this moment so gotta be back here in my space soon. :)

To God be all the glory! You DA best, Lord. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

This is How We Do It.

I would have wanted to update the blog that I posted YEARS ago. If you missed the post that I am referring to, you may check it here. But I think creating a new post is way better. HAHA! Okay. So here it is. 

So the pictures say it all ~ HAHA! Do I need to emphasize that among the four of us, I'm the only baby girl without a baby boy? NVM. SES. :* asdfghjkl <3

I love these girls to forever. Pictures coming up!

Keeping our sanity in the middle of the toughest fight we have ever encountered. Thank you, FOOD. :*

WHATEVER. So much for words. I'm preoccupied now. I'll make it up to you guys in my next post. Mwuah! :*