A Care Package for Our Soon to be Accountant

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A Care Package for Our Soon to be Accountant

 

Monday Meanderings & Inspiration

 

 

 

The Philippine Board CPA Exams

Last May 2012, 5,315 took the Philippine Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) board exams, 1,995 passed. This Saturday, October 6, 2012 another batch of Accountancy graduates will be taking the board exams. I have no idea how many will be taking the exams this time around, but for sure my baby and 36 of her batchmates from Silliman University will be taking the grueling Accountancy exams. We are all praying for them.

 

Nothing worthwhile doing is ever easy

It has not been easy. But nothing worthwhile doing is ever easy. For six months my baby and her fellow accountants-to-be have been imprisoned, or cocooned is a better word, in their dorm in the big city. They experienced a storm and severe flooding which left their dormitory with no electricity and water for two days. And yes, they have been studying and studying and studying. For two consecutive weekends starting this October 6, which is my birthday by the way, they will finally be coming face to face with what they have worked so hard for.

 

 

 

 

CPA board exams notoriously the most difficult

The CPA licensure board exams is notoriously known to be the most difficult board exam in the Philippines. Luck is not something which you will want to rely on as one is shading the answer box to each question. I believe that one really has to have the passion and love for numbers which my Baby has. I don’t know where she got it from, math has never loved me and there is certainly no reciprocity on my part. Maybe she got the love of numbers from the Papa who majored in Economics and who uses his cellphone more for calculating stuff than for communicating – I don’t know.

 

Diligence, discipline and love for studying

Diligence, discipline and a love for studying are also musts to be a student of accountancy. My Baby has all three. Again I don’t know where she got it from. When I was in college I would study but always end up sleeping with my head atop my books by 9:00 pm. I was working then on the principle of natural osmosis hoping the printed words on the pages would naturally work their way into my brain. My baby sleeps regularly at midnight and she is actually studying!

 

 

 

 

Faith and prayer the most important

But for me the most important key ingredient to be a successful student of accountancy or any field for that matter is faith. Prayer because of a belief in Someone of Higher power who sustains you and is your purpose for what you do. Living a grateful life for blessings that flow from a Father in heaven who loves you. For us as a family, and especially my babies, this is the most important aspect of our lives. A spiritual journey that starts with Jesus Christ. Our life, our spirits are nothing without Him who is our personal Lord and Savior.

 

Prayers have been an important part of my Baby’s accountancy adventure. We lift up everything to our God in heaven.

 

 

Our care package for the Baby.

Sorry for the loong intro there. I hope you got this far… :)

 

The Papa, the elder baby and I decided to put together a care package for the younger Baby. We thought that this homestretch before the actual exam day needed some lightening up. We wanted her to have something to grin and laugh about to start her day. She is so into her studies that we thought she needed a bit of chilling out time, too..

 

Here is our family CHILLIN’ OUT CARE PACKAGE for the younger Baby…these are the items we sent her:

 

 

Small encouraging cards she can give to her friends who are also taking the exams.

 

 

 

 

 

Some things she can use for her studies: sticky notes, paper clips and a fish scissor.

 

 

 

Thursday

Card package to be opened on Thursday morning with the Papa’s personal note. The Papa chose most of the cute stuff by the way. He was the one having the most fun in shopping for the Baby. How touching. He is truly the best Papa for our daughters.

 

 

 

 

Friday

Card package for Friday morning together with a card and a letter from the elder Baby.

 

 

 

 

Saturday

Exam day! This is the card package for Saturday.

 

 

 

 

Sunday

The second day of exams…Sunday.

 

 

 

 

There it is. Our care package for our Baby! We also included a lot of inspirational cards and stickers that our Baby can share with her fellow examinees…

 

I hope you are inspired!

I hope these simple ideas will inspire you to come up with an even more creative care package for someone in your life. Use whatever occasion to give people some love. Do it soon…and hopefully you can share your photos of your own care package with me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ana’s Fashion Evolution

 

Friday Fashion Files

 

This part of my blog, Fashion Files, is about people in my life who stand out in the way they wear their clothes. It is also about me in a new role as an emerging but still struggling fashion butterfly.

 

My fashion style growing up was very tomboyish…Absolutely no ribbons nor frilly stuff for me. The rougher the better.

 

I always have great difficulty putting together a decent outfit to wear.

 

Now that my two Babies are starting to carve out their own niche in the world, fashion is becoming an important aspect of my day to day. I used to hate wearing jewelry. But recently on a walk around a shopping mall, all I bought were trinkets!

 

Here is a synopsis of my fashion evolution.

 

 7th grade with my friend Martha – very tomboyish

 

 

New Year family themed reunion – not a fashionista yet – very awkward fashion pose. Tyra Banks will not be happy.

 

 

At a wedding for a nephew. I put together this outfit myself.

 

 

 At a wedding for my niece. Wearing my favorite blue. The skirt had a matching top but the day was just too hot and humid to wear it.  One hour before the wedding I cut a blue t-shirt leaving the bottom part, inverted it and voila, instant tube top!

 

 

At a themed celebration. Hybrid cowboy/Pocahontas. Roberto Cavalli inspired…haha

 

 

 At my Mom’s birthday bash. My usual look, very casual and preppy. Not very age appropriate.  :)

 

 

After church. I had a love affair with my blue pants for one month.

 

 

Introducing my lovely family-the husband and the two babies

 

 

I just had to include this because I think me and my batchmates look cute! This is for a dance number in our upcoming High School Reunion. I refuse to divulge how many years.

 

 

As to my fashion future? It is still very much a work in progress. My friend B told me that the style of Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl would look good on me.

 

 

What do you think? Do you agree? mmmmmm. :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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