Friday, April 08, 2005

I've been good this week, getting home at decent hours (before 11!)

Tonight, for some reason, I picked up the April 2005 issue of CA magazine (I don't remember the last time I did that... but I think I did it because this one wasn't shrink-wrapped -- I'm usually too lazy to open it.) Every so often the magazine features some super-accountant who pursues his or her life dream while building up a solid accounting career.

Well, this issue featured Darren Lee, whose resume features the following timeline:

2001 - obtains CA designation
2002 - becomes tax manager at KPMG
2003 - obtains CFA and CPA designations
2004 - competes at Les grands amateurs de piano, Paris, and then leaves KPMG to pursue his music career!

Sigh... what am I doing with my life?? But wow, just imagine the possibilities! The article is funny -- and I do agree with him how music is analytical and technical details are worked out int he same thorough manner as in accounting. Hahahaha...

Until next time, this is Gladys Yam.

Friday, April 01, 2005

All done -- At least for the time being! The next one is June 4th... But I'll worry about that after a short break. =) Good thing th CFA is all multiple choice because I'm afraid any more case type exams just will not be legible! Usually, at least the first question is neatly written. Today, it was chicken scratch all the way through... So much for any attempts to try and improve my penmanship.

I wrote the Law and Tax exam today--it's towards the CBV designation (Chartered Business Valuator), something that I kind highly doubt I will get. I don't know, I don't really know *what* I want to do with my career... I should probably settle down soon though.

Anyway, I got home tonight and had nothing urgent to do! It was nice to just tidy my room, change my sheets, etc. And of course, the Yam family's newest pasttime, Taiko Drum Master!