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So another year is gone. 2012 is joining in the page a history. It came with a buzz of dooms day. Mostly people will remember 2012 as a possible year of doomsday. Apart from that 2012 was a historic year for the world. US election, Financial crisis of Greece, London Olympics, Crisis in Gaza and many other important events. For my country, Bangladesh, 2012 memorable too. Many major events took place during the year but unfortunately very few of them are good for the country. But today I’m not writing anything about my country or about the world. Today I will write about my self and was 2012 for me. As an accountant, we have to prepare financial statements at the end of an accounting period. Tonight I set down for the year-end calculation of life.

2012 was a year of expectation, achievement and failure to me. I had so many expectations and targets for 2012. I was able to meet some of them and failed to do others. Through out the year, I experienced many things for the first time. Some of them are memorable for life time and others are ok. But now let me begin the year-end calculation of my life.

Expectations:

1) I was in a turning point of my life when 2012 started. I just finished my internship and was waiting for the grade. I was in so confused about what to do next. I had so many options in my hand. I needed to think very carefully and choose a path. People around me gave different types of advises. I analyzed them very carefully but still had many good alternatives. I was expecting to overcome this situation and choose the right path.

2) When I entered in undergrad program, my target was to achieve CGPA at least 3.50 out of 4.00. When I was waiting for intern grade, I calculated and found that my CGPA will be stuck at 3.49. I was expecting to get an “A” so that it could push my CGPA to 3.50

3) My friend circle always try to organize an annual trip. I was expecting to have another tour in 2012. I never been to Cox’s Bazar and saint martin’s island before 2012. Though these are very common place for tour, I never had the chance to go there. I was hopping to go this time around. Although I had another reason to go there and that was to meet with my girlfriend.

4) I got admitted in ICMAB on December 2011. I was so serious with it. I started to study hard and prepare for the exams. I was expecting to appear in April 2012 exam.

5) When I finished my internship, I was offered a job at that organization. I refused their offer with a plan to study CA. To be a CA was my childhood dream. During November & December of 2011, I applied in different CA firm to join in. However, I did not get any response. I was Expecting that I could start my CA study by 2012.

6) I was expecting to get enrolled in ICAB as quickly as possible so that I can attend in June 2013 exam (it takes almost 18 months).

7) I was expecting to finish reading all the books of CA 1st level (Knowledge level of professional stage) and then start reading 2nd level books.

these were the expectations I started 2012 with. My plan was to fulfill all those expectations by 2012. Now lets come to the my achievements in 2012.

Achievements:

During 2012 I had following achievements.

1) During 2012 I completed my graduation from North South University. I scored my expected CGPA. Though I achieved it not the way I planned. But still I scored CGPA 3.5 out of 4.00. It took me 13 semesters to complete my BBA. Though I planned to finish it by 11 semester. I could actually finish it by 11 semester. But later I changed my plan. Anyway, that’s another story.

2) We had the tour I mentioned in expectation part. Me and my friends went for a week-long tour. Our route was DhakaChittagong-Bandorban-Cox’s Bazar-Saint Martin’s island-Cherea dip-Cox’s bazar-Chittagong-Dhaka. It was a wonderful journey. We had so much fun. And yes, I meet with my girl friend. I won’t never forget that day.

3) I overcame with my confusion and determined to pursue my childhood dream; to be a CA.

4) On April 2012, I joined in A. Qasem & Co. Chartereed Accountants. It is one of the renowned CA firm and the first CA firm in Bangladesh. I got ICAB registration on June and will appear in May-June 2013 exam.

5) I passed one of two subject exam I appeared in ICMAB. Now I’m done with 500 marks of 2100 marks to get ACMA degree.

6) I start auditing. By the end of 2012, I have audited 7 organizations. I went out of Dhaka couple of times for auditing purpose.

7) I finished reading more than half of the books of CA level 1.

I also had few small achievements during 2012. Now let me jump to the failure section.

Failure

Though I achieved many things, I had few failure during 2012. Fortunately the numbers of failure is not that high.

1) I was not able to push my CGPA with intern grade. I had to get back to university for another course. I took taxation course to replace the working capital management course. This increased my CGPA to 3.50. Although my number of credit hours increased.

2) I got several promising and lucrative job offer but I refused them all. Even though I had the opportunity, I did not accept any job offer. Though I am not considering this one as my failure. Instead I should treat it as my strength to stay determined.

3) I failed to finish reading all the books of CA level 1. Still continuing my reading process.

4) I appeared in August 2012 exam of ICMAB. I attended two exams. I passed in one and failed in another. The subject I failed in was Intermediate financial accounting, the subject I like and the subject I thought I was good at.

Loss

During the year I lost my eldest aunt (paternal side). She used to love me so much. I too cared for her. I pray to Allah to bless her soul and put her to Jannah. Another loss of the year  is my friends. I lost communication with most of my friends. After joining in a CA firm, I restrained myself from friends so that I can focus on my ICAB & ICMAB studies. Also I became too busy with auditing. I sincerely hope that my friends don’t forget me. I will get back to them as soon as I finish my articular period or I become a chartered accountant. Till then, I hope they all will be well.

Performance analysis:

During our audit, we do lots of performance analysis. I think I should do a bit of analysis on my performance, expectations, achievements and failure. Despite of failures, the whole year was great for me. I am still following the path I have chosen. I’m still perusing the strategies I prepared for my life. 2012 was ultimately a great year for me. after 2003-5, I got another great year. It is the year when I took the control of the path of my life. I stayed still in the turning points of my life.

2012 was good for me. I hope 2013 will be good too. I hope 2013 will be good for us, our country and for the world. I pray to Allah for our bright future.

Now we are in new year’s eve. Only few moments left before we enter in 2013.  I’m hopping you all are prepared to accept 2013 and let go 2012. Thanks for reading the blog and I’m wishing you Happy new year!!!

 

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It has been a while since I wrote something. I may have played lazy but that is not entirely my fault. I got busy with my life and a busy man needs his rest. I know my resting period was too long. But what can I do? I am a lazy man after all. 😛

Talking about life, I returned to university for one more semester. Although I was supposed to finish my Bachelor on December, I extended it up to April. I have taken a single course in this semester and the course is about taxation. There are some reasons for extending this semester which will I tell later. Apart from the university, I am also got admitted in CMA under ICMAB. Thus life became busy.

After I finished my intern, I took some time for myself. Moreover I needed some time to complete my intern report and submit it. It took 2 weeks to submit my report. After the submission, I asked myself what to do next. More I asked, more I got confused.

I was offered a job where I did my intern. But I refused the for several reason. I will share the reasons in another blog. But one of the reasons was to join in a Chartered Accountant firm as I wanted to be an CA. I submitted my CV to some CA firms earlier. So I was waiting for their call.  Then I found one of my friend got admitted in CMA. Although I knew about it but I never considered it as an option. I did research on CA & CMA. Then I found that syllabus of both professional degrees are almost same and somewhat similar to my courses in my bachelor.  So at the end of December, I too got admitted in CMA.

While doing research on those degrees, I found that both degree contains a course on Taxation. In my bachelor I was also offered the course. However I didn’t took it. So I decided to do the course in order to understand the basics of taxation hoping that it will come in handy in future. Then I extended one more semester of my bachelor just for this taxation course. There was another reason and that was to push my CGPA little higher so that I can touch 3.50 in scale of 4.00.

After my class started at North South University, I discovered two more plus point for extending one semester. First, I got the opportunity to use the big library of my university to study CMA materials. Second, I could promote SPSS Assistant to other fellow students who are doing intern in this semester or will do in next. SPSS Assistant is a join initiative of my friend Reaz Haq and mine. Through SPSS Assistant we offer professional help in SPSS Analysis and interpretation of intern report, marketing research or any other kind of statistical research.

I got too confused after my intern. But I overcome all the confusions and took a strong decision. No matter how confused we are or how troubled we are,  We will overcome everything with time. And as long as we are alive, our life will go on…..

 

For the first time in my NSU life, I’m confused about taking courses. I have only few courses left. By summer semester I’ll finish all these courses. It’s ironic that I didn’t face this problem in last 9 semesters but facing this problem when I have only couple of semester left.

Two semester earlier I had planned out which courses to take in which semester for my remaining semesters. Everything went according to the plan till the last semester. But this semester I’m facing hard time is selecting courses. Sections I select are either full, have odd class time or time clashes with other section. Because I have only few courses left, I don’t have much of option. Earlier I made some combinations with easy courses and hard courses for each semester. but this semester I can have either all easy courses or all hard courses. So far I took MKT412, MGT489, SOC101 & BUS401. The section of SOC101 need to be changed. And I’m confused about selecting courses between BUS401 or MKT470. If I take mkt470, I’ll complete my marketing major. If I take BUS401, I’ll complete all the core courses. Again if I take BUS401, all the courses I have to take in next semester will have big projects.

Re-advising is the only solution for my problem. So I went to get re-advised today. But unfortunately it solved only half of my problem. Looks like I have to go for re-advising once again. But before that I have to fix which courses I will take this semester. 😦

 

I heard about “Battle of minds” in my very first semester in North South University. In that period I didn’t have slightest idea about it. But later I came to know more about it. “Battle of minds” is a competition for the graduating and fresh graduate students. It is organized by ‘British American Tobacco Bangladesh – BATB’. This competition is a process of recruiting fresh graduates and interns for BATB. So I was thinking to participate in BOM ever since. At the end of last month, I learned that registration for BOM has started and one of our faculty member have asked, NSUers those who have completed 80 credits and CGPA above 3, to drop CV to him.

I the opportunity to apply for it. But I didn’t want to apply alone. So I looked for a group. And the people I first thought of are my nerd friends: Mobashra Ather, Anwar Zaman, Sazid Raihan, Tihan Adnan. I asked them to join with me. Zaman wasn’t interested but others were. But later Sazid and Tihan planned to apply next year. So Mobashra & I dropped our CV. And few days later we got the invitation for grooming session.

Even though Mobashra got invitation, she didn’t want to join in the grooming session. I kept insisting and requesting her to join in.  In our Nerd Club, Sazid and Zaman also suggested her to join in. After a long discussion she agreed.

So today was our grooming session. Mobashra reached NSU before me and gave a bad news that participants of grooming session have been divided into several groups and assigned in different class rooms. I was little bit hurt when I found out that we two are assigned in separate rooms.

Session in Mobashra’s room started first. Galib sir conducted the session. Few minutes later he came to our room. Muneem Sir was with him. Galib sir explained why we were separated from others. he said we had either CGPA less than 3 or we didn’t complete 96 credit till summer ’10. Then he told us that BOM is for those who are in their last semester or 2nd last semester or graduated in last 3 months. None of us in my room met that criteria and so we can’t go to the next step. Then he explained why he asked students with 80 credits to apply. According to him, those who have applied have interest for BOM. And he wanted they to give some exposure to BOM, so that, we can prepare for next year Battle of Minds.In short, we were called to get some experience of BOM. I didn’t feel bad because I was enjoying it because I was getting the experience I wanted. On other hand, Mobashra had finished more that 96 credit and in her 2nd last semester. So she did qualify for this year BOM. .

In Both room, we were asked to form a small group of our own. Then all groups were given a case on Yahoo! ans asked to solve it with in two hours. We were asked to make a power point presentation which have to present after two hours.

People I knew from my room were Marufa, Kollol, Fayeed,  Rahim. I formed a group with Fayeed, Sifat and Rubaiyat. We passed next two hours reading the 23 page case, answering the questions asked at the end of case, discussing and making PowerPoint slides. I don’t know what Mobashra did in that time. But the two-time I went out of my room and peeped into her room, I found she is reading and working hard.

So after two hours we all reported to NAC507 for the presentation. There Mehedi sir and Bashir sir joined us. Galib sir gave use few instruction about BOM, online registration of BOM, roadshow and few other things. Then he asked all of us to go outside and wait for calls to present. And as Mobashra and people of her room are participating this year BOM, they were given priority to present. Fortunate for Mobashra that her group was called first to present. I know Mobashra hates presentation but looks like she did it well.  But still she was little (!) bit angry with me as I ruined her holiday.

I waited till 5 pm for my turn to present. but groups from other room weren’t done. In the mean time, I missed my make up class, a quiz and a class journal. So me and my group members decided to forfeit. As weren’t going this year BOM, there is no point of being tired and sacrificing energy. Though all of us really wanted to present, but can’t wait any further. So we left NSU. And later I came to know that some other teams have forfeited too.

On my way back, I figured that I had to sacrifice my classes for the grooming session. That was a small sacrifice but it won’t be small when I’ll participate in BOM. I’ll try for BOM next year only if  I find I’ve noting to sacrifice. I’ve sacrificed enough of my study for my clubs in NSU. I am not ready to sacrifice anymore at this stage. I found that I don’t have interest on BOM anymore. This is exactly how Mobashra felt earlier but I insisted her to participate. I apologize to Mobashra for insisting and making her to participate. Though I know she liked the grooming session and will do better if she participate in BOM. I’m done with my “Battle of Minds” adventure but I’m requesting Mobashra to apply for BOM. Hope she will consider It.

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