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Happy New Year People!!! So 2016 is already here!  Hope you are having a great time. As usual I am here with New Year resolution for the year 2016. Each year I make few resolution and aim to execute those resolutions. Alhamulillah! By the grace of Almighty, I manage to fulfill most of my resolutions. In Sha Allah! My new resolutions will be fulfilled too. So my resolutions for 2016 are:

  1. Remain fun-loving person and maintain honest life.
  2. Do or learn something new (driving may be?).
  3. Focus on career development.
  4. Complete MBA and CIMA. Also increase success rate in CMA.
  5. Get admitted in CISA and ICAEW.
  6. Start actually saving for rainy days.
  7. Reconnect with friends, family and loved ones.
  8. Try to be a practicing Muslim.
  9. Maintain work-life balance, have some tour and enjoy holidays.
  10. Drop some weight and take good care of health. Don’t want to end 2016 in sickness.

Unlike other year resolutions, this year resolutions are more focused and precise. I felt abstract resolutions are hard to measure. Main theme of these resolutions are career progress, future security and maintaining a healthy and peaceful file.

I hope you have made your own New Year resolutions. If you have not, it is high time you should make some and try to act accordingly.

Call me superstitious but I believe odd years are great for me. From my experience I have witnessed that all great things happened to me was during the odd years. For example, I moved to Dhaka in 2003 when my success story actually started. I passed my High school and enrolled in college in 2005, Passed college in 2007, completed my graduation on 2011, Completed first level of CA in 2013, Again in 2013, I completed 400 marks in CMA. I got admitted in MBA is 2013. Also the greatest thing ever happened to me was when I was born. That too was in an odd year. I met with my soul mate in odd year. So you see, odd years favors me most. I’m not saying even years are bad for me. I’m saying I don’t have any significant even in even years. Only great memory I have in even years is in 2008 where me and my friends went to tour for the first time.

2014 as an even year didn’t bring me any memorable memory. I don’t even realized 2014 is already over. It was a year without any achievement. Only good thing happened to me this year is that I passed  3 subject in CA. Other than that 2014 was a busy year. I have been auditing the whole year. Went though lots of stress and tension. Had to review about future paths over and over again but realized I have nothing to do until July 2015. So I kept quiet and pushed the tension and stress aside. I don’t have time to deal with that now. It was a year of regret. I missed every tours my friends went. I missed several get together and party held by friends. I missed family parties and programs.

Life is going fast. I can’t believe another year have passed just in a blink of eye. As 2015 have come, my heart is filled with hope. As an odd year, I expect to enjoy some favor. Nevertheless, I am sure there will be a turning point in my life during this year. Each year I make several new year resolutions. This year I make only two: 1) To live happily with my closest one. 2) to be a better man than I was in earlier years.

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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Today is the first day of Boishakh (First month of Bangla year) . Which means today is the first day of Bangla New Year! In every culture, New year is celebrated with joy and festive mood. Same thing happens during Bangla new year.
From the early morning people get together wearing red & white panjabi and other cultural dresses for the “Mongol Shova Jatra” which is a procession of wishing good things to everyone. During this procession people bear different cultural symbols and other things in order to make the procession look festive. So bright and color is present in everywhere.

Different cultural event is organized throughout the day to celebrate the “Pohela Boishakh” (1st day of boishakh). Concert is one of them. The first song that is  sung is “Esho he Boishakh” (Come, Boishkh) to receive the Boishakh. Another important part of celebration is eating Panta vat a traditional food in Bangladeshi villages.

I had seen people taking preparation to celebrate the Bangla new year. But I had no preparation. I had only one plan and that is to study 14 cases and make myself prepare for the Strategic Management (MGT489) final exam. But last night my Aunt gifted me a nice red Panjabi which make me to think of attending the new year celebration. Also my friend requested me to join with then in the afternoon. So I decided to study in the morning and attend the celebration at noon.

Though I didn’t join in the celebration in the morning, I enjoyed the Jol khabar (one kind of food with sweet, Yogurt, banana & rice) in the morning and Panta vat at launch. 😀 I was at Dhaka University Campus with my friends enjoying ourselves and celebrating the day. I was there till the evening. It was too awesome.

Well, now I’m back to the point where I were. Got to study hard to make up the lost time…:( I’m sure I’ll be able to cover all the chapters and cases by due time. Just pray for me.

Oh! I forgot to wish you guys! Wishing you Happy Bangla New Year 1418 ! শুভ নববর্ষ (meaning, happy new year)!

REDWAN

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