Saturday, January 14, 2012

2012....the new beginning!!!

Happy new year 2012 to all!!! It has been really long time that I did not update my blog. I hope to reactivate it to share about my life, views, opinions, etc....

I am currently working in Brunei. I resigned as Senior Auditor in BDO after more than 3 years. It had been a big decision and last minute decision.

I hope to work here at least for a year for my saving snd spend more time with family. However, I still hope got chance to work in Singapore or Malaysia in the future.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bali Trip 2011

I have just returned back from a 4 days 3 night trip to Bali from 23 to 26 April. Overall, it was enjoyable trip although the weather there was hot and it was tiring as we needed to sit in the van for most of the times due to jam and distance of spots we chose.

Fook Weng has made videos for our trip. Thanks for his effort!!!

Day 1

Day 2

Saturday, April 2, 2011

ACCA Member

Finally, I am officially an ACCA member after passing my P6 paper and gaining 3 years of audit experience. Hence, I have achieved my first 2 resolutions of year 2011. Hope that my other resolutions could be achieved soon during the year.

My 2nd convo which is ACCA convo will be held on 9 April 2011 (Saturday) at Sunway Convention Centre. To all my friends, just come to take some photos with me if you free. I should come out around 1pm.

For my future, I have plan to work in Singapore but that would be after 1st half of the year. I will see how as need to do a lot of planning.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Resolutions for year 2011

My resolutions for year 2011:

1. I wish to complete my ACCA successfully. (Results for P6 will be released in February 2011)

2. I wish to gain another year of audit experience so that I would be able to be MIA and ACCA member by March 2011.

3. I also hope that I can be promoted to Assistant Manager by end of 2011 if I still work in BDO.

4. I wish to keep fit and loss my weigh to 70kg by end of 2011. (Currently 79kg)

5. I wish to be able to successfully take leave to visit Bali in April 2011 and Taiwan In February 2011.

6. I wish to be able to do eye laser successfully after passing ACCA!!!

7. I wish to successfully run for 21km in March (Bareno Run) and April (Energizer Run), so that I can ultimately run for 42km, a full marathon by end of 2011.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Review of resolutions for year 2010

These were my resolutions for 2010 and a review of them:

1. I wish to complete my ACCA successfully (Passed my P7 when results released in February and P6 in June 2010 sitting)!!! (I have passed my P7 but failed P6 and now is waiting for the results in 2011)

2. I wish to gain another year of audit experience so that I would be able to be MIA and ACCA member by 2011!!! (I have gained another year of audit experiences and next year will be completion of 3rd year of audit experiences.)

3. I wish to keep fit and loss my weigh to 70kg by end of 2010 (currently 85++kg). (I have failed to achieve it and only manage to reduce to 82kg. Will work harder in gym during 2011)

4. I wish to be able to successfully take leave to visit Bangkok in March 2010 and Macau + Hong Kong in October 2010!!! (I have successfully went to these two countries for vacation.)

5. I wish to be able to do eye laser successfully!!! (I have not done it as I have yet to pass my ACCA and not enough savings. Hope will be able to do it within these two years)

I will update my resolutions for year 2011 soon and really hope able to achieve most if them!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I have started to join a number of runs this year. I have joined Olympic Day Run, Mizuno Wave Run, Nike Run, Admiral Methodist Run and CICM Responsible Care Run. All the runs ranged from 5-10km.

Nike Run

Nike Run

Admiral Methodist Run

CICM Responsible Care Run

Olympic Day Run

Mizuno Wave Run

Besides, I also joined the "Be the Movement Charity Walk" at Putrajaya.

Be the Movement Charity Run

My target for next year will be to join half marathon and I have registered Bareno Run for "21km" category which will be held in March 2011. I really hope that I will able to make it to the top 600 for the medal. I will train up myself in gym this few months. Furthermore, I also wish to join KL Standard Chartered Run and ultimately Penang Marathon which will be held in November next year.

It is good and quite enjoyable during runs/marathon as we are able to run on the main roads, sight seeing and of course most importantly is to keep fit!!! Let's run together...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Another peak period

I have finished ACCA exam last Monday and now just waiting for the results!!! I really hope that I am able to pass this round and graduated successfully.

Tomorrow I will be back to work after two weeks study leave and it will be another busy and peak period for audit. 2010 will be coming to an end soon and I will update my resolutions for 2011 soon.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

ACCA Exam soon

I am back. It was really quite long time that I last updated the blog. I won't give up in my blog and will reactivate the blog after my exam on 6th December 2010. It will be my last paper for ACCA and really hope can pass it!!! Good luck to all who are taking the exam in the next two weeks. All the best ya!!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

In Brunei now...

I have been in Brunei for study trip since last Sunday afternoon. I will ba back to Miri this Saturday and go Kuching for few days holiday before going to KL.

My study progress was quite reaonable but still need to speed to cover as much of the syllabus as possible so that next week I could focus on doing and analysing the past year question of P6.

Yesterday, I went to a Japanese and Korean mix restaurant called "Pines Restaurant" at Gadong for ex-schoolmates gathering. After that, we went to meet with other friends who only finished work after 10pm at a cafe called "Twelve" at Kiulap. Our gathering ended up eating Nasi Kotok at Sengkurong until 1.30am. This was my first time going for so many rounds of gathering in Brunei in one night. It is always nice to meet up old friends talking about our previous school life, our current work and future plan.

Gathering at Pines Restaurant

Last Sunday night, I also went to Jerudong Park with my family for a short trip bringing my 3 years old cute niece along. It was enjoyable as we played bumper car today. It was such a long time since I last played this game.

Family outing at Jerudong Park

Tonight I will treat my family for a dinner to celebrate both Mother's day and Father's day. I just hope we could enjoy the dinner as much as we can as I am going back soon for work and my little brother will also go back UTAR Kampar for second semester. The next time we will come back probably is during Chinese New Year which will be on 3rd and 4th February.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

My life so far

It has been more than one month since last post. I would not give up in blogging and will always try my best to constantly update instead of abandoning my blog.

Recently, I was really busy with work as I got few jobs on hand and have to report to different managers and bosses. However, it is a good chance for me to learn how to arrange and allocate my time properly. Hence, planning is really important.

I just finished my ACCA mock exam for P6 Advanced Taxation and hope that I could pass at least. My revision classes will be next two weeks as my normal classes have officially ended last Saturday. Since it is my last paper, I really hope that I could pass successfully. After I passed my ACCA exam, I would go to do eye laser, if possible. Good luck to myself!!!

But for now, I would like to concentrate on my work and hope can finish up and clear off all works before my study leave which will begin from 21 May (Friday). I would be back to visit my family at Brunei on 23 May for a week and also take the opportunity to a short vacation at Kuching for 3 days 2 night before flying back KL on 31 May. My exam will be on 7 June. Furthermore, I would go to Mayday concert at Bukit Jalil Stadium with my colleagues on 5 June. This will be my first time watching such a big scale concert and with so many friends. Let's rock the party while concentrate on my P6 revision.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Long time...

It has been quite sometimes that I did not upload my blog. Some of my friends have already asked me about this. Am I lazy, too busy with work or jus don't want to update? My last post was just before Chinese New Year 2010.

Anyway, I would not stop writing this blog which has been quite a nice place for me to share my experience, life and so on to all my friends and anyone else!!!

I am currently auditing a first year client which involved in maintaining the radar system which transmit info that would be useful for controlling the air traffic system in the whole Malaysia including Sabah and Sarawak. I have visited the controlling tower at Subang and it is quite a good experience and see how they contacted the pilot and so on!!! It is also my first to audit a new client.

Tomorrow is the ACCA progress test tomorrow morning for Advanced Taxation at Sunway College. I have just revised less than 20% of the syllabus due to lack of time because of work!!! Anyway, I have to continue my revision and just try my best! It is my last paper as I have just passed Advanced Audit (P7) at 50 marks. It was just so lucky and very shocked when viewing my results which was released last month.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Chinese New Year 2010

Chinese New Year (Tiger) is coming soon. It is just few more weeks to go. However, this year will be the first year in my life that I did not celebrate with my whole family. I will back Langkap to celebrate with my brother, who is currently taking foundation studies in UTAR, Kampar. This is because my brother just came here last few weeks and hence, we decided not to back Brunei this time. Nevertheless, my mom will come to visit us from 15th Feb (Monday) to 20th Feb (Saturday).

I only took additional one day leave like last year due to audit deadline. In other words, I will resume work on 18th Feb (Thursday). Now is really a very peak period for us and tomorrow I also have to back office to rush for work. In addition, ACCA results would be officially released on 22 Feb, which is one month to go. I really hope it would be a positive results!!!

I really wish this year will be a better year. One major disaster had already occurred. Earthquake has caused death of thousands of people in Haiti. My condolences to the Haitians and really hope that all this could end fast and no more aftershocks that might affect the rebuilding efforts in Haiti!!!

Happy advanced prosperous chinese new year to all my family members, relatives as well as my friends. Gong Xi Fa Chai!!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

BDO Annual Dinner 2009/2010

Last Friday, I attended my 2nd BDO annual dinner at Sheraton Imperial Hotel, the same venue for 2008 BDO annual dinner as well. This also means that I almost worked in BDO for 2 years and I have just promoted to Senior Associate 2. I joined the firm on 18 February 2008 after Chinese New Year. I have learned alot so far and there is no regret for choosing BDO, instead of Big 4 accounting firms, which are more reputable. BDO has a very steep learning curve and I have grew from it.

Back to Annual dinner. The 2009 Annual Dinner has been delayed and held in early 2010
instead of 2009. This year theme was "Kaleidoscope of Colours" and also marked the change of BDO Binder to jus "BDO" effective 1 January 2010. All of its member firms in 115 countries world wide are adopting the single global trading name of ‘BDO’.

This year annual dinner was more entertaining and we had more fun with some gameshow and nice host as compared to previous annual dinner. Here are some photos taken:

BDO Good Friends

Tradewinds Plantation Audit team 2010

Group photo with Audrey, one of BDO Parner

Tai Thong Audit Team 2009 with Mr Lum, our Director

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Beginning of 2010!!!

My last day of 2009 and first day of 2010 were spent on doing stocktake in one mill and 4 estates!!! Luckily, I was able to countdown for 2010 at JB with my colleague and other good uni friends.

This year will be another busy year, studying and working for the 1st half of the year as I still left with one more ACCA paper (P6 Advanced Taxation) provided I passed my P7 succesfully when results released on 22 February after CNY.

Look forward for the better year in 2010 and all resolutions would be achieved succesfully!!! I always believe tomorrow will be a better day...Cheers!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Resolutions for year 2010

Here are my resolutions for 2010:

1. I wish to complete my ACCA successfully (Passed my P7 when results released in February and P6 in June 2010 sitting)!!!

2. I wish to gain another year of audit experience so that I would be able to be MIA and ACCA member by 2011!!!

3. I wish to keep fit and loss my weigh to 70kg by end of 2010 (currently 85++kg).

4. I wish to be able to successfully take leave to visit Bangkok in March 2010 and Macau + Hong Kong in October 2010!!!

5. I wish to be able to do eye laser successfully!!!

Also, I wish and hope that all my family members, relatives and friends will be in good health and happy always!!!