Yesterday Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) finally posted the scores for the AUD section of the exam. Here is a screen print of what I saw when I logged in:
I passed my third exam. Yay me!!! I am 60% done. I have one CPA exam (30%), an ethics exam (7%), and four hours of ethics CPE (3%) is left. I am hoping and praying (and keeping my fingers crossed) that I pass it. I do not like Tax and that is my last exam. I am so close that I can almost taste it. I have invested one and a half into this. It is time to wrap this up. I am going to steal Carrie's motto:
There are certain people and things I cannot stand. I HATE people who prey on children. In my opinion, they should not be shown any mercy and should be granted a death penalty. I know this is little too extreme, but I do not think they have any right to ruin anybody's life like that. What prompted this post? Rathore is found guilty and sent to jail.
Background: He was a cop who preyed upon Ruchika, a 14-year old girl (1990). After which, Rathore used his position and power to trouble her family and three years later, Ruchika committed suicide (1993). IBNLive and Times of India are stating that Ruchika (the victim) finally got justice. That is a bunch of BS. She got "justice" after 20 years. The definition of "Justice" for these newspapers is 18 months in jail. 18 MONTHS!!!! 18 months is nothing in comparison to what he did, and I say let him stay there until his last breath. I read the news yesterday and as expressed in this post, it just made me mad. This is not justice. 18-month jail time does not send a strong message to these kinds of people. They will continue to ruin the lives of children and get away with this heinous crime.
Seriously, Indian judicial system needs to reconsider the punishment for crimes such as these. The maximum jail time is 2 years. Only 2 YEARS!!! It is time for some serious changes...
This week I am participating in Book Blogger Hope hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books. It is a great way to meet new bloggers, find some new blogs to follow and gain some great readers for your own blog. This is my first time participating in this event. I hope that I will find some great blogs to follow!
I started this blog with intentions of posting about my life events. Over the time, this blog has steered more toward books with occasional posts about CPA exams, March for babies, and life in general. I love books. I remember one of my first books were Cam Jansen series (a girl with photographic memory). I read mostly fiction and some non-fictions occasionally. I read whatever comes my way except for mystery, sci-fi (Ender Saga is an exception), and romance (few exceptions). I usually just browse the fiction shelves at my local library and see if there is something I like. As for Non-fiction, I enjoyed Outliers (my favorite), Freakonomics, Eat, Pray, Love, and Missiles in Cuba. I also tend to lean more toward books by authors who are Indian or has Indian origins (Jhumpa Lahiri) and if the topic relates to India, and the culture. Right now, my To-Read list has too many books. I read book reviews and if I like the short description, I add the book to my list. That is about it.
Update (5/8/2010): I discovered the following blogs thru the Book Blogger Hope:
It is interesting how our minds work. One thing our brain does is associate unrelated things to objects, persons, and music (this one applies to me). This morning on my way to work, our local station was playing "SexyBack" by Justin Timberlake. The association with this song is completely unrelated: drive to my university. Before conclusions are drawn, let me say I was not a wild child in college. I went to class, did my homework, and came back home :). Every time I hear that song, I think of turning left on Middlebrook Dr. and entering the University parking lot.
I enjoy listening to Linkin Park. For some reason, whenever I listen to any of their songs, I think of my Spanish III class in high school. That is going back about 6 years and the songs have nothing to do with Spanish.
Another song is "Wake Up (Make A Move)" by LostProphets, which reminds me of my Calculus class in high school. There are so many more songs and so many memories. Some are related and most are unrelated. This is kind of cool because these are few moments in life I will remember as long as I listen to these songs.
P.S. I am too lazy to get the video of these songs or even link them.
Rebecca from Lost in Books is hosting a fun meme: Books You've Read Over and Over and Over. The rules are simple. Make a list of 3 Books You've Read Over and Over and Over and...
Here is my list:
1.Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The first time I read this book was in 9th grade and I fell in love. I read it again in college. Again when my brother was reading it. I will pick up this book again sometimes soon. I enjoy it more and more with every read. I admit I could not get into rest of the books of the saga. Nevertheless, I love this book. I did enjoy the parallel book "Ender's Shadow" and looking forward to reading that series. I might also pick up "Ender in Exile" which is a sequel to Ender's Game. (I am little confused as to what Card is trying to accomplish here as "Speaker for the Dead" was part 2 of Ender Saga). I hope they will make the movie in my lifetime because it has been on hold for a long time.
2. The Giver by Lois Lowry
I don't think I can count how many times I have read this book. I read this in 7th grade and read it several times after that. Another book that needs to have a movie. IMDb states the release date as 2011.
3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Another book that is going to stay with me for a long time. There is something about Gatsby and the society that has attracted millions of readers around the world.
There are many more books but I have to limit myself to three :)