【N】My 4th Thanksgiving

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最近你很忙吧  你都沒寫網誌  再偷懶喔!  現在還在放假  明天我們的感恩假期就正式結束了! 對於感恩節的由來  你清楚嗎? 我只知道  是每年十一月的第四個星期四  大學星期三下午就放假了  歷史我其實問過室友他們  記得是跟當時的清教徒和印地安人有關  是清教徒很幾年前為了感謝印地安人幫助而邀請他們來參加一個慶典之類的…總之…感恩節是很多美國人最喜歡的節慶  因為可以吃好多 (yummy!!)  而且也是家人親戚大團圓的時候~

記得大學第一年  一生中第一個感恩節是在Connecticut 去室友Keren家  第二年因為學期前兩個月都過得太瘋狂  所以乖乖留在Binghamton  不過被邀請到ISSS我老闆家過  第三年去紐約市找SAS朋友們看感恩節遊行然後Mike陪我逛街  今年呢 我去了另一個最好朋友/housemate Katie的家~ 這次已經是我第三還是第四次去她家囉  他家離Binghamton開車不到一小時  我特別喜歡去那裏  感覺就很放鬆  只不過我在那邊收不到訊號 😛 這是Katie外公外婆家的客廳:


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【N】CPA-Certified Public Accountant

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我終於來寫網誌了  呵呵  之前真的忙得累得跟鬼一樣  都把時間花在讀CPA上了! 我這個星期一終於去考它了 可惜的是  我並沒有考好…

CPA=Certified Public Accountant, 註冊會計師, 算是一種執照囉, 至少在四大會計事務所, 沒拿到執照的話是無法繼續升等到經理的 (台灣不知道是不是也是這樣)  現在越來越多學生在大學第四年或是在工作之前就會把CPA先考過  因為開始工作還真的不會有時間呢  我記得我暑假在實習的時候  回到家連弄東西都懶得了  更何況要挪時間讀書  我想說  學生的本分就是讀書  不如在工作之前考過吧…(希望如此)

CPA總共有四個部分: FAR (Financial Accounting and Reporting), AUD (Auditing & Attestation), BEC (Business Environment & Concepts), and REG (Regulation), 我這次考的是FAR, 範圍最廣,大家都建議先把最難的考掉…我覺得它真的很難  尤其是範圍好廣…很多中會得內容  但也很多是完全要自己自學  班上沒教的  我覺得這次我讀的strategy有點不對  所以在複習的時候整個超吃力  覺得之前學的全部忘光光了  覺得我是整個在重學..
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【S】Will it Go Viral?

Many people say, a promotion is considered successful when it becomes viral— because the main purpose of advertisement is education, which cannot be done without first reaching enough audience. Especially nowadays, consumers are much more passive and sophisticated. It is challenging enough to have them finish the entire commercial, not to mention actually sharing it with their friends. But, the “Will it Blend” series by BlendTec definitely nailed it and made it so viral that most people actually got exposed to the ad from their friends’ recommendations. Continue reading

【S】Conversation Lunch with Howard Behar and Scott Armstrong

Almost every quarter, 12 CISB (Certificate of International Studies in Business) students get an opportunity to talk with executives who work in the international business field in an intimate setting, called “Conversation with Global Business Leaders”. This opportunity was set up by Howard Behar, the former president of Starbucks Coffee Company International; where he would bring different executive to talk with us for an hour, and I always get so much out of it. I think this was the third time I participated, and I have to say it is part of my favorite experience in CISB. 🙂 Continue reading

【S】Halloween!

Sooo, as I’m writing this blog article, I realized by the time you read this it’s probably not Halloween anymore (not to mention the US is already half a day later than Asia…). I should have written this earlier, especially we know how time sensitive it is in the internet world. But I really have some things that I’d like to share, and I thought, if I don’t write this article I’ll have to wait for another year. So…I hope this is still interesting even though it may be a little late. Oh, and Happy Halloween!!!

First of all, my Halloween! I dressed up as a prisoner last weekend, along with V as a police officer! So I call myself a prisoner of love. Haha. Because there is nowhere else I’d rather be than to be with him.

Okay…I know I just sort of made that up, and this costume really isn’t the most creative one. But it is the first time we celebrate Halloween together as a couple, so I still think it’s pretty cute. 🙂 V also helped me staple (yea staple…not sew, haha) my costume, because it was just way too loose on me.

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