Long day today: * CFA revision course started. We have 1 month before the exam. * Chelsea crowned champion of the English top league for the 2nd year running. * A fun party * The kind of rain that tells you summer will be over soon I’ve decided to take a month off from anything […]
For nearly 2 months, I have been studying for the “CFA”:http://www.investopedia.com/articles/analyst/060302.asp Level I exam this June. My physicist friends might laugh or call me Judas (yes, you, PB) but this stuff is actually quite fun. My previous exposure to economics were more “Steven Levitt”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Levitt than “John Maynard Keynes,”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keynes but I found the fundamentals quite interesting. And I’m learning things I wish I already knew. Economics, Accounting, and Investment Analysis.
But from zero background to CFA exam in 5 month is no stroll in the park. If not for the “intro course”:http://fs-academy.com/cfa-course-offerings at “FSA”:http://fs-academy.com I would have plan for a year study on my own. It’s gonna be a real coup if I pull it off first time.
At least it’s easier than me joining the _other_ “CFA.”:www.cfa.org
Christmas Eve was long, tiring, fun, and memorable.
Our day started at 10, going to “FSA”:http://fs-academy.net on Sathorn for a “CFA preview talk”:http://fs-academy.net/node/9 and getting typically lost along the way. Then it was back home for a quick lunch, and central chitlom to do Christmas shopping. Then the rest of the afternoon was spent wrapping gifts, arranging the christmas loot, buying cakes, and entertaining Tiger.
We had 7 guests at dinner, which was roughly the same as last year. Mom made some nice honey ham, “tender ribs,”:http://flickr.com/photos/chrisada/77088990/ and spaghetti stir-fried with garlic and dried chilli. Then we were fed “Mousses & Meringues”:http://travel.sanook.com/bangkok/restaurant_08541.php and Häagen-Dazs, which always help put you in the right mood :>
For Tiger, the highlight was definitely that spare rib mom gave him. That and navigating through 14 extra pairs of legs left him sleeping at 9pm, right in the middle of the party.