Sunday, September 10, 2006

What the yotz?!?!

Damn. Civil Law was okay, but Taxation was a humdinger. It was so much of a humdinger that the Bar Chairperson extended the allocated time by an hour, and according to the watchers, that virtually never happens. It didn't help that much though if you didn't have any idea how to answer the questions.

After I left, I couldn't help but notice a couple of female barristers somewhat teary-eyed after leaving their examination rooms. Other barristers wore glum expressions and traversed the halls with their heads bowed.

And I thought I was taking this exam seriously.

Outside, it was the only thing being talked about. Everyone, regardless of school, was seemingly blindsided by the questions asked in Taxation. People I hardly knew were asking me how I did, or sharing their thoughts about the exam. Reactions varied from depression, to anger, to hysterical laughter.

What can I say? These are the Bar exams we're talking about. Expect the unexpected. And the unexpected certainly manifested itself in this particular Sunday.

Me, I just answered the questions to the best of my ability. That's all anyone can hope for given the circumstances.

Now we dust ourselves off and move on.

Two more Sundays and four more exams to go.

And then I go back to work.



Blogger TK reacted...

Death and taxes eh... just remember that lawyers, doctors, accountants owe their existence to those two.

September 11, 2006 8:23 AM  
Blogger TK reacted...

which puts us in the same league as politicians and morticians. sorry, can't seem to find something to post to cheer up, pre.

September 11, 2006 8:25 AM  
Blogger Ronald Allan reacted...

Thanks pre, but I'm only just halfway, so there are still more battles to fight. :-)

What can I say? Taxation is my least favorite subject. More so if you think about all those tax laws and yet 40% of our national revenue goes to corruption...

Since I don't like it, maybe I can specialize in it if I'm lucky enough to pass. Now isn't that ironic? :-)

September 11, 2006 8:32 AM  
Blogger TK reacted...

malay mo... hey, My wife didn't like dorky men. she ended up marrying one. hehe. God Bless You!

September 11, 2006 12:57 PM  
Blogger Punzi reacted...

I heard they're giving a 25 point bonus for the tax exam...

September 15, 2006 11:51 PM  
Blogger Ronald Allan reacted...

I certainly hope that's true. I could use every point I get. :-)

September 16, 2006 8:34 AM  

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