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Wednesday 4 December 2013

The very First Field Trip in My Life

Finally, before the end of my 3rd year studies, our class had a chance to make our very first visit to field site located at Kemaman, Terengganu on 17&18th Nov 2013. Thank God and Miss Raja banyak-banyak XD

Not many writing for this post, because pictures worth a thousand of words.

This trip was 2 days and 1 night long, just enough time to visit 3 of the most famous oil and gas servicing companies in UTP:

1. Halliburton
2. Schlumberger
3. Baker Hughes

We spent around 8 hours to reach KSB @@ Of course, we never miss the chance to take photos even on our way XD

In the Bus
We reached our first destination, Halliburton quite late, around 11am and we begin our visit immediately after the safety briefing and some presentation. All I can remember now for Halliburton are red, red, red, packers, pup joint, well completion, pumps...haha

After a very quick but delicious lunch prepared by Halliburton, we rushed to our second destination, Schlumberger. It is quite obvious that SLB is implementing very new and sophisticated technologies especially in coil tubing and wireline segment. We were all amazed the by their presentation. 

Since I will be having internship with SLB next year (though in different location), this visit really opened my eyes to see what real field work is like in SLB.

After visiting SLB, we went for a 'high-tea' at a cafe. 

Le most famous coffee of the shop XD

Shopping after tea-time:
Miss Raja: This is so beautiful!
Our hotel for the night:

At least 4 stars guaranteed XD

Late Dinner at the Hotel's Restaurant
We played Killer games until 3am that night at room XD Very fun and interactive session with dear coursemates =)

Refreshing morning, beautiful scenery, tempting breakfast...

Finally, we visited our last destination of the trip: Baker Hughes.

The presentation slides from Baker were much related to what we have studied: drilling and cementing. Thus, we can 'absorb' the knowledge very fast. Some special tools we got to see in Baker's trip included the whip-stock and fishing equipment. 

After the visit to Baker, this marked the end of our field trip. I really enjoyed the trip very much because it allowed me to 'run away' from the current problem I face in UTP XD 

Of course, we learnt a lot from the trip and gained an insight of what a real field engineer is.

Luckily, we were not required to write a report for this trip :P

Thank you for reading :)

Thursday 14 November 2013

Handphone Diaries

Some of my friends already started using handphones since primary school. I was quite a late handphone user- but not too late, luckily, haha.

So surprised (WOW!) when my mom told me that I was allowed to own my very first handphone, on a holiday afternoon, when I was still in secondary school, Form 2. I went to a handphone shop to purchase my first handphone on that particular afternoon. If not mistaken, it was Hari Raya Haji that day.

I will then 'showcase' the handphones I have used before and also the one I am using now in a chronological way as follow :P

Morotola V220

This was my 'first love', haha. I was too happy when I first owned it. It has basic functions beside a VGA camera. But sadly to say, it has a very small memory and does not support bluetooth connection. It has been in operation for one year before I saw and fell in love with my second handphone, when I decided to replace it. This phone is still laying on my wardrobe at my hometown. 

Sony Ericsson Z550i

I fell in love with this phone when I first saw one of my friend using it, different color though. This phone has significant improvements compared to my first one, especially in terms of memory and connection. Its camera also supports video recording. Unfortunately, it started to have some problems after 9 months of using such as sudden shut down and blank screen, when I decided to change my phone again to the 3rd one. This phone has been traded in when I purchased my 3rd phone.

Sony Ericsson W910i

I also fell in love with this phone when I saw another friend of mine using it. (容易移情别恋)However, I have to admit that this was the phone that I have been in love with for the longest period of time, until its 'motherboard' got 'burnt' and I was forced to buy a new one as the repairing fee was too high. It's still lying in my house now because I can't sell it to the vendor due to the faultiness.

Sony Ericsson W705
This phone was bought to replace the faulty W910i, and also as my present for PMR :) It has almost the same function as W910i plus with Wi-fi connection. After one year using it, the 'ribbon' was spoilt and I had replaced with a new 'ribbon', costing me RM 70. Unfortunately, the display experienced some problems not long after I have replaced the ribbon. I sold it at the end and got RM 150 (if not mistaken) for the salvage value (EEE knowledge applied here, LOL) :P

Nokia C6
Since I entered UTP, I understand the need for having 2 active numbers. Thus, I have decided to purchase another phone. My mom advised me to buy a cheaper one because the phone I was using at that time (W705) had all the basic functions I need and it will be a waste if I buy another expensive phone. However, I did not adhere to her advise and felt so regret buying this phone >_< At the end, it experienced some problems with Wi-fi connection and audio jack, causing me to replace it by trading it in.

Samsung Galaxy S3
Finally, it came to the phone which I am using currently- The Samsung Galaxy S3! At first, I thought of buying Note instead of this, but finally went for it as the result of the great persuasive skill of the promoter. I felt so lucky and blessed now as eventually I found out that there is a huge difference in level of performance between dual core and quad core devices. I swear that I will never replace this phone again unless it spoils (TOUCH WOOD) P.S.: I have been using it for 1 year and 4 months up till now.

The secondary phones I used:

CSL i208
This is one of the greatest economic phones I have ever seen. Dual sim, memory stick slot, mp3, GPRS, FM radio and Flash light, for only RM 100. Most important thing is, this is a Malaysia brand, felt so proud to be a Malaysian, for the first time XD It is also one of the most popular phones among my friends and it comes with a lot of colors. I am still using it now to host my Maxis and Celcom numbers. It has been once in my mom's possession, but now returned to me as an exchange for the Samsung Corby 2 >_<

Samsung Galaxy Corby II
The pink color is simply too attractive! My mom also fell in love with it at the first sight. As a result, this phone has been given to my mom during my last mid sem break, LOL... It supports touch screen function but not a smart phone though. It has basic functions equipped with a 2.0 MP camera. 

Samsung E1190
My Samsung E1190 was bought in KL during my pre-internship. This was because I have decided to give my CSL to my mom and I will need another new phone to host my Celcom sim card. I came back for flip phone again because it was so nostalgic- My first 2 phones are all flip phones!

As a conclusion, I have used a lot of phones in my life, which costed me a lot of money. However, I felt satisfied as it is my interest to try new technological products especially cell phones. In order for me to have enough money to buy all these phones, I have reduced my expenses in other aspects, such as clothes, shoes and cosmetic products (so un-girly >_<)

 As I have mentioned just now, I will stick to my Samsung Galaxy S3, for few reasons:
1. I will pursue for tablet starting from now, especially Ipad Air. Hopefully it will reach Malaysia before the commencement of my internship.
2. The revolution of smart phones has seemed to reach its optimum stage now and will not have  significant change/ much improvement in near future.

Thank you for reading my post :)

Saturday 9 November 2013

至我最爱的动漫 《进击的巨人》

话说回来,我看动漫已经有五年多了,虽然不是看过很多部 (功课很忙,我的天!),但却深深地被动漫世界吸引。上个星期在家看报纸时,发现了一个专栏,是写有关动漫的。原因是不久前发生的一宗谋杀案。女死者是一名动漫迷,在前往一名男性友人家讨论有关 cosplay 装备制作时惨遭对方因强奸未遂而杀害。这件事引起哗然,更多人把矛头指向动漫,而这篇专栏则在为动漫声援(在我眼里看来)。里头有一句话我非常赞成:人会喜欢动漫是因为现实的世界充满压力,而动漫世界在残酷也都比现实世界有趣。而角色扮演更能让爱好者暂时远离现实世界的烦恼,用另一个身份面对世界。虽然没有参与角色扮演(很穷啊,坑爹!),我还是时常观看别人的作品。崇拜的 coser 也有好几位:Stay, Reika, Kenn 王爷,熊叔。。等等


《进击的巨人》是一部我看过最特别的动漫。不管是画风,还是世界观,都与众不同。里头的人物没有像其他动漫人物的超能力,魔法;用的只是立体机动装置来对付实力悬殊的巨人(所以死亡率很高啊! Orz)记得看完第一集之后真的被震撼到了!艾伦妈妈死得好惨,看了我都觉得很痛!许多人是被这一幕吓跑不敢看的,哈哈。。。

接下来的情节都给人一种“世界是残酷的”感觉 (这部动漫的名言)。有人说这种太负面观念不好,可是我觉得世界就是如此,只是残酷的程度不同而已。





这部动漫让我同时萌上很多CP (好吧,我承认我无节操 XD )更强的是我无论BG,BL 都能接受 Orz

对了兵长在我眼里可攻可受!(所谓的进可攻;退可受)- 节操已死