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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






Friday 8 November 2013

Interview Experience (with SLB)

Just want to share one of my greatest life experience, which was the interview session with Schlumberger for my internship placement that will commence on the 20th of January next year.

Before I begin, I would like to thank one of my coursemate, Kirsanth for informing me about the call from SLB. Due to the missing of area code in my phone number, the HR from SLB could not reach me and luckily Kirsanth told me about this and gave me their phone number for me to call back. Couldn't reach them for my first trial though. Worries engulfed me for 2 days because I missed the call on Friday T^T

Good thing was that, my attempt to call back them was a success on the next Monday morning :) I was asked a few questions by the HR (including CGPA, sponsorship, course...etc...) and shocked to know that they did not even have our CV! She advised me to update my phone number with CSIMAL (I was thinking like how can this happen because I won't make such a big mistake for sure when giving my phone number to CSIMAL. Just don't know what's wrong with the database.)

The email inviting me to the interview session reached me 2 hours after my phone call. OMG luckily I called them at 8.30am or else I will sure miss the chance to be shortlisted for interview!
I was so happy, but then felt very tension when I saw around 31 candidates were shortlisted @_@ [chance to be selected has greatly reduced as the placements were very limited!] Our interview was 2 days after, at Block B, UTP.

We were required to prepare a self introduction of 3 minutes long, including some personal information, reasons for joining SLB, 3 personal weaknesses and also strengths. At first I thought that 3 minutes was too long for it but at last I found out that it was exactly the opposite!

The recruiter reached at around 10am and we begin with the self introduction session, skipping the company introduction because we were seriously behind the schedule. The recruiter was Mr. Sharizal. [a friendly guy :)] We were asked to introduce ourselves one by one in front of all candidates (very anxious!) Some of the candidates manage to finish their presentation within the time limit while I couldn't @@ I was stopped straight away when the bell rang >_< I did not manage to finish presenting my weaknesses. Good thing was that, I rearrange the sequence of my presentation content by mentioning about my reasons of joining SLB first, followed by strengths and lastly my weaknesses :P

After the introduction was completed, we were divided into groups for an activity. There were 5 members in my group: Joel, Abu Bakar, Chun Tat, Kirsanth and I. The task was to build a bridge that can sustain and allow a car (toy car of course) to pass through without corrupting. We were given materials : 10 pieces of A4 papers, 2 paper cups, 2 rolls of tapes, a pair of chopsticks and 2 wires. During the first 10 minutes, we need to design and sketch our product on the back of the instruction paper and build the model in the next 20 minutes. Our group chose to focus on the strength of our bridge instead of its length. Thus, our bridge only had the length of a chopstick >_< [Although your bridge might be very long, but once toppled during the test, you failed!]

During the assessment of our prototype, we felt very confident because ours looked the most robust among all :P But guess what? We were disqualified by Mr. Sharizal at the first sight, hahahaha! This was because I misunderstood the meaning of 'self-standing'. I thought 'self-standing' means 'able to stand on its own without us holding it' but then it turned out that we were not allowed to stick it to the floor as well! For me, I thought sticking to the floor simply means that it is not portable (which I have asked before we started to build the model) LOL... However, we showed that our bridge was able to stand without the support from the tape but still failed at last because our bridge did not provide an open path for the car to enter... >_< [Anyway, I felt satisfied with our prototype because it was the result of our hard work and it shaped like a trophy :P ]

Joel, Chun Tat, Me, Kirsanth, Abu Bakar

After the group activity, we waited few minutes before Mr. Sharizal came into the room again to announce for the shortlisted candidates to attend the last interview session. 11 out of 31 candidates were selected and THANK GOD I was one of them :) We were required to come back for the last interview session after lunch and my slot was at 4pm (the last candidate to be interviewed >_< )

Instead of 'interview', it was more like a chance for the recruiter to know more about ourselves, such as our preferred segment of work and the reasons. My interview ended quite early (less than 15 minutes) because the recruiter already knew most of my information from my CV :)

After that, I went back to my hostel 'tumpang-ing' Abu Bakar's car.

P.S. Before the last interview session begin, I was so shocked that Mr. Sharizal knew my previous SV in SPT >_< [But of course, SPT is now part of SLB]

I knew the result quite late (on Wednesday) because there were a lot of public holidays in between. I was so tortured waiting for their reply >_<

Luckily, I manage to secure a placement in Labuan with SLB for my internship :)

Stay tuned for my next update, most probably about my internship experience in Labuan ;-P