Sunday, July 29, 2012

Bits of Life at Pengerang

Yosshhh!! 2 more days and it will be a full 3 months of working in Pengerang! Bosses, please acknowledge my efforts and give me a handsome pay raise! Hahaha...

I met some new friends, local Chinese I am referring to. They are... hmmm... interesting. Their lives are simple and full with laughters, stupid jokes! There is even a place now, a restaurant actually, that gives me feelings of warmth and peace. I think I wanted to be there because I like that atmosphere, the food was quite nice though.

My bosses are Japanese, speak fluent Japanese (Of course) but poor English. Their English, or you may call Japlish, are really quite hilarious to listen to. Example, Reto(red) Colour, Speedboato(Speedboat), Ando(and), Ma(anyhow), Pleasu(please), and the list goes on... maybe you are not laughing, wait till you listen to their accents. Am listening to their conversations with each other day to day... just like I used to watch Japanese drama, which I still do now, and it is just damn funny trying to pretend not understand what they were saying. haha... After years of watching Japanese dramas and also the Japanese classes that I have attended during university years, can't help but to understand some of their conversations. (Gome! Ma, I still respect my bosses!) Hahaha...

Okay, now is the month of Ramadhan, Malay colleagues are fasting, workers too. The canteen become quiet, no long queues, just nice. I am liking it. Meanwhile I still hate the fact that I have to fight for nice car park spot every morning, because people still drive while Ramadhan right? Lolz... Lame!

Let you feel my work place, this is what I see everyday.

Signing off...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

CR-Z: The Paint & Coating

The first thing you need to do on your car when you first got it, is to protect its paint. The factory paint is probably the best and it would be your wish to maintain the way it is.

The picture above was taken when my car was about 1 week old. Look at the gloss. Awesome right? Okay I admit I did increase the contrast slightly. Haha...

On the day this picture was taken, I sent her for coating. Hoping her beauty could last forever.

Optimum Coating was where I sent her! The result has been amazing so far. In case you decided to opt for Optimum Coating do tell that you know them through me, HockSiang. :D

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2 Weeks on The Job

2 weeks have gone and I wouldn't say it was a hard one. The work itself really feels kind of easy to get the hang of it. Now I can really tell what's the difference in productivity between someone who is totally new and someone with experience.

Everything was kind of expected so far. In fact a lot of flashes came back to mind and remind me what is the next step to take and the precautions for potential problems. Construction site always have problems, and solving problems is really what engineers like me have to do. The upside is I can get my job done pretty effectively. The downside is people start to depend on you and harbour high expectations from you.

I'm not genius or different in anyway while compare to others. I just know slightly more than others in terms of marine construction. I would say luck brought me here, to where I am today. I have never planned myself that way. I just followed what was given to me, and I kind of made my way here. I still doubt about my choice of career though. Despite all the upside my job gave me, the downside will always be there and I not sure that is really what I wanted.

Anyway, for the time being, I will just continue to do what I have always been doing, to have great faith in my abilities and to do what I am paid to do.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New Chapter in Life: New Job New Beginning

Well, instead of further study like I mentioned in my Preview of 2012, I changed job. The 23 of April 2012 was the last day of service to my company. 

It was my first company since graduation and I have learned lots to grow to a more mature engineer compare to 2 years ago. I joined this company on 17 May 2010 and gosh time passed so fast. I have since involved in 3 projects which exposed me to the fundamental of marine construction. The experience was awesome! Many thanks to colleagues whom had guide me throughout my time in this company.

About 3 months ago a new opportunity arose and I took it. As a result I will be starting my new job at 2nd of May. I will be working in Malaysia and this involve giving up my employment pass. It had certainly served me well for this past 2 years, enabled me to access Singapore easily. For the record, my passports only got stamped once by Singapore Immigration.

However, working in Malaysia also means a different kind of lifestyle. Not exactly new to me but this time it is more reassuring that I will be staying here far more longer. Hence I have bought my first ever car in my life! More about my car in future posts! ^.^

By the way, for the record as well, I have never bought any laptop in my life until one month ago. I've been using my company laptop LIKE A BOSS all this while haha! I'm changing company and of course the laptop has to go back to the HR, which it already did.

HP Envy 14 Spectre with HP X7000 Wifi Mouse and Beats by Dr. Dre! Also starring are my HTC Desire HD, Nokia Xpress Music 5130, and Samsung Monte.

Yes I did use 3 phones and in fact I have 4 phone numbers! Call me crazy but I really found them handy as I always moving around between JB and Singapore, and also to segregate my calls between personal and work. Don't be surprise if you only have one of my 4 numbers, because no body have all my 4 phone numbers. Mostly got one or two, three is very few! However I'm likely to reduce it to 2 or 3 starting next month.

I pray my new chapter in life will be better than ever if not awesome. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ritsu Tainaka 1/8 Figure by Alter

After about a month i back from Japan, i finally unwrapped Ritsu and assembled it from pieces.

I also put it into a proper display case, but i had removed it for taking the below shots!

The level of details in this figure is just amazing! Never regret bringing her back all the way from Akihabara Tokyo Japan. Hope to bring in Mio next time if possible and eventually the entire K-On! band! Haha! ^.^