Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Meet Uncle Hussain - Lagu Untukmu

I feel like rocking!!
Need to release all the andrenaline in me!! I want to go for a gig session!!


Tiada bintang
Dapat menerangkan hati yang telah dicelah
Bagaiku lumpuh tak mampu berdiri
Aku tetap begini
Takkan berubah kerna aku tetap aku
Dan lalu rindumu bukanlah aku

Guna hati, akal dan fikiranmu
Kau dan juga aku
Dua hati yang tak mungkin bersatu

Apakah aku
Hanya boneka yang sering engkau mainkan
Yang dikawal oleh jari-jarimu
Ku punya hati dan perasaan
Pernahkah engkau fikirkan
Cukup cukuplah oh cukuplah

(ulang *)

Tak faham tak tahan
Sabarku tak tertahan
Melayan sikapmu perawan
Kau dan aku berbeza
Kita memang tak serupa
Bebaskan bebaskan
Ku ingin dilepaskan
Kita tidak sehaluan
Cukuplah sudahlah
Sampai di sini saja
Hubungan kita berdua

(ulang *)


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A Wedding and A Gathering

What a hectic weekend it was.. Drawings + weddings + trips to KLIA + insufficient sleep + drebar = one tiring me..

But glad things have slowed down for a while. Finally, I managed to finished up the drawings that Kenny wanted. Cheers.. Apologies to him for not able to complete it earlier, and for the mistakes/errors that I made. My designing skills are definitely not up to standard even though have been working for 2 years plus in a consultant firm. :/

Though had lots of things to do all within a short span of time, but the feeling was jsut great. Never felt so alive, especially ever since started working in the new company few months ago. All the work just keep me occupied and alive. Never mind if I had only 3 hours of sleep for the past 2 nights. The feeling of doing something productive jsut keep my andrenaline rushing into my brains.

Hope to get more of this kind of work more often.

Another friend got married. To be exact, two friends got married (to each other). So happy that both of them finally tied the knot. After all, they are one great couple.

Sessions of "food tasting", quizes, singing sessions, professing I-Love-You in ten languages, the golden vows that Juin Mei "force" Chee Sing to sign, and the 60-minutes-course-to-become-a-SUPERHUSBAND, were just hilarious!! ...Poor Chee Sing had to get parents-in-law signatures and had to answer questions before Juin Mei allows Chee Sing to open the door. But nothing can stop Chee Sing though, and upon getting the signatures, he was bestowed with a cert duly signed by his parents-in-law, and of course, he finally get to open the door. Sweet..

To both Chee Sing and Juin Mei, wishing both of you happiness forever till you grow old. :)

Had a great time meeting up with old friends at the wedding dinner. It has been ages since we last met after our graduation. Ann Mei said that this was the only time where old friends reunion can take place. I couldn't agree more. Friends that I have not seen in 4 years plus, old choir members, old taekwondo friends.. Friends came from as far as Johor Bahru, Penang, Kuching and Miri to attend the wedding. Eugene the Horny Conductor, Belinda (my cute lil' sis), Irene the Dancing Queen, Valerie the Petite, Wendy the AngMoh Hokkien Charbor, Kok Wai the Singing Machine, Chee Siong the Contractor.. some of the friends that I have not seen in years.. Glad to see you guys again!!

Went to Luna Bar right after the dinner. The place was awesome!!!!
Cool interior decoration, with a swimming pool right at the front of the place, and with the magnificent view of KL with KL tower at the background. But RM50 for cover charge (inclusive of a drink) is a bit expensive though. Nevertheless, it was my first trip there and I did have a great time there, especially hanging out with some old buddies.. Not forgetting messing around with Jo Eee. Hey dude, you sucks in everything!! Hahahahaa....

Lil' sis and Val came all the way from East Malaysia to attend the wedding. Had to chauffer them around. Bad bad girls!! Sorry for not being able to bunk in together at Jason's house. Or else it would be a great time catching up with stories of what's happening around and what's not. By the way, the rice biscuits that you brought is nice. Shall gobble them up, don't you worry. hehehehe..

With reality sinking in, it's the begining of a new week, and everyone was back to do their own things. Wonder when will we have the chance to hang out like this again.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Beheaded. Confirmed. Extended.

Yeah, my head has been chopped off by Karen. :(

But on the brighter note, PJ has contributed to my winning stats. Cheers. :)

After 3 months in this company, ladies and gentlemen,..
I am now a confirmed staff.


The dateline for tender I am working on has been extended to 31st December. Woo hoo.. Can afford to slack a bit. :)

The Hunter and The Hunted

The Hunter
My third day of playing scrabbles, and I got myself 3 easy prey - Mel, PJ and Wai Hong. These 3 are easy kills. They were slaughtered alive and their head chopped off. These heads are shrunk into peanut size like how the headhunters in Borneo did in the old times.

The Hunted
Karen is hunting me down and I have nowhere to hide. It's not even halfway into the game and I am lagging behind by over 90 points. I can smell the chopping board. Mercy!! Mercy!!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Scrabbles and DVDs

I am hooked to scrabulous in facebook. Nothing feels better than beating your opponent in a game of scrabble. Melissa and Wai Hong were my first two victims. Anyone else care to be on my chopping table? Hehehe..


Gonna ask Michael boy to buy me DVDs for the following movies. Cost only RM4 per DVD in JB. What a bargain!!
1. Amélie
2. Chocolat
3. The Twilight Samurai
4. The Hidden Blade
4. Les Choristé
5. Million Dollar Baby
6. The Cider House Rules
7. Elizabethtown
8. Babel
9. Pride and Prejudice
10. Sepet
11. Gubra
12. Mukhsin

Let's pray hard that those pirates have these movies in their collection.

Sunday, October 07, 2007


The Idea of North

I need to get my hand on all their songs!!!
Can anyone help me to download the songs please? Would buy you a meal in exchange. :/

Ichi Rittoru no namida mv

Friday, October 05, 2007

Offshore Again..

Posted some of the photos that I took while I was working at offshore last few days. Normally, one would require a permit from the OIM (also known as Offshore Installation Manager, the big boss) to take photos while at platform. You see, the platform is a highly hazardous area and a single flash could trigger an explosion in the worst case. Therefore, flame detectors are installed throughout the platform to detect any unwanted sparks. If you are using flash while taking photos, then detectors will detect these flashes as fire and false alarm will be triggered.

But as the whole platform was not in operational due to shutdown for upgrading, I was allowed to take snapshots. No need to go through the hassle of applying permits.

Cakerawala Cluster of Platforms
(left to right : Wellhead platform, CKR platform and CKP - Central Processing Platform)

There are 3 platforms in this cluster, each having its own function. I worked at CKP or the central processing platform whereby all the gas produced from fields will be treated and processed here.

Bridges adjoining CKR and Wellhead platform

For my project, there were 2 accomodation ships for almost 600 plus workers working on board. One is Jascon 28 which I was staying in, and the other was Beta. The condition at Jascon 28 was pretty clean and well maintained. It was able to withstand the sea waves and therefore, not much rocking on board. Thank god for that as I didn't vomit throughout my stay.

Jascon 28 aka J-28. The ship where I stayed.

My bunk. 4 person sharing in a room. Nice, comfy and fully air conditioned

Not much activity at night, other than watching TV at the TV room, or going for a movie at the mini cinema. Other than that, one can also go to the galley for makan. It's open 24 hours and you can eat till you drop!! Internet was available at the office, so lucky me. However, the connection is not very reliable as the signal kept breaking. Nothing much can be done as it uses satellite to transmit data.

View of CKR at night. A pipe-laying ship is at the background

I was informed by a colleague that I could climb up to the flare tip (shown in the photo below). The flare head was not in operational so this was the only chance one could go on top of it. The overall height from the top to the sea level is approximately 30 storeys high. It was said that the whole structure would sway at least one foot apart when you are at the top.

How I wanted to climb to the top!!! But I only gotta know about this half an hour before I was scheduled to depart back. I could not afford to spend 15 minutes to climb to the top and miss my chopper. One had to pay USD500 if he/she misses the chopper. So, I had to forget about trying out the climb. This would have been one hell of an experience but sadly I didn't have the chance to do so. And I doubt if I would have the chance to do again as chances like this (especially when we have a total plant shutdown and no flaring) doesn't come often. Sigh...

Flaretip which is about 15-20 storey high.

Nothing much to see other than water in the 360 degrees view.

Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.

After spending 4 days surrounded by water, it is indeed pleasant to see greenery again. And the best part is that you don't feel giddy spending your time in the rocking ship.

Green green grass of home.

It's already past one day since I reached onshore, but my head is still feeling heavy and giddy. Thought that I would fall sick anytime soon, but my boss told me that this is perfectly normal as my body is trying to adjust itself to the steady condition onshore. You see, the inner ear which functions to balance our body, which has adjusted to the rocky environment on board the ship will now have to readjust itself to the ground condition again. Hence, my body does not feel right. However, this short term giddiness will soon be gone in a few days time.

Though the trip was short, but nothing beats the experience of riding on a helicopter, living in a ship and working in a platform in the middle of the vast ocean. Wouldn't trade the experience with the money in the world. :)

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Life On Board

I am now typing this on board of a ship. Its the starting of the monsoon season here at South China Sea, and the wind is getting stronger with each passing day. Heard from the announcement today that the wind speed reached 40 knots per hour. I had to make effort to climb the stairs when the wind blew, and i had to grab onto the handrails as I walk. Another few knots more and it might blew me overboard!

The platform which I am working on is called Cakerawala or CKP and it is situated somewhere along Malaysia-Thailand border in the South China Sea. Work here starts at 7am in the morning and ends about 6 or 7 in the evening. Nothing much for me to do everyday, other than walking around and pretending to be busy. And this is pretty boring in a sense. But nothing beats the experience of being onboard this gas processing platform.

As for accomodation here, I stay on board of a ship by the name of Jascon 28. This vessel is dynamically positioned, and instead of using anchor to hold her afloat, she uses propellers to keep her on the spot. There are currently about 400 plus people on board. Life on board is kinda ok i guess. They have mini cinema here and food is greatly taken care of. 6 meals a day, can you believe that? Breakfast, follows by morning tea break, lunch, afternoon tea break, dinner, and supper. You can choose to have a second supper in the midnight if you want to. These guys really put effort to ensure that you won't die of hunger. Food is nice (but my colleagues who have been here for weeks would beg to differ!) and they had asian and western food. They had variety of drinks to choose from (syrup, packed fruit juice, hot drinks - tea, coffee, milo, etc) and they even offer ice-creams and fruits. Apart from that, they have a small gym room. Other than that. you basically don have much things to do other than admire the 360 degrees of seaview and ships and platforms distance away.

From a rough count, there are about 7 or 8 platforms nearby. And there are barges and vessels which is visibly seen.

Sea is starting to get rough, and its causing me motion sickness every now and then from the boat rocking. Staring at the computer screen while the ship is rocking, is making me pretty dizzy and disorientated. Time to lie down and take a good night sleep.I definitely need a rest especially when I have screwed up big time today. Will write on this embarrassing incident later..