I think the effort of reviving this blog proves to be a failure. To make matter worse, I am now laptop-less. Contemplating to get a new one but not in the nearest time. Truth to be told, I am doing pretty good without the need of having a laptop. With smartphone, I can still do what I usually do with laptop but updating blog will be a different story. *Updating this blog from my house desktop in Bintulu*
Trace back to my previous post, so yeah, I am finally done with my convocation ceremony. Didn't expect that I am able to graduate with first class honour. It is truly a blessing, not for me but for my family, and to those who have put their hopes in me. Without their supports, I may not be able to be at where I am today.
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) Chemical Engineering - First Class
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
I still keep the dream of pursuing Master and PhD. Only time will tell when it is going to be. For the time being I just wish to focus on settling down with my current employment, in which I am still trying to get a clear picture of it. Process engineer, production engineer, field engineer etc are rather explanatory but I always have a hard time to tell others the nature of my job where people always have the "huh" moment when I told them that I am a hydrocarbon allocation executive. Okay, to make it simpler, I am a planning engineer. This might not be the job that I ever wanted but actually it is better than I expected, provided I seize the opportunity that is given to me. Life can offer you more than you ever imagined.
3 more days before this season is coming to a close and I can't believe this year is nearly over! It's 363rd of 2013 already! This year didn't start well with the passing of my beloved grandpa in January which was soon compensated with the news that I am recommended to work for PETRONAS. Despite I waited for 8 months before my employment commences in September, I get the chance to do what I truly passionate about - teaching, when I home tutored four students during my grape-planting days. After joining the company, I get to know more about PETRONAS in which I am still familiarizing with. It is more than just an oil & gas company. You work with PETRONAS, you contribute to the growth of the country. :)
That's pretty much about it for now. Hopefully next year there will be more happenings, more travelings! See you next year!
After 7 months of waiting, finally my placement with PETRONAS was confirmed and I am currently seeding at PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd - Sarawak Operations (PCSB, SKO), Miri, Sarawak since 2nd September. I studied five years of chemical engineering and hope to get into downstream activity but being posted to upstream business instead. Hope this does more good despite of the discrepancy from my studies background. It's true they say that the degree is just a ticket to enter into working world, just like how SPM result got you into the university. You never really end up with what you wanted but I always choose to embrace the opportunity that is given. As the saying goes, "the road not taken". Rather, this made me dare to dream bigger, aim higher, aspire wilder, achieve better!
Now I am looking forward towards my convocation on the 27th of the month.
Lady Gaga is back with new single, "Applause" from her upcoming album, 'ARTPOP'. Her last single was 2 years ago before she was off for her 18-month long concert tour. She always comes with new style with new album release. Anticipating!
Blogger has become more like a space for me to vent recently. The posts can be too personal and not even real life friends can comprehend what I actually feel but all I need are just listeners (or readers). Advice won't really work on me, most of the time. I am usually the one who cheers others but little thing I know whether it has helped them in any way.
Earlier this month my external hard disk crashed which contains lots of files, which include photos from my internship. Unlike hundred GB of videos and series that I have downloaded for past five years which are redownloable, the photos are irreplaceable. Hard disc failure is not as depressing when you are not able to recover back those moments. It will be too costly to recover from a big-size hard drive. If I have the mean, I won't mind going for it. (Thankfully, the photos are saved because there is a backup copy in my home desktop.) Still, I tend to grow sentimental over virtual stuff that I have kept for so long.
Today, my 4-year-old laptop kept on crashing. I have tried to save it but the effort went down to the drain when in the end the system happened to freeze every time after it started up. My friend who worked in IT industry told me this might due to RAM failure since the laptop managed to start up so it can't possibly be software failure. Surely, my main concern is the files stored in my laptop. I have lost my stuff from my external hard drive and I don't think I can't afford to lose more stuff right now. My friend convinced me that these files can be recovered since they are still accessible before the system freezes. But, I just don't have any budget for that right now. Sigh.
In my own opinion, these are merely small issues which can be easily fixed, as long as you have the money. Nonetheless, these are the little things that trigger a near-miss breakdown. This constantly reminds me for being unemployed and in a way, my disappointment with certain entity. Trying the hardest everyday to diminish the negative feeling but things like these will always remind me. The more I talk about it, the more depressing it is. Okay, change topic.
Just found out that Cory Monteith, the actor who played the role as Finn Hudson on Glee died. I was so shocked when I read Kim Kardashian's tweet. I thought it is a hoax but after googling and I get to know it's true. This news is rather shocking. Before my hard drive died, I managed to have a "glee-athon", rewatching the whole series from the beginning until the very last episode. Glee has been inspiring in its ways together with its cast and hence his death is deeply felt. Gone too soon, may he rest in peace.
The cast come and ago throughout the series but his absence will be deeply felt when season 5 commences this September.