Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Ups & Downs of My Life..


Hari ni aku rasa agak happy la. Maybe some people think that I shouldn't be happy because of it but if you were in my position, surely you'll feel the same way. Today, I got the opportunity to redress the MRP (Modular Retrievable Packer) with Raj & Hector which is very hard to get that chance la. Sure korang fikir,apa la yg best sgt kan. If you guys are working in Oil & Gas industry, especially in Service Company like Schlumberger, to get to know things that you can hardly see it everyday, it's such a bless for me to get to see it. I can see the parts inside the packer and redress it where even some engineers that been working years in Slb haven't seen it. Lucky me. Tomorrow I'll be redressing the XMP (Premium Multi-Port packer) which is the most high tech equipment that Slb have ever made. Again,I'm soo lucky to see all the inside parts of it. Plus, since I'm having 1st visit tomorrow, I managed to 'pujuk' Hector & Raj to do it after I finished the the visit and they agreed. Yuhuu...=) Then,another thing is,my engineers and specialists are so supportive,even for my 1st visit they also want to attend it. It's hard to get their support since Slb's people is known because of their 'ego'. Even in other segments, most of the trainees like 'dipinggirkan'. So,to have such a supportive team in the segment during my internship, it helps to keep my moral up.

Btw,like stated at the title above,there're some 'down' times for me. Yesterday, I really felt so down and I even thinked that I won't be joining Slb after this.'s all because of what my mentor said to me during the pressure test yesterday's evening. At that time,we were talking about my future & stuff. So I was saying that,my mentor might get an email from the Recruiter to ask about my 'prestasi' when I was doing my internship in Slb, either I can be a Field Engineer in this company or not. You know what she said, she said that "Aku akan cakap kat recruiter ko yg ko ni takleh wat keje & bla,bla,bla..", and I was like so supprised by what she said. The day before, I was staying until 7 p.m just to put all the assemblies into the basket before they are sent to offshore. Just imagine,only me, Salleh & Erwan did that job. All of them were going home even though they're the one who should stay and do all those jobs since they're going offshore and I'm not. It's not the only thing la, I've done a lot of things without she knew it and just because I screwed up one thing during the pressure test, she said I cannot work in the company. I was pissed off that time but I didn't show it la. I just pretended that I'm ok with what she was saying and just continued talking with her. It's not the 1st time actually,I felt the same way lots of times since I joined this company. My mentor is very hard to be satisfied,you know. But well,that is what you'll exprienced when you join multi-national company like Slb. A lot of tough time while working here.

So,moral of the story,just live your life to the fullest. Yeah,you might feel down sometimes,but good things surely will happen in your life after that. I just want to quote some lyrics sang by Miley Cyrus, The Climb : "I gotta be strong, I gotta keep pushing on.." Cheers~ =)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

My House in Labuan~

Salam to all..

For this post, I just want to show you the house that I'm staying for 8 months in Labuan (since some of friends really want to see it & I totally have no idea why). Some info for you guys, I'm living at Lot 4, Jalan Penghulu Tuah, Labuan & it's a staff house belongs to Schlumberger Completions. I'm living with 3 other engineers which are Ridhwan, Naseer & Indhran (where they're all from the same segment with me). So,here is how the inside house looks like:

the kitchen..

the 2nd site of the kitchen (we got 2 peti ais ye. hehe..)

the place where we normally eat & the stairs I use to go to my room..

the living room..

my room sweat room (tp gmbr katil je la. Haha..)~ =D

Motivation through Song...

No Boundaries by Kris Allen

Seconds, hours, so many days
You know what you want but how long can you wait?
Every moment lasts forever
If you feel you’ve lost your way

What if your chances are already gone?
Started believing that I could be wrong
But you give me one good reason
to fight and never walk away

So here I am - still holding on

With every step, you climb another mountain
Every breath, it's harder to believe
You’ll make it through the pain;
Weather the hurricanes
To get to that one thing

Just when you think the road is going nowhere
Just when you almost gave up on your dreams
Then, take it by the hand and show you that you can

There are no boundaries
There are no boundaries

I fought to the limit, stand on the edge
What if today is as good as it gets?
Don't know where the future's heading
But nothing's gonna bring me down

I've jumped every bridge and I've heard every lie
I risked being safe but I always knew why -
I always knew why

So here I am - still holding on

With every step, you climb another mountain
Every breath, it's harder to believe
You’ll make it through the pain;
Weather the hurricanes
To get to that one thing

Just when you think the road is going nowhere
Just when you almost gave up on your dreams
Then, take it by the hand and show you that you can

You can go higher;
You can go deeper
There are no boundaries above and beneath you
Break every rule `cause there's nothing between you and your dreams

With every step, you climb another mountain
Every breath, it's harder to believe


There are no boundaries
There are no boundaries

With every step you climb another mountain
Every breath, it's harder to believe
You'll make it through the pain
Weather the hurricanes

There are no boundaries
There are no boundaries
There are no boundaries

p/s: I really like this song 'cause it's such an inspiring & motivating song. To those who feel down or frustrated,sila la menghayati lirik lagu nie ye. Everything happens for a reason & life must go on okay!

Cheers~ =D

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Me at Schlumberger : the Office & Miri stories~

Salam & good day to all~

Don't know why I got the 'mood' to write in my blog. It's my 2nd time of the day writing in this blog. Maybe I started to love blogging as compared to before. So for this entry, I divide it into two parts, one about my workplace at Schlumberger and the other one is about my 5 days in Miri.

Office at Schlumberger

Ok,some introduction of my segment (or others call department). I'm in Completions (where most of you are aware of it kan?) and it consists of 3 sub-segments namely are Core Completions (CC), Remote Monitoring & Control (RMC) and Sand Management System (SMS) or we normally call it as Sand Control. So, I'll be in each sub-segment for 2 months. Now I'm in CC and about to finish actually by end of this month.

the pantry~

the office looks like on Saturday..

my own desk @ cubical~ =)

5 days in Miri..

Last week, from 13th to 17th of July, I was in Miri for Sea Survival course/training (or people normally called it BOSET). I did it at MSTS for 3 days, 1 day for transfer medical (for Petronas) and on Friday is my flight back to Labuan. I was staying at Grand Palace Hotel (which cost me RM1954 for staying there but Schlumberger bares all the cost la..). So for 5 days in Miri, besides undergo the training during the day, me & Faris went out with Epun & Wan at night (thanks so much ye Epun & Wan). In fact, Wan was staying at my room for 4 nights. Hehe..oh,not to forget, I also went there with my FSM, Pak Orient & another guy from D&M (stands for Drilling & Measurements) names Leonardo (he's a Brazilian). So Epun & Wan brought us around Miri during the night with Epun's new Viva. Hehe..we watched Transformer at Bintang Plaza since Faris is desperately wanted to watch that movie so much but ended up 3 of us sleeping during the movie except for Wan (we were tired,not because the movie was not good). For dinner,the 1st night, I treated them all at Secret Recipe, then we went to Selera Rasa Sedap (SRS) Restaurant (twice) and Muara Restaurant for the following nights. Oh, during the last night, I went out with Embun, Odie, Raffie & Yasmin plus of course la with Wan & Epun (Faris already went back to Labuan that time). Again, I bought them all for dinner at SRS.

During the Sea Survival training, I had to listen for 1 day lectures about safety, sea survival etc. The next day, I had HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training) at the pool. At 1st, we need to jump from a 2 stories height buliding place into the pool (kinda scary for me since I'm a height phobia person but I did jump ok). Then,we also had a training on the Safety Boat and Sea Survival. Next,the highlight of the day,of la the HUET where we were needed to be inside the helicopter and escape from it when the helicoptern is underwater. We also had Fire Fighting training and First Aid. Now, I can go offshore for PETRONAS, Shell & Murphy well So the my flight back to Labuan was at 11 o'clock on Friday (17/7) by MasWing (for both trip). So within a month, I had 7 flights; when I came to Labuan at the 1st time (1), to Kemaman (4) and to Miri (2). For Labuan-Miri trip, the fares just rm300++ if you go there by MAS,not sure if by AirAsia how much will it cost. It feels so good to be back in Labuan you know. Cheers~ =)

during my flight back to Labuan..

p/s: I didn't take any picture while I was in Miri. Only when I was on the flight back I had the opportunity. So sad~

My New Fragrance : StarWalker - Mont Blanc

Today, I went to Ujana Kewangan with Faris just to free ourselves from the fucking boredom living in Labuan. We shopped few things and the highlight of the day, definitely the perfume that both of us bought. Faris bought a perfume from Dunhill (I forgot the name of the fragrance~) and me, I bought a perfume from Mont Blanc, the StarWalker. The smell is fucking good I tell you. Can't wait to have it on my clothes tomorrow. Haha..the price? Hmm,as compared to K.L, for sure the Labuan price is much cheaper. You can get 3 bottles of the same brand in Labuan with a price of a bottle if you buy in K.L. So,you guys can estimate la the price right?

my new perfume~ =)

Friday, July 10, 2009

What A Day~

Salam & Greetings~

Today for the 1st time, I went back home at 7 p.m since I was quite busy helping the team to put some assemblies into the basket for load-out (FYI,those terms are oilfield terms). They were GT Packers, Side Pocket Mandrels and others that I could not recall for Bokor Project, Well Bo-221. So we finished somewhere around 5++ p.m. So I stayed at the office,did some readings while waiting the clock to tick at 7 p.m. Oh yeah,maybe some of you are wondering what the hell I was talking about at the early sentences. Just so you know, I'm currently in Completions Segment,to be specific in Core Completions. In this segment,we deal with equipments such as Safety Valve, Isolation Valves (such as TIV,FIV), Packers, Sliding Sleeve and many more. Every equipments has their own function,if I were to explain those all,memang sampai ke esok tak abes. So,to sum up everything,those equipments mentioned before are installed for oil production (to know more,you may ask me later k). In CC,we have 4 Field Engineers namely Agnes, Amy, Elly & Suba-Rao. So just imagine, I need to satisfy all four engineers in order for me to pass my internship. Crazy huh? Yup,each of them ada la perangai masing2 & understanding yg berbeza-beza for every equipments. So,memang pening la aku bila diorg nie explain kat aku pasal setiap equipment sebab masing2 ada version yg tersendiri walaunpun basically lebey kurang je (tp diorg still nak jawapan ikut pemahaman diorg). Memang susah nak satisfy diorg berempat tuh. Kalo Field Specialist ada ramai,dalam 10 org, I guess. Tapi diorg sempoi je walaupun suh aku wat macam2. But it's ok cause it's for learning purposes. Nak dijadikan cerita, all three female engineers kat segment aku nih couple dgn specialist dlm segment yg sama. Oh,Amy dah kahwin pun dgn Ah Teng (nama Melayu nyer Fadzli), Elly and Hasfia will engage somewhere this Discember but Agnes and Jilbert "teman tapi mesra". Gitu lah cerita sedikit sebanyak dlm segment aku nie.

So,normally aku pergi kerja dlm pukul 7.10 a.m camtu and balik around 5 p.m (by pick-up which is a bus). For lunch,normally I had at the cafe at base,just need to pay RM3 and you'll get 4 dishes including drinks and fruit. Tapi sometimes ada gak la engineer or specialist ajak aku kuar lunch sekali dgn diorg. Yg pasti,sume di tanggung. A day before yesterday,my Manager belanja 10 of us for lunch. Apa lagi,bedal la lauk byk2 time tu. Bila lagi kan Manager nak belanja. Thanks ya Pak Orient (he's Idonesian,so all of us call him Pak). For dinner,depends la. If I was like damn fucking tired,right after Maghrib prayer I went to sleep already. But if I still have some energy, I walked to the nearest restaurant which takes nearly 10 minutes from my house (normally with Ridhwan and Naseer). Kalau dah malas sgt,makan jela Maggie. zaman sekolah lak kan. Nak wat camne. Kalau rajin lagi,gi la town by taxi,so pegi la KFC ke, PizzaHut ke, McD ke or other restaurant available in Labuan. Weekend?? How about my weekend eh? in Schlumberger,we only have one day for weekend which is on Sunday. On Saturday,we still need to work okey (half day only but if got lotsa work to do,it might drag until five or seven o'clock). So during weekend,it's for me to rest heavenly in the house. Layan cite kat external hard disk (cite2 yg telah di download kat UTP dulu) or layan la cite kat TV (kalau ada cite best la!). Or maybe hang out with my friends (tapi kat Labuan nie,kalau hang out pun,alih2 kat Financial Park tu gak~). But then, I just been here for a month. Lotsa places to be visted really soon~ Haha..

p/s: I'll be going to Miri this Sunday (12/7) until Friday (17/7) for Sea Survival course. Last month I went to Kemaman,so this time to Miri. Next month hopefully (really2 hope to) that I'll be going offshore~

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Memories : Rindu kepada sahabat - sahabat lama...


Huhu..starting lagi dah mengeluh kan. Hmm,actually I just read few of the blogs belongs to some of my old friends (time kat MRSM Jasin). So,mula la teringat all the old memories when I was studying in MRSM Jasin. Seriously, I miss them soooooo much. Rasa cam nak turn back the time je. Well,now masing-masing dah ada life sendiri. Ada yg study in local U, ada yg kat oversea. So,nie some of the blogs that I read:

Tu jela, takde la byk sgt. But looking forward to read from others as well. Miss u guys so much. =)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

My Life: A month in Labuan

Oh,it has been almost a month since my last post in this blog. Even though azam nak update every week but since mood utk tulis blog cm takde je,so tak update2 la blog nie. Lgpun bkn ade readers pun kan. So,no pressure! Hehe..ok,after a month plus in Labuan,a lot of things happened to me. So,let's recap what I had after a month in Labuan (besides working at the base):

1) Going to Kemaman Base

Ok,on 25th June 2009 (Thursday) at 4.30++pm, I got a call from Hasfia (my senior,his a Field Specialist for Core Completions) to go upstairs, meeting him (i was chatting with Hector & Airil at the smoking area at that time,but I don't smoke ok!). Then I went upstairs and he asked me to accompany him to Kemaman Base on 26th (which is the next day) and our flight is at 8.00am. Damn,it was so last minutes and I couldn't say NO of course,so I went with him to Kemaman then. We took a flight from Labuan to KLIA and from KLIA to Kuantan. The gap between both flights is 7 hours approximately,so we went to Times Square and Low Yat in between the flight time. Then once arrived in Kuantan,a pick-up took us to our hotel in Cherating which is at Impiana Cherating Resort. It's a 4 stars hotel, I guess and one room per person,no sharing. From the hotel to Kemaman Base,it took almost an hour I think. There at the base,I helped him to take our stuff (most of them are lock-out tools) to be shipped to Labuan Base. After 3 days in Kemaman,we went back to Labuan on the 30th. Again,the gap also was 7 hours,so we went to Times Square also where I watched Transformer and had a lunch at Secret Recipe & bought some Big Apple's donuts (since Labuan's cinema sucks big time and there's no Secret Recipe & Big Apple - so cam org jakun cket la time tu. =P),so when I had the opportunity to be in K.L, defenitely la I enjoy myself to the fullest. expenditure of the trip per person would be: hotel - rm1300 & flight - rm1899 (ditanggung sepenuh nye by Slb,thanks ye Slb~ =D)..

the balcony of my room (view nyer adalah pantai cherating~)

the living room~ =D

my comfy bed..

my dinner during the flight back to Labuan (MAS Flight)

the view from my seat~

2) Good boy gone bad...
Haha..pada tanggal 4 July 2009,pukul 11.00 p.m, officially aku gi ke Pub at Dorsett Hotel. That's my 1st time to be in a pub. At 1st,I was hesitated to go,but I changed my mind and followed Ridhwan & Radzi that night. We had our dinner 1st,then around 11 p.m,we went to the pub. But no worries guys, I didn't do anything that against our religion (such drinking or having sex.. =P).We just sat there and watching the live band (the band was pretty cool though). There were some rugby guys (I think they just had a tournament) that rocked the pub by making lotsa noise and other weird stuff. Haha..around 1 a.m,we went back home I want to go to the pub again? - MAY BE..

In the pub bebeh (taken by my hp's camera,so not that good la~)

3) VT's day out!!
On the afternoon (today),we as the Vacation Trainee in Schlumberger had a day out together. Me, Mamoo, Aini & Faris. Since Mamoo & Aini are just about to finish their internship,so they both 'borong' kain & some other stuff since kat Labuan; kain, rokok, arak & coklat memang la sgt murah. But Mamoo was the highlight of the day. Haha..beli kain tak ingat dunia. Me as the Fashion Consultant Trainee, Aini as the Advisor @ Senior Consultant while Faris just tengok2 jela si Mamoo shopping tu sambil hisap rokok dekat sekotak gak la. Hehe..They spent I think almost rm300 or more for all the stuff. Owh yeah,some introduction of them; Mamoo (a.k.a Scofield Jr.) & Aini (a.k.a ustazah rock),they're both from UTM and only 2 months in Slb; Faris (bajet Awie..) plak from GMI and he just been in Labuan for 2 weeks but he'll be here for 4 months. So,those are my new friends here in Labuan la. But both Mamoo & Aini will be going back to UTM on this coming Thursday,so no more VT's morning meeting,no more Mamoo yg gila2 even though kadang2 quite annoying gak. sad bila diorg nak blah dah. Well,setiap pertemuan akan berakhir dgn perpisahan,so redha jela kan...

Mamoo & Aini sedang membelek-belek kain, Faris tgk jela..