Friday, July 27, 2007

new glasses...

finally...
after 2 months after my old pair of glasses broke,
i get my lazy ass up to visit the optician to get a new pair of prescription glasses.

i choose a frame that i like this time... :P


i am broke...


Monday, July 16, 2007

1 year ago...

Time flies... this is very true...
especially when u are always bz with work...

with a blink of an eye, 1 year has already passed...
1 year ago... i am a fressie who just graduated from uni and started working...

so many events happened the past year...
redang...
sabah...
started work...
graduation...
work... work... work...
friends leaving malaysia...
ppl leaving...
and last but not least, diving...

been to quite some places b4 i started working... went to Sabah for a week with Whai... he joined me on my "graduation" trip... here is a lil short recap...

Left : Sunday market at Kota Kinabalu
Right : Overview of Kota Kinabalu town


we have visited conquered Mount Kinabalu via Mesilau Trail, went white water rafting at Padas River, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine park, Tip of Borneo at Kudat, Poring Hotsprings

view of Mount Kinabalu from the road

Left : First glimpse of light at the peak (approx 530am)
Right : view from the peak of Mount kinabalu... we are above the clouds!!! weee


Left : Train that we took to Padas river for white water rafting... superbly slow
Right : Padas river... look at the current...

Top Left : Land mark at Tip of Borneo
Top Right : There is a story in this Tip of Borneo
Bottom Left : View off the cliff at the Tip of Borneo
Bottom Right : Village at Tanjung Simpang Mengayau


Left : innocent looking childrens at Beads and songket knitting village
Right : Lady knitting songket

This Sabah trip is one of the best trip in my life. Sabah is a very beautiful place that everyone should visit and help to protect it. It's forest is still very virgin, it's sea is still very clean. Hope that everyone can play a part in preserving it.

and now... i am 1 year in working... and it's almost 70% into the AmWins project...
get to know a group of friends in workplace... a group that we always joke around, eat together and grumble to..alot of colleagues comes and go... felt honoured to meet them~

i am now 1 year into my job. earned my SCJP. now still working on HL workflow. can't wait to finish it soon...
we shall see what happens in a half a year...


Saturday, July 14, 2007

Friday the 13th

Do anyone of you believe that Friday the 13th is called unlucky friday?
which also known as Dark Friday...

A Friday occurring on the 13th day of any month is considered to be a day of bad luck in English, German, Polish and Portuguese-speaking cultures around the globe. [quoted from wikipedia]

I don't actually... as i always believe that fate is always in our hands...
but luck is not...

had a superb sucky friday... was bz from morning till evening... and i thought i lost my credit card... called up card center to cancel off the card...then soon i only found out that i put it somewhere else... :-s

well...

work till morning + chatted wif lilo till morning... went for a drive at TTDI... and found a nice park... i am not sure what's the park's name... but it's at Jalan Datuk Sulaiman... pretty big tho... nice place... went there for a jog... sweat a lil bit... and now i am fully awake chatting wif a worm... :-s

hahahaha


Monday, July 02, 2007

Diving... part 2...

after a round of simple but sedap-licious meal (actually it's just meal wif some vege and soya sauce chicken :p but it taste good) .... we are ready for 2nd round of exam...

this time was compass navigation, tired diver tow, CESA (wif the ahhhhhhhhh...), neutral buoyancy(again...) and etc... :P

we are diving at another side of the Redang-Kalong's house reef...

first was compass navigation... we were required to fin 20 times to one spot... and fin back wif the same amount to the exact same spot...

so when my turn comes... suddenly sharon took my deflator and released all my air from my BCD... out of a sudden :| ... and now i am totally negative buoyant... which means i am sinking...

when i started finning, i tried so hard to fin myself up... but the weight brought me down to the sea bed... argh... started kicking on the sand... tried my very best to reach 20 kicks...

then on the way back... i put in 2 burst of air in my BCD... so that i am neutrally buoyant again... finning back was easier as i am not dragging on the "floor"... =.="

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then, time for neutral buoyancy again... one by one sharon inspected... when everyone was okay... then she brought us swimming around the reef...

seeing more clown fish... aka nemo... :P
starfish~ nudi branch~ nothing much... but was not too bad either...

oh ya... during our first dive, we saw a Moray Eel... but the poor feller is covered wif sand all over it's body... why? cos a few of the fellow diver was too excited... and accidentally kicked up the sand from the sea bed... and landed all over the Eel...

poor feller... the feller was very dark in colour... mayb dark brown to near black... but now? the feller is white in colour~!! @.@"

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roughly around 40 minutes into the dive, it's time to surface... we are required to do CESA...
CESA is an emergency assent when we are out of air and our buddy is not anywhere near... and we are around 12m deep...
i took 1 last breath... then swim up slowly wif sharon... and exhale slowly... like a lil stream of bubbles....

when we reached the surface, sharon ordered me to manually inflate the BCD... by blowing through the deflater..

when everyone was up at the surface, sharon asked us to do the Tired Diver Tow...
there are 2 methods...
one is by pushing the "tired" diver's hand and swim forward...
another was towing by the tank's valve... swimming backward (which is easier :P)

after all the skills, time to board the boat... the girls... all rushed me to board the boat first... why? because on the surface, it's damn blady cold wif our wet clothings and when the wind blows, gosh... shiverrrrrrrr...

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reached the resort... rinsed all the equipments with fresh water, pack them and store it in the store room...

fast fast dry up... then ZOOMED down to the canteen for tea... ate some toast... and drank some juice...
then i brought my book... and went to the hammock.. my favourite place for sleeping when i am outdoor... :P
book was just a sleepy mode enhancer... :P

i read a few pages.. then i went into a deep sleep mode... :P
when i woke up... it was almost dinner time... hohoho... yum yum... :p

b4 we went for our dinner, we brought our Diver's Log wif us... as we are going to have de-briefing...

sharon giving de-briefing...

calculate the pressure group, the depth, dive duration, air left at the end of dive and etc... everything in a dive is recorded...
as it contribute to our dive experience...

end of day 1 ~