Friday, January 29, 2010
Thanks Allah. Finally found it! All the best for your architectural study in Glasgow!...
X sabar ntk jumpa semula mid of the year...
And insyaAllah my training will be in England end of the year so I can fly to see u in Scotland...
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I had a meeting for one small project around 6pm last Tuesday. Then we had a short break. It is a regulation to lock the laptop and also lock the laptop screen whenever you are away from the computer.
What I did? I forgot to Ctl+Alt+Dlt my laptop. When I back to the meeting room, everyone was laughing at me and my manager is sitting in front of my laptop. What happened?
He replied, "I already sent an email to my mailbox saying that you want to quit!"
I no longer want to be part of sis team. I quit!!
That's what will happen if somebody can access your laptop.
This morning I got another email:
Keep working as you have been doing until now...If not, see the email below. I will use against you...jajaja
jajaja ::: Mexican word for hahaha. My manager is a Mexican.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Central Jakarta - the skycrappers are not as packed as Kuala Lumpur but, the shopping malls are nice. The 8-floor Grand Indonesia, opposite to Ascott is really big. You should go there at nite so that you can enjoy the fabulous decoration inside. They decorate each floor differently and you can feel like you are walking in a 5-star hotel. Other than Grand Indonesia, the close by malls are Plaza Indonesia, Plaza Senayan, Senayan City, Jakarta City Center and Embassador Mall (RM2 DVD movies are here). Other than Jakarta Schlumberger office at Central Mulia, I visited the National Monument called MONAS and National Museum. People here love to combine two words into one. Warung Telefon (Wartel), Warung Makan (Warkan), Monumen Nasional (Monas) and Warjok (Warong Pojok/Food Center).
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Only Etihad Airways (UAE National Airlines) has direct flight from KL to Abu Dhabi. I could see the plane took off from the screen. I was nervous moreover, when I saw the lane number is 4. It's not a good number! My series number for the course is also 4 - 44. adesss. While having my dinner, I watched new release movie but the entertainment system kept up and down. For 6 hours 30 mins..I could not finish watching 1 movie (should deduct 3 hours of sleep..hehe)...
The 1st time I stepped on the UAE land, I said oh, my good! It's hot! At the airport parking lot before boarding MLC bus, I could see rowSSS of luxury cars but dusty. Gurun la katakan. After checked in at the Blue Tower Service Apartment, I continued sleeping till 9 am in the morning. I missed the Subuh prayer!. haih...At 12 noon, I went to Al-Falah Plaza (in front the apartment) and bought L'oreal For Men mosturizing gel and Nivea For Men body lotion. You need that if you are here. Then, to Pharmacy because someone ordered ubat perancang. The price much cheaper here. I bought 6 boxes for AED148.
FOOD It's expensive! One set of meal without drink is at least 25 dirhams...around RM24. Thai fried rice is AED28 and fruit juice is AED10. So, you need at least AED30 for complete set of regular meal. I tried shis tawook, chicken kofta, zareshk rice and other local foods. Since I had long schedule during day time, I frequently bought subway sandwich downstair for my dinner - Tuna, Spicy Italian and Chicken Teriyaki are my favorites, not Subway Club/Melt.
PEOPLE They are rich. Own big bungalows and nice cars. Lexus, Bentley, Merc, BMW, Crysler, Hummer are everywhere. The speed limit is 120 km/h but the radar will only catch you if more than 160. So, take care when crossing the road! The customer service in Abu Dhabi is not good. They dont know to say thank you, please come again and even smile. Even when we were having class dinner at Abu Dhabi Shang-Ri La..we do not feel invited. Other bad thing about customer service here is if the balance is AED5.25, they will not return you the AED0.25. They did that more than 3 times to me.
FREE-TIME Since there are nothing here but malls, so I spent my free time to Marina Mall, Al-Falah Plaza and Al-Wahda Mall. I bought a Columbia Sportwear cap, a GAP short and local yet famous chocs for my friends and family. I didn't manage to go to another famous mall - Abu Dhabi Mall. Tired! What else to do here???? Well, you can sleep ... sleep and sleep. I don't think Abu Dhabi is for vacation. It's only for business - oil!
WEIRD Abu Dhabi is a planned, modern city...Talls building and tower everywhere along the road. But, I don't undertstand there is no parking in the building itself. It's hard to find a parking space. And I believe this will be the major problem once the density becomes higher.
Other thing is people here are not good in making pastries and cakes. The muffin is hard, the cheese cake is just like a butter cake and so forth. Even the muffin at the Starbucks!
The Subuh, Zohor and Asar prayers are 1 hour earlier but, the Maghrib and Isya' time are just the same as in Malaysia.
No sky bridge here! The road is 8-lane and the cars are driven like in circuit. So, depends on your luck!
Fruit juices are too thick ..betul ke? I mean pekat. As an example, the guava juice. It's like they blend the guava without adding water and put it in the bottle. Same goes to strawberry, orange and others.
Canned drinks here are cheaper. Only 90 cents. Actually 1 dirham because they don't have 10 cents to return.
MY COURSE AT MIDDLE EAST & ASIA LEARNING CENTER Interesting! Lots to share other than getting a new laptop but, I just want to write on our driving test. Schlumberger really emphasizes on driving safely. Out of 45, only 5 passed the test - 2 Americans, 1 Iranian, 1 Lebanese and 1 Australian. I got NYC status in my QHSE passport means I can drive in New York City...Just kidding. NYC means Not Yet Competent. Hehe... My last time drove a car was in 2006 - Kancil. But this time, the driver seat is on the left and it is a big car - Honda Accord. I got 17 out of 27 for training at the parking lot of Marina Mall. I entered into the wrong side of the road but Peter Wilkie said "yeah, not easy because you are driving left-sided in Malaysia" (means the driver seat is on the right side). He advised me to have 6 months practice before taking new test in Kuala Lumpur. My mate from China...hahhaha...he was quite confident since he is a frequent driver and he drives big car in China. Surprisingly, his performance was not better than me. Peter said you are a novice driver and you must have 2 years practice before taking a test. Do you drive in China? Eric said yes! So, you are a lucky man as Peter replied. If I were your driving instructor, no way you will get the license.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I received a very warm welcome from managers and other engineers. They said “I’m very happy to have you here!” and this makes my heart beating very fast. I don’t want them to have very high expectation on me at first place. I’m afraid I can’t make it but I’ll always work for it. As for me, working is a life and I love being surrounded by tasks and challenges!
This Friday night (4 July) I’ll be leaving for Abu Dhabi until 12 July for introductory week. After come back from my OFS-1, my first assignment will be a development project. It’s a very huge project and I’ll be one of the programmers. I’m nervous actually! In university, when doing a project, if we can’t do it as of A standard, we could expect for B or C. But, in business environment, no matter what happen, it should be an A and better if it is an A+ standard.
I really hope everything will be okay. Although I have 7-months working experience as an intern here, this time is totally different.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
tibe-tibe, SIS (schlumberger information solutions) tmpt intern aku dulu call aku. Hafiz, r u available tomorrow or the next day for an interview??? terkejut n bertambah down la.. memandangkan aku dh ada offer letter like my friends...spttnye terus dpt placement...tp, ku kene dtg interview. maksudnya macam antara hidup dan mati...samada dapat atau x dpt...x ke risiko yg tinggi.
Alhamdulillah, aku dpt position tu...wpun x dpt keje kt luar negara..aku sbnrny rs amat gembira kije kt KL...dan 6 july ni aku akan ke Abu Dhabi ntk OFS-1...
lepas nie aku kene gi kl wat passport..international drivin license...n physical exam yg kene bogel tu..ahhh malunyer....hehehehe.... semoga Allah permudahan perjalanan hidupku, keluargaku dan teman-temanku....aminnn....
Saturday, May 24, 2008
I've no plan to further study ~ not in my mind to own a master or doctorate title.
But, if it is required in order to get better position and much2 higher salary then, I'll do it... isk3
That's the reason I try the best for my degree :-)
I'm sure I'll miss the study time - study alone as well as in group. I don't think I'll have this sweet moment again:
>> We all study except the last one ~
>> And that "last one" buddy bribed our study time with cards - We took the bribe :-)
Guys, although you are not in a formal edu inst, keep digging for knowledge...
~Success without Boundaries~