November 28, 2009

Delayed flight DELIGHT :)

This is my face when I was on board MH2598, on my way back to my hometown, Miri.


Yeah, lame, angry because this flight was delayed its take-off by almost 1 hour.

The reasons? Late arrival of aeroplanes. Not to mention the cabin crew were late as well. At first I was very disappointed and I look like that.

Until I was served this…


ICE CREAM! Not just any ice cream, it’s Baskin Robin’s ice cream! Wow! That’s certainly a welcomed surprised for me! Haha! All my frustration gone in a flash.

Not to mention their, as always, top class service of Malaysian Hospitality. Everything that I requested was given! Peanuts, more orange juice, whatever, all given! Talk about “ask and you shall be given” ! Hahaha!


Yeah, I won’t forget this very first moment of enjoying ice cream on board. And it’s only with Malaysia Airlines domestic! Hehe!

God bless you all!

November 27, 2009

Altera Penang Trip after exam

Sincerely I would really love to thank my School of Computer and Communication Engineering of UniMAP to organize such trip at the end of this semester.

It’s really a welcome move for us after such a hectic semester, even though they know our batch maybe is not the best students they have. Furthermore, this industrial exposure trip prevented me to join a very dreadful camp. Haha

So all started off at 0630 hours at Friday, December 20th, 2009.


We were so disappointed because we were told to be on time, and yet the officials were not on time. We waited for an hour here for nothing.


Perlis skyline with clouds hovering over the sky.


This is my classmates, occupying one bus and all smiles :)


My friend Zaim has his own first class seat at the back of the bus, a flat-bed for himself! Haha!


We started to get crazy.

So off goes the 2-hour journey.


Managed to take a sneak peek of our new permanent campus near Perlis – Kedah border. It’s very far from any towns. Like being in a jungle.

After 2 hours, we reached Penang island and to my big amusement, we went to Queensbay Mall first. Really surprised.


So, whatever, we just played there for another 3 hours.


Start off with Mcdonalds, that ice cream only cost 1 buck. :)

After some more roaming, I went to Sushi King.


I would say this Sushi King is very cool. I can call a waiter, even the boss, almost anytime and very easily! My green tea cup was always filled up to the brim. Great service!


The machine where they make their rice to make sushi.


So this is my first round. Enjoy enjoy…


A type of rice sandwiches. Very cool indeed and worth it!


This is one of the premium ones, with a lot of salmon and the fish eggs. Hehehe….

So after all those playing, we made our way to Altera in a big industrial estate.


In this building, we were ordered to wear shoe covers. I wonder why…


Then we had an awful long talk in the lecture room.


It was afternoon and sleepy heads were totally unavoidable. Just like this.


I was too sleepy too because the slides were really boring and very machine-like. Hmmm.



Luckily we have this guy coming out to cheer us and get us all fired up.


He showed us a lot of tools. And gave us a feel and touch them.


This small stuffs is actually can cost up to thousands of US dollars.  A broken small pin and it’s gone. Don’t play play.


This 18-layer printed circuit board is probably cost as much as a car.


Ah, this one is cheap stuffs, hehehe…


This shows us how packaging and labelling is done in Altera. And that’s a long long long story.

After another talk, we were brought around to see the plant.

Altera is actually not a manufacturing company, but only to design, test products and send them to overseas to produce it, before selling them.


This is the place for engineers.


Their working cubicles are like this, very personal and I guess pretty comfortable. They have a lot of empty cubicles, so perhaps I can go here to work some day. :)


They also have gyms, good for everyone to exercise. :)



She’s our guide tour for our group. Not bad la, explain a lot of stuffs to us. I managed sneak in a picture hahaha…


This is the exciting part, but sadly we didn’t get to get in there. This is the testing factory where everything is tested.


Look they are doing their stuffs inside! Fantastic.

So the tour ended in just 15 minutes or so. Before we left, we took our only class photo of the semester. :)


Being with you guys are just great, you know, all of you made my days at university much better. :)


So, after crossing the Penang Channel, back to Perlis where boredom rules. LOL

So far it has been good holiday for me. Hehe I will talk about it later.

God bless you all!

November 21, 2009

No. 1 thing at Padang Besar

I am pretty sad because I went to this border town for only 2 times a year. I would say this place is really an awesome place.


I said it’s an awesome place, but it’s not because of its shopping of Thai goodies.


Gapura Square, the main shopping arcade. Note it’s not air conditioned.

SDC11230 Gotta walk through these small lanes with unenthusiastic sellers. They didn’t seem urgent to sell their stuffs.

Also not because I can be fascinated by influx of Thai motorbikes.


Not also the presence of so-called duty free watch shop, which only sells hyper expensive watches (some are over 100K).


But this is where Padang Besar makes sense for its BORDER TOWN status.


YES, duty free complex which is located after Malaysian Checkpoint, before crossing the actual Thai border.

What’s even more important inside is THIS.


I CAN GET DIRT CHEAP LEGAL BEER. YES, you heard me right, 100% legal cheap beer!

Not only beer, the liquor section here is simply fantastic and freaking cheap!

SDC11242 Want a bottle of Chivas for less than 50 bucks? Find it here!


Wide selection of wines, whisky, brandy, gin, rum, you name them, all at really low prices!

For example, guess how much is this 500ml can of Heineken sold here?


FYI, it’s only sold for RM3.90! Walao eh! And I don’t think I can never find this at normal shops anywhere else!

That’s why I say, for me a beer freak (not really la, but close LOL), no.1 thing in Padang Besar, is surely BEER section at duty-free complex.

Probably because of that that earned my friends and I a free urine test by National Anti-Drugs Agency when we were going back. Hahaha!

God bless you all!

November 18, 2009

OLD TOWN White Coffee, confirm BEST

Recently I had this luxury of trying out Old Town White Coffee. I had heard about this brand for such a long time, and when I saw it sold at 7-Eleven, I don’t even hesitate to buy a pack home.


One pack is sold at RM3.20, with ONLY 3 sticks inside. Hmmm… Sticks like this.


At first I thought it could be very expensive. However I realized that actually I made the damn right choice. One stick of Old Town is probably the same size of TWO Nescafe sticks added together! See how much is that!


By the time I emptied a stick, the coffee powder fills one-third (1/3) of my cup! Fuhlamak…

Then pour in hot water,


And there you go. A perfect mixture of Liberica, Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, added with a mix of steamed milk and cream, comes Old Town’s specialty with its distinctive taste, aroma and “kick.” Wow… confirm best! Hehehe…

Everyone should try this simply divine coffee. It surely won’t disappoint you. :)

God bless you all!

November 17, 2009

Take self photo

Yesterday I went to take my own passport photo, right after my digital exams.

This time is quite a landmark photo, because this time I shall take as a university student. How’s that sounds like, hehe…

Here’s it….


With UniMAP’s logo again, be proud of my university. LOL

I know, it’s very ugly. The exact prints I have now is actually looks much nicer than this. I wanted to do this because I want to do border pass, however it’s declined. So sad. Wasted 12 bucks.

But whatever, I get to keep this piece of memories to myself. Wakaka need to console myself that I am still handsome. LOL

Just waiting to go home now… God bless you all!