Thursday, December 03, 2009



Well.. I guess this is it. Goodbye Kemaman.

Thank you for having me.

To my dearest friends, colleagues, foster family and my jemaah.. It's been a pleasure. Thank you for everything.
I will never forget all of you. Never.

Pray for my success. Wait for me guys.

Wait for me. Insyaallah.

Monday, November 23, 2009


It has been raining non-stop for the past 6 days.
Ambient temperature dropped to 22 deg celcius.

Saturday, November 07, 2009



Tiba-tiba rasa tension pula!
Tonnes of stuff to study.. so little time!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Packing Up

* Mom used to work for Statoil

Making my final preparations to Abu Dhabi, Labuan and who knows where next?


Dalam tradisi Minangkabau,
setiap anak laki-laki suatu hari akan pergi meninggalkan tanah kelahiran mereka.
Dan berjalan mencari pengalaman hidup.
Pengalaman hidup yang akan membuatnya menjadi lelaki sejati.

Dimano bumi dipijak, disitu langik dijunjuang.

My late grandfather is of Minangkabau descent. Been thinking about him lately.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Toolman: Ko tau apa tu UMT?

Wireline Assistant: Tau, Ultrawire Memory Tool.

Toolman: Salah.

Wireline Assistant: Abih tu pebenda UMT?

Toolman: Universiti Malaysia Terengganu.

Wireline Assistant: ....

I'll be flying to Abu Dhabi sometime in December, insyaallah if everything goes well.

Doakan saya berjaya! :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Unexpected

Barely a year in Kemaman and I'll be joining one of the largest oilfield services company in the world, insyaallah. Talk about rezeki. Alhamdulillah.


P/S: Tukar kerja lagi. Huhu.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Nak Raya dah

* Somewhere in PM-3

Bila dah dekat nak raya ni selalu teringat ke kawan2 yang terpaksa naik ke laut untuk bekerja.

Semestinya cabaran paling hebat bila bekerja dalam industri minyak dan gas apabila terpaksa berjauhan dengan keluarga dan orang tersayang di hari perayaan.

Diharapkan sahabat2 di laut bersabar dengan ujian ini.

Bak kata seseorang:

"Kerja minyak dan gas ni memang kotor.. tapi duit dalam bank tak kotor pun."

Hehe. Selamat beribadah di penghujung Ramadhan ini.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Selamat Berpuasa

Mudah-mudahan amalan kita diterimaNya.

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Shift


My world turned upside down last July when I had to quit my job. Its due to office politics, plus uncooperative seniors who always prioritize in covering their own lame asses and refusing to guide me, fearing one day that I will be able to take over their job and render them redundant. All 3 personnel before me obviously left because of the same reason. I mean, the bosses can tell you that they got a better offer somewhere else.. but hey, if the company is that good, they would've stayed. There's an internal power struggle in the company and I'm glad that I left early.

My decision to go jobless guerilla-style is questioned by many. Including my own Mom.
I don't have any other offer at that time. But hey, who the hell cares anyway!

Miraculous at it may seem. I started to get numerous interviews and subsequently several job offers just after I quit my job. And the best part of it all, is that..

I still get to stay here in Kemaman. Enjoying its relaxed lifestyle. And working in the oil and gas industry.. still. Alhamdulillah.

* Transocean drilling rig, slated for repair if I'm not mistaken.

And yes. Its a better paying job. With a more interesting work scope (nope, Flowserve didn't even provide me with a work scope). And I even get to go offshore with friendly and helpful work colleagues.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

What Drives You?




Or is it Divine Power?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Standing on guard from the skies

Was at PETLIN Kerteh at around 4pm today, when suddenly there's a loud explosion coming from the sky above.


It turns out that a couple of RMAF MiG-29s were flying at supersonic speed, and were practising some combat manoeuvres somewhere in the middle of the ocean.

I just heard and experienced a sonic boom. Holy..!! :D

Thanks to our fighter pilots up there, for their tireless vigilance.


Friday, January 23, 2009



Hanya kepadaMu aku berlindung.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Working Life

Months ago before I came to Terengganu, some of my friends told me that life here in the east coast is boring and quiet.


No, I don't miss city life. Life here is great!
Its so relaxing here, so relaxing in fact that I think I'm on holiday. :D
There's a saying which sounds more or less like this, "White skinned or fair people would love to get tanned, Tanned or dark skinned people however wish to be fair". Its very relative. If you lived in the city for about 20 or so years, you'll find the east coast life here to be heaven-like.


I've started work (in case you don't know). Barely a month in the oil and gas industry and I have so far felt satisfied. Many people think that working in this field is financially rewarding, which is true, but at the end of the day.. you got to love your work - that's the driving factor to keep you going, no matter what industry you're in.


I've met many people with various personalities in this field. At times work can be very stressful, and I haven't gone offshore yet. I once asked a senior work colleague about working offshore, and I asked him: "Best tak pergi offshore?". His answer was:

"Best apa benda? Mu duduk atas bom!"

Wish me luck guys. :)

and Mom, this is for you. Thanks for all the love and support for all these years. You can have your holiday now.