Today (4/30), I asked my Boss if he wanted to join us to have site visit to Dawuan, Cikampek. One of our upcoming project will be Bankable Feasibility Study of Carboxymethyl Cellulose Plant. He told me that he basically liked travelling. I sensed something positive would be coming. However, he asked me to find a lot of information about Vacuum Belt Filter, to list the information required to design vacuum belt filter, and to find technical drawings of vacuum belt filter. It was a bit hard job to do. But, I feel a lot of fun. Read More
I have a nice colleague. In some ways, I like him so much. But in other ways, I don’t like him when he started talking too much while I got many jobs to do. But overall, I like him. We get along well since I started working here. He’s more than friend for me (but not in romantic way, of course). He’s not really close with me, but every time I see him, I always remember my Dad.
On Friday (20/4), I had a short and nice conversation with me. As usual, he asked me to do or prepare something for our upcoming project: Detail Feasibility Study of Sabah Ammonia Plant. In addition, he also asked me if I mastered Aspen(R) (this is different issue from the previous one). He said he’s preparing proposal of biomass pyrolysis and wondered what’s the limitation of that program. Read More
Because this is the end of weekend, I want to write as many topics as possible. I am sure it would be hard for me to write something I don’t really understand. Here in this post, I want to write something crossed my mind today. There are many things I want to write, but I don’t know what is the purpose. However, I keep thinking those are very important for me.
About My Work and How I Will Pass My Days
It was a long weekend since Friday till Saturday. The worst thing was I almost forgot my work. I meant, I wanted to finish my work or at least I learnt something from what I am doing right now. The fact is I almost did nothing. On Friday, I did open the old files related to Cost of Good Sold of our proposed project and I planned to update them. However, I slept long day, finished reading Kubah by Ahmad Tohari and starting to read Bittersweet by Danielle Steel. Read More
There was a time I felt pain when I checked my facebook. I wish I could not see Home or had curiosity of other people or friends. In fact, I checked several of them then I looked into my self. Then I said, “How ordinary I am…”.
One of my friend told on facebook that she was going to Germany for several days. I got an enthusiastic feeling on her and I felt grateful for her. But actually, I was not sure it was grateful or jealous. I denied to confess it. In the end, I deactivated my facebook account in the hope I didn’t have to know what other people celebrated about or happy about.
Then about two days ago, one of my friend (but different people I mentioned above) updated his WordPress account. I didn’t know he is actively writing his story since we were undergraduate. He has been working at Baker Hughes for two years. I read his adventures, places he visited, his feeling, what other people felt about him, and I was totally jealous about him. Again, I said, “How ordinary I am…” Read More
Once upon a time, there was a Japanese old man who had not engaged in much physical activity. He could not bend over and touch his toes. Then, he decided to gain the flexibility without putting stress on his body. He put together a stack of paper, thousands of sheets, that reached up to his knees. Then, he bent over and touched the top of the stack with his fingertips, holding the position for a little while, which was not at all hard to do. The next day, he removed two sheets from the stack and did the same thing.
Every day from then on, he removed two more sheets of paper from the stack. The difference from one day to the next was so slight as to be practically imperceptible, so he never had any problem bending over, touching the top sheet, and holding the position for a minute or two. After many months, the stack was considerably lower, until there was no paper at all left, and he could easily touch his toes. He had achieved his goal, with no strain, no pain, and no stress on his system. All it took was patience and perseverance. Read More
Yesterday, I wrote an e-book titled Shake That Brain! How to Create Winning Solutions (and Have Fun While You’re at it). I haven’t read the whole pages of the book, but I was so lucky because I chose the appropriate chapter.
The author of this spectacular book is Joel Saltzman, a speaker, facilitator, and coach. I said spectacular because I knew this book was absolutely great by reading only one chapter.
I read Chapter 4: Learn That Mistakes Are Great.
The more mistakes you made, the better your chances to success.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
It’s not that I’m smart, it’s just that I stay with the problems longer (Albert Einstein) Read More
To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.
When I looked back what I’ve experienced, I realized that most of my best moments in my life happened when I lived in Taiwan, when I pursued Master Degree.
My First Publication
I was so happy because at the second semester, my Ph.D supervisor asked me to take a part in writing article review, Cultivation, photobioreactor design and harvesting of microalgae: a critical review. Although I’m not the first author, I feel happy because that article was listed in Most downloaded bioresource technology article. Since then, I got a powerful spirit and motivation to learn and more serious in doing my research. If you wish to get this article but don’t have access to download it, you can contact me. Read More
About a week ago, I got a copy of Project Implementation Scheduling and Project Engineering from my boss. Since I thought this copy might be very important, I decided to learn and write that on this blog.
Before we learn how to make implementation schedule, we’d better understand the scope of project implementation. The project implementation phase embraces the period from start of commercial production. It includes a number of stages, including negotiation and contracting, project design, construction and start-up. If not planned properly, this phase may extend over enough time to endanger the potential profitability of the project. Implementation scheduling is primarily aimed to determine the financial implications of the implementation phase with a view to securing sufficient finance to float the project until and beyond the start of production. Read More
About a week ago, I was thinking to write something about smile. This inspiration came from daily human behavior. Smile is the way to show politeness, friendliness, and openness, especially in my country. When you don’t smile and show sad face, people may think you are a bit bad people, impolite, and a kind of unsocialized people. However, that was for normal smile. Sometimes, we smile for something not good (in the hope to feel good).
Yesterday I got a meeting and got scolded by my client. I totally forgot how to smile. In fact, I wanted to cry at that time. The condition was really appropriate to cry. I felt my eyes were hot, but I controlled my self and tried to act normally. I tried to smile to feel better. It worked at that time, but my heart was still hurt. Read More