Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Finding a Spray Nozzle that exerts 70 Kpa water flow

Have you ever thought of the technical specs of a spray nozzle? This sounds stunning, no?

It's all due to my lab which reqiures a spray nozzle that flows water at 70 KPa (specified by American Petroleum Institute). Unfortunately, the uni doesn't won one according to the HIGHLY reliable source, the lab technician.

Being not able to obtain what exactly I need, I resorted to the hair spray of my room mate. Yet, there's another problem. How the heck am I going to measure the pressure of water coming out from the nozzle? So, I consulted the google.

Step 1 - Get the key-words right. Instead of spray nozzle, it's adjustable spray bottle.

Step 2 - Convert 70 KPa to 10psi (more widely used)

Step 3 - Search for something compatible to my subject in terms of the pressure range. Peek here there. Not in ebay but in Amazon.

Hopefully it works tomorrow.

Monday, February 22, 2010


"Gong Xi Fatt Chai". Hope it's not too late to say this.

Wonderful time always passes fast. It's been a pretty great celebration. Nothing different from those of my age, had a marathon of friend gatherings to attend. Some of them had real good story to tell. Of course some did bullshit a lot.

When I was young, I burned a lot of fire crackers, which translated into my forced-savings. I did have great deal of fun doing so. It felt like putting up good show for people. How incomplete a CNY is without firecrackers, right? However, I play no more these days. Culture is passed on to the young generation.

On Day 1 coinciding the Valentine Day, we had a bulk celebration whereby we went to beach at night and constructed a candles-lit heart shape. I thought it's mere fun. Any way, this was something fresh to us.

I brought in poker game to my friends . Ironically, the first-timers won away my money. Keep wondering if they were THAT lucky or they're phycho geek.

An UTP friend, TH dropped by with her friends. They're interesting fellows. Glad to know them.
After all the fun, I'm back for bad. Whatever it is, Happy Hu Nian.

Monday, February 8, 2010

How things should be!

* This is a mere copy-paste. I'd like to have a copy myself and of course share it with ya all.

1. Don’t go for looks, they can deceive. Don’t go for wealth even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile.

2. There are moments in life when you really miss someone that you want to pick them up from your dreams and hug them. Hope you dream of that someone.

3. Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want in life.

4. May you have…Enough happiness to make you sweet, Enough trials to make you strong, Enough sorrow to keep you human, Enough hope to make you happy, And enough money to keep you comfortable.

5. When one door of happiness closes, another opens. But we often took so long at the closed door, that we don’t see the one which has been opened for us.

6. The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch, swing with,never saying a word and then walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you’ve had.

7. It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it, but it’s also true that we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives.

8. Always put yourself in other’s shoes. If you feel that it hurts you,it probably does hurt the person too.

9. A careless word may kindle a strife. A cruel word may wreck a life. A timely word may level stress. A lovely word may heal and bless.

10. The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves and not to twist them with our own image, otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

11. The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the most of everything that comes along the way.

12. Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we should know how to be grateful for that gift.

13. It takes a minute to have a crushon someone, an hour to like someone and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

14. Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched and those who have tried. For only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.

15. Love is when you take away the feeling, the passion, the romance and find out you still care for that person.

16. A sad thing about life is that when you meet someone who means a lot to you only to find out in the end that it was never bound to be and youjust have to let go.

17. Love starts with a smile, develops with a kiss and ends with a tear.

18. Love comes to those who still hope even though they’ve been disappointed,to those who still believe even though they’ve been betrayed, need to love those who still love, even though they’ve been hurt before.

19. It hurts to love someone, and not to be loved in return but what is most painful is to love someone and never finds the courage to let the personknow how you feel.

20. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past. You can’t go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

21. Never say goodbye when you still want to try; Never give up when you still feel you can take it; Never say you don’t love that person anymore when you can’t let go.

22. Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they’ll love you back. Don’t expect love in return, just wait for it to grow in their hearts but if it doesn’t, be content it grew in yours.

23. There are things you love to hear but you would never hear it from the person whom you would like to hear itfrom, but don’t be deaf to hear it from the person who says it with his heart.

24. When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life to the fullest so that when you die, you’re smiling and everyone around you is crying.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Into fb world

Facebook is truly an amazing social networking site. After six years from inception, it has already made its footprint to (proly) everywhere on globe. Inevitably, it has become an iconic element in the 21st century human civilisation. Thanks to the rapid advancement in information technology (especially web 2.0) as well as the globalization. It does nothing but to connect people effortlessly regardless of location at zero cost. Having a wide range of applications spanning from the texts, photoes, videos, and games, it is one of the most integrated visual world by far ever created. It certainly does beyond than joining people. Imagine, lots and lots of people spend hours daily on fb, why? Had not it offered fabulously, the population of fb-ers wouldn't have grown as many as 400 millions. And M'sia population is just somewhere aroung 28 millions. Isn't this insane?

I have immense respect for Mark Zuckerberg, one of the fb founders. I had watched a documentary regarding fb. During the start-up, he thought it as just a "Harvard-thing", which later spread through and even beyond US.

~Happy 6th Anniversity ~

Check out also this controversy. Muslims must avoid being totally immersed in Facebook, Twitter: Rais

Last note, any piece of info being shared on fb is pretty much open to public. It could be an issue of privacy violation somehow. Do be careful...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My adventure #1

I guess adventure is becoming my type of game. During the break, I joined the Outward Bound School, Lumut. It's by far the toughest camp that I ever been to. The major activities include 2 sea expiditions ( whaling + sailing & kayaking) and 2 nights camp-outs. Being on sea for a duration more than 5 hours doing all the physical things, we worn out but we just gotta keep going. Strong mental came into play. Awesome and life-time experience I would say.

The Outward Bound School.
Just last saturday, we conquered the Gunung Kledang. I actually did it twice. There are basically three routes accessing to the top (the Menara TM), muddy+stairs, tarred and through the trees respectively. During the first climb, I used the muddy+stairs route. Thus, I thought it's a piece of cake to do it prior to the second climb, which we took the literally hardcore route (through the trees).

Arrived before it broke dawn. It's like 6 if not mistaken. Hoping to catch sunrise but we're up there too late unfornately.

Taking "the road not taken" mistakenly leading us to all kind of unexpecteds. As we're all totally clueless about the climb, it's pretty risky. Getting lost, the wilds, the spookies and stuffs. touch wood*. We walked our way through following the red knots along way using two MISERABLE touchlights. But yea, it's seriously untrodden route.

See the happy face. Still hadn't sensed anything going wrong. OMG...nonchalant?

We kept walking, resting, walking...for more than 3 hours before we got to the top. It's pretty exhaustive. So again, mental took over physical. Remarkably, the air up there is refreshing. The view is breathtaking.

On the way back. The tarred road. Though following the gravitational force, it hurts as our tapak kaki kept pressing against the hard road to slow down. We actually had used up our energy alr by this. How nice if there's an unmanned car!

Taking shortcut. The mud+stairs. Quick dangerous too but we're engineers. We got the way.
So, basically we're so done with Gunung Kledang.
What's next? KK mount, Everest?
One thing for sure, I'm in process to becoming a mountain ranger! Js love doing it.