Friday, April 24, 2009

New Ipod Shuffle

The new Apple Ipod Shuffle - it's very small and sophisticated. Very suitable for those who like the simplicity and also for joggers. And the very impressive thing - it talks!

[ it matches!]

[ smallest in the world]

[ and I simply like it ]

Designing Bridge - final

Engineering Structures Project 1 - what a such tiring project. The final day is today and we need to do a presentation about the project. We are given situation that we are handling an engineering company that design the bridge for the customer.  Since the beginning of this week, we slept at 4 every day through the week. Very tired but quite satisfy with the report and the presentation. Ans it's quite interesting watching others' presentation =)

[ group logo ]

[ isometric view]

[ back view]

[ inside the bridge ]

[bottom view]

Sunday, April 19, 2009

From KB to KL

My journey from KB to KL after having my single week mid sem holiday. 
Here are some fabulous views from the plane.


Nice rainbow

Minutes before landing

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

14th April 2009

14th April 2009 - that was my 20th birthday. and also the expiry day of my 'P' driving license, so I dont need to put the annoying red 'P' sign anymore.
Actually I'm doing nothing during my birthday, just do the same thing like the other day before but this birthday was little bit different. 
I first knew my new friend, and I know she differs from others. Since our birthdays were quite close, we exchanged the presents each other =)
That evening felt very short and of course that moment will come again,hopefully.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sweetness is Business

Seems yesterday's activity was quite interesting in my engineering study. There was a site visit at Central Sugar Refinery(CSR) which is a second-largest sugar supplier in Malaysia. Located at Batu Tiga, Shah Alam this sugar refinery is quite sophisticated in term of processing the raw sugar into the real sugar that can be used. It took around 45minutes to arrive there from Monash University (and after long time waiting at the guard house)....As we arrived there, a short briefing was made - explaining about the whole process of making sugar product which was distributed nationwide at the major stores like Tesco, Mydin, Giant etc.. The raw sugar were imported from Australia..quite weird there..why don't we use our local raw sugar? perhaps it would be cheaper.. . . Entering the 'machines house' of the CSR, we can see sugar everywhere - even at our foot! My shoe become 'sticky' as I walk into the factory. The athmosphere also changed - I it smell sweet-like in the factory are - like you are putting your nose near a melted sugar, that's how I can describe it.  Now's the real story of making sugar. We were introduced to his name who guided us through the whole process. There are seven major steps in processing the sugar...affination,carbonation & filteration, absorption, evaporation & crystallisation, separation, drying,cooling & screening and finally packaging. Now we knew that processing sugar not just drying it to the sun - like making salt.hehe. Even it was damn hot right there, the process tour was really interesting - looking at the gigantic processing machines and complicated steps of processing..I couldn't wait to step into the real world of engineering.hehe. And the very disgusting part is -No camera is allowed in the factory area! But still we took some pictures using a 'secret' technique.Credit to Acap for his sophisticated C905. After half an hour roaming in the 'house of machines', we were guided back to the briefing area for QnA session - that time I felt very tired and just hear the QnA session. Well, that visit was really interesting and I felt very thankful to CSR and Monash Uni for this nice visit.

And here are the 'prohibited' pics =)

The front gate of CSR.


Conveyor belt - to moves sugar produst to another place rapidly.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Bored weekend

Just a bored weekend. Not going anywhere else. Stay in my room. Taking same pics.
Luckily got someone to be sms-ed =)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Desinging Bridge

Once again, we need to do the challenging project asking us to do the pedestrian bridge in the civil engineers way. Am going to take the mechanical stream, but still to learn some of the civil engineering thing. The project asked us to design a pedestrian bridge using the equivalent trusses due to the load the bridge will have. The design should be accurate and may be able to face the worst-case scenario, let say there's lots of people staying on the bridge. Obviously I hate the calculating part but there's a thing I like - doing the sketch of the bridge on the computer. I were recommended bu the tutor to use the Autocad but since I dont have the basics, I use Google SketchUp Pro 7 and still the 3D model doesnt created very well, it suppose to provide grids on the sketching pad. Luckily the Google layOut provides what we want. And here's our first attempt using this kinda software. should be better, hopefully.

We did some research to some of the pedestrian bridges around Sunway to get the real imaginery of our bridge.