Tuesday, 28 January 2014

冲上Crane霄2 Finale Part 2

previously on 冲上Crane霄2... :D
the contactor is replaced but there's still some problem with the long travel of the overhead crane!
the last day begin with a prayer... :D
I was praying that everything to be smooth on the day...
as soon as the environment is bright enough for me to work, I got Mr. Lee to drop me at the site...
and to be frank, I solve the breakdown in just a mere half an hour...
all I could say is that I am not calm enough on the previous day!
the error was quite simple but what make it so difficult is that the error is came from the part which it was not supposed to be at fault...
I guess the major problem of this breakdown is more a mental one...
thus, no matter in doing anything in future, always expect the unexpected!
well, this 2nd 3 weeks stint is not as smooth as the 1st one in terms of work...
facing delay and unorganized arrangement...
moreover, attitude and the non-professionalism of individual add to ruin the whole assignment...
anyhow, I am still glad to be bombarded by these challenges, if not, it will be a bored trip...
and also, what I am going to post if there's nothing happened? :D
as for now, trim my hair with a hiked price and is expected because of the late return...
have some top for CNY but I am still looking for bottoms...
too bad, time is limited...
so hopefully, I will have the chance of doing some last minute shopping tomorrow...
guess it's time for me to sleep...
too tired and basically, do not have nice rest upon arrival...
so, good night!
but before that, as usual, if the series ended, the will be a song!
Quotes of the Day
Now everyone is pretending they knew ** was there all along. ~ Noble Ang

Saturday, 25 January 2014

冲上Crane霄2 Finale Part 1

it's been a while of non-posting!
because of bad internet as well as stressed work schedule!
thing had not been easy over here...
basically, main problem is because of the unorganized arrangement as well as bad weather!
well, all but one overhead crane had been commissioned...
the only one is due to pending mechanical installation but this is not well informed to me!
push this back to Tuesday, I was going to the west area where 3 overhead cranes are situated...
these 3 overhead cranes were supposed to be done in one day!
upon reaching, is found that all the overhead cranes are not energized!
this really spoil my plan as I do not have mobile phone, I have to go all the way back to the office!
and I don't have a personal vehicle, it meant, bus!
besides, the long travel drive of one overhead crane had not been installed!
then, on Wednesday, I managed to finish two out of three, the remaining is still because of the long travel drives!
I made an effort to inform them a day earlier but it seemed like what I am saying is being ignored!
and the answer is, the long travel drive had been installed according to Mr. Peter...
excuse me, I was there and right in front of my eyes, it is not installed!
then after a meeting, they realized that they had dismantle it for the second time and I am right...
fine, I will wait until afternoon...
and finally, my commissioning job begins...
all begin well for hoisting and cross travel...
but when come to long travel, it was not able to run...
and upon opening the control box, one of the long travel contactors is jammed!
in my heart was like, why doesn't this happened on the 1st overhead crane but the last one!
my flight is on 26th and I am running out of time to wait for spare part!

go right back to the office for meeting...
a call to office and thankfully, KK reminded me of the commission spare as well as 2-years recommended spare part...
lucky, the damage part is part of the 2-years recommended spare part...
but as usual, to get one item in a very systematic company need a lot of procedure...
and the only thing we can do is until getting the documentation done...
and here come Thursday, I was in the office and I think every 10 minutes, I made Mr. Lee to update me on the items...
again, if I have a personal vehicle, I will be able to collect the item myself but unfortunately, no...
I had a sense of bad happenings so I don't want to delay my task to allow more buffer time in case something not right really happen...
thus, I urge for the items and finally, it was in my possession on 10am...
but, the weather out there was too bad and work had to be stopped!
heavy mist is around the whole premises!
I will have to wait until after lunch!
and finally, after lunch, the mist is off and that trigger the resume button of my race against time once more...
upon 冲上Crane霄, my 1st mission was to replace the contactor immediately but my helper told me that he did not bring my tool bag!
I made a call to him before I go to the west area and his reason is that I did not turn up in the morning so he thought I am not coming...
I made a call!
I made a call!
I made a call!
I was damn piss off and I remember my phrase...
'I don't care whatever kind of shit method you use, I need tools now! now!'
fortunately, he had screwdriver and that is more than enough for me do conduct the part replacement...
and upon changing, the overhead cranes worked!
I happy for like, may be 3 minutes?
then I found another issue, why does the fast speed of the forward long travel is triggered automatically?
as for backward, the fast speed is not able to be triggered!
I began with checking the wire termination...
dismantle this and re-install that, check here and there...
as for the control box, there should not be any problem because it's tested back in my factory but it seemed like the problem is from there!
frankly, I began to be panic!
I was not able to cool myself down to troubleshoot!
I made a professional move of going away from the overhead crane because I am quite sure I need some time to think...
while on the way back to office, I managed to cool myself down a bit and started to think carefully...
gave a call to KK again asking for his guidance as well as discuss on this issue...
he did provide some information but at last, I will still be the one to solve it as I am at site currently...
to be frank, at this hour, I am quite worry on the task tomorrow, whether can I solve it...
but at least, I have some confidence on this compared to yesterday...
I guess my heart had flew back to Malaysia and that blinded me...
well, the rest for today enable myself to be energized once more, for the one last overhead crane...
besides, I told myself, I am an engineer, if I am not the one to solve it, who else?
so, let's await for 冲上Crane霄2 Finale Part 2!

Quotes of the Day
你可以的啦. ~ KK Ng

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

冲上Crane霄2 Ep 4

it's been a while I had not been posting!
had been busy with site work but the non-posting also caused by unstable internet!
anyway, the weather here is cooler than expected...
I can stand the cold temperature but not the mild wind which blew over my body!
that is why I went to Abu Dhabi again last Friday... :D
begin with my lunch...
ice-cream!
seriously, ice-cream!
and it was all the way to Abu Dhabi...
I managed only two hours there...
with the main agenda of getting winter gear to ensure I am working comfortable...
after going around the mall and get those items...
get myself a fast food dinner as time is not allowed for me to take anything better than that...
but still, chose something not so familiar in Malaysia...
Popeye!
and after that, it is all the way back to the camp...
and now, introducing...
Excellift Winter's Uniform!

Quotes of the Day
Not much mood for cny...problem here n there...@.@... ~ Kenny Ti

Thursday, 9 January 2014

冲上Crane霄2 Ep 3

2nd day!
began with requisition of guidance...
thus, was brought to the overhead crane which is still under the tag of 'WIP'...
spent like half an hour guiding them what to do and then, it's off to the site office again...
nothing else can be done as assistant is still having his outstanding job...
thus, basically, just sit in the office browsing around...
and of course, checking on all the GA drawing which will ease the limit switch commission the next day...
anyway, I got hungry very easily this time...
mainly because of the winter season...
the weather here is like in Genting Highlands...
but with nothing surrounding the site and strong wind is everywhere, I got chilled!
well, let's hope everything will goes smoothly until the end of this mobilization!

Quotes of the Day
Like how arsenal fans believed in wenger for 7 freaking years. ~ Wei Chun

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

冲上Crane霄2 Ep 2

kick start the day with a Korean breakfast!
and then off I go to the site...
well, was required to join the site mechanical inspection...
as usual, last minute notice...
but basically, nothing much as most of the overhead cranes had been commissioned during the last trip...
and besides, mechanical inspection normally involved only visual check as the inspector will not climb up...
thus, just a few frequently asked question to be answered...
and of course, having the touch up painting as punch list, as usual... =.=
as for the noon, I attended the site commission course, whereby a badge was then issued...
for your information, I did not attend any other special course other than the typical safety induction but now, majority of the site had been handed over to the end user...
so, a lot of site had been upgraded to limited access area and to go in, another special pass is required...
thanks God, I had that just after a short briefing as I am the only trainee...
well, it also observed that there are a lot of empty seats in the office as the final hand over dead line is approaching...
basically, just these updates and another good news to share is...
my assistant is still here...
which save me a lot of time of re-teaching everything...
hopefully I will have a smooth day tomorrow!

Quotes of the Day
The material had arrived this morning. ~ LL Lee

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

冲上Crane霄2 Ep 1

UAE again!
touched down approximately 7am local time...
as usual, there will be story at the immigration...
and a good one this time...
a check on my passport diverted me to the special lane for GCC countries... :)
which meant just a 10 minutes wait in that zone...
then, picked up and all the way to the site camp!
next, rang Mr. Lee on the arrangement to site but he asked me to rest for a day as tough flight on the previous day will risk my work as climbing up is required...
thus, just spent the day in my room...
well, not too much time for another MV though...
as the flight is tiring this time because the passenger beside me sleep soundly!
even ear studs are not able to block the snore!
spent the time in flight watching two shows...
one is 中国合伙人...
another one is 消失的子弹 but there is 20 minutes to go, perhaps the return journey?
well, guess this is the updates and happenings on the 1st day!
will kick start what is left!
let's 冲上Crane霄 again!

Quotes of the Day
Welcome back, looking good! ~ DW Lee

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

2013

finally, it had been another fruitful year!
well, little but major changes had happened!
1st up, from a graduate mechanical engineer, I had evolved into a self pro-claimed commissioning electrical engineer!
tried a lot of different thing this year...
having myself to be as a trainer, conducting training lesson...
had also been to overseas to conduct supervisory task...
which the most remarkable to be the latest one...
in UAE!
endorsed by an appreciation letter!
there goes the content...
We send this letter to appreciate for your courtesy extended during the supervision service period of Mr. Eddy. He has shown us professionalism of your company by performing excellent job with superior knowledge and diligent work attitude so once again, cemented ties between Excellift and S****** as a future business partner.'
working career had been smoother compare to 2012...
although there's a few set back which I nearly resign, in fact letter was submitted, but that awaken me to become a true leader...
well, please take this phrase seriously, I am only awakened, but never close to success at this moment... 
anyhow, might turn back to 2nd or even 1st gear in pursuing my career further for this year as I had important agenda this year...
2nd, I get myself a new car!
as birthday present but to have the car in just less than 2 years of working is really out of expectation and special gratitude must be given to my company...
as said, little but major!
as for the agenda this year, it will be my wedding of course!
but it's still early to talk about it in detail...
so for me, just a simple...
Happy New Year!
but bare in mind, if you are thinking of having something different or a start for something, you don't really have to wait for a new year...
because it's just another day in a year...
24 hours, never less, never more...
again, it's my 5 cents...
and now, it's countdown for Arsenal vs Cardiff City!

Quotes of the Day
If you are thinking of having something different or a start for something, you don't really have to wait for a new year... ~ Eddy Ng

Friday, 22 November 2013

冲上Crane霄 Conclusion

I am back to Malaysia!
it's a fruitful trip this time...
with a lot of great experience, exposure and more important, knowledge!
well, as said in the previous episode, I went to Dubai during the non-working day...
so below was the transport arranged when I went to Abu Dhabi the previous week...
but to Dubai, the vehicle is even better!
 1st stop, Dubai Mall...
nothing much to share about, it is just like a typical mall in KL...
perhaps with the addition of one indoor aquarium...
the attraction is actually the one beside Dubai Mall whereby their relationship is just like KLCC and Petronas Twin Tower...
Burj Khalifa!
but too bad I was not able to go up as the ticket is fully sold...
good news about it is I save AED400! =.=
well, it's really difficult to have the whole building to be in the camera!
anyway, this is really a tall building!
and there's a waterfront city beside Burj Khalifa...
this is followed by a lunch in...
the Cheesecake Factory!
strolling around Dubai Mall...
thus, decided to went in the aquarium because there's an advertisement which showed that there's octopus inside!
but it was just shark around... 
 I felt cheated!
well, I am not a shopaholic so upon coming out from the aquarium, just grab myself a drink while waiting for Mr. Ha... 
as usual, they just can't get in correct!
went to the next stop, the Mall of the Emirates...
and guess what...
a skiing place in a desert!
the Emiratis are really rich!
as both of us were too tired so we went to have an earlier dinner... 
 a chicken noodle, a orange beef and calamari...
and after that, it was all the way to Abu Dhabi for the last push!
 four days of continuous work...
was trying very hard to meet the schedule...
but only managed to finish 9 out of 12 because of material shortage as well as unfinished mechanical installation...
anyway, I would like to express my special gratitude to everyone who made this trip a successful one!
as well as all the assistance throughout these three weeks!
and well, there will be one more mobilization but I am not too sure on the candidate...
anyway, I least I been to UAE before...
so, it's the end of  冲上Crane霄!
and normally when a show end, there will be a song...
so...
Quotes of the Day
He has shown us professionalism of your company by performing excellent job with superior knowledge and diligent work attitude. ~ DW Lee

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

冲上Crane霄 Ep 4

it's been a few days without posting...
the reason is I am too tired, may be because of long working hours...
but since nothing to be done in the morning session as the on-going mechanical installation is not completed up to minimum, let's have a updates from UAE!
well, let's talk about the working environment here since my Dubai trip's photo is not transferred from my camera yet...
4:30am is the time I wake...
to be exact, it should be 4:40am which includes a snoozing time of 10 minutes, sometimes 15... :D
upon preparation, off I go for breakfast, which started at 4am until 6am...
a shuttle, only for Koreans, will depart from site on 5:25am sharp!
for your information, I am considered as Korean as well... =.=
before departing from camp, there will be a mandatory inspection on the gate pass as well as prohibited items...
I believe there are two subjects to explain...
1st, camp...
over here, the living place is known as camp...
please don't misunderstood that I am staying at this... =.=
2nd, gate pass and prohibited items...
well, this is the 2nd time I am dealing with oil and gas station in middle east and from two out of two, these premises are military guarded...
thus, there's a requirement of a gate pass for entry...
and also, camera phone or what ever items that can be used for recording is not allowed...
back to the daily routine, the journey usually takes me 15 minutes from camp to site office, subject to traffic as well as 2nd inspection...
and approximately 5:45am, I will be in office...
then, an exercise, so-called a good day start-up practice will be conducted which I won't join...
and 6:15am, we will have a discussion on the day work as well as the updates of my requisition...
this is the beginning of frustration as a lot of my requisition usually will not be fulfilled and moreover, my requisition should not be existing as this is supposed to be done before I come!
anyway, a good news will bring me to the site while a bad news will make me stay in the office doing nothing, like now...
what I can do now is chasing them so that I can have something to do in the afternoon!
so if there's a good news, I will be brought to the site on 7am...
and normally, there will be a delay to 7:30am and then off we go...
the demobilization time from site for morning session will be 11am...
which always turned out to be earlier as the good news which I had mentioned, sometimes it is not tallied against the real thing which is happening...
again, treat it as perfect case, so I will be going back to the site office on 11am...
and then a morning updates as well as requisition on the subject relevant to afternoon session work...
next, 12pm to 2pm...
2 hours lunch time..
as for this sub-topic, something to share about...
over here, although the lunch hour is long, basically everyone is like taking 10 minutes to eat...
normally, I will be having my lunch with three other Koreans, namely Mr. Lee 1, Mr. Lee 2 and Mr. Jeon, provided Mr. Lee 1 is around...
they can eat very fast...
if my speed is a Vios, they are Ferrari's...
and until last Friday only I know, that is their culture...
as Mr. Lee 2 is the boss, they have to eat before Mr. Lee 2 finishes his and leave together...
this is a sign of respect, according to Mr. Ha, the person which I went Dubai with...
but for me, I am well known as a slow eater...
and a table of 4, if 3 of them leaving while I am still sitting, looked no good at all!
so what I do is try to avoid eating with them... :D
but then if I eat alone, another case happened...
although I am sitting in a table of 4, that table will belonged to me...
no one will come and sit as if I am alien unless all tables are occupied! =.=
back to office, normally the light will be switched off...
and normally people will just checked on social network or have a noon nap...
and it was personal activities until 2pm...
which usually the afternoon session begin...
and again, if everything is fine, I will spend my time at site from 2:30pm until 5pm while if it's not, I will be staying in the office but I will pressured them even more so that there won't be a repetition of happenings!
5pm until 6pm, normally, I will have a feedback on the doings of the day as well as work scheduling for the next day...
and this is where normally they will give their commitment on granting my request and I can only pray...
6pm, it used to be dinner time but now it is demobilization time...
if I am going to have Korean food, then we will depart from site at 6:30pm by the Korean shuttle...
and again, half an hour is not enough!
I hate to be chased while eating...
thus, after a few days, I found out indirectly that there is another schedule...
thus, I switched, whereby a vendor supervisor shuttle will take us back to the camp at 6pm...
basically I don't know why am I categorized as Korean! 
they should have letting me to join the others!
so, I will reach the camp at around 6:20pm, again, subject to traffic condition...
back to room, have a bath and I will collect my dinner from the camp office, 2 minutes walk from my room...
and it will be western food...
have a food supplemented with One Piece for like, 40 minutes may be...
and then switch my job to become a Football Manager until like 8 or 9pm...
off to bed!

Quotes of the Day
I will let you know before 9am. ~ JL Lee

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

冲上Crane霄 Ep 3

live updates from the site office!
anyway, things had go from positive to negative...
it started with the commission of the 1st overhead crane...
everything was nice, I would say perfect, mechanically...
as for electrical, I have to spend time troubleshooting the electrical circuit...
the reason, which I managed to obtain from my technical helper is that...
the electrical installation team is doing the termination without any wiring diagram!
anyhow, managed to get it done within one and half a day...
as for the 2nd one, it nearly cost me another one and a half!
it's because of a small but vital mistake!
the 3rd one even terrible!
it is not installed according to general assembly drawing!
as I was asked by customer to correspond directly to the sub-contractor, thus I informed the sub-contractor about the fault and ask for modification since rectification is not possible...
but the sub-contractor responded to me in a not so polite manner, saying that even modification is not possible...
the conversation was silenced for a while because I don't know how and also lazy to reply him...
then the fire-caused phrase spoken...
'crane-e... company-ny... design-e... problem-bh...'
I was about to rebut him and I asked the boom-lift driver to ground us because I believe a picture worth a thousand word...
I showed him the drawing with respect to the N-direction...
and then came a reply that is so irresponsible!
'We-e... install-le... no-o... drawing-ngh...'
feel like showing him the middle finger but I just mentioned to him, this is not my problem...
the conclusion is you have to rectify or modify this!
back to the site office, I told the in-charge person that I am facing this difficulty that should not be bared by me as well as I found if difficult as there are too many reference point whereby I have to find different department for different issue...
I expect to be dealing with only a reference point...
for example, control box...
is it belong to mechanical or electrical...
the reply, 'you can ask me'...
a quick, shift and make-me-speechless' reply!
anyway, as I proceed to the 4th overhead crane, more problem arises!
so, I made an inquiry whereby I want to inspect all the overhead crane before the commission job begins and luckily I did so as there are outstanding mechanical installation!
basically, today is just progress meeting but nothing else...
there is the reason I can have this post now!
anyway, my return will be delay but please ensure not until December!

Quotes of the Day
You can ask me. ~ DW Lee