Monday, January 31, 2011

Pilot vs Architect

EARLY of the month I was surfing AirAsia's website and I noticed they are recruiting for cadet pilot position. So without much hesitation I quickly sent an application with an attachment of my CV and SPM results. After that I didn't really put much hope in it as I am still one semester away in completing my degree.

It was until Jan 19th when David (who applied the cadet position too) informed me about receiving an email from AirAsia and so I checked my inbox.

In the email it is stated that I have to attend a Stage 1 exam which falls on the third day of CNY. The timing of the exam is already a test itself. There will be three papers to be assessed on that day: Maths, Physics and English.

So David and I have to flip back some SPM revision books to refresh our memories. It's been 7 years since we finished our Form 5. How to determine the force when a mass of 2kg falls from above with an acceleration of 5kgms2? And what is the calculation of an inverse matrics?

Ohm's Law, Snell's Law, Fleming's rule all those craps
From what I checked out in the forum, it shows that out of 3000+ application online, 700 were selected for the Stage 1 exam and out of the 700 candidates, only 20 pilots will be chosen in the end. Those selected will be sent to a flying academy in Canada for training earliest by April. Gosh, isn't that a bit too rush?

Nah anyway I'm just going to give it try. Besides, becoming a pilot was one of my dream and who knows, one day, I might be doing architecture in the sky. Haha.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ticket Finishing (Soon)!

SO I've finally made my booking for the upcoming MACC (Malaysian Association of Chinese Comedian) Chinese New Year show!

Supposedly I was hoping to get 2 tickets for the Jan 29th night show but as the position of the seats were quite limited, therefore I ended up getting the noon show at 3pm. This is the consequence of buying the ticket late.

The 9pm show: left those single seats at the end corner
 If you haven't get yourself a ticket, visit here to do so. Seats are very limited now. 

The comedy show will start today until the 29th, with Kuah Jenhan, Douglas Lim and Phoon Chi Ho as the jokers on stage. This will be my third time catching them perform after the Timeout Thursday show and the JB Art Festival.

Anyway, here is one of its commercial:

Know what? Jenhan is actually one of my junior from high school and Douglas was my friend's English language teacher in her school last time!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Social Network

I didn't know they were so many stories and conflicts behind the creation of Facebook until I watched 'The Social Network' last night. How it started from a Harvard University student network to a worldwide social network with 500 million active users today. In the show they probably speak a lot of computer language which I do not understand a single thing but nonetheless it is a great movie! Not to mention that Mark Zurkerberg (portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg) is a genius.

After watching the movie I sorta googled and read some of the information about the Facebook company and its co-founders. Hey, guess what? One of its office is in Selangor, Malaysia!!

Obsessed with Facebook

So are you obsessed with Facebook?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Southern Intergrated Terminal

LAST week I grabbed the opportunity to take the express bus back to Johor from the newly opened bus terminal at Bandar Tasik Selatan, named Southern Intergrated Terminal or Terminal Bersepadu Selatan It was not fully occupied as most of the bus companies were still 'hanging around' at the Bukit Jalil temporary terminal.
This new terminal consists of 5 level and the main lobby area is located on the third. From the papers, it is said that this building will be officially opened coming Feb 1st, together with the newly revamped bus terminal in Puduraya. This explain the emptiness of the terminal when I visited there.
As a transportation building, one of the most important element is the connectivity with other train and LRT lines. This terminal is connected to the KTM, LRT (Sri Petaling line) and ERL (KLIA Transit) via a pedestrian bridge. However a not very satisfying part is the lack of facilities to the disabled people on the LRT station.