Saturday, February 13, 2010

My ativities during mid-term break

It's time to take a rest for long days... It's a mid-term break. I went hometown on Friday, 12/2/2010 with my little brother (Yus) and my nephew (Afiq). I took them at Kuantan.

On Saturday, 13/2/2010, I just watched tv, talked idly with my parents, updated my blog and my astro account - add Mustika and Astro Box Office channel, and in the evening went to the town with my mother and my nephew, Khairil for shopping... hahaha... We went to the ("Pasar Sabtu') weekend market ("Pasar Sabtu"), Rejinah Store and Giant Segamat to buy some foods and cloth.

Since arrived at hometown, I accessed the internet via TMNet Streamyx.

On Sunday, 14/2/2010, I wish to meet my love at Malacca. However, I have to go to KL to take my niece (Idah) to bring her back home. Before going to KL, I have to send my father's car to my love for service.

My father's car was in service - I bought this car around June 2008 for my father

KLCC during Chinese New Year. How beautiful the decoration!!!

Beautiful sight of KLCC 

My plan :

On Monday, 15/2/2010, I want to bring all my nephews to go to Hutan Lipur Bekok, Segamat. Before going there, I want to clean up my parent's house.

On Tuesday, 16/2/2010, I want to tidy up my room. Then, I have to send my brother and my nephew go back to Kuantan.

On Wednesday, 17/2/2010, make a call to En Khalim, technician at FKE Lab UiTM Shah Alam to ask whether the component already bought or not. Then I have to make a preparation for my research.

On Thursday, 18/2/2010, I want to go to Shah Alam for doing an experiment for my research.

On Friday, 19/2/2010, I wish to accomplish my experiment.

On Saturday, 20/2/2010, I'll go back to Dungun. Then I have to prepare for the next class.

New Plan :

On Thursday, 18/2/2010, I have to send my brother go back to Kuantan and then back to my hometown. My twin nephew will accompany me along the journey.

On Friday, 19/2/2010, I have to go to UiTM Shah Alam as early as possible and wish to accomplish my experiment.

On Saturday, 20/2/2010, I'll go back to Dungun. Then I have to prepare for the next class.

Happened :

On Monday, 15/2/2010, I went to Gunung Ledang with my twin nephews and my neighbour's grandson and began our journey at 8.30am, took a breakfast in Segamat town at 9am, went to Ayer Keroh to bring my love together (just to make sure our safety at Gunung Ledang), however stuck in a jam about more than 1 hour 2 miles at the junction of Gunung Ledang  because of crowded with cars and people, then stuck again about 45 minutes before went back to Malacca.We took a little journey at Banda Hilir and shopping at Myden Ayer Keroh. Then, went hometown and arrived at 1am.

People were enjoying at Gunung Ledang

The Two Guardians

On Tuesday, 16/2/2010, I just clean up my parent's house : a new kitchen and a dining hall only, not the whole house because no water supply since yesterday. At 2.15pm I sent my niece to Segamat bustand, then I went to Malacca and met my love to do a service for my car, sent my car for wash, and arrived my hometown at 3am.

My mom was relaxing where the wind blew up there.
Near the sink, I bought a water filter (RM2500) in 2007 at Carrefour Batu Pahat when I won RM4k bonus (lucky draw) from Hoffman's product.

I won the RM4k bonus lucky draw at Carrefour Batu Pahat and took LCD TV for free.

My cute car in car wash (It's belonging to me since June 2008 when I transferred from UiTM Penang to UiTM Dungun) I bought in November 2007 for my father. I drove a year without license. I got P license on June 2009. Hahahaha...

On Wednesday, 17/2/2010, I slept till 12pm, took a bath and clean up the hall, then made a call to En Khalim, technician at FKE Lab UiTM Shah Alam to ask whether the component already bought or not. However, he said that Mr Uzer handled it and gave me his handphone number. I didn't call him yet. In the evening, I went to Segamat to send my little brother to the clinic to take a medicine and he got two (2) days MC. We dropped at Watson and KFC. Then we went hometown and took my father to ('Pasar Rabu') Wednesday Market at Tenang Station. I bought Shafarina's pyjama there.

My PC used in 2006 when I did my Master degree. Now, it's belonging to my niece, Idah.

On Thursday, 18/2/2010, I clean up again my parent's house include a former kitchen and my nephew's bedroom.

My nephew's bedroom (Afiq) is located outside my bedroom.

My mom was cooking in the former kitchen. The washing mashine I bought in 2007 when I worked at UTHM.

I also clean up 70% of my bedroom. All my things on the board near to my nephew's single bed, I left them without wiping out the dust. I didn't have enough time to do it. I was in hurry and necessitated to send my brother to Kuantan. Mom, sorry I didn't wash the toilet and the bathroom. Next time, I'll back again, I'll wash them.

I bought bedroom set in 2007 when I worked at UTHM.

My nephew's bed, Khairil during weekend/holidays when Idah or me is going back home.

I sent my brother at 430pm from Segamat town after fuel of full tank, arrived there around 7pm and then went to Berjaya Mega Mall for shopping and eating. Back hometown at 11pm and arrived at 1am.

I was with my nephew, Khairil and my brother who was taken this picture at Kenny Rogers Berjaya Megamall Kuantan.

On Friday, 19th February 2010, I went to UiTM Shah Alam but arrived late around 4pm. I began a journey from my hometown at 10am, took my love at Ayer Keroh, rest at Ayer Keroh R & R, and then I drove till Dengkil. Afterward, my love drove till UiTM Shah Alam. Because of components were not arriving yet, so I couldn't continue my experiment. My love then drove to Klang to repair my car's door, followed by KL and met my niece, Idah at Apartment Melor Bandar Baru Sentul. We continued our journey to go home (Dungun), rest at Gambang R & R at 12am and dropped at Kuantan at 2am to give things that my brother: Yus and my nephew : Afiq requested to bring from hometown. My love drove till Kemaman, next I drove till Dungun. We arrived around 4am.

I waited my love after finished repairing my car's door at Klang Workshop.

On Saturday, 20th February 2010 I woke up late around 10am. I was so tired and just clean up the whole house with vacuum  include my bedroom. I didn't wipe away the dust on the boards.

On Sunday, 21st Feb 2010, it's a work day after having a week holiday. My love sent me to UiTM.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Industrial Visit @ Celcom Kijal

Just one (1) day trip, students part 6 from communication engineering and computer engineering FKE UiTM Dungun visited Celcom Kijal on 8th Feb 2010 as early as 730am began the journey with three (3) escorts' lecturers; me, Ida and Aziz as a head+organizer. A lot of things we learnt. Wanna know what we had learnt? Suppose let the students explain. They have good in memorising, still young and energetic.
I left a study about wireless, satellite and fiber optic since I did my Master degree in 2006. I learnt microwave half-way, dropped at the half of the semester. I had already enough credit for graduating at that time. Even though my current research is about optical communication, but it is just a small part of optical receiver. When visited Celcom Kijal, seems I did a revision and also broadening a new knowledge and practical part. The full name of this Kijal Celcom is Kijal International Earth Station, Kemaman. It covers BTS (Base Tranceiver Station), Satellite, Fiber Optic and Microwave transmissions. I had attended Celcom BTS in Perda, Penang when I worked at UiTM Penang, but it does not cover as much as Celcom Kijal.
What's new for me is when the speaker told that we can dial 112 for emergency call even there is no coverage, but the handphone should have enough battery to make a call. I am not sure the frequency it is used (better I asked Mr Tengku Hashim, he can answer here and let my students know).
I didn't remember the speed to differentiate between broadband and GPRS/EDGE, but the speaker reminded me that :
For 2G (GSM900) operating at 900Mhz,  the speed is 10kbps while 2.5G (GPRS) operating at 1800MHz the speed is between 64kbps to 144kbps. How about the speed of EDGE? I have to check my notes.
Broadband is more than 256kbps, which means 3G (UMTS) with speed up to 384kbps and 3.5G (HSDPA) up to 3.6Mbps are categorized under broadband. How about 4G (HSPA) speed? I have to find out. At this moment P1 is the one operator provided 4G services in Malaysia. It becomes Celcom competitor now. Thus, we have to support Celcom, so don't let KLCC/Petronas Twin Tower is being Maxis Twin Tower. Celcom is the only one company that belong to Malaysian. So, please support Celcom. (I knew this since I worked at UTHM and reminded again by a speaker).

ScienceFund Workshop

ScienceFund Workshop was be held on 7th Feb 2010 in Dewan Jasmin UiTM Dungun. PM Dr Rohaya Md Noor talked about Transdicipline Research, Research Grants available - FRGS, KCM, ScienceFund and other external grants. She touched about Strategic Research Directions for RMK10. Refer Figure below for understanding. 
For end product research, we have to start with fundamental research (apply FRGS Grant), then come out with applied research for e-science. Technology and Innovation research can be applied with TechnoFund and InnoFund Grant correspondingly. She also told that the field of research for current trends are nanotechnology, renewable energy and bioinformatics. Her talked focused on FRGS and KCM. Areas of Research for applying FRGS :
A - Pure Science
B - Applied Science
C - Technology & Engineering
D - Medical Sciences (incl. clinical research)
E - Social Science & Humanities
F - Arts and Applied Arts (Sastera Ikhtisas)
G - Natural Sciences and National Heritage (Geology, Archeology, Taxonomy, Biodiversity, Ecology etc)

FRGS area of Research :

S & T :
  • Advanced Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • ICT
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology
  • Energy & Environment
  • Health

Social & Management Sciences :
  • Bumiputera Studies
  • Social Transformation
  • Islamic Development
  • Integrity and Governance
  • Educational Innovation & Initiatives
  • Sustainable Development
  • Regional & International Studies
As additional info., UiTM has new category for applying KCM. Please see figure below.

Prof Sr. Ir. Mustafar Kamal Hamzah  talked about ScienceFund. He told that research cluster for ScienceFund are ICT, Biotechnology, Industry, Sea to Space, Agriculture, and S & T services. Biotechnology includes of health care, marine biotechnology and industrial biotechnolgy, Agriculture inclues of agricultural biotechnology and food security, and Industry contains of advance materials, advance manufacturing/automation, nanotechnology, wireless, alternative energy, and waste to wealth. For RMK10 ICT will focus on trusted computing and current trends of research is microenergy  technology (Green).He also gave tips how to write a proposal for applying ScienceFund.

Maksud Doa Dhuha

“Ya Allah bahawasanya waktu duha itu waktu duhaMu, kecantikan itu ialah kecantikanMu , keindahan itu keindahanMu, kekuatan itu kekuatanMu, kekuasaan itu kekuasaanMu dan perlindungan itu perlindunganMu. Ya Allah jika rezekiku masih di atas langit , turunkanlah dan jika ada di dalam bumi, keluarkanlah, jika sukar mudahkanlah, jika haram sucikanlah, jika masih jauh dekatkanlah. Berkat waktu duha, keagungan, keindahan, kekuatan dan kekuasaanMu, limpahkanlah kepada kami segala yang telah Engkau limpahkan kepada hamba-hambaMu yang soleh”