Tuesday, November 25, 2008

ESE 5602 Environmental Management System

Yes, I am blogging from PC cluster 4, after getting sick of studying "dydx" and Monod equation from the water quality paper next week. Well, just finished my 2nd last paper for the semester, it is all about managing the environmental system!! (ISO 14001, EMAS) Quite an interesting module, though I am not quite sure everything asked in the paper is covered in lecture, some of the question is about your understanding of the concept taught. Hmm, I feel I have done quite ok for the paper, not much mistakes, the only one I can spot is the question relating to the maximum number of boreholes.... 2 marks gone like that for that one slide.... the rest is up to the lecturer to allocate the marks. Overall, the class is quite competitive, as we are separated by just 3 marks between the highest and lowest score for the CA component.
Expectation: B+
Now.. to meet my PHD student for some discussion.... Biodiesel market now not very good leh...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

EG 2401 Engineering Professionalism

Ah..., another module testing on your moral and ethics. Its high time to show these lecturers how ethical and moral we are. Given a situation, justify what the person has done is correct or wrong based on the grounds of professional ethics and common morality. How boring can this module get? Basically, everyone just "smoke" their way through, with no time to spare as it is a 2 hour paper and we have to answer 4 long questions. No idea how well will I do for this module, but given our good presentation and average report, I guess a B??
Estimation: B
1 down, 2 more to go

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My worst nightmare

My worst nightmare that is bugging me the whole semester, finally completed with a presentation, and a report consisting of 140 pages and 30,000+++ words.....

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Welfare Tuesday

No, my blog is not dead yet, just that I am too busy over school projects to do any updating. Finally, my hell semester has come to an end, with the last presentation over just yesterday. A brief recap of the whole week: Was going back to school for my FYP when I chanced upon NUSSU giving out welfare pack at the forum at 12pm. When I was going back to my FYP lab at E2, then I chanced upon Engine Club giving out their welfare pack at 1pm. So, in the end, I end up carrying 2 big heavy bags home. Apparently, NUSSU is more popular with the sponsors....

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

US sub-prime crisis

Still remember this from WAT 2007?? Now... read this line from an article that I have found yesterday:
On October 24, 2008 PNC Bank announced that it had finalized a purchase agreement for National City. The acquisition will be a stock purchase transaction to be completed by the end of 2008. National City will be merged into PNC and the National City brand will be dissolved.
Another bank bite the dust. Does anyone still have money inside....or negative balance?? I think that will be written off as bad debt.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Ah Yat Seafood

On a bright and beautiful Thursday evening, I and *mds* went to eat something special at a very unique seafood market, where there are rows and rows of live sea creatures awaiting humans to take their time and pick which of them shall meet their doom~ =p. Concept wise, the unique seafood market is interesting and it definitely guarantees you that the seafood serve will be fresh since it probably just died 10-20 minutes ago? Nevertheless, we decided to dine in at the Ah Yat Seafood.
. As we are quite early, there are not many people around us at that point in time. We slowly go through the menu and I suggested the stir-fried scallop with yam paste (picture below) as it looks quite yummy and chilli crabs~ Chilli Crabs is a must since they offer a 50% discount on weekdays!!!! Where else to get that kind of offer??
Soon, our food arrived. The stirred fried scallop is so tender and juicy that it certainly melt my heart. The yam paste was fried to just the correct extend that it is still very crispy on the outside and piping hot on the inside. *shiok* One point to take note that this food must be consume when its still hot, or else, it will not be nice anymore.
Rate: 7.5/10

Next up is the chilli crabs. All right, I admit that the freshness of the crab melts my heart again, but....but... the chilli paste spoils it all!! Its not spicy at all and the paste is just not right. I find it too starchy and flavourless and certainly don't feel satisfied eating the dish. I certainly don't recommend this dish at this restaurant again unless they change the person who is cooking it.


Rate: 4/10 (+1.0 for freshness)