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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

I have been busy learning

Yes, at the ripe old age of mid-30s, Belacan's gotta take out his form six days scientific calculator, get reacquinted with chemistry, learn about environmental protection, the dangers and first aid treatment for certain toxic chemicals, pH readings, understanding schematic diagrams, kinetic calculations, laws and regulations affecting operations, the layout of different plants, quality standards and yada yada yada.

OMIGOSH! I am FUCKED! totally.....

But if I don't learn up, I won't be able to get the necessary respect from the engineers and long service staff here. Damn. I won't even know if they hoodwink me, the "boy" that got parachuted into their cosy set-up.

Sometimes I feel like doing a Luke Skywalker "It's impossible! It's too big!" but the Yoda in me would say, "Ermm? Give up quickly, he is". Sigh... I wished I can download knowledge in an instant ala Matrix, but of course, the first thing I will download is, ahem.... Kamasutra, the Extended Version. ;)

OK, enough nonsensical gripe gripe gripe. Back to my books, manuals and learning from the net I go.

Belacan reads.... Ca(OH)2 + CO2 = CaCO3 + H2O... ok, I can understand that.. duh?

17 comments:

shidah said...

you must learn some more...read my comment in your earlier posting ( the one that you got tag by lucia)

Jayelle said...

belacan!! we study together-gether. since i am sitting for my a level's chemistry next fri..try posing me with some questions:P

Cherry said...

I thought u are an accountant. But of course learning is a life long process. When I do my Master's in Corporate Social Responsibility, I also have to have some background knowledgea about the environment, the chemical impact on mother earth etc etc.
Happy learning. Don't dread it. Enjoy it :)

Twinsmom said...

hah? how come accountant have to learn chemistry? or I mis understand what you wrote? *???*

SiaoChaBoa said...

Good luck with the studies..! You can do it .. MrB..!

Mango Tan said...

You must also proof what is Ca(OH)2, CO2 , CaCo3 and H20 also mah.

Lucia Lai said...

keep on learning. when one stops learning, one stops growing. *pretend to be wise*

MooPig said...

You're auditing a chemical engineering firm?

Anyway.. good luck! I hated A levels chem!

SuNfLoWeR said...

hehehe... all the best to you.

i remembered how much i luv chemistry in school but always getting myself screwed during exam. but biology, excel i am ;)

Wingz said...

eh lu accountant too ? CIMA? ACCA ? and now you are in chemicals ??? wah lau eh u sure boh ? why ur life so like mine one geh ? lol!

atiza said...

how come ppl always assume accountants only have to deal with accounts and nothing else?

viewtru said...

SALT + WATER = HUMSUP
Yeah, I know both my chemistry and cantonese alright.

Belacan said...

Shidah: LOL! but.. but.. i like big big wor ;) ;)

Jayelle: hey, best wishes for your A Level's Chemistry exam. i was just OK for chem, but really excel at Bio. too bad i suck at maths and physics. if not, i can be Dr Buaya! muahahahahar!

Cherry: all the best for your finals too. You go girl!

Twinsmom: well, the numbers tell a story. and if you don't understand operations, you won't know what those numbers mean. for example, why do i need more of this chemical than that for the final process? and what is the international benchmark? then i can somewhat gather whether we are efficient or not.

Belacan said...

MrsT: wah tq! can almost her you chanting *kar yau, kar yau*

mango: *speechless*

lucia: ya cikgu. ;)

eileen: not a chemical company, but we use lotsa chemicals.

sunflower: ya ya, i lurve biology too!

wingz: MICPA. wahlaueh, you too? next time we exchange cerita-cerita buaya, ok? muahahahar!

atiza: coz we are humble people. *nyak ak ak*

Belacan said...

Viewtru: hehe, i am sure you excel at physics and bio too, looking at your Msia-SG bridge design. ;)

narrowband said...

Wah lau.. I cannot imagine being 'called up' to 'read up' the old notes at the age of, say, 30. I mean, by that time my brain would've shut down all means of input leh (academic).

cyber-red said...

urgh chemistry! now I remembered why I quitted pharmacy! lol