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?