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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My Training Ships!! (cadet times)

I've never talked about my training ship yet... it's not that interesting really, but just another chapter in my life.

My 1st ship...
M.T. Bunga Melati Dua
Type: Chemical Tanker
Length: 177.15m
Breadth: 30m

My 2nd ship...
M.V. Bunga Bidara
Type: Container Carrier
Length: 176.80m
Breadth: 27.3m

My 3rd ship...
M.V. Bunga Seroja Dua
Type: Container Carrier
Length: 317.80m
Breadth: 43.20m

My first ship..
M.T. Bunga Melati Dua..
(M.T. stands for Motor Tanker)
sounds familiar,right??
it's the infamous incident that happened the other day..

the ship which was hijacked by the Somalian pirates!!
but God was good to me...
i already disembarked the ship when it was hijacked...
(Thank God!! Amen!!)

This ship is basically the 1st ship that i went onboard..
it really shocked me when the ship that big is actually run by THIRTY plus people!!!
This ship carries Dangerous Chemicals and Palm Oils...
I was under the observation of two different captains..
the first captain was Capt. Anten Bosco Almeida then he was relieved by Capt. Amser Yusuf Daud...
The route of this ship is Far east and Europe..
the places that i've went onboard this ship was----
Malaysia, Singapore, China, Taiwan, South Korea, (then coming back to Malaysia), passing Suez, Rotterdam, U.K., France...(i think that's all)

my second ship is
M.V. Bunga Bidara.
(M.V. stands for Motor Vessel)

there's nothing special about this ship...
except that 80% of the personnel onboard was Phillipinos!!!

the manning was handled by the Parola(means lighthouse*if I'm not mistaken) from the Philippines...
i took this chance to learn a little bit of Tagalog~
and sad to say, when you are trying to learn a new language, it is always the bad words that are being taught first!!
This ship carries containers of various cargoes...
I was under the observation of two different captains here also..
the first captain was Capt. Bayani Acquino Belale then he was relieved by Capt. Mustaffar Bin Maarof...
The route of this ship is Far east and India..
Malaysia, Singapore, China, (back to Malaysia), India(Visakhapatnam and Chennai)

And my third ship...
M.V. Bunga Seroja Dua..
This ship was on anchorage when i went onboard..

the reason for the third ship was just to complete my seatime..
The ship doesn't actually move...
due to the world economy breakdown....
onboard this ship,
i was under the observation of Capt Mohamad Mohaidin Bin Abdul Ghani..
The route was supposed to be Malaysia, China, Taiwan, U.S.A, Canada...(om not sure about the route...)
but when i was on this ship, she was only anchoring at Hongkong..

i think that is all about my training ship...
and i really enjoyed when i was on these ships...
looking forward to join onboard again to see different parts of the world!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


The harmonica is an instrument which is played by blowing air into it or drawing air out by placing lips over individual holes or multiple holes. The pressure caused by blowing or drawing air into the holes causes a reed or multiple reeds to vibrate up and down creating sound. Each chamber has multiple, variable-tunes, There are many types of harmonicas, including diatonic, chromatic, tremolo, orchestral, and bass versions.

The harmonica is used in blues and American folk music, jazz,classic The harmonica has other nicknames, especially in blues music, including: "harp", "french harp", and "mouth organ."

That's a little fact from the wikipedia~

Let me refresh...
My first harmonica....
that was in year....2003 or 2004..
i bought a harmonica wrapped in a box from a supermarket..
(a cheap one,of course!! i think it was around rm 7-8)
when i reached home, i started blowing and inhaling through it!!
and guess what, i can already play my childhood nursery rhymes!!
for your information,
I've never gone to any musical instrument practices..
and i don't know how to read the notes and i don't know what is a chord.
but so far, the comments from my friends are positive,
judge me when u hear me play~

so far I've bought around 7 or 8 harmonicas..
just collecting for fun..
and i really love my current harmonica!!
i don't really know what type of harmonica is it,
i think it is a chromatic harmonica or something....
i bought it around rm50~*i think*
urgh.. I'm SO forgetful!!!
when i checked online,the price is
i just checked, a whooping $300!!
that is around rm 1000!!!
harmonica can be that expensive?!!!
*want to buy one next time*

Why a harmonica,
why not a keyboard or a guitar??
because harmonica is soooooo portable!!!
i brought it with me all the time..
especially onboard..
ok, time to join Gethro and Iqbal again.

i always play this song....

Aladdin-A Whole New World
I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I'm way up here
It's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you
Now I'm in a whole new world with you

Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feeling
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky

A whole new world
Don't you dare close your eyes
A hundred thousand things to see
Hold your breath - it gets better
I'm like a shooting star
I've come so far
I can't go back to where I used to be

A whole new world
Every turn a surprise
With new horizons to pursue
Every moment red-letter
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

A whole new world
That's where we'll be
A thrilling chase
A wondrous place
For you and me

Saturday, October 17, 2009

God, be good to me......

24th October 2009.....
That is the date that everyone in ALAM is talking about.
Diploma in Nautical Studies, Diploma in Marine Engineering...
Graduation day..........
102nd Convocation Ceremony.
The benchmark of all dates which signifies the end of the torturing cadet times~
After three years of sugars, spice and everything nice,
it is finally here!
19th October, all the graduating cadets will be practicing for the convocation which includes rehearsals and marching~

for them..........

The Lonely Blazer..
That is what i want to call the photo.
hanging in my closet.
will still be hanging there...
Straight to the point..
I'm not attending the cheery convocation day.

Be good to me...
I've always believed that You have Your own mysterious ways of showing Your love.....
The sadness is unbearable....
to make the matter worst,
I will be staying in ALAM when the event is going to be celebrated...

I believe that You are trying to make me, Your lowly servant much much stronger,
by making me fall and to rise again...
with my own legs....
regardless all the cuts and bruises from the fall...
but this is nothing compared to what Your only son had gone through...
then, that is what i shall do.....

To all DNS09 & DME 23,
Especially for DNS09 AlPha (my classmates)

Heartiest Congratulations to all those who have successfully completed this course with valor and guts...

Now you can keep your chins up, throws your peak cap in the air and proudly say,
I survived the darkest moments of both Land and Sea~
I graduated from Akademi Laut Malaysia!

but not for me...
*curls myself under the blanket*

Celestial Navigation

Celestial Navigation

Also known as astronavigation, is a position fixing(dead reckoning) to enable them to strike land. Celestial navigation uses angular measurements (sights) between common celestial objects or to the horizon. The Sun and the horizon are most often measured. Skilled navigators can use the Moon, planets or one of 57 navigational stars(nautical almanacs) technique that was devised to help sailors cross the featureless oceans without having to rely on whose coordinates are tabulated in

Celestial navigation is the process whereby angles between objects in the sky (celestial objects) and the horizon are used to locate one's position on the globe. At any given instant of time, any celestial object (e.g. the Moon, Jupiter, navigational star Spica) will be located directly over a particular geographic position on the Earth. This geographic position is known as the celestial object’s subpoint, and its location (e.g. its latitude and longitude) can be determined by referring to tables in a nautical or air almanac.

The measured angle between the celestial object and the horizon is directly related to the distance between the subpoint and the observer, and this measurement is used to define a circle on the surface of the Earth called a celestial line of position (LOP). The size and location of this circular line of position can be determined using mathematical or graphical methods (discussed below). The LOP is significant because the celestial object would be observed to be at the same angle above the horizon from any point along its circumference at that instant.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Sponsor : MISC Berhad

A subsidiary of PETRONAS, is the leading international shipping line of Malaysia. The principal business of the MISC consists primarily of ship-owning, ship management and other related logistics and maritime transportation services.

MISC believes in building a capable workforce and fostering leadership qualities within the organisation. Hence, we provide our people with valuable resources and avenues for growth in the form of employee development programmes, which are put in place to encourage our team's personal advancement and complement our global growth strategy.

Akademi Laut Malaysia a.k.a Malaysian Maritime Academy

The story of the Academy began in 1977. The need to train and prepare Malaysians for the exciting maritime industry was addressed with the establishment of a non-profit making body called MATES (Malaysian Training and Education for Seamen) Foundation. Consisting of the Malaysian International Shipping Corporation Berhad (MISC) (now known as MISC Berhad), International Shipping Carriers Hong Kong and the Malaysian Ministry of Transport as their main promoters, the foundation soon pioneered the Maritime Training Centre (MTC) in 1977.

On 15 August 1981, MTC was subsequently upgraded to academy status and thus named ALAM, short for Akademi Laut Malaysia (Malaysian Maritime Academy). On 1 January 1997, ALAM was privatised to Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn Bhd (MMA).

ALAM, the nation's premier maritime education and training establishment, has since been designated as a Branch Campus of the World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden and has also established formal alliances with other leading maritime education and training institutions in Australia, Norway, The Netherlands, Singapore and The United States of America.

As we seek for a positive avenue for future growth and success, we continue to establish partnerships that will propel us forward as aspirants of world-class maritime education excellence.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

~My Playlist~

my playlist~
some say that i have a very very different taste compared to the others~
anyways, here's my list~
most of them are by yuna and zee avi~
(according to the playlist on my phone)

First Of The Gang To Die by Zee Avi
Bitter Heart by Zee Avi
After Midnight by Yuna
Cinta Sempurna by Yuna
Dan Sebenarnya by Yuna
Deeper Conversation by Yuna
Rocket by Yuna
Roulette by System Of A Down
I'm Not Like You by Yuna
Big Girls Don't Cry by Fergie
Every time We Touch by Cascada
Hey There Delilah by Plain White T's
Perhaps by Cake
Missing Star by Yuna
Your Ghost by Kristin Hersht
Blue Sands by Yuna

Trouble Is A Friend by Lenka
Honey Bee By Zee Avi

and the list goes on~~~

told you~
there's too many yuna's songs~
just take your time and listen to the words~
some artist just sing their voice out~
but she sings her mind out~

i'm currently listening to Permission by Yuna & I Am Me Once More by Zee Avi

so and give it a listen~

Knocking my head HARD!!!

Stop sleeping!
*knock on the head*
Stop procrastinating!
*knock on the head*
Stop viewing her profile!
*knock on the head*
Stop looking at her photos!
*knock on the head*
Stop dreaming of the impossible!
*knock on the head*
Stop being too nice!
*knock on the head*
Stop being sweet!
*knock on the head*
Stop looking at a bad side of anything!
*knock on the head*
Stop feeling blues!
*knock on the head*
Stop living in the past!
*knock on the head*

*takes a deep breath*

Go study!
*knock on the head*
Go give yourself a chance of happiness!
*knock on the head*
Go and look ahead of things!
*knock on the head*
Go to the bright side of life!
*knock on the head*
Go and be a meanie!!
*knock on the head*
Go and spread your way of thinking!
*knock on the head*
Go and listen to all the different genre of musics!
*knock on the head*
Go and tell them the truth!
*knock on the head*
Go ahead, not backwards!
*knock on the head*
Go and live your life to the fullest!!!!!
*knock on the head*

i am me..........
and that's what i am.....
*knock.... on.... the..... head*

Saturday, October 3, 2009

~Music Connects People~

tick, tick, tick...
It was a very cold day as it didn't stop raining~
even if it did, maybe I've stolen some of mother nature's tears for myself~
the weather is perfect for a laid back guy like me~
i don't really like a bright and sunny day..
rain, or cloudy days, or night is my favorite time~

enjoyed my free time by reading online manga (onemanga),
catching up with the animes that i missed out the other day~
bleach, naruto, history's strongest disciple: kenichi~
then i fell asleep on my bed~

cabin 103: me, Iqbal, Thomas and Gethro~
only the four of us occupies this room which serves 9 persons~
out of boredom,they pulled me out of my room,
asked me to join them to play some songs...
exactly after maghrib...we started playing random songs in front of our cabin...
Iqbal with the guitar, Gethro with the recorder and his wonderful voice, and myself with my loyal companion:my harmonica..Thomas just enjoys the show from the side~

we started playing all these random songs that i've never heard of~
but with everything i can, i tried to catch up~
honestly speaking, i've never went for any professional music classes!!
and i dun even know any basics!!
i started to inhale and blow recklessly when Gethro said: let's try "D", Gene~
it was quite fun and feels great to join these talented guys~

i was quite depressed when i woke up in the morning..
related to a phone call around the midnight,
but nw am so uplifted by these guys!!
thanx dudes!!
1 more thing!
we were not alone~
the female juniors joined us,
they gathered and pulled chairs and sat at the ground floor while we played at the 1st floor...
u must be wondering why didn't they just come and join us in a group,
it's either they are shy or they don't want to get into trouble with ALAM in any sorts~
we didn't actually notice them until they started singing along and requesting songs~

we played a couple of songs till Iqbal's fingers started to hurt~
the strings are too "sharp", i think~

Im Yours-Jason Mraz~
Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill but your so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks, now I'm trying to get back
before the cool done run out I'll be giving it my best test
and nothing's gonna stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it's again my turn to win some or learn some

But I won't hesitate no more,
no more, it cannot wait
I'm yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
open up your plans and damn you're free
look into your heart and you'll find love love love love
listen to the music at the moment people dance and sing
Were just one big family
And it's our godforsaken right to be loved loved loved loved loved

So, i won't hesitate no more,
no more, it cannot wait i'm sure
there's no need to complicate our time is short
this is our fate
I'm yours

Scooch on over closer, dear
And I will nibble your ear

I've been spendin' way too long checkin' my tongue in the mirror
and bendin' over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
and so I drew a new face and I laughed
I guess what I'd be sayin' is there ain't no better reason
to rid yourself of vanities and just go with the seasons
it's what we aim to do
our name is our virtue

But I won't hesitate no more,
no more it cannot wait
I'm yours

well open up your mind and see like me
open up your plans and damn you're free
look into your heart and you'll find love love love love
listen to the music of the moment come and dance with me
ah, la one big family
it's your god forsaken right to be loved, loved, loved, loved

open up your mind and see like me
open up your plans and damn you're free
look into your heart and you'll find love love love love
listen to the music of the moment come and dance with me
ah, la happy family
it's our god forsaken right to be loved loved loved loved

it's our god forsaken right to be loved loved loved loved
listen to the music of the moment come and dance with me
ah, la peaceful melodies
it's you god forsaken right to be loved loved loved loved

Friday, October 2, 2009

Prayer To St. Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

7 Deadliest Sins

As the 7 deadliest sins roams the earth,
all humans are fragile and exposed to them.
Fighting against it,with everything they have,
but it's themselves,to the sins, they tame.

Pride,being the most virtuous of them,
sets in the open doors which belongs to the rich.
Let it be golds or knowledge or millions of dimes,
He turned them into spoilt sons of a b.

Sloth,who obeys the rule of gravity,
but too much in it,he really agree.
Being pulled to the earth,those he touched will be,
laziness grows as everything became heavy.

Envy,being the mother of jealousy,
self-conclusions, misinterpretations is where she be.
In a relationship, she always struck victory,
which leaves us human, in despise and agony.

Gluttony, exists as the dark side of desire,
to swallow the whole world, and be part of his empire.
Evil dreams and hopes, spreading with the spirit of fire,
burning those who aims just a little bit less higher.

Lust, is the deepest and most bitter of all sins,
she spreads her words in whispers of winds.
Taking over the mind and hungers for flesh.
which results the human to feel dirtier than ash.

Greed, is the excessive pursuit for wealth,
so much that he betrays his God and what he believes.
Wanting more, even from the lame and the deaf.
leaving others to mourn and overpowered by grief,

Anger, is the most destructive of all,
physically and emotionally, he takes control.
Always defeats ones rationality and strong will,
overcoming peace and love,he never failed.

The 7 deadliest sins still roams the realms,
all humans are massively possessed by them.
Conquering the sins is what they claimed,
but to the sins itself, they became.


something that i posted in fs long time ago~

> Ayub
> ~>"AYUB!knape u lambat masuk klas?!"
> >"sorry mdm,i sesat jalan nak datang cni tadi"~

> Gan
> ~>Gan-Sydrome!!

> Esma
> ~>second-mate!!

> Chipmunk
> ~>"Chipmunk,nak roti tak?"
> >"jangan ah paksa~~"

> Senni
> ~>"Good morning to lecturer and fellow classmates,today my group will present about this topic.ok,now i will pass to my friend~
>~> ?!

> Wardi
> ~>starring of "Budak Kelantan"

> Gjan
> ~>Ulat langgar buoy!!

> Zebit
> ~>"weh,lagu tu aku charge 1 rm5,ok?"

> James
> ~>"ok guys,5 minutes break"
> >*James straight away sleep*

> Gambir
> ~>"haachooo!!!
*continued by* F%^%&^*@$#&!!!

> Hisyam
> ~>Gene,mintak gula hacks~

> Yussra
> ~>"weh,apa class sign off Bintulu?!"

> Emmanuel
> ~>storyteller??

> Eugene
> ~>tauke Hacks!

> Mahdi
> ~>six packs!!

> Cherry
> ~>"korang nak watpe kat RC?!"
> >"study, study, STUDY,sir!!"
> >"eh,siaper yg ckap study 3 kali tadi tu?!Bangun!!"

> Achap
> ~>"Aku mrajuk ah!!aku xnak jadi keeper pasni!!"

> P.l.
> ~>gangstr Klebang!!

> Hazwan
> ~>tali pinggang zaman 80-an!!!

> Daus
> ~>Abg Kareen(current)

> Korea
> ~"meleleh leleh eh mdm??"

> Kung
> ~>"weh,tolong pegang hp ngan jam aku~"

> Syamim
> ~>"minggu ni aku nak g trengganu ah"

> Jijoe
> ~>"ko tau tak knape ko salah tadi? bukan Course made Good, it's bCAUSE u STUPID!"

> Dinesh
> ~>Manager

> Fahmy
> ~>"wei,agak2 ah,aku pun ada prasaan gak~"

> Faiz
> ~>Louder,LOUder,LOUDER!!!

> Wak
> ~>Adios...

> Din
> ~>"eh,ada komik baru x?"

> Rizal
> ~>suara latar blakang

> Syukh
> ~S.S.S.!!

> Fariz
> ~>"Kura2 mesti kasi tolak sikit,labi2 mesti kena pijak!!"
> "ok,sir"

> Galley
> ~>*During prep hours*
> "Mana Taqiyuddin?"
> "Dia pergi sea sport,sir!!"

which one?

regretting that u have tried but failed,
or wondering whether u will succeed?

let your family determine your future,
or live it your own way with minimum income?

leaving your family thousands of miles away for money,
or living with your family as a burden?

telling your loved ones the truth,
or living a lie and cry yourself to sleep?

continue the long-term screwed-up relationship,
or accept the love of the third party who promises you happiness?

continue to love each other like there's no tomorrow,
or stop it as religion forbids?

to choose a close personal friend,
or your jealous couple?

to read this and admit it's about you,
or to pretend that you don't care but you really do?

Splish Splash~

Splish Splash~

The sound of the sea when it hits the beach~
here i am~
in ALAM~
Mediterranean Hostel to be exact~
sitting by the window~
staring at the sea~
it is so quiet that i can hear my own heart beat....
is it just me or the silence is killing me softly...

as i gaze further into the moonlit sky~
the moon caught my attention..
and i started thinking..
people always say that the moon is beautiful~
but do they know?

how lonely she is~
being surrounded by the beautiful stars,
but they are not meant for her...

always being the symbol of human confessing their love for each other,
but never being the one in love....

being the one that listens to people's problems,
but never being heard of her suffering~

always being there for everyone,
but her existence has frequently being ignored~

the sound of the mosquitoes being jealous~
flying around me to snap me off my fantasy~
and i can almost hear a soft whisper into my ears..

*psst....the moon is saying the same to you*