so anyways..I'm working in Subang Airport, doing my internship now for 3months..I might actually extend my term there if I learn many things...but I am missing penang laksa..(ya,family and frens also la)..so I wont be deciding yet. Depends on my co-workers/interns also lah...there are 4 of us having our industrial training in Honeywell Aerospace Services.
HONEYWELL--pardon my ignorance, but before I actually applied to work in this company,I have never heard of it, in my life, ever...wait..I did..its name appeared in the movie Zathura in one of the scenes..the heater i think.. anyways, if you guys want to know more then-- Honeywell aerospace .there are many categories but to make it simpler, basically my company is just a service centre for the APUs.
yeaaa..what are APUs? it's an acronym for Auxiliary Power Unit, that requires only a source of fuel and electrical power for operation, and these are provided by the aircraft systems.
APUs are designed for ground and airborne operation. Depending on the application, the APU may be mounted in the tail section, the aircraft wheel well section of the aircraft or, it may even be mounted in a ground cart to provide shaft power and/or pneumatic air pressure. The APU provides:
• Shaft power for:
- Driving electrical generators
- Emergency power (if necessary)
• Pneumatic power for:
- Air conditioning
- Cabin pressurization
basically its a turbine engine that is used to start the main engine lah.
this is the only tiny pic that i can find of an APU..i dunno ler..the aviation info sometimes is quite secretive..as we are not allowed to take pictures without permission inside the building. btw, my company is inside the GE building..so we saw main engines also...not to mention the MAS Boeing 777 hangar just near us. but ours is a small company with abt 20 staffs nia,including us. anyway..what have I been doing in these two weeks------jeng jeng jeng.
first and foremost, the hardest part was waking up at 6am. yeahhh...i did, the first few days..now semakin lama, semakin lewat d though..today i woke up at 6.22am... luckily managed to reach before 7.30am..maklumlah, traffic jam ni..6.30am go out,confirm reach before 7am..u go out at 6.50am or 6.55 am..takes u more than an hour...
but hey...i managed to taste the essence of KL by my third day of work.
KL = traffic jam.
yea no doubt. 16kms took me 3 f**king hours... memang nak mampus siol. nak tekan clutch sampai kaki kejang neh. that was last week..the flash floods or something lah..but the rest of the days are fine..now i make sure i step out of the building, latest. 5.10pm. then i can get home by 5.30pm.
k k,what do i do there? basically four of us are just like kuli. hmm, to put it nicely, technicians la..but it's pretty fun, we just follow whatever the technicians are doing. i am attached to the electrical dept ( i know, believe me, I DID NOT go without putting up a fight)..but turns out it was pretty ok..no complicated electronics stuff.* pheww. in that dept, i get to disasseble the starter motor, wire harness, assemble it, wash it (using solvent), run the tests on it to test its performance,go test cells and etc..yea..also lots of blasting( its a type of cleaning)..mine balsting considered okay d, cos i only did blasting once for an hour..ahLun did his for more than 10hrs d accumulated..being isolated in that dark dark room..poor thing
haR...what are the benefits?we get to build up our bodies into a body builder's just like that (refer to pic below):
yeS,for free also. -_-". that's for me and jenifur. what about ahLun and Hah?
no, its not by will. first, we get to dismantle really heavy stuffs, using really heavy equipments and sometimes when we want to assemble 'em, we had to use really heavy machineries. ah..luckily Hah is in assembly dept, cos he's big-sized..if us 3 kena, tiap hari sure pakai bandage balik rumah. yea..for that we build our biceps, triceps, yada yada. and wat about our calves? *drumrolls
yups, safety shoes for all of us whenever we are on the workshop floor. i was hoping these super-heavy-god-knows-what-they-are-mad-of shoes will make my legs longer but since our 'akil baligh' has ended long time ago, so I figured the only was the muscles can be developed is horizontally a.k.a. choo pah (pork chop). -_-" *sighz
so basically that's what im doing..but it's fun =) yea, georgianz, guess who i met today during firedrill? TEH WEI LI, yea, our dear Wei Li..she graduated d,now working for GE..man I haven't seen her for 4 long years..she still looks the same. what a small small world..cos we actually work in the same building? wow. non-georgians, weili is our fren back in secondary school. itu jer...but its alwayz nice to see a familiar face =)
what else..yeah,this is a long long entry..pent up for two weeks d ma...guess what, today we met up with our coursemate who's under industrial training with MAS, so after lunch, since it is Friday, we have 2hrs' break. Yea, we snuck into the MAS hangar!~ where they keep its boeing 777 planes...it was under maintenance, but i guess its the friday prayers,so there are no LAMEs around to be seen, i guess they went off for lunch..we did see a few after that, but we pretended like we are MAS trainees,so they just ignored us. *phew..it is a restricted area cos anyone could've sabotaged the plane rite? but one of the LAME did keep an eye on us la, but luckily didn;t halau us. so we got to see the plane from near,it was huge!! and I climbed into its cockpit. man, the feeling is just INDESCRIBABLE, fantastic man. seeing it from near makes it REAL.
i guess that's it today..gonna watch Pink Panther tomorrow, under Heng's recommendation.haha..