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2013年7月31日星期三

找工前要应对的就是面试了...

面试,像是个多情的浪子,到处去有兴趣的对象留下爱的讯息,然后再等待猎物上钩,出来约会经过了解后再决定要不要在一起的。首先要包装自己的外表和内涵,尽量制造最好的第一印象再把自己推销出去,当对方对你展现好感的时候,就是自己占优势的时候了,轮到自己去了解你的对象,在一起会有前途吗?约会完了后,再找另一个有兴趣的对象一直重复这个流程,直到有人答应而你也同意在一起。约会就是面试了!但不要开心的太早,我们还有所谓的试用期,可以让彼此摊出好人卡,“你太好了,我配不上你,我们分手吧!” 约会和面试,就是这么一回事啦。

说到面试,我在我找到工作前共面试了两次,第一次是在port klang的公司,而第二次是在pasir gudang的公司,两者都是我在job street上找到后申请而得到他们的通知去面试的。公司的细节我不便透露,只能说他们是棕油产品公司就好。

这次面试要准备的文件有
1)   Certificate / Diploma / Degree / Masters / PhD Certificate (s)
2)   Certificate / Diploma / Degree / Masters / PhD transcripts/results (all semesters) ***
3)   STPM Results
4)   SPM Results
5)   PMR Results
6)   Identity card
7)   Latest pay slip
8)   Latest CV
9)   Testimonial (s)
10)  1 recent passport-sized photograph 
11)  Name Card (current/ last employ)

***刚毕业的大学生可能没有这一份,可以每个学期去自己的学校购买或是等待毕业典礼后会免费给予我们这一份完整的成绩单。
刚毕业出来的可以printscreen自己在网上所记录的成绩,日后公司需要验证,可以把你那份正式的成绩单交给他们。
我就是打算一毕业后就去工作,所以我有记录自己成绩的习惯,找回自己每一个学期的成绩单就相当简单,不用去回想上上上上上上上上上上个学期的成绩。(笑)。

还有其他可以把自己包装得华丽起来如其他soft skill的证书(UTAR吓唬我们说要拿满100分才有证书,然后更有机会为自己制造优势……)我们给约RM80然后上大约9am-5pm的课程,才能拿到约15分,要得到100分就要给约RM450++,买回来的证书,我没有兴趣。我自己买过几个,现在一点都也记不得了。

下一篇,分享自己去两家公司面试的时候。



2013年7月14日星期日

毕业后新的一章

毕业,找工,面试,开工,
在短短不到两个月内的时间内就完成了这几个步骤,
生活像是血管中的血液被心脏的脉动泵进全身一回又一回的迅速。
我的精力来不及聚集在文字的海洋,而是不断在适应这不停转动的球体,
终于这个球体的转动被逐渐规律生活的泥巴拖慢,
我的手总算可以连接我的大脑,用渔网去捕获文字海洋里的产物。

嘿哟嘿哟,瀑布狂势的汗珠被汗腺分泌出,
都被衣服的纤维吸收,只剩下那淡淡的汗水味。
这渔网抓住了很多海产,由于小弟太忙的关系,
他们都奄奄一息,只剩下一条生猛的大鱼,叫着现在的生活。
(掰了那么多,终于说到重点了。)

我现在工作了,
在之前巴生实习的同一家公司里工作,只是在不同的部门工作。
现在工作的作息和之前实习的日子差别不大,住的地方都很像,
以前见习生嘻嘻哈哈的日子要变成认真精明的行政人员,
这样不同的身份,让我有点混淆我正处在的时光。

世界真小,小得刚好容纳了之前一起相处的同事。
和他们一起聊天吃饭,话题停留在那时实习的日子。
一年半的离别,好像没有把我们分离到天南地北的差距。
感性的话,突然说不出口,那就放在心上吧。
@///.///@

享受工作,
还有继续为奄奄一息的海产做人工呼吸,
希望这些过期的故事有机会post上来。
:D

2013年7月11日星期四

Y3S3成绩单。

考完试了,自己还留在金宝和朋友一起混日子,
等论文做好并可以交给我的老板。
和朋友在享受晚餐好料的时候,一个朋友突然问道,
“成绩出了,你check了没?”
这一个问题好像终结了我们的欢乐。

iPhone传到手中,留下的是沮丧的脸孔。自己的努力被粉碎或是被税。
原来知道朋友的成绩太好或太不好,都是会影响自己的情绪。
纸巾和安慰派上了用场,笑声和玩笑得到了红卡被逼退场。

……………………怎么搞到气氛如此凝重?

哈哈哈,有什么就接受什么。尽力了就好。

我看到自己的成绩,心情像是在乘船随着海浪在漂浮。
没什么期待,但是看到我的努力真的给了我漂亮的成绩,我就认了耕耘换来收成。
努力不是在考试前几晚不睡觉拼了命的在读书。
努力不是把一切的习题做完,把全部的课文读完就能了事。
努力是还没有考试前就在啃书准备,争取时间读书和休息才有用。
努力使把老师所教的理解出来并背下来,理解课文才是重点。


废话不多说,公布小弟的成绩吧:

Project A-
Specto II B+
Food Chem B+
Environ II B+
GPA: 3.4660
CGPA: 3.4854

眼泪流不停, CGPA差个0.0146,我还是和First Class 插肩而过,但没关系,因为之前成功取得DEAN list一张。没有First Class,但我的Project拿到了A-,一切都值得了。一开始进入Degree的时候,我已经设定好自己的目标,CGPA:3.0-3.5之间就好了。之后本打算提升到3.5以上,但没关系,接近了就好。我应该有进到班上大约前十名好成绩的榜位。哈哈哈,知足常乐,我也没有理由好去难过了。

感谢老师还有贵人的鼎力协助,,再加上自己跌努力,我的一切一切,都是值得了。

2013年7月9日星期二

Chemistry Course Year 3 Subjects (May intake)

This will be the last post on the introduction of the chemistry course in UTAR for the third years study.

Year 3 Trimester 1
1 Industrial Organic and Natural Products Chemistry
2 Polymer Chemistry
3 Advanced Coordination Chemistry
4 Project

The first subject consists of two part while the first part is basically about how the organic compound been synthesized in industry scale and the following part is about how the natural products been formed by the plants, animal and included their mechanism. If you feel interesting on organics and their conversion of organic compound from one to another, you will find this part very interesting. They give you a starting material and required you to give the reaction and process to synthesize a compound. You can use your imagination to synthesize the organic compound without care about the cost and yield, you can synthesize a simple compound by going a big circle, too. In the first part of this subject, industrial organics, we first start on coal, C and synthesis gas, CO to make organic compounds, then convert those C1 unit organics into acetylene and alkene, alkane, olefin and aromatics, then alcohol, carboxylic acid, polyamide, benzene and their derivation. You can’t imagine that you really need to swallow the whole lecturer note in order to apply your imagination to synthesize the organic compound. For the natural product, if you studied biology in STPM, then you will feel easy on those weird names and if you hate to draw mechanism, then this second part will definitely kill you. In this part, we learnt on primary and secondary metabolites, terpenes, fatty acid, polyketides, steroid, alkaloids, shikimic acid, peptide and protein analysis. This natural products do train my logical thinking and you will feel satisfied when you draw out the mechanism completely to form the desired compound. :D

Subject 2 taught on type of polymer, their respective monomers with IUPAC nomenclature, and polymerization mechanism and their physical state. In their physical state, few terms were introduced which were crystalline and amorphous state of polymer and their thermal transitions. Crystalline and amorphous state is the morphology in solid state, in short, is how they arrange themselves when they are in solid state. This state will affect the physical properties such as tensile strength. The thermal transition is the temperature that the phase of the polymer can be changed from amorphous to crystalline or vice verse. Next, for the type of polymerization mechanism, there have step polymerization, radical polymerization, emulsion polymerization, emulsion polymerization, chain copolymerization, ionic chain polymerization, ring-openning polymerization, but we will only focus on specified polymerization process. This subject also touch on stereochemistry for polymer and the rate of polymerization which is very similar with what had studies in kinetics subject (Y2S3 subject)

Subject 3 is a more advanced subject that after the transition element subject (Y2S1 subject). We study on the type of ligands (pie-donor ligand, sigma donor ligand, pie acceptor lignad), the reaction that can occur from the ligand itself, between the ligand and ligand and also between the metal and the ligand. 18 electron rule was used to calculate the electron that allocate around the transition metals. Those syllabuses were just to let us be ready on the catalytic reaction of different process. Remember hydrogenation of alkene to produce alkane? This reaction seems simple but in fact it involved several reactions. Some goes to other reaction that we never heard before. .

Project, we also known it as final year project (FYP). In fact, I do enjoy to do my fyp since it is different with the formal lecture class and this make this fyp so attractive to me. We no longer required to stay in the lecture hall and tutorial class to wait the class end, instead, we gain the power to handle our own project partially. Our supervisor will provide the chemical and apparatus and even method for you but you need to manage the time to handle them by practicing to feel familiar with the testing methods, the calculation part, handle instruments and interpret the data. Basically we select our project based on three main criteria which is based on the title you felt interesting, based on the instruments that you intend to learn, and based on the popularity of the lecturer. For me, I have consider those three factor and finally I chose the supervisor I liked, the title I felt interested and the instrument that I intend to learn on it. That the reasons that make me be so passive on doing my fyp without any resistance. The general structure of fyp is firstly we have to write a proposal on how to do that experiment with the selected method and doing literature review to support your point of view then you have to let your supervisor to approve, after that we have to conduct out experiment and investigate on the exact method to conduct your experiment by doing some correction on the procedures. Then we have to make a presentation to other coordinator on what we are doing in our fyp and there will have a Q&A section on your fyp and here is the challenging parts. After completion of fyp, we need to do a presentation on our result and finding to discuss our results. We also know this presentation as VIVA (pronounced as waiwa…) but the reason why….? I also dono. LOL.  For the schedule of my fyp, I also introduced in this post but sadly it is in Chinese version.

Year 3 Trimester 2
1 Organizational Behaviour
2 Public Speaking and Oral Presentation

Subject 1 is quite similar to the scope that I learnt during my foundation, management studies. This subject start with introducing the field of organizational behavior, move on to individual behavior personality and values, followed with perception and learning in organizations, then workplace emotions, attitude and stress, employee motivation, decision making and creativity, team dynamics, communication in teams and organization, power and influence in workplace, leadership, organization structure, organization culture and organization change. Those term are so strange for me as a science students, but now I realize that it is really useful when I really work in a company, an organization. This subject is with a simple structure that we just need to do a group assignment, then go for the final exam, without any presentation. Unlike the subject of moral and pengajian Malaysia that have many assignment to do and a lot of presentation needed. Since this subject does not related much with chemistry, so I don spend my time here.

For the next subject, a big contrast with the previous subject that this subject only got presentation and their presentation is very challenging. This subject teaches us how to be a presenter and besides giving theory on that, we practice for it by giving presentation. The lecture is funny since the lecturer always tell us story during his lecture (which some is relevant while mostly are not. XD ) The first presentation is an individual speech that we need to select a topic and give a informative speech for about 10 minutes and the topic needed to be approved by the lecturer. Can you imagine that a lecturer that listened to many individual speeches and what topic leave for him that he really din heard before? Oh gosh!! The second presentation is more challenging that we need to give a persuasive speech for about 15 minutes. Fortunately, due to constrain of time, we had a two people group presentation that shorten the duration of presentation. Thanks to the holiday and short trimester. :DD So this also another interesting subject that I joined in my degree studies. Why we have to restrict ourselves to develop in a small group of information such as chemistry? Explore ourselves, the world outside is also very huge. Enjoy those different around us. ^^

Year 3 Trimester 3
1 Food Chemistry
2 Spectroscopy and Chromatography II
3 Environmental Science and Technology II

Subject 1 brief about the type of water present in food, effect of water toward spoilage of food, method of preservation, type of compound (carbohydrate, protein, lipids, vitamin, mineral, and food additives.) and their function and application in food. Carbohydrate chapters involved monosaccharide, disaccharide, starch, cellulose, the method to modify starch for more application. (gelantization, pasting, cross-linking, depolymerization). Protein discuss about their structure from primary to quaternary structure, denaturation, pI value, solubility, interfacial properties, and the type of processing method that will change the structure of protein. Lipid explain the nomenclature, source of lipid, structure of lipid, melting curve of lipid, method to modify lipid and the way that the lipid spoil and get rancid.

Subject 2 provided addition information on the type of other instrument used in spectroscopy and chromatography. It covered on GC-MS, HPLC, 13C NMR, Raman Spectroscopy, Fluorescence and Phosphorescence, Ion chromatography and couple technique and quality control. We studied about the theory, instrument or the compartment of instrument, operation of instrument, method to analyses the result. You just can’t believe that how thick is the theory part and the compartment part that mainly 70% of the lecture note and those notes were thick as dictionary. I AM NOT KIDING, IT’S TURTH! Mass spectrum (MS) is another detector to determine the structure of the organic compounds and Gas Chromatography is a separation method to detect the presence of the organic compound and it is mainly for volatile compound while high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is for compound that less volatile compound and ion chromatography is a type of HPLC that involved for ionic compounds. 13C NMR is another NMR technique to determine the structure of the organic compounds. Raman spectroscopy was another spectroscopy that they scattered the light source and give rise to specify spectrum while fluorescence and phosphorescence is another absorption technique (the other example is FTIR) that determine the presence of compounds.

The last subject as listed in Y3S3 subject list is more on the waste water treatment, wetland and aquatic treatment, solid waste management and also hazardous waste management. We study on the constituent that present in the waste water and the method to detect them and remove them. Then we apply the method to remove the constituent in the waste water to the waste water treatment plant by understand how a waste water treatment plant operation. Wetland and aquatic treatment is another type of waste water treatment that possess with advantages, so we learn on the type of wetland and aquatic treatment system on how they been constructed and how they purified the waste water. Rubbish generated daily is consider as the solid waste so we also go through the method to mange those solid waste. Some minor syllabus also included chemical safety and risk assessment and green technology. In this part, we learn on the label on the chemical bottle that telling the hazardous extent (flammable, health, reactivity, radioactive) and also Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) that what information is provided that.  Next, green technology is introducing the idea of applying green technology and green engineering that design the product for the environment, for recycling, and to reduce waste and pollution.

2013年7月5日星期五

Chemistry Course Year 2 Subjects (May intake)

This post will continuously to explain the classes I had attend in my year 2 trimesters.

Year 2 Trimester 1
1 Pengajian Malaysia
2 Properties of Organic Compounds
3 Colloid and Surface Chemistry
4 Transition Elements and Coordination Compounds
Chemistry Laboratory IV

Subject 1 is some kind like the history of Malaysia and who studied in STPM will get familiar to this subject. Besides reading and memorizing the boring history, we still have assignment and performance that make this subject alive. Thanks, I won’t wish to stay in the lecture hall for those bored lecture.

Subject 2 basically study on 4 main extent which are aromatic chemistry, aldehydes and ketones, bifunctional compounds and synthetic methods. Aromatic chemistry is about using Huckel’s rule to classify the aromatic, anti-aromatic and non-aromatic compounds, their reactions and mechanism, predict the products of reduction and aromatic side-chain reactions, prepare and predict the reaction products of aromatic amines, diazonium slats and phenols, polycyclic aromatics and hetero-aromatics and their reactions. The content of aldehydes and ketones study on their synthesis from other organic compounds, their reaction and mechanism and chemical analysis for aldehydes and ketones. The third part of this subject learn about the keto-enol tautomerism , mechanism of alpha halogenations, Aldol, Clasen and Dieckmann condensations, Knoevenagel reaction, Michael addition, Robinson annulations reaction and Mannich reaction. The last part is focu on the sunthetic methods that using retrosynthetic analysis and using protective group, Wittig reagents and their reaction mechanism, alkyation of 1,3-dithianes, enamines, Diels-Alder reactions.

Subject 3 is quite an interesting subject that explores a new field to me that we study about colloid which the tiny particles suspend in the solution without sediment ate. In easier way, mayonnaise, milk, your cosmetic product were a colloid system. Mayonnaise is made of tiny oil droplet particles that disperse in the water solution. I believe that you remember oil and water was immiscible. In general, oil has lower density than water and it will float on the top of water.  So how to make oil “soluble” in water or apply this concepts with s-s. s-l, s-g, l-l, l-g, g-g  (s=solid, l=liquid, g=gas) become the main concern in this subject. I give more example, smoke is a colloid system between tiny solid to disperse in gas phase, hair spray is another colloid system that liquid disperse in gas phase and waste water with high turbidlyis due to the colloid system that the tiny solid that disperse in liquid phase. (tiny particle is the size of particle that up to micro level which can’t be seen through naked eyes.)
Surface Chemistry is the another part covered in subject 3 that study about the surface and interface (interface is the layer between two immiscible phase). Surface tension, arrangement of atom on the surface, the method to determine the arrangement of atom (based on TEM, SEM which is another part that covered in spectroscopy subject.) Besides, this part also explain the application of surface chemistry which is coating. This part is kinda simple with the example of coating a thin film to the car mirror to reflect the heat energy and reduce the temperature inside the car.  The interaction of molecules of the film is studied. Hope you get a general idea in this.

Subject 4 is quite interesting that it explore the mystery part in the periodic table, the transition elements and the extra two lines of elements below the periodic table, lanthanides and actinides. The general properties of transition metals , electronic configuration, , bonding in their complexes, oxidation states were discussed. Besides, we also been explored to the structures of coordination compounds with different coordination numbers, type of ligand involved in coordination with a boring nomenclature. mononuclear and polynuclear complexes and structure and isomerism of complex compounds, synthesis, properties and stability of complexes, bonding theories in transition metal complexes and their electronic spectra complexes. After that we go deep into the magnetism of transition metal complexes which included crystal field theory and magnetic susceptibility. We also focus on two versatile  elements, platinum and vanadium. Finally, we had been explained on the biological inorganic chemistry on the roles of metal ions and transport protein which contribute in biochemistry.

Year 2 Trimester 2
Industrial training

Well, industrial training also known as internship for us. We will leave our university and be the trainee in the company. No more lecturer note, tutorial and practical! But we need to write biweekly report about what we had done during our internship and some of us might need to do a presentation on what you had done to your company’s supervisor. You can be assigned to an unknown company by UTAR or you can find out your own and go for interview. For me, I found my company that accepts my internship form job street website and I went for interview and finally accepted. This internship last for 3 months only and you will experience the working life there.


Year 2 Trimester 3
1 Kinetics, Mechanisms and Stereochemistry
2 Environmental Science and Technology I
3 Thermodynamics and Electrochemistry
4 Spectroscopy and Chromatography I
Chemistry Laboratory III

Some part of the first subject as listed was one of my favourite subject. In kinetics, those rate law, rate constant and loving formula was fascinated me during my secondary school study and foundation studies. Mechanism was about the reaction mechanism of SN1, SN2, E1 E2 and so on. It’s just similar to the organic chemistry with those mechanisms. Lastly, Stereochemistry was a bit boring. In this part, we need to name and draw the structure of the isomers. cis, trans, conformation of cycloalkane (chair conformation and boat conformation). However the conformation of cycloalkane was interesting and challenging.

The second subject as listed in Year 2 trimester 3 is just an introduction to the waste water treatment which is how to treat the effluent from industry, household and agriculture site. SO IT IS VERY BASIC AND BORING! GOSH! We learn about the natural cycles (hydrological cycle, oxygen, CO2, N2 cycle,  sulphur cycle, phosphorus cycle), water environment and properties of water, type of metal and their function and impacts through the environments. However, there still have some interesting parts which included the atmosphere of earth (sorry, now only I learnt this, so it is interesting to me), and the reaction of air molecules in different layer of atmosphere (after related to General physics, only I understand why our sky is blue colour. :D). The main soul of this subject was water environment and some basic treatment and organics and heavy metal in environment. We study on the properties of water, some reaction occur in water, microorganism present in water and their respective function. Water pollutants, type of water treatment plant, chemical treatment process to treat different type of waste water were discussed also. Besides, we also study some synthesis of organic matter, such as paper, polymer and other and we learn on the different method to synthesis them by using different solvent system or starting materials.

Subject 3 was a tough subject, one of the killer subjects. This subject consists of two part, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. Thermodynamics is the killer and it covered the first law, second law, physical transformation of pure substances, simple mixtures, phase diagrams and chemical equilibrium. You will feel unfamiliar with those syllabuses but if I mentioned on work, heat, energy, internal energy, expansion work, enthalpy, entropy, Gibbs energy? Many formulae prompt out from your mind right? If you like A-maths with differentiation and integration, and you logical enough that able to understand the condition for those reaction, then this should be not a problem for you, but not for me. GOSH! I HATE THIS! Fortunately, this subject still consists of the second part which is electrochemistry. I had fell in love with chemistry because of this part! Cell potential, Nerst equation, electromotive force (emf), electrochemical series, electrolysis is just cute for me. Thanks God for the presence of this part, else I will be killed by this killer subject too.

The next subject, spectroscopy is also quite special that I never learned before in my secondary school and this subject start to explore to the analytical science by using instruments. We used light with different wavelength to excite the atom to form a spectrum by absorbing the light or radiate light or we also apply heat energy to excite the atom to produce spectrum. We start to learn about the component of the instrument and understand how they function. The instruments we learnt are FTIR, UV spectrometer, 1H NMR, chromatography, GC. FTIR is used to determine the functional group present in the compound; UV spectrometer is used to determine the presence of specified compound and also the concentration of specified compound present in the mixture; NMR is used to determine the structure of the organic compound; chromatography is used to understand the concept of separation among the mixture of compound while GC was another separation method to separate and determine the concentration and presence of the compounds. This subject become very important when we start to work at research lab and analytical lab.