Me at the Energy Laboratory.
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It rained today.
I came back from the lab just before it showered the thirsty soil of Tronoh, a little mining town some thirty miles away roughly from the town of Ipoh, Perak.
As this sentence is written, the rain is still falling but at a lesser rate now.
The view from the room during the rain.
I like it when it rains. The weather cools down and the breeze is just nice for me to comfortable write while drinking a cup of hot black coffee and enjoying a stick of tobacco roll.
Many things happened today.
I just got to know that my paper is quoted in a paper that will soon to be presented in the 5th International Ege Energy Symposium and Exhibition (IEESE-5) at Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey. I am very excited and proud with myself that I finally reach this point where my work goes international.
My paper being quoted in other people's paper as his reference.
Late in the afternoon, I received an email from the Programme Head of Mechanical Engineering, UTP. It said:
Dear Mr. Mohamad Nazmi Zaidi Moni:Congratulations - your paper 'A Preliminary Study on Synthesis Gas Produced by Gasification of Oil Palm Fronds' has been accepted for oral presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Plant Equipment and Reliability (ICPER) 2010.
Oral presentation. This means I will be standing before a number of big shots from the industry - those with doctorate and professorship qualifications - from all over the world, for an hour or so. In other words, me against the world.
This will soon be held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center sometime in June this year.
And then I make friends with a new kitten:
I named it Denzel.
So I think this could be the day I can happily smile and express my deepest gratitudes for everything.
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By the way Saripah, thanks so much babe. You know I heart you.
And you too Shee. And you also, including you, you and you, and everyone else too! :)