28 September 2010

The Barge...

I went out again working at the offshore few days before Ramadhan.

Probably the longest I had been so far out at sea.

Probably the longest stay on the barge to date.

The sea was not so kind when we headed to the barge in a fast crew boat. The sea was quite mischievous and playfully push us up in the air few times too many for our own comfort. In fact, we had been tossed up and down on the sea surface too much that I felt whatever I had inside of me was going to take their own trip outside.

When I finally arrived at the barge, the feeling still had not left me. By now, it felt as if everything in my tummy were hanging in my throat, awaiting opportunity to give its evil nudge just to let everything out…


I did not really had appetite for lunch but force myself to do so just so that I would be energized. Actually I was trying to force the urge down with the food. I did not want to go hungry as well.

Thankfully, after lunch, the feeling, the urge somehow had taken to the sea; drown in the mischievous playful sea…

23 September 2010

The Mystery of Missing Underwear

For the first time ever, I lost my underwear at the offshore. It is quite a puzzling quizzical matter actually. For I was very sure I did not put it into the laundry bag.

For you guys who have never been to the 5 stars hotel of the offshore, whatever you wear can be put into the laundry bag except for your underwear. For health reason they said…

Never ever put underwear into the laundry bag.


The laundry boys would not wash it and you have to hunt it down in the laundry room.

Most probably pile into a heap of other god forsaken wear.

I do remember perfectly that I did not put the underwear into the laundry bag. Nor did I bring it to the toilet to be washed.

Hmmmm... Mysteriously puzzling I would say...

Usually I would wait till I have two pieces of underwear before I washed them.

Anyway, I searched high and low for it. Just to be sure, I even searched the platform…

I am pretty sure the fishes have no need of undergarments…

Because of this unfortunate turn of event, I had to wash my underwear every day.

Next time, whenever I go offshore, I will bring spares just in case this sort of thing happens again.

And seriously, it is time for me to get extra underwear..

picture taken from cartoon express

21 September 2010


Right… I didn’t get to tell you this. It is quite sad really. I really look forward for it every week. Now it is gone. Another Kamen Rider added to the list of my favorite Kamen Rider of all time, KAMEN RIDER W series ended on 29th August this year.

The series started last year on the 6th
September. I had been watching it every week then up until the last episode. I do not really understand Japanese, thus I had to wait for a week or two for the series with fan subtitle to come out.

Still I get to watch KAMEN RIDER W!No complaint there then…

I will say the story line was not crappy. Not so much of kamen rider action but still acceptable. One of the kamen riders that used their bike a lot I will say.

By right, kamen rider due to his name, kamen rider, should ride a bike and if possible, more action on the bike. I am pretty sure there are lots of awesome, amazing and spectacular moves you can do on bike while fighting bad guys. Maybe next time…

I do like those Gaia Memories.

It is amazing how the incorporate the letter of each Gaia Memories name with relevant image. See, the blue Gaia Memory in the picture is called Trigger. The T is shaped like a gun. Amazing! The yellow Gaia Memory, Lunar, the letter L is shaped as a crescent. Such creativity!

Oh, and I must say, I like it when the Gaia Memories being activated and their names called out. JOOOKKKAAA!

Akiko is not as pretty as Natsumi though. I am not happy with Ak
iko behavior too.

Too childish… Sigh…

Natsumi is still my favorite girl!
The dopant (the bad guys of the series) designs to me are not really that good and especially for Bird dopant. Come on guys, cool monsters design next time please? The main actors are excellent too! I personally love Hidari Shoutaro’s fashion sense. Philip or Raito for god sake is too girlish. But they do have cool lines and style… Anyway, I have started watching Kamen Rider OOO or Kamen Rider Oz. Not really that good but still better than Kamen Rider Hibiki. I squirmed the whole time while watching Kamen Rider Hibiki series. Let us hope the series get better...

Thank you Kamen Rider W for all the fun! All in all, it was really awesome!
Great show! And GREAT SONGS TOO!

One of the Kamen Rider storyline that can be extended in the future for another great Kamen Rider series!

Let me write the next Kamen Rider series!


08 September 2010

The Offshore...

Working here can be considered harsh. It is a harsh world out here at offshore. Be it the weather or the surrounding. I am amazed and still amazed that some of the guys out here have been doing this kind of job for half of their life or more.

The sun, because there are no lush greenery to slice the heat down, is merciless especially in the afternoon. The sun itself will not be that bad if we do not have to wear our personal protective equipments all the time on the platform (which is a must whenever you are on the platform). On most sunny days, there will be no wind blowing and your sweat will rain down your body. Most uncomfortable I will say and there is nothing much we can do about it.

The rain is usually received as good tidings due to no work is allowed on the platform when it is raining. The bad side of it, your work will be delayed. Still, I think the rain is a present for those hardworking people on the platform. We do not have weekend here at the offshore and a rainy day is a much needed time for us to catch up with our rest.

The strong wind will also mean a good day of rest if you can stand the rocking and the rolling of the barge that is. On a very windy day, the sea waves are wild and strong. The barge will be rocked heavily like a baby cradle rocked by a furious mother trying to get her baby to sleep (not that it work well when the cradle is rock furiously). This is very dangerous for us to cross the gangway or the small bridge which connect the barge to the platform for the workers to cross. Thus no workers are allowed to cross the gangway.

Dolphins are usually considered bad omen here at the offshore. Sighting of leaping dolphins at the sea means storm is coming and work will be delayed. Still it also means a good day of rest. A good omen for those who need rest…

06 September 2010

The Gratings...

I love walking on the gratings,
especially on the bridges,

crossing from one platform to another platform.

If you look down at your feet,
you can see straight down into the sea.

On lovely sunny days,

the sea water looks beautiful,

like glittering sapphire under the sun.

Heck, even during rough sea,

the water,

which would be churning waves slithering dangerously,
is still beautiful albeit threatening.