Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pedestrian? I Am.

Due to this Engineering Industrial Training or famously known as EIT, I have become a dedicated yet fragile pedestrian for nearly three months. Instead of whining, I’d rather be grateful. Seriously, if I have to compile what I’ve been through while holding the title “pedestrian”, I guess I can make a book out of it. Ok maybe I was exaggerating, but really it was the whole different horizon yet charming depending on the way you look at it.


Every morning is always a surprise for me. It can be a beautiful morning with chilly morning breeze or it can be gloomy with unexpected heavy rain. Most of the times, it was a soothing and tranquil morning and I love it just the way it is. But the sky is not forever bright. There are times when the steps are heavy, because of the weather, yet it is inevitable. At times like that I have to say that I pray the most. Keep asking for Allah’s favour to stop the rain for a while, or at least to make it less heavy. Many times, it works. And I think it was too awesome to be true. But it’s really true. Pray and Allah will definitely hear you. No doubt.

There are also times, when I became a serious observer. I observe almost everything that I saw along the way. Impatient drivers, obstinate pedestrians, big truck with high speed, hasty motorcyclist, etc. Other than that frustrating sight, I appreciate the beautiful, gorgeous nature with stunning view. I appreciate the blue sky, the stand alone trees, the gaze from the birds, and the fresh air. If you analyzed the details of the nature, you’ll be stunned. At least I am. Everything is so details, very meticulous.

I’ve been studying Robotics last semester, even making robots before, for competition purpose. Making robot, and to make it move not freely but accordingly, to make it responsible for the task not irresponsible, to make it walk peacefully not hysterically, it’s sincerely tough. At some point, I have the thought of giving up. But of course I’m not. I have a bunch of “crazy” friends. The idea of separating with them is enough to make me cheerless. So I keep going.

That is why, comparing the robots that we are making with the characters from nature, it always catch me by surprise. The birds fly high without any power supply attached to it, that small ants even have that much energy to climb up the tree, and not falling, and of course without any IC appended. And the list goes on and on.

Awwww... ;)


Hmm... there are many actually. But the ones I can never forget is when I’ve been nearly hit by a reckless motorcyclist, also being scared by a stranger that is “kind” enough to give me a ride and not to forget, being frightened by my own colleague and supervisor. Well these two co-workers cum engineers at my working place are on their way for early dinner when they see me walking peacefully. I was on the way home. From my back, I can hear a guy with Indian or Bangladesh slang offering a ride. I was so petrified that I speed up my steps. Huh, but to no avail when they shout my name, I knew I’ve been tricked.

When I was in the car, they can’t stop laughing. So am I. I can’t believe that I can’t recognize their voice at the first place. But the slang is so real. Thumbs up for that. So I’ve reached home safe and sound. Alhamdulillah. But the journey for home was funny. Heh ;)

Huwaaa... (yawning). I just write this little yet I feel so sleepy. I can’t tolerate these heavy eyes. So I’m gonna stop here. Till we meet again. Wan an! Good night!