Mar 26, 2011

NUSCO: Tales of Yore



The programme booklet
It's so fortunate for me that NUSCO held its annual concert, Tales of Yore 城余韵环四 at Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore, aka the Durian.

It's of course one's pride to have the opportunity performing there, like me.
The other reason that makes me considered myself lucky is, this will be my last year joining NUSCO as I'm going to Sweden for student exchange programme next year, ていうか (or rather), I don't feel like joining already because NUSCO always perform ugly pieces which are usually not understandable. They like to add accidentals instead of changing key which makes me fed up of playing a 're' while it's actually a 'la'.



I saw this at backstage. Wow, I didn't know that my sister is an artist. Haha...


My backstage pass

The concert hall, OMG, awesome till max. Wonderful architecture design and artistic ceiling sculptures. I felt that I'm performing at Vienna.

Sectional IC's have been asking us to check whether our names personal details are typed correctly, and I've always circled my surname and changed to the correctly.

In the end? They still printed my surname as in the programme booklet.
Damn it, the radical is 言字邊, not 三點水. It's '谭凯升' in simplified Chinese!!! Argh...

The concert was a great one though, the thing that delighted me the most was the dinner sponsored by 鼎泰豐. It's really yummy delicious.

Javin Tham, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB Musician | Engineer | YouTube Coverist

Mar 16, 2011

Lab: ME2114-1 Strain Gauge Technique


This is one of the labs for ME2114 Mechanics of Materials II

Objectives:
  • To introduce the use of certain measuring equipment commonly found in the applied mechanics laboratories.
  • To study the static behaviour of a cantilever beam under a point load at the free end.


We're quite early for this lab as we left earlier for Milo!! Hehe...

Wil Sen and me





Strainmeter

Load the beam, take the strain readings, and that's all! The rest of the computations were done by ourselves when we're back. Easy one. :)

My lab reports:
* Note that these are for your reference only. Please do not copy entirely.
ME2114-1 Strain Gauge Technique
ME2114-2 Combined Bending & Torsion

Javin Tham, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB Musician | Engineer | YouTube Coverist

Mar 12, 2011

NUS Open House 2011


NUS Open House 2011: Be The Change is some sort like a pre-orientation for prospective students to know NUS better before enrollment. Number of families have come for this two-day event even they're from Malaysia.

Temesek Hall XinYao 11/12 has taken the opportunity to perform on the first day at MPSH 5.

We then had lunch at Yusof Ishak House (YIH) first.


My Chicken Pepper Lunch



At MPSH 5

《流沙》

Singer: Foong Mei Mei
Keyboardist: Tham Kai Sheng

原唱:陶喆
作詞:娃娃 
作曲:陶喆
收錄專輯:陶喆

《寂寞寂寞就好》

Singer: Chin Kar Kay
Keyboardist: Wang Liwei
Guitarist: Low Pei Liang
Bassist: Tay Chu Luei
Drummer: Tham Kai Sheng

原唱:田馥甄
詞曲:施人誠、楊子樸
編曲:鍾興民
製作人:呂禎晃、郭文宗
收錄專輯:To Hebe

LiNUS the NUS lion


The balloon


Goodies

For more photos, please check out my photo album "NUS Open House 2011" on Facebook.

Javin Tham, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB Musician | Engineer | YouTube Coverist

Mar 2, 2011

Internship Interview


I previously applied for EG3602 Vacation Internship Programme (VIP) from NUS through faculty's placement and was allocated to Hanman International Pte Ltd. I was then going for an interview at the company in IMM.

The stupid construction site between IMM and Jurong East MRT Station was blocking my walking way directly to it and I had to walk a big round to IMM because I was stupid enough for not knowing where does the IMM shuttle bus pick us. -_-

The place I was going is not the shopping side of IMM, but the warehouse side.



Woah... Pretty warehouse-ish.


Kinda like 柳暗花明又一村


And here it is, Hanman International Pte. Ltd., a Korean company that has come out with a lot of cool hi-tech products and gadgets like GPS navigator and vehicle accident recorder...

The interview was pretty informal as the distance between me and the interviewer is the width of a rectangular dining table. It went well (I think) but definitely I'm not sure about the result of it. This depends on how God arrange for me.

Javin Tham, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB Musician | Engineer | YouTube Coverist

Lab: ME2143-2 Linear Circuits


This is one of the labs for ME2143 Sensors and Actuators

Objectives:
  • To understand the properties of an ideal operational amplifier.
  • To understand the limitations of a practical operational amplifier.
  • To be familiar with typical applications of an operational amplifier.

Sometimes you'll encounter bread boards in lab experiment related to electrical engineering and I'm always quite frustrated of the convolution of those wires on the bread boards which are full of holes. At least I got my specs now, if not... @_@

My mind was totally blackout even after I've listened to the lab tutor, but after carrying out the experiments, it seemed to be understandable then.


Signal generator


My lab reports:
* Note that these are for your reference only. Please do not copy entirely.
ME2143-1 Motor Characteristics
ME2143-2 Linear Circuits

Javin Tham, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB Musician | Engineer | YouTube Coverist

Recording lecture



Do you see that pink iPhone?

If you turn it over, you'll see
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..
...
....
This screen!!


There's definitely nothing wrong and it's encouraged to do so especially for modules like this (this is ME2114) which doesn't have webcast, but for such a lazy and busy person like me, this can only be hypnotizing when I'm listening.
Also, it's too KIASU for me to do this!! Haha...

やっぱり, ストレスはNUSで経験するに限る。

Javin Tham, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB Musician | Engineer | YouTube Coverist

DanSing! 歌舞聚!


DanSing! 歌舞聚!

We want you to join us for a night of fun and energy, so come on down on...
3rd April, 7pm at NAFA Lee Foundation Theatre

Show the love and support for your friends! Tickets are selling at only $13!!!
It's enjoying the best of both worlds in one seating!! So what are you waiting for?!
Approach any of your performing friends to purchase tickets now!!!

*If you want a peek at DanSing!, we're putting up a short preview on 9th March, Wednesday at 7pm in the Communal Hall! We hope to see you there!*

Any enquiries regarding ticketing, please contact
Ping Siew 97510338
Javin 81289538

Pamphlet



Ways to travel there:

Way 1
1. Travel to Bugis Stn
2. Walk from Bugis Stn (Click here for directory)

Way 2 (Recommended)
1. Travel to Little India Stn
2. Take the exit "B Bukit Timah Rd" and walk to the bus stop "Little India Stn"
3. Take 56, 131 or 166 and alight at "Fortune Ctr" at Bencoolen St after 2 stops (Click here for directory)
4. NAFA Lee Foundation Theatre is just opposite the bus stop

Estimated travelling time: About 1 hour (From NUS)

Javin Tham, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB Musician | Engineer | YouTube Coverist