Jun 16, 2013

7 Village Noodle House 七廊粿條湯 @ Abu Siti Lane

This is my final period of stay in Penang before I officially start working in Singapore.

Fortunately, I managed to catch up with some of my high school buddies this time (namely Chee Wee, Wooi Siang, Wei Chung and Yeu Cheung).

I was sort of the one who invited them for the meetup and gosh, I hate to use my barely-surviving Nokia 6300 to SMS, but I had no choice because I have no other phone for my Malaysian SIM card.

The place where we had dinner is 7 Village Noodle House 七廊粿條湯, as recommended by some of them, which I hadn't heard of at that point of time. Kway Teow Soup or Guo Tiao Tang is one of the most common Chinese hawker food in Malaysia, which I've been occasionally eating since young.

The restaurant is originated from the other side of Penang - Butterworth. The saturated taste from the Kway Teow Soup accelerated my urge of finishing the entire bowl of the noodles. They have both dried one and another with soup. I usually prefer eating noodles with soup as I sort of have my own philosophy that the soup is the essence of whatever that is in the bowl, and at that night itself I almost wanted to order another same bowl of Guo Tiao Tang.

廣將 Kwan Jiang @ RM1.00/piece

滷肉 Lobak @ RM1.80/roll

七廊粿條湯 Guo Tiao Tang (Large) @ RM4.70

37 Lorong Abu Siti
10400 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.

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

Jun 4, 2013

NUS Exam Results

Finally I managed to log into MyISIS to check my exam results at for my final semester in NUS (there're only two modules which have no final exam, ironically) when I was at Universal Studios Japan, and graduation with a 2nd upper class honours is confirmed, which pleased me a lot, really.

I'm gonna do something unusual here - disclosing all my academic results, may the smart ones sneer at me, but it's just my sharing for the prospective undergraduates who're going to or planning to read the same modules to benchmark, or for fun, nothing's gonna matter and it's also for my own record.

Some, or actually most people are sensitive about disclosing their academic results, like disclosing a man's salary or a woman's age. I've graduated and academic results won't be my concern anymore once I start working, so... why not?

By the way, I was enrolled in the undergraduate programme of Mechanical Engineering (specialized in Product Design).

Semester 1: AY2009/2010 Semester 1

Module Description MCs Grade
CS1101C Programming Methodology 4 B
EG1109 Statics and Mechanics of Materials 4 B
LAJ2201 Japanese 2 4 B+
MA1505 Mathematics I 4 B
PC1431 Physics IE 4 A-
SAP: 3.80
CAP: 3.80

Semester 2: AY2009/2010 Semester 2
Module Description MCs Grade
EG1108 Electrical Engineering 3 A
EG1471 English For Academic Purposes 0 B-
FME1201 FS: From Canvas to Engineering Drawing 4 CS
LAJ2202 Japanese 3 4 A
MA1506 Mathematics II 4 A
SSA2205 Japan and Singapore 4 S (B-)
SAP: 5.00
CAP: 4.23

Semester 3: AY2010/2011 Semester 1
Module Description MCs Grade
LAJ2203 Japanese 4 4 A
ME2103 Engineering Visualization & Modeling 3 A+
ME2113 Mechanics of Materials I 3 A
ME2121 Engineering Thermodynamics 3 A
ME2134 Fluid Mechanics I 4 B-
ME2151 Principles of Mechanical Engineering Materials 4 B
SAP: 4.33
CAP: 4.27

Semester 4: AY2010/2011 Semester 2
Module Description MCs Grade
GEK1519 Science of Music4 A
LAJ3201 Japanese 5 4 A-
ME2101 Fundamentals of Mechanical Design 4 B-
ME2114 Mechanics of Materials II 3 A-
ME2135 Fluid Mechanics II 4 B+
ME2143 Sensors & Actuators 4 A
SAP: 4.33
CAP: 4.29

Semester 5: AY2011/2012 Semester 1
Module Description MCs Grade
EG1413 Critical Thinking and Writing 4 B
HR2002 Human Capital in Organizations 3 B+
ME2142 Feedback Control Systems 4 B+
ME3101 Mechanical Systems Design I 4 B+
ME3162 Manufacturing Processes 4 B
ME3261 Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing 4 B+
SAP: 3.83
CAP: 4.18

Semester 6: AY2011/2012 Semester 2
(Student Exchange Programme at Lund University in Sweden)

Module Description Credits Grade
mapped to ME3661
Computer Vision
mapped to Dummy Technical Elective
6 ECTS-credits
4 MCs
mapped to ME3112
Multibody Dynamics
mapped to Mechanics of Machines
8 ECTS-credits
4 MCs
mapped to ME3102
Industrial Design
mapped to Mechanical System Design II
7.5 ECTS-credits
4 MCs
mapped to MT4003
Product Development including Rapid Prototyping
mapped to Engineering Product Development
6 ECTS-credits
4 MCs
mapped to ME3122
Heat Transfer
mapped to Heat Transfer
7.5 ECTS-credits
4 MCs
mapped to EX3887
Swedish: Introductory Course for Exchange Students 1
mapped to Dummy Unrestricted Elective Module
4.5 ECTS-credits
4 MCs

Semester 7: AY2012/2013 Semester 1
Module Description MCs Grade
EG2401 Engineering Professionalism 3 B+
GEM2901 Reporting Statistics in the Media 4 S (B)
MT4002 Technology Management Strategy 4 B+
PC1432 Physics IIE 4 A-
SAP: 4.18
CAP: 4.18

Semester 8: AY2012/2013 Semester 2
Module Description MCs Grade
ME4101 Bachelor of Engineering Dissertation 12 A-
ME4105 Specialization Study Module 4 B+
SAP: 4.38
Final CAP: 4.20

Degree Classification: 2nd Class Honours (Upper)

CAP: Cumulative average point
SAP: Semestral average point

I hope those in the related undergraduate programme find this useful. You might wanna consider this a recommended schedule for yourself, but what I did was, I tried to take as many modules as I can in the earlier academic years as I was afraid that I might not be able to map the desired modules during SEP, but it turned out that me being able to map 24 MCs back to NUS, that's why I was only left with a few modules to read in my final academic year. :)

All the best!

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