Tiga S: Senyum, Senang, dan S….!

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Lots of knowledge from Senipah

Yuppy… I have gone to Senipah again. I have got lots of knowledge about Telecommunication activities in there. CCTV is my main topic. But I got other topics, such as PA GA (Public Address General Alarm), RTS (Radio Trunking System), PABX, Radio Marine, NDB (Non Directional Rdio Beacon), etc.

I met Pak Gatot who leads the Senipah Telecommunication activity by himself. He is very kind and like to teach me. I also had a chance to help the contractor who was installing radio marine and amplifier of PA GA.

It’s such a wonderful experience, and I have done my vacation report in Bahasa. (But… I should finish my real OJT report in english…)

OK… It’s my photo with Pak Gatot…


Back to The Office after flied…

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Oh… again and again. I’m coming back to my desk and a computer.

I moved to Icha’s room. Coincidently, There is a computer and a desk in her room, not booked! That means that I can use that stuff! Yeah! I can work again with new atmosphere, with my classmate!

But… unfortunately, I don’t know why, my idea is not flew up as usual! My idea doesn’t spoil! It means that I should go to get my mind up! I can’t realize that my feeling’s is gone now! I don’t know why my idea is gone away! I had some trouble in paragraph development. It’s about the idea and a comprehension thing! (Should I go to an english course ?)

I missed my family… (My mother went to Lampung on Wednesday, then She will arrive Lampung on Thursday!) Oh, Mom,,,….. I missed you! My sister…. you are too. My Dad! How are you?

I just spent this night by going to Jerry’s house. He is very nice coz He bought me empty CD… but He didn’t want to be payed his money! hoh…. 🙂  

Back to Balikpapan (by helicopter again!!!:)


Tuesday, July 3rd 2007

Last night I slept in A6 room with Pak Salamsyah. He is an offshore employee in TOTAL. Then early in the morning, I got up at 5.45 am. Then I went to bath and continued to the restaurant to have breakfast. Before that, I brought a teeth paste for Mbak Didi. It is because of unplan program… we spent a night there. We didn’t bring substitution for clothes…

I think it’s a wonderful xperience coz I could meet many kind people there. They could open my mind!

I went to HSE office to discuss about Safety rules there. This task is ordered by Icha… I met Pak Indra and the genx… I was explained about anythings.from SWL, CWP, HWP, SOP, SSI, etc… The acronyms that I didn’t know before. I was also permited to took a harness picture for Mbak Didi.

In the middle of the day… I went to restaurant for lunch. Then I came back to othe traffic (helipad)… back to Balikpapan via Helicopter…(Started at 1.50 pm and arrived Balikpapan at 2.15 pm)

It’s very interesting… I can see mahakam delta throuh my flight. I gathered with Mbak Didi and Agus Hidayat, a technician from Alssa.


When I arrived Balikpapan, in Sepinggan Airport first. Then I had been pictured! this!

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A shuttle car carried me to the Office in Jalan Minyak. I met Icha, and several people in my room. There are 5 persons in my room (too many….!)

Birthday Party for Sabana and Andien


Friday, June 29, 2007
It was raining. I was disapointed coz my shoes were wet. Oh… until in the afternoon I kept my feet wet because of that…
Planly, I wanted to meet Pak Alam. I just wanted to discuss something ’bout my topic… again about transmit/receive frequency there.
Unfortunately, He was in heavy load work, there. They had guests to BER test. Yeah,… today I didn’t know what to do.
But… It was a miracle!!!
Andien’s birthday is today!!!!!!!!
It was my lucky.
Tyas, Sansan, Nina, Johny, Tigor, Yudi, Rahmadi, Reswa, Rida, and I came to that birthday celebration! Haha.

My lucky was still goin on at night… Coz Sabana treated me in Pizza Hut!!!
Sabana, Pak Aang, Pak Ucup, Irvan, and Yudi joined Sabana’s birthday party at Pizza Hut!!!


Yeah… Kambing Guling

Monday, June 25, 2007.


It’s wonderful day for starting my week. I invited to the party in Gunung Utara. There was smoky goat meat… (daging kambing,,,,,) there … It was such a delicious food. Under the tower in Gunung Utara, we, IST/TEL department staffs stood in front of the building and ate that food.

I think it was a rare chance. Icha… poor you coz u r still in Senipah now. 🙂 If u were here…
Thank Pak Joedo who led this party.

We also met Pak Yoke… who is division head in IST division….
We are in a familiar situation coz some laughs spoiled there. But I think it’s not true or fake… coz people there not show their honest. I felt that.

In the afternoon, incidently i got some snack from Mr Johannes. Mas Hadi and I got it… ! 🙂 Poor u agung and Sabana… We’ve got some Pookies…
THen I was called by Irvan to accompany him back home. An incidently again… I met Tyas, with her friends. I was vry excited coz it’s not very predictable b4. 🙂 It means that I can go touring in Balikpapan by her, beautiful girl that I’ve met here…. 🙂

What I’ve got today?
I learnt data network again from Mas Hadi. Thank Mas Hadi! But I should fix it tomorrow. I forgot to configure some IP address and router/switch brand.

And…. It’s suprised me coz my mentor, Mbak Didi, said that I will be assigned to CPA next week. I hope I will be the one who get lenty of knowledge experience there…

Play Badminton :)

Saturday, June 23, 2007.
Last night I joined jogging in Total employees club. I followed jogging activity start at 5.30 pm, the time after work. I jogging surrounding the mountains in Pertamina housing and several mild forest.

Hoooo… How sweaty I was…

I’ve got a bottle of Ades mineral water and two ‘cek Wan’. I also met several people who mostly works in petrophysics. They are Haris, Risha, Andy, Pak Joko, etc. After that I carried to my kos2an by a motorcycle with Haris. Then I was tired and went to sleep.

In the morning I got up at 6.43 am. It’s such a nice sleep.

And then On Saturday, I went to play badminton. From 8 am – 12 am… It’s such an interesting activity coz it’s my hobby since I was a child.

Same as I did on Jogging last night, I met Haris, Lulus, Andy, Jerry, Pak Joko, and Mas Ary. They are mostly from Petrophysics. Then I had breakfast and lunch in warung near to the Sport Building. What u see? A girl who serve the food is very beautiful 🙂 It made me more spiritous…

Ok… meanwhile at night I will go to Fantasy Mall… But I don’t know the direction at all.

Finally, I didn’t go there. Yudi, Irvan, and I only went to Ramayana Department store. We was just looking around the store and stayed in Book Store for a while. On the way we went to home, we bought kebab, in kebab turki. THere were many people were waiting 4 that food. That made us want to buy that food.

Next Monday… Tyas will come to Balikpapan. She is my ITB students Choir friend. Her hometown is here, Balikpapan. So, I asked her to carry me go walking around this town. Yeah, I hope it will be wonderful.

Oh… I miss my family. But we live separately. My mom and Dad live in Lampung, My sister lives in Solo… Then I live in Balikpapan for 2 months. I hope they are in a good health and happy…

Friday, With Seafood in Kebun Sayur…

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

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I went to the office as usual. I did my visio task… from Mas Hady. I learnt network topology… that connecting router, router-switch, and switch. Actually, I had known network topology between balikpapan, jakarta, senipah, etc. yEAH… actually the network within balikpapan itself is very reliable, bcoz the type of topology is ring topology. But, the network type between each site is only bus topology. It means, there are no redundancy system within its network. Therefore, the system will not reliable if only one of the hub/link is down.

Then at break time… I went to Kebon Sayur with Mas Agung and Mbak Didi (my mentor). I went there by angkot. We ate seafood there. Mbak Didi ate Bawal Fish, while me and Agung ate cumi-cumi (squid). It’s very interesting coz I treated by mbak Didi. 🙂

THen in the afternoon, I joined jogging club. I met several people, mostly from petrophysics department. A person that I knew first is Andy’s, my senior mate in High School. Then, I knew Andy’s friends, include Pak Joko, a person who is contracted by total, from Schlumberger.

Oh… tomorrow I will play badminton. 🙂

Back to the office


ThursdAY, 21st June 2007

I didn’t do any important things today. I just went to office… fulfill my journal and continue my report.

But the interesting part that I’ve got is: I met Agung and Hamzah. They are newcomers in my room. They came from Teledata.

Agung’s hometown is Jogjakarta. Same as me…He was an SMA2 student. His academic background is Electrical Engineering D3 in Sanata Dharma University and continue to UGM… He also goes to Catholic Church.

While Hamzah is Singaporean.
We all discused a lot of things about anything. From celebrities, TV serial and music that are popular in Singapore to telecommunication job.

Icha will go to Field tomorrow. She borrowed my red clothes=trouser, safety shoes, and helmet. Icha, Rida and I went to my kos2an and took that stuffs. I don’t hv any plan to go to fields. I hope my mentor will arrange my field trip. Hopefully She will guide me in that field trip. 🙂
But the important thing that I should doo is finishing my assignment… yeah…

Last Senipah trip is very unforgetable. If I had a chance to go there again,,, and being a manager in Total… 🙂
It could be my new experience!!

Report from Senipah… !


Oh.. it’s not like I imagined b4. Senipah is not bad as I thought. The field is very big and clean. All of the facilities are provided there.

I met 5 OJT persons from ITB. They are Tezar, Popy, Fikri, Dendy, and Dito. They are participants of OJT… Mostly, they have been there for 2 weeks.

B4 met them, I also visited tower in senipah to communicate three areas: Balikpapan, CPA, and Bekapai. Inside the building below the tower, I observed 3 multiplexers, 3 radio,  radio trunking, telkomsel transceiver, and slot for 16E1. There will be equipments for microwave SDH backbone there. and all the practice has been reserved.