New Season, New Spirit
~Surya Pandu~

The new season of learning process, Job Specific Training (JST) in Badak LNG, begins in this early August. In particular for the fist part of the program, I have a chance to deeply grasp any topic related to Storage and Loading Section. What a truly tremendous experience I`ve had on the first week of the program. I have done awesome things with awesome people, I would say.

Attending opening & closing of a LNG Custody Transfer Measurement coached by a loading master, operating loading arms as well as a gangway, doing log sheet on a compressor room of the LNG tanker ship lead by the LNG ship`s Korean crews, and having meal with the Philippines crews were kind of fascinating activities that I have experienced so far. Besides, I also focused on Nitrogen Plant, the one that supports the LNG process train.

It was before connecting the loading arms to the ship manifolds.

What would be the new challenge of this stage is we, the DSLNG`s Technical Apprentices, are now part of the Operation Department of Badak LNG shift work schedule. Obviously, we have morning shift, afternoon as well as night shift. At the moment, honestly, the challenging time occurs when conducting the night shift. As we concentrated on what we had to focus on, we also had to fight off sleepiness. However, I truly believe that as the time goes by, we will get used to it.

To wrap up this post, I just want to highlight that you probably have listened to a song titled "City of Blinding Lights" from an Irish rock band, U2. One of the lyrics says that the more you see, the less you know. Or have you heard a quote attributed by Socrates? It says that the more you learn, the more you realize how little you know. I totally agree with these quotes because I just realize that I am now experiencing it. Each new thing I learn will lead me to another new thing, and another, and so on. The more I uncover, the more remains hidden, that needs to be sought out and exposed. It is ultimately impossible to know everything. That is what makes life so fascinating. However, all we shall do is to do the best we are capable of.

With the operator who taught us how to connect the loading arms