Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A catastrophe and an orange cat fell from the fourth floor.

By far the longest title ever. Hahahaha...

It is now well known about what happened to Japan. If you don't know, then you are worst than 'Katak bawah tempurung', even those kataks knows about what happening in Japan. It's been bad, bad, very bad situation in Japan. Earthquake, then tsunami and now fear of radiation leaking.

My father got some phone calls from newspaper to comment on the nuclear plant situation. And as expected he wouldn't comment anything. I suspect that he wanted to be off the radar,doesn't want to be known. (My dad is a very shy man, always off the radar, so am I!! :P) But he said the university didn't gave any permission for him to say anything. Ok fine. But he wouldn't stop talking and commenting when he's home. Seriously, non-stop. Owh, for those who doesn't know, he is a nuclear scientist.

The situation in Japan nuclear plant is not that serious, unless.... it blows up. Then there will be another Chernobyl. So far, everything is okay. The might be some leakage of radiation but it is not fatal. But for long term, who knows? Just pray everything will be under control soon. They might be some meltdown, but as long it doesn't blow up, radiation leaking should be at the minimum.

I don't know on how much public knows about a nuclear plant, on how it works and what could be dangerous to people. The closest I've been to nuclear plant is in MINT (MNA), but that couldn't even be considered to a nuclear plant. There's a reactor, a small one, very small actually, that only produced power enough to light a light bulb. And seen a few of Cobalt 60 radiation machine. This are only use to do small experiment. And MNA also provide irradiation in small scale.

The most minimal things you should know about a reactor is, in the most middle of the reactor is where the nuclear fuel is. It is then wrap in thick steel. Nuclear fission starts by a neutron splitting the nuclear atom. This splitting produce heat and a neutron too. So this start a nuclear chain reaction.
To control the splitting enriched boron is usually use. Boron absorb the neutron thus stops the atom splitting. Coolant system is use to transfer the heat produce to water (in Japan reactor, they use boiling water system to generate steam and spin the turbine). Problem occurred when the cooling system's broken down. Heat can produce pressure that will eventually built up in the plant and if not attend to effectively, a Chernobyl will happen. (God, please no!) That's why they are letting some steam out to put the pressure down. Of course the steam contains radiation, but it's a by product radiation. It is not as dangerous as the nuclear fuel it self.

Right know, situation is still under control (I hope) As long the core is okay, it wouldn't be a Chernobyl. But still it is scary, right? Wani, stay safe okay. A friend of mine, who lives in Kyoto seems chill. He even went for jog on Saturday. Hahaha.. but it looks like he is planning to come back to Malaysia. Doesn't matter, as long as everyone is safe. We keep on praying, okay.

Then, about that orange cat. That silly orange cat. Can you believe it if I said he fell from the fourth floor? Well, believe it!

Bubis loves to sleep at the window. I never let him, but I don't why that night I let him sleep there. Usually I open the window just slightly so he could sleep with out falling down, but that night i didn't close the window enough.

It was 4 am in the morning. The window was just on top of my head. I was asleep, suddenly heard scratching sound and a thud. I woke up and thought I was dreaming. 'Did my cat just fall of from the fourth floor??'. I panicked and start searching inside the house. Then I force myself to say that my cat did fell that's why you couldn't find him. I went outside, put my head out, expecting flesh, blood, eyeball and stomach scattered on ground. But the was nothing. I was starring the ground for a whole 15 minutes in disbelief.

Where the hell is Bubis??

Then I saw something moving in the drain. I went down, saw my cat in the drain, scared as hell. He peed himself out. I pick him, very gently, scared that I might break him and carry him back to the house. Wash him a little bit and put him in his cage. As soon as the vet opens, I brought him for a check up. Thank God she said Bubis is okay. As long as a cat landed in perfect balance, he will be okay. The only thing worrying me is, Bubs did fell from the fourth floor, so the pelvic could fracture a bit. But it seems, he is doing okay. Alhamdulillah. Lega.

No more sleeping at the window honey. You scared me to death. Hohh!!

I'm finish.

Didn't expect this entry to be long. Well, the title should tally with the content right?

Kisses to you.


Wani said...

bace pasal bubis dulu br naek atas..hoho..
gov malaysia x nk panggil balik ke ha??husben aku pon mcm dh takut.die syak gov jepon sorok sbb nk elak chaos.cube tanye ur dad..possible x jd mcm chernobyl if the whole thing dh shut down?

afirah said...

Well, aku pon suspect cmtuh gak. Byk cover takut panic. Better Tokyo dikosongkan, sbb dekat ngan fukushima tuh. Beside byk conflicting news. Ada ckp radiation dh smpi kt Tokyo. Aku rase baik Asyraff tinggal ngan ko, sbb ko jauh sikit. Tapi kalu dpt blk lagi bagus.
And xkn jd Chernobyl lah. Sbb setakat nih semua dah stabil kan. Keep praying. Cuma kalu blh pergi down south lah. Stay safe okay.

Wani said...

kawe memey dekak south dah pong..
n laporey macey bulih percaye sebak pakar2 negare laing pon ade dekak sini memastikey berite tepak sampa..insyaAllah..things getting better

afirah said...

Okaylah tuh. Dok situ diam2. Haha... Aku cume follow live blog reuters jek. Dah xdgr brite Msia, this news can be quite stupid. Heard what Rosmah said a few days ago? Bodoh!