Saturday, July 18, 2009

Pfizer and the air show

On thursday, we were invited to visit Pfizer, the number one pharmaccutical company of the world which is famous for VIAGRA. When we first arrived there, the managers and senior managers gave us some lectures (Introduction to Pfizer, Green Chemistry, & the Organic Chemistry function; Analytical function (Discovery, ARD, CI, Q); ChemE function and Kalamazoo site API Operations). Admittedly, these were really interesting and informative lectures, but I just can't help falling asleep, cos I got up so early this morning... >.<

After the lunch (Turkey sandwich and coke), we were divided into four groups and showed around their plant. We took turns to visit Bldg91(API Production&CI LAbs, improvement lab demos), B149(API production), B335(API production). Those huge, complex and well-designed machine systems were really amazing. The managers introduced us how they do their work everyday. What impressed me most was a building which is entirely controlled by computers. So only three engineers are needed to work in this building.

Today's Pfizer is quite successful and my dream is to run a company like that.

On Saturday, I watched the blue angles air show at willow run airport.

The Blue Angels' mission is to enhance Navy and Marine Corps recruiting efforts and to represent the naval service to the United States, its elected leadership and foreign nations. The Blue Angels serve as positive role models and goodwill ambassadors for the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps.

The Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibited choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators. It included the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of the four-plane Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of its two Solo Pilots. Finally, the team illustrated the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet Delta Formation.

We saw many different kinds of planes roaring over our heads such as F18 ("F" refers to fighter), A117("A" refers to attacker), B2 ("B" refers to bomber, Bs is actually a stealth bomber which looks extremely cool) and so on. A man who used to be in the air force told us some interesting stories and histories about those planes. A lot of planes took part in the Vietnam War, Iraq War or even World War Ⅱ.

And it was my honor to be taken a picture with the handsome chief pilot. Haha~
It was really a pity that I missed the welcome party held by UM-PKU Alumni Accociation in which there was a band performing for them. It is said that the performance was highly successful and a member of the band who comes from THU is perfectly handsome~
On Sunday, I went to the Church with a friend as a guest. To my surprise, the Hymn was perfomed by a band which looked quite modern. Then we listened to the clergy talking about wisdom which was very enlightening.
In the afternoon, I went swimming and took a walk to Huron River through the Nicolus Arboretum. I felt the peace and comfort just sitting by the river scilently.

1 comment:

  1. What a great picture - and I seem to sense a theme running through your blog post! :D