my boss's getting a laptop for me!! trying hard to decide between 2 fujitsu models S6520 (a notebook) and T5010 (a tablet). in almost all aspects the notebook wins over, faster processor, wider screen, lighter weight, bigger hard disk, all black, longer batt life... but the thing about scribbling ideas, workings, drawing diagrams, writing notes on a tablet is sooo cool! haiz.. if only choosing a lappie is as easy as choosing beers on a menu! for beers, no need to choose, just have both!!
dun usually think highly of myself, but yesterday i did not one but two amazing feats! the first is the baking of a perfect cheesecake with hy (photo below, recipe in hy's blog) and the second....laying the bedsheet and quilt with hy sleeping on it ALL the time!!!!!!
went for a hiking trip with nus odac, to Gunung Stong. haven done hiking for quite a while, more than 2 years i think, good thing i still can make it thru!! nice waterfalls, awesome sunrise, great company, and the incredible feeling of being among nature!! =)
[by using LII in nitric acid to create a local region of functionalised carbon nanotubes in an as-grown array of aligned CNTs, followed by additional chemical reactions at the functionalised sites. the process may be repeated on another site of the array and so on. a customised array of f-CNT can thus be achieved.]
a new addition to my list of addiction: BAKING!!!!
soooo inspired by our success in baking muffins yesterday (of course hy did most of the job, i merely beat the eggs and read out the recipe ;p) , we decided to do it again today!! (only this time we switched roles)
introducing the chocolate chips muffins:
and the chocolate chunk muffins with nutella topping:
yeah finaaallly submitted my paper on laser-induced incandescence of carbon nanotubes!!! sent it to PRL, a journal of the "other" APS -- American Physical Society! PRL is not going to be easy...keeping my fingers cross and praying hard!!!