Ze Aluminium Analogy

This is Chemistry Philosophy at its finest. Well, perhaps not finest, but it is it nonetheless.

But first, a bit of a background story. This was my instant thought when Sir Shaheer mentioned Aluminium and its Aluminium Oxide layer to us concerning the physical appearance of Al.

But first, a bit of Chemistry 101. Otherwise the brilliance of this analogy won’t be recognized. First, Aluminium is a metal. Basic knowledge, that is. And as a metal, you expect it to be shiny, which it is. Its a shiny silver metal that has luster. But due to Aluminium’s reactivity, it reacts with oxygen present in the air. The product to this is called Aluminium Oxide, Al2O3, and it forms a grey layer on top of all exposed surfaces of the shiny metal. So now there’s a shiny silver metal, with a coat of grey on top of it, encasing it. So, when aluminium reacts with oxygen, it looses it’s initial luster. Make sense so far? Great. If not, go reread it or google it.

Aluminium’s soft, the lab type, and you can slice it with a knife. If you do, you expose the inner shiny metal. The positive (speaking in terms of how the luster represents hope, naivety, pureness. Positive is not in terms of ions here… =P )aluminium, when exposed to the the world, to reality, to the cruelness and harshness of the world, is over powered by it, and soon, very very soon, it looses that luster, and loses that hope. It becomes grey eventually, and inevitably, just as the aluminium on the original outside was. It became just as grey and dull and non-porous as the aluminium (that reacted to form the outer aluminium oxide layer) before it.

*Pssshhheewwww~*
The sound of your mind being blown right now.

Dat Philosophy.

Thank you, and good night~

-Maud
“And then to hear a dead man chatter| Is enough to drive one mad.”

#Now&ForeverALiteratureStudent

 

 

 

 

Two Cool for Four-Eyes

And yes, i did spell it as two instead of too on purpose. read the anecdote. then just marvel at my lameness ^_^

sooo once upon a time, i was leaving my tution centre and rushing off to see if my car was there on time (which it wasnt. pffff.) since my debate classes clash with my physics tution ones so i had to go there directly. either way, i caught a glimpse of some utter coolio-ness as i was walking towards the gate to see if my car was infact there (only to be disappointed.)

I saw a chick sitting on a bench, texting or flipping through pictures or something or the other on her cell, and i noticed what was different here and what brought her to my attention in the first place.

Pink dyed hair? nope. Ugly outfit? nah. clown make up? hah, i wish. no, it was something else entirely.

She was wearing two pairs of glasses. TWO PAIRS.

She had a spare pair balanced on the top of her head (just like how i usually wear my glasses) and another pair on the bridge of her nose. i say…what? And she did this like it was THE most normal thing in the world too. And everyone else didnt really notice either, which kinda surprised me. kids these days. theyll wear just about anything. (im such a gramps =3 ) The dudes were busy with an intense match of table tennis, so i kinda get that…yet, the chicks? dont they usually love to oggle at the outfits of others? sorry, i know its a stereotype, but these girls really do.

so yeah, she was two cool to be JUST four eyes (get it now, get it?? =D yes. dat lameness ^_^ ). she had to go for six. (i have already gone for eight, but all on my face at once, and while super hyper/high when hanging out with my friends. not just chill on fb or anything…) so yeah. thats the anecdote of the Chick who Knew Fashion. down to the c. (there is no c in fashion. haha. arent i funny? ok, ill shut up now *pout*)

so yeaaah, thats about it =P now i gotta go do another post about the reasons why i didnt go to the out of town debate which i usually find suuuuper duper fun. here goes.

Ze Out!