October 8, 2011

Outfit #7 and Make-up

Another outfit from when it was still nice and sunny outside...

Everything is from New Yorker, except of the shoes...

Here's the Make-up as well...

with some close-ups of my eye...

I used the following products...
  1. Jade - cover stick #24 (green corrects redness)
  2. Maybelline - pure. cover mineral concealer #1 (nude beige). 
  3. P2 - feel good mineral powder #030 (beige desert) to set the concealer 
  4. Essence - eyebrow pencil #02 (brown).
  5. ELF - mineral eyeshadow primer
  6. Essence Ballerina Backstage LE: 01 Dance the Swan Lake - Eye Soufflé 
  7. Essence - matte dream eyeshadow #050 rose charm all over the lid to the eyebrows
  8. Colours Cosmetic - blue pencil eyeliner (polarblue)
  9. Catrice - Absolute Eye Colour #050 I wanna be a royal to set the eyeliner
  10. Catrice - All Round Mascara Waterproof #010 Blackest Black
  11. Alverde Mineral Rouge #2 (Cherry)
  12. Rimmel 1000 Kisses - Lipliner Pencil #014 Wild Clover
  13. Alverde Lipstick #55 Rosy Caramel

October 7, 2011

Can't wait...

for my vacations ˆ-ˆ 

btw. this is my boyfriend... I think it's the best picture I've ever taken. And isn't he gorgeous?

in Punta Cana at the beach

We mostly stayed with his family and they're absolutely lovely but to give ourselves some alone-time, we went to a hotel for a couple days. My family is so much more quiet and reserved compared to his... so different and still so many similarities as well... though my grandma would probably get a heart-attack seeing or hearing that... but anyway, I can't wait to see everyone again this year! It's also time to see if I've learnt anything in Spanish! I hope to be able to understand a lot more than last year... It was the same like going to my Grandma's city in Taiwan because they only speak Hakka, another Chinese dialect where I only understand "Food"... ˆ-ˆ haha... the most important word just stuck from back then when I was two years old and was actually able to speak and translate the language...

October 6, 2011

... but still I'm the lucky one...

Thanks to the glorious idea of my roommate, I reached my professor on the cell and he's going to write that recommendation before the deadline...

Now I still got tons of work to do but at least, I don't have to worry about that being in vain...

October 5, 2011

Follow-up to superluminal neutrino velocity

Following my post on the possible physics sensation, Miss W. asked me:  
"In case they are proved right, what would the implications be?"

It's hard to say because we don't know if it's true and then what theory will fit that observation. And also, I'm not an expert on Particle Physics but I'll still give it a try...

Einstein's theory of relativity has been proven right very very often (and also it has not been proven wrong). The assumption that the speed of light is the fastest that any particle could travel is pretty solid. If it is proven wrong it's like knowing that atoms are made of smaller particles like protons, neutrons, electrons.

The speed of light is something that strong that even the researchers who found those fast neutrinos don't actually believe their results... Of course within a couple days, there has been published a counter paper stating that the researchers didn't read out the clocks right.

Experimental Physics is all about reproducing results to confirm if it's valid, especially if several experiments with different setups all over the world do. So this is also what the group aimed for but it is very difficult to detect neutrinos because they hardly interact with matter. As I read, there are only two other research facilities who could manage that: the Fermilab in the US and another group in Japan but the Japanese still suffer from the earthquake and Fokushima so they will need even more time. And another point is that neutrinos in other parts of the world are very hard to find. The CERN produces a lot of neutrinos, therefore the first results came fast but it will take a long time to have sufficient statistics to confirm or defeat the superluminal neutrino velocity (isn't that a great name?).

October 4, 2011

Call me lazy and stupid...

Right now I'm payed by a 2-year-project which will end in June 2012 but since I won't be finished with my phd until June, I need to look out for applications to completion grants. Even my professor told me to look at my options... One from my university is due on October 15th but I also read about some other completion grant due in March. So we both decided to postpone it to March. Stupid of me not to read it properly - it's for foreign students... And although I might look foreign, on the paper I'm German. Bad timing coming on top of this, my professor went on vacation, probably without internet. I still wrote him an email but what now? Writing my other advisor and asking him for his letter of recommendation but without knowing, if my professor has even read my email... If he knows about that, would he invest his time?

I am just so angry with myself for being that lazy... It's not my last option and it's also not the one with the best chances (only 10%) but not trying is losing, isn't it?

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren - wer aber nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren!
He who fights can lose, but he who does not fight has already lost!
(Bertold Brecht)