Friday, June 27, 2008


So, this is my favourite, Quaker Oatmeal ;)
I love it, isn't because I'm on diet, but I really love the taste. 3 tablespoons of Oatmeal, and a tablespoon of milk powder (I always add Nestle Omega). Hmmm...Heaven! ^^

I'm okay with Quaker Instant oatmeal, but I still prefer Quaker Quickcook. By the way, do you think I'm very free? Cooking in the office doesn't seems to be a very wise idea, LOL! Usually, I pour boiling water in a ceramic bowl, and cover the bowl with a small plate. 15 minutes later, add in milk powder and it's ready to serve.

I only love when it's served in a bowl, the taste just won't be the same if I use mug for oatmeal. Weirdo :P But there is a problem, there were no bowls in the office. I used mug to make oatmeal for all the while, until that day, Kevin's mum brought us some glass plates and bowls.

I was very happy! But I know I shouldn't pour boiling water in a glass bowl, it will break. Anyway, I decided to experiment the heat-resistant of the glass bowl. 15 minutes later, it was ALRIGHT! It didn't break and my oatmeal tasted great in it! :D

So the second day, I use the same bowl for my oatmeals.

It hurts!!!

My first thought was
"I'm going to die I'm going to die, the glass will go in my flesh and my arteries will lead the glass to my heart, I will die young"

HAHAHAHA, kidding only :P

It was really hurt, I just let it go

HAPPY Bokeh :P
You can't see from the photo, but it was REALLY PAINFUL, glad the bowl didn't cut my hand.

A photo of me with the corpse

Sigh...I've got to use mug for my oatmeal again.

Why does a glass break when you pour boiling water in it?


Mike said...

I'm guessing it wasn't a pyrex bowl. Basically, it comes down to thermaldynamics - the structural effect of thermal gradients. As you pour hot water into a cold bowl, the bowl heats up and gets bigger. The problem is that only the part of the bowl in contact with the water heats up quickly. The rest of the bowl only heats up by conduction through the walls of the bowl.

The problem is that where you have the border between hot bowl and cold bowl, you have part of the bowl trying to get bigger, and part of the bowl trying to stay the same size, and eventually, they just agree to disagree and part ways }crack!{. Pyrex (or other borosilicate or quartz glasses) have much less problem with this as they either don't expand as much with heat, or are much stronger, so they hold together long enough for the whole bowl to heat up and grow uniformly.


More than you probably wanted to know about glassware. Yes, I've worked some in related fields. :P

violetmay said...

I'm really know a lot, Mike! :))
I should call you "Sifu" (Master) ^^

Mike said...

I've had one job that worked with hot glass, and one that worked with breaking glass, put them together, and you've got a party!

It's pretty cool stuff (no pun intended), actually.