I've always wanted to have my own puppy. Not just any puppy but a Shitzu. I've always thought of hugging her, tying her fur and walking her in the park. But I've always set aside that dream. Until one day.... taa-daa!! My big brother made that dream come true. He came home with a puppy. He's name is Pepper. I love him so much. He's a cutie!
Here's my little furball.
He is two months old and very very gullible... when he's in the mood. Watch Pepper in action
Last November 2012, I attended a baking and cooking class (for free - yay!). So, I basically learned how to bake properly. The important details. Tips and secret recipes. I've tried baking before (on my own) and half of what I did went wrong so yeah I really need this class. Here are some of my (almost-perfect-but-yes-something-is-wrong) cakes and pastries.
Banana bread and Chocolate Cupcakes
What was wrong with this?
The banana bread is too moist and the chocolate cupcake is too hard haha
Thanks to ABS-CBN Bayan Academy for giving me (and my batch mates) an opportunity to pursue our passion for cooking and baking for FREE!!! As a scholar. I can never thank them enough. I'm so blessed to have given such an opportunity.
My 16 days of culinary course had given me enough reasons to be happy. First, I had a basic knowledge with cooking but they've given me more knowledge about it. I love to bake and when I attempt to do it alone; I wasn't successful but after my baking session at Bayan academy. I can make lots of cakes, cookies and muffins now. And much more, my friends and family enjoyed the free tastes.
Another reason was I had my new found friends. We are 32 in our batch and I came to a point to (atleast) talk to each of them. Some of them I got to really know and still in contact with them until now. We came upon a different age group but nevertheless we became friends at some point. I miss them already. And I'm thankful for the friendship they've given me. The laughter and the learnings they've shared with me will always be a treasure. Even kuya guard is nice enough to be our friend.
Lastly, it changed a great part of me. And I'm also surprised with myself. Inside Bayan Academy, I wasn't the shy and quiet girl everyone knew. I am more open with these people (they wouldn't even believe me that I'm a shy girl). They like my company, my smile, my face and my friendship. I open conversations with people who wanted to talk to me but intimidated to me at some point. I'm really happy for my changes and I owe it to them.
I love my culinary friends. I miss them and I'm looking forward to our next bonding.