Saturday, January 10, 2009

The chef in the making

Afiq dah habis belajar di Giatmara, peringkat sijil, 6 bulan je. This is his first step towards pursuing his interest in culinary or rather about food. He loves food, eating it! His plans to study about culinary surprised many, especially me. He is looking for work right now and we are seeking for other institutions for him to pursue his studies.

As part of his requirement at Giatmara, kena prepare menu and jadi chef of the day. All of them have to take turns. Afiq discussed with me on the menu to be presented. Well, to cut the chase my husband and I were there for lunch savouring Afiq and team's effort. The menu was :

brocolli soup

Appetiser : Trio salsa

Main course : tenderloin steak

the steak from a better angle (with mama in the frame)

another main course : grilled chicken

dessert : poached peach

mama enjoying the soup

on your mark, get set...GO!

Ayah and mama with the chef in the making

Afiq and his team

For that western set lunch we paid RM12.00 per pax....mana nak dapat beb!!!! harga macam tu kat KL nih!!!! The service was 5star...the students memang polite and charming, attended to your needs immediately. Cikgu pun datang menyapa the 'customers'. Bagus betooolllll.....Kudos to all the cikgus yang ngajor bebudak ni.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Unconditional Happiness

I always believe that we have our own role to play in this world. We are here for a purpose. All of us are inter-connected, be it in physical or spiritual. We need each other to make this big messy world go round. It is unfortunate that there are people who needs to flaunt powers and influence on others and when that happens somebody will have take the fall. one fallen soul is a victory to another.

The recent development in my career (if we want to call it a career) gives me a little jolt. The incident also gave me some light on who my friends are. The sympathy and understanding from friends are most appreciated and treasured. But no matter how much others might convey their concern and good wishes, it is still up to u to accept the facts of life. be it bitter or sweet, be it happy or sorrow.

I will take up this new challenge in my stride. I have gone through much tougher challenges and this is another hurdle that I have to overcome. Others might see it as 5 steps back, but I take it as an opportunity to learn and gain new experiences and knowledge. I only seek for happiness for me and others. My doa is for this company to soar to greater heights.

I quote this from a book i read recently...

"happiness is not the result of favorable conditions. It work the other way round. Favorable conditions is the results of happiness. What does it takes to be happy?

It is nothing more than a willingness to be happy.

Happiness comes from the way we respond to life. There are people who have every reason to be miserable, but who still live with happiness and joy. In every life, there is room for happiness.

Everyone has challenges. Everyone has disapointments. Yet these challenges do not have to get us down. True happiness comes not from the absence of problems. True, enduring happiness comes in spite of the problems. Happiness is not a reaction. It is a choice."