Monday, 11 January 2010

She Who Must Be Obeyed!

Alhamdulillah Azura had completed her first cycle of chemo. As of Friday, when the medicine was taken off, she complained that she was really exhausted and mentally down.. I reminded her to forget all that and it is a path that she has to go through...Saturday, there was no readings whatsoever on her white blood cell, and yesterday there was some reading....it is a sign that her body is recovering, alhamdullillah! She needs that before the next cycle of chemo! I attribute all these good signs due to a lot of faith and doas and doing the do's and don'ts as a cancer patient. Tq Dalilah for sharing the path that you have been given in your book, it is indeed very helpful!

Okay, some cake stories....
Doing these two cakes brought back memories of how I have gained my knowledge as a legal counsel! Not that you have to have those skills in order for you to bake, ha ha! But, the above cake was a Carrot cake ordered by L who was a secretary to my previous boss Datin RAR. You see, before I joined the legal fraternity, I worked in a bank which shareholders are predominantly armies. Then, my path changed when I decided to join this organisation, but at that time it was anchored by a different management.

From Datin I learnt to read between the lines, be meticulous, know my law well, know where the full stops and comas should be, work long wee hours...I also got a taste of a boss who has a penchant to scream, in fact it was after the last howling from her that could be heard throughout the entire division and the very demanding hours, I decided to take a sabbatical for two plus years...now, Datin is still my friend, when I threw in my letter that fateful day, she called me for two weeks without fail to persuade me to stay, and that trend of asking me to return hasn't stopped ever since. Datin is a very kind person at heart, I figured her strange behaviour is all due to work pressure, yes Datin I can teman you for teh tarik (she loves teh tarik) or coffees at Coffee Bean or nasi lemaks at Madam Kwans, but let's just remain this way! Being your prodigy has somehow made me to behave a milder version of you when I deal with technical guys now...but I do it with a smile! Thank you L for the above order, inshaallah next year I'll do more cucu figurines with a nicer background...at the time of doing the cake, I was battling an emotional meltdown you know due to what.
And this....well, it has been many months that my present boss Pn S has been hinting that she wanted to order cakes from me, but I sort of thought that if at all I will bake for her, it will be when I no longer work for her. But, last Monday she text ed me (so, I can't avoid anymore, avoiding her text message would mean that I am very rude!) wanting me to bake a Devils Food Chocolate Cake with Valrhona chocolate for her husband's birthday. She didn't want anything fancy, so I threw in the teddy to spice up the cake........I wouldn't want to talk much about my present boss, but suffice to say that I am still working with her...and tempting her with my cakes :-) and the knowledge and experiences gained from my previous boss made my work a breeze......

6 comments:

Raden Galoh said...

Dear Yani...

I am giving Azura my faraway doa's everyday... somehow, after talking to her, I felt so connected and understood her... of course, we are in the same boat now. I hope and pray Allah gives her His bestest strength to make courageous in fighting this battle.

To note that my book has helped her, I thank Allah for that.

Take care sis.

She has you and your support to her really matters! I thank you for standing beside her all the way.

Helena said...

Salam. My doa to Azura too.

Wow, your cakes r just out of this world! Its beautiful....

tireless mom said...

Dear KG

I am happy for Azura. My prayers for her.

Wei... why tak tanya about the cake for the 7th Jan birthday boy? You should have thrown a cat and not a teddy to spice it up. Why... when we meet I will let you know.

Wiz said...

Yanie, love your figurines, all pudgy and cute.

You take care alright.

Kitchen Guardian said...

Dalilah,

Kita tak tau bila masa kita kan!

Helena,

You caught my soft spot...ha ha, your bags are also gorgeous...nanti nanti....

Yatt,

The teddy is my idea, kalau ikut "sidia" nak plain cake je, sian sang suami....

wiz,

i tau sapa nak call kalau i bingung...

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