I got up early on Saturday, like any other Saturdays to finish a cake and pack my macarons...no, I didn't go to Pasar Tani, it was too rushed, if I did. We had an appointment to see the Principal of Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM) in Lembah Beringin at 10. Nut and Kak Nabilah and her girls were also supposed to be there.
Nut who used to be in the same uni with hubs, used to serve in the BOD of the mother company of all GLCs in Malaysia, and the care of KYUEM was under her wings, set the appointment for her niece, and we rode on that opportunity to explore the college! Since Khadijah is sitting for her SPM (British equivalent of O Levels), hubs have been exploring places for Khadijah to study next.
The journey took about 35 minutes....we were welcomed by the Principal Donald and a few other student affairs staffs...the college looks like a boarding school, but bigger and have more facilities. It's like a mini uni!
A scrumptious breakfast spread waited us upon arrival...but Donald after the warm welcome, and while chatting started interviewing Khadijah and Najat....reminded me of my interview with JPA before I was offered to do A Levels many, many years ago....the answers to the questions were all very innocent.....far, far from the reality that we live now!.....anyway...
I was impressed by the system of public school in UK that they use in the college, and I think the college is set to grrom students to enter into British top universities. On the bulletin board in the library, there were quite a number achievers, world achievers from the college who are now studying in Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, Bristol universities....and they are prime unis in UK! Of course where I came fro Aberystwyth is also know for it's Law School...except that I learnt more than that...I spotted Nigella Lawson, and wanted to become one and had jumped into baking and cooking alongside LOL!
Suddenly I felt the jolt to work harder (and maybe bake more macarons haha!) in order to get Khadijah to study there...the fees for a 24 month A Levels course is a whopping RM40k! During my time, I knew my dad couldn't afford to send me overseas, so I worked my butt off (albeit, playing the fool sometime!) to get a scholarship! Well! I inquired, and yes, there are sponsors, but Khadijah really got to pull her grades....think the fees are ok, considering that we are paying through our nose for Yusof''s, Umar's and Ibraheem's school now...but I felt like wanting to go back to uni all over again...with Khadijah! Ha ha....let's wait and see her trial exam's results....she could join in January based her trial exam's result...which I think is so cool! You fast forward things, so cool, so good!
So, here are some pics that I took of the college...
it's going to be a long intertwined journey....
Walking back from the Sport's centre (left), the ladies' challet (top right, airconditioned! wow!) and the main courtyard where the resource centre (library) was....
On the way back and going to this kenduri, I kept on thinking about the possibilities...and how my life doesn't dwell about diapers or formulas anymore...am going into another uncharted territory, Khadijah's amd Yusof's adulthood...good luck mummy!
We were late for the wedding, but our presence are more important that the lateness....we had a bite and the team was already unpacking and cleaning the hall for another function...look at Min, a super sanguine becoming Miad in Manhattan, and Khadijah tagging along while she's still around with us!
....and here's the bakes and cakes collected last weekend....
A Pink Velvet Cake ordered by Nita, tq Nita for the wait!
about 120 macarons for Nut's mom...Salted Caramel, Pecan and Maple Buttercream and Mixed Berry (new and homemade by moi) Buttercream, tqs. Nut!
some were baked on Mastrad, some on Silpat...all using French Meringue method.
...here's some macarons ordered by Anom, Salted Caramel, Coconut and Hazelnut with Dark Chcoc Ganache, tqs Anom!
....a three layer Hummingbird cake for someone who works in Seoul, Korea who's back for the weekend, tqs Zakiral, see you after Syawal!
Have a productive and healthy and happy weeka head, peeps! tq for reading!