For the first 2 or 3 days, my head feels fuzzy for lack of sleep. I feel light-headed and dizzy. I actually had an upset stomach in the middle of our workshop in MIHCA (Magsaysay Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Arts). My body clock is still adjusting to the changes I'm getting myself into.
For 5 days, we have to wake up at 5 am in order to catch the train at 6 am that will get us in United Nations Avenue at 8:15am. In my case, I barely sleep, so I woke up at 3 or 4 am. We rode a jeep from Project 4 to Farmer's in Cubao. If you want weight loss, Manila is the place to be. Oh, not to mention the stress of being pushed and squished together with smelly guys (and I mean men!) in the train. Girls get the privilege to have a whole car full of Y Chromosomes but I prefer to stick with my own company rather than get lost in the sea of rushing people. No, I didn't took a shot of the infamous train because I'm afraid that I'll get mugged. It happens all the time in every city.
|WHITE FOREST decked with Maraschino cherries|
For the first time of my life, I celebrated my birthday in Manila with strangers. It sucks to be away from my family during my birthday, but there's always a first time for everything. It's a tradition of the company to give out cakes to their employees on their birthdays and I got the privilege to taste the newest addition to Red Ribbon cakes. I got to take home a White Forest Junior Cake and share with my colleagues.
|COCOMALL team: (L to R) Me, S' Bhagz, Raunil, Dannah and Kim|
At the end of our workshop, we are going to bake! Some of our companions were HRM graduates and have experienced being a chef. Since I'm a business grad, I was so excited to don the toque and apron. Made me feel like those Chowking chefs on TV.
Here are some of hot goodies that we baked the whole afternoon
|CHEWY Chocolate Chip Cookies|
|LIGHT Orange Chiffon Cake|
|CHUNKY Brownies with Walnuts|
|HOT soft buns|
|METICULOUS Chef Napoleon putting the icing on his cake|
It has been a wonderful experience at MIHCA and I'm happy to learn something from our workshop.