Sunday, August 06, 2006

Carrot and Walnut Cake

I have been trying to bake something every weekend- just to take my mind off work while I beat the eggs up and mix the flour in. It's a good strategy, especially if you could imagine beating all the stress (and crappy people+ work) out of your system. Creates a nice and fluffy cake too.

Anyway, this is what I have done today. Mixing it up took me less than 15 minutes although grating the carrots is a pain.
















Does it look yummy? comeon... I need some positive reinforcement.

On another topic, rang home as usual today. Grandma said mum is studying and LAUGHED when told that I'm helping mum with her homework. There is a role reversal between mum and I in the past few weeks, with me trying to explain terms such as "hypothesis", "qualitative vs quantitative", "statistical analysis", "DV and IVs"..etc. It hit me that mum is such a anxiety prone person. She repeatedly asked me for strategies on doing readings which I find it extremely hard to explain. I mean, most of the time, I just read, take notes and read again if I dont understand or ask someone- No magic here. And if I really dont understand? I give up! She, on the other hand, found it tedious to get into the grove of things.

The perfectionist side of mum is creeping out again. After I taught her how to "double space" by going to "format" and "paragraph" she went back to her document and manually singled spaced everything again just to make sure that she gets the logistics side of it "completely right". Thank goodness it's a 500 word summary and not 2500 word essay.

I admire her strength for getting back into school although she repeatedly told me that it's a waste of time and that's not her interest at all. I reminded her that it appeared tough but going through it will be worthwhile (strangely enough, this was what she told me when I hit tough times in uni). It was a good feeling when mum finally realised the process of doing research and reminded me to take it easy since "doing research isnt easy." ;p

I relished the fact that now I'm able to tell her "Study hard- and make sure you do your homework." Ah, the joys of role reversal.

10 comments:

Benji said...

what's the point of commenting when I can't even taste it for myself?! *sheesh*

ANYWAY, it does look really nice...

Ruthie said...

I totally agree with Ben!

armand said...

It DOES really taste nice!!

One thing about Daphne's cakes -- it's always not too sweet, (unlike most that you buy), and it has the right flavour (carrot in this case, chocolate, apple, etc in others). :)

Treat her well and *maybe* she'll bring some back to Singapore :)

Ruthie said...

ha ha!
I think u wrote that because Daphne was behind u with a knife :p

Benji said...

that's what I think too... henpecked eh, armand?

armand said...

You people....
she wasn't even around me at that time (neither is she now).

Well, that's quite the opposite of "treat her well", isn't it?

Ruthie said...

ha!
Ben agrees with me!
thanks a zillion, dear! :p

Benji said...

not around you eh? yeah right. haha..

you get to EAT the cake.. we only just get to SEE the cake..

daphne said...

I'm actually in uni now when i see all the posting. I have 2 witnesses-meaning my participants with me. So I'm not around him.

not as if u havent tasted my baking before ben and ruth =( so little faith in me.... *sobsob*

Ruthie said...

but I still want it!
fyi, I juz finished badminton...and I'm starving :)

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