Have you ever as a child, desired to be a famous personality or pledged to pursue a particular profession?
People always say childhood interests don't sustain. And true enough, many of our aspirations switch at the frequency of wardrobe revamps.
When i was young, nothing quite lasted. My personal collections hopped from PEZ figurines to stickers, to phonecards, to character plasters, to stamps yada yada... I was a typical 3-minute hotness child. (translate please)
Only amazingly, one ambition in me never wavered...
I aspired to be a chef.
Dreams are meant for pursuing, aren't they?
2009 for me was more than just a realization year. It was a turning point. A start of my career. A preliminary foray into the industry i've long been passionate about.
The question was: culinary or pastry arts?
I gave serious thought to both, but after much contemplation chose the latter. Baking shall be my career; Culinary remains an interest.
In about 10 months time I will be in NY pursuing my 2-year Degree in Professional Studies of Baking & Pastry Arts at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (CIA) (all by God's grace that i managed to pass their stringent admission selections!)
Next week, i'm officially diving into the real world. Slogging in a commercial kitchen decked in my new whites, prepared to be baking for a lifetime. So farewell to home-baking, leisure meals & public holidays boohoo :(
Blogging will slow down but i'll try my very best to update. Promise!