At PCI, Serena talked to me about typing up recipes for Lynn and putting them all together in a binder for her so she'll be more organized and stuff. I'm working on section 102 right now. FML!
     In class, we made chocolate Bombe, chocolate charlotte russe cake and baba. The chocolate mousse that we used is delicious! It's so rich and flavorful. "miyam miyam!"
     After class, Serena and I talked to Chef Stephany about the issue. She said that she knew it was going to happen and that we'll all go talk to Chef Alex about it. After that, Serena and I stayed after class and made croissants. I hope they turn out well! It was so peaceful after class, no wonder she likes it so much! I really look up to Serena, she's so knowledgable and wise. It was funny because she was like, "Something I think the things that Nancy say are funny" and I'm like, "What do you mean?" and she told me about today when Nancy was basically bragging about how everybody should know her in Redwood city because of her ex. I was like, "OMG! Forreals!" We talked about how we feel like she's a self-centered person. I can't believe she agreed with me! Lol! We are too much alike.
     This is how I fail at life. After making croissants, Amanda texted me asking me to play softball with her. When I got out I texted her and she didn't respond back so I was just about to head home until she responded. For some reason, I don't know why, I met her, her mom and her sister at Safeway and chilled with them till 8. I drove Amanda home while she was talking only about herself. It's so ironic because she was talking about how Kira never shuts up about herself and how she's so disgusted and how she doesn't care, yet she does the exact same thing... Whatever. So yea, I dropped her off and went straight home.
     After typing up the first recipe on Classic Puff Pastry and all the things you can do with it, I accidentally deleted it! FML! It took me over 2 hours to write it! So I had to speed type it. Ughh. I hate retyping!!! Anyways, I should go to bed now... I hope I don't fall asleep in class!
     -Banhzaii
 
 
     Dishwashing is one of those chores which I despise so much. It's so disgusting. These past couple of months, a classmate and I have been constantly doing the dishes. Why? Let's start from the beginning... or the end.
     So Friday after class, when Nancy and Chef left, Serena and I had a talk. We talked about how we felt like Nancy was taking total advantage of us. I understand that she has to leave early on Mondays and Wednesdays to pick up her kids. Totally understand, but the fact that she's the slowest in class and doesn't do ANY of her dishes is what makes me mad. At first, I didn't want to say anything, I didn't want to start any unneccesary drama. But I'm glad that Serena brought it up. At first we were cool with it, doing the dishes and everything, she helped out and did some dishes on occasion, but it has come to the point where she almost never does any of her dishes!
     Everyday in class, while we scale out our ingredients, I try to think of ingredients that can be put together to eliminate dishes. Serena does that also. But Nancy, she scales out every little thing, from spices to salt, seperately in their own individual container. It drives me insane! Mainly because she doesn't do her DISHES! We feel like we're being pentalized for being the fastest in class. Because we're the fastest, we usually go straight to the dishes, but this past week, I've been trying something different.
     Cleaning as I go. Chef doesn't stress that out to us, but I know it's something we definately need to work on. So last week in class, I washed all of my dishes once I got something done. I cleaned it then reused some of the mixing bowls or tools that I had previously used. I feel that it eliminates dishes that don't even need scrubbing, just a good rinse down is good. I also noticed that Serena does the same thing too, and we're still the fastest, yet after class, there are still mounds on dirty dishes.
     Now, you might say, "Well... What about Lynn?" Lynn is very active in our class. Even though she is slow, she still cleans her own tools, she also cleans the back table with all of the ingredients, brings the food back to the store room, and puts back the towels. But Nancy on the other hand... While she has time to do her dishes, she decides to use that time to watch chocolate set, a.k.a. Dry. W.T.F...
     You might think this rant is pointless but really, this is 5 months of frustration built up. I didn't want to say anything because she could easily pull the senority card on me and say something about her kids. Really though, I understand that, but she needs to work on her time management skills. If she knows she has to leave early, then she should work faster, or something to improve. She could easily make an ultimatum for our class. No dishwashing for her when she leaves early, and she'll do the rest the other days. Right? But no... Iono. This is just really frustrating, Serena and I are going to talk to Chef Stephany about it because Serena thinks that Chef has noticed it too, but hasn't said anything. I talked to Lynn about cleaning as I go and I stressed to her about how frustrated I was kinda getting when I saw the mounds of dishes and she says that she'll help with dishwashing more. I'm not sure what to expect with Nancy. She could pull the innocent card on me, or she'll fight it. We'll see...
     This is just a pet peeve of mine, but remember how I absolutely can't stand self-centered people? Well Nancy is one of those people. All she talks about is her and her kids and whatever they do that's irrevelant to school. It's just me though...
     -Banhzaiii
 
 
     Jimmy and I are in the computer lab skipping astro. We totally walked in, signed in, sat down, and then got up and left. The teacher saw us but there's not much you can do I guess. I do feel kinda bad...
     Recap on yesterday. School was boring. I'll stop blogging about it again unless something significant happens or something. At PCI, we had Chef Stephany again. We just did our thing. After class, Lynn went with me to take out the garbage. I was talking to her about how I really wanted my cake out in the lobby so whoever leaves the elevator will always see it. So Lynn mischeviously wanted to switch my cake with Jasmine's cake. I felt bad at first, but now I'm glad mines is in the front. Chef Stephany noticed that my cake wasn't where it used to and she asked me if it got moved. I told her it did and she was so happy for me! She was like, "YAY! I'm so glad your cake got out front, Jasmine's cake didn't deserve to be there." Now that I think of it, I'm happy my cake is out there. Jasmine didn't really work that hard on her cake in general and you could see it. She had a negative attitude on it and it just wasn't cool...
     Anyways, after class, I stayed a bit, then as I was leaving, I bumped into Molly, who is a staff at PCI. She was like, "Jessica! You cake was favorited 3 times by other baking and pastry alumni's!" I was so shocked I was like, "W-whaat?! Really???" Lol. I'll upload pics of my cake later. It's totally different from everyone else's, maybe that's why they liked it? Iono.
    So after class, I met up with Rachelle and Kim at Sunnyvale. We took black belt class and we totally rocked it. Stephanie was there too. KJN was so stoked that we were there. He brags about his Milpitas team all the time! Lol. It was pretty fun. I'm all sore now.
     So today, I skipped astro and hung out with Jimmy in the computer lab. Not much after. I went to Blake's and we watched HIMYM with Sky. PCI was tiring. There were just 3 people in class today. We glazed our Chocolate mousse cake and made caramel pear cake. After class, I talked with Serena and we were talking about how Nancy gets away with everything. But I'll rant about that later. It's a confusing story.
     So as I was driving home, Kim called and we decided to go get some drinks and talk. It was nice, we went to Sweethearts for about an hour and just drove around looking for things to do. There is absoulely NOTHING to do around here! So boring!!! Lol. So yea. Eventually we just went home. Now I'm at home with nothing to do, except shower. Maybe I'll clean or rant later. We'll see.
      -Banhzaii
 
 
     We made decorated our carrot cake and made chiffon cake yesterday. I need to really work on my icing/frosting technique... Class felt slow but time flew by quickly! Chef Stephany was our chef today.
     After class I headed home, dropped off the carrot cake and showered. Then I headed over to Darren's house. When I got there, Wilson and Darren were playing water pong. After their game, Wilson and I battled it out against Kelly and Amanda Berryhill. We won 2 games and lost the last. Then Kenny and Darren went against them, they magically won! Haha. Friken hustlers! But yea, Waterpong was fun! After, we enjoyed a few slices of pizza. Yes, I'm a fatty, then we payed rockband. By the end of the night, my voice was shot so I had to rest it for a bit. I think the guys like Blake. They keep screaming his name. LOL!
     So today was full of cleaning. I cleaned my room, cleaned my parents room and sorta cleaned their bathroom. Then I de-cluttered the halls and just tried to make everything look as pretty as possible. Eugene came over. We had a heart to heart talk.
     To my so called "friends": I also got a call from Wilson Yu... Let's just say, now I know what my "friends" talk about when I'm not around. This is why I know for a fact that we wont be friends in the future. And if, for some crazy reason, I end up being friends with them, I'm going to make damn sure that I cut connections with them. I don't want to be around a group of people who are so judgemental. This is also why I don't have many friends who are girls... If it pisses me off even more, I'll actually rant about them in future blogs, but right now, I can't even look them in the eyes...
     To the rockband group: Sorry if I seem to be angry at you guys. I'm not. I'm not trying to avoid you guys or anything either. I didn't mean to skip out on Christmas In The Parks! I really wanted to go but I didn't know that it'd be on thursday instead of friday. If I wanted to, I would've gone to Ihop also! But my parents told me to get home at a certain time and I was still up in the hills... ANYWAYS! I'm sorry if it seemed like I didn't want to hang out with you or if I was avoiding you guys, I LOVE YOU GUYS TO DEATH and I would never do that!
     -Banhzai