My good friend Sheenae recently joined a cooking studio - and this is the first cake she made - I got to be the lucky guinea pig. to all my friends who bake cakes as a hobby, I am at your service anytime - to try that first bite!
Here it is..... TA-DA!
A HEART-SHAPED SPONGE CAKE with FRESH STRAWBERRIES.
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And sadly, today was my last day in this JR. HIGH, in January.
I hope some of you found my embarrassing soccer story enjoyable, because have I got another one for you.
Today, at lunchtime, the same bunch urged me to play with them again. You're thinking: 'What?! haven't they realized that the poor girl can't play?!' ... yes, so was I. But I thought, hey, maybe my Beginner's luck is just a day late. Why don't I give myself a second chance. I can't possibly be THAT bad.
Here's one scene among the many other humiliating incidents that happened in the game today:
Student M: (shouts to me) ルシア！頑張ってね！ (Rushia! Good luck this time!)
Me: (smiling nervously, 'please, please don't purposely pass me the ball and put me on the spot at the very start of the game)
Student N and T: (still passing around the soccer ball)
Me: ('Good... keep it to yourselves for as long as you can, I need to warm up first)
Student M: (shouts to N and T) ちょっと、ルシアにやれよ！ (hey, you gotta pass the ball to her!)
Student T: (kicks the ball to me)
Me: (Freezes on the spot.... )
The Ball: (making its way towards me, a bit too fast for a beginner, but luckily I was standing right by the goal)
Me: (finally getting into my kicking pose - thought I actually looked professional for a brief moment there - A STRONG KICK ....)
The Ball: ( stubbornly and obviously misses the goal, hits the right-side pole, and left the 7 players-including myself, dumbfounded and speechless. I was 5 feet away from the goal.)
(A 3 seconds pause)
Student M: おい！あのポールが邪魔じゃないかよ？！ (hey! what the heck is that pole doing, getting in the way?!)
Student N & T: ルシア！ドンマイドンマイ！ (Rushia! Don't mind! Don't mind! - meaning 'Don't worry about it!)
My students are VERY UNDERSTANDING.
And I'm a bit relieved that I won't play another Soccer Game for another three weeks. Maybe I should practice when I'm at Elementary Schools. But then again, I wonder what are the chances that I'll be invited to join another game after my spectacular performance today?
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