I've been soo busy I forgot to create a new post!!!!!!!
Mid-terms are already a week away for us! I can't believe I've already been here over a month...it feels more like 2 weeks.
Alright! First off Calligraphy:
TADA!!! My first official calligraphy piece (it's now on my wall)! It is the Kanji for にほん, Nihon, Japan (hiragana, romanaji, and English). I like the first kanji (also used to indicate a day like Sunday or Mother's Day) more than the second. I can never get the kanji for Hon (also means book, or used as a counter) in the right proportions. Sadly we don't make our own ink; it comes out of a bottle.
Extra Class = Chocolate Heaven
It is much more fun than it sounds. Periodically KCP has extra classes on various topics after regular classes end. Because Valentine's Day is soon, it was decided to hold a cooking class to teach student's how to bake chocolate cake! If you wanted to join the class you had to sign up for, what we later found out was a raffle to see who would be in the class. As it turned out 2 of my other friends from our dorm got into the class too. The class was held in another building about 2 minutes walk from KCP. We where split into 4 groups and baked cake in paper cups with truffles. It was so much fun!!! We had to make it from scratch, but we basically just added melted chocolate bars, butter, sugar, and baking soda and put the mix in paper cups. We had to tear off the cups to get the cake out and it turned into a competition to see who could get theirs out in one piece. It was a lot harder than it sounds. But...I GOT IT!!!!! The teachers came around and one of them video taped me taking the first bite...very embarrassing...
the goo which turned into truffles.
demo by the teacher
one fourteen of the massive chocolate bars we used.
I forgot...we added coco-powder to the cake too
While we where waiting for the cakes to finish baking we balled up the truffle goo and rolled it in either more coco-powder (my all time fav!!) or powdered sugar. Finished product with all of us!
THE CAKE THAT SURVIVED!!!!!!!!!
It kinda fell apart after the first bite...but it was still very yummy!!!
I'll write more later! At the moment I'm very tired, again...but it's a national holiday here tomorrow, so we don't have school. I'll probably post more pictures then.