Last week, one of Smith’s School of English Kyobashi students told me about a cooking course that she is taking at ABC Cooking School. She’s been going there for a while and is learning how to bake cookies, bread, and cake. Apparently, this month and next, that cooking school is offering a special course for anyone to join up to learn how to make a chocolate heart-shaped cake. Upon hearing this, I just couldn’t resist the urge to check it out. Thanks to the information provided by the student, I was able to find ABC Cooking School online and book a two hour lesson for myself and another teacher at Smith’s.
Now, we are both eagerly looking forward to our special cake day in the anticipation of learning how to make something creative. To be perfectly honest, I’m more excited about the eating part than I am about the creating part. I’d really like to learn how to bake a cake as pretty as the one in the advertisement but I’m slightly worried that I’ll be feasting on these daily once I memorize the method of making them.
Aside from the cooking school, this particular student’s hobbies and her passion for them has become somewhat contagious. Listening to her proudly describing her homemade breads or handknit scarves really inspires me to learn a new skill myself. I think that after I give the cake baking a try, I’ll move onto bread, and then knit myself a multi-colored scarf. Sometimes, at Smith’s School of English, the learning process is a 2-way street.