Monday, November 16, 2009

orkid's cafe: blair waldorf's ayam masak merah

Eating a piece of chicken in my hostel's dining hall was consider luxurious.

It was sad to say that my days in boarding school was not that glamorous. Besides having cool friends and being independent, my teachers rarely entered the class to teach (because they were under the impression that we were already smart, I guess), the facilities and its maintenance were not up to boarding school's standard and the food was really bad. The only frequent changes I saw was in the principal's room and the office furniture;)

Yes, I was a bit rebellious. If you ever been in my shoes, you would know why. When my Malay Math teacher was not paying attention to my polite requests (not just one) of, "Cikgu, saya minta maaf. Boleh ulang sebab saya tak faham?"; I immediately became a very stubborn student.

I struggled to score, which resulted in long hours of studying with other friends. As an exchange, I polished the seniors' shoes, washed their clothes or queued in the dining to get other people's food and not mine. That was the price I had to pay for having such an ignorant teacher. That happened when I was in form two.

Note: there was no extra class or tution - we were solely depending on our subject teacher.

I was lucky. During my examination year, after crying in front of the principal along with other friends, we got a Chinese teacher who treated us like her own children. She taught us during recess and as a result, I got an A with only two incorrect answers during PMR! I still remember her until today. She was my saviour.

When my parents kissed me for my excellent result, I introduced that Chinese teacher and totally ignored the Malay who was boasting like she was the one who saved me from my early failures.

Please, if you're a teacher, don't do this. I'm still finding a way to forgive that Malay teacher until today.

One of the many things I had to do during my struggle days was food surveying. My seniors would asked us to go to the dining hall and surveyed the food and then conveyed the message to them; telling them what type of food were we expecting for dinner.

We would expect the seniors grunt if we said the dining hall was serving fish, a nod if it was beef, and a hooray if it was chicken. Some seniors even asked us to take the food for them. They just came down to eat like princesses in the fairy tale. Hohoho...talk about bully:)

I couldn't remember how long was the dining hall staff have been serving us with Kambas Masak Air, Pecal Kangkung and Ikan Jaket Goreng Tanpa Garam. There were few months where they have not served chicken at all. Our seniors were becoming demanding, we had to check almost everyday.

I was not that happy, but I had to do it for the sake of my Math's homework. So, I prepared my baju kurung, my socks and shoes earlier (we had to be formal and presentable). Then I went down together with my friends. Before we reached the dining hall to check the menu we bumped into our juniors. One of the juniors told us, "Ayam masak merah!" They said they saw big red chunks in the containers.

So, we returned and shouted, "Ayam Masak Merah!"

Yeaaaayyyyy!!!!

The whole hostel was happy and we saw everyone started to put on their baju kurung.

One of my seniors, who was very choosy when it came to food - yet the biggest bully; quickly went to the dining hall and jumped the queue.

She said, "Abang! Jangan bagi dada! Bagi kepak!"

The dining hall staff looked at her strangely while putting the big red chunk into her tray.

"Ikan mana ada kepak, dik. Ni...talipia masak merah," he said.

Our eyes quickly scanned the floor.

The seniors' friends were laughing. The boys in the other queue were laughing too. The embarassment was what she had to face that day. It was because of US.

At the seniors' table, we could hear her grunting while eating. Of course, from what we heard, she was a daughter of one of the richest people in KL. Fish was not her favourite food and her father has contributed a lot to the PIBG ;P

It was a good thing that she might brought that matter up to her father - we bet the school would certainly listen to her father than ours.

That was for long term.

When she passed our table and glared, we knew what we were about to expect. Hohohoho...

That was for short term!

Terima Kasih, cikgu.

* Blair Waldorf is character in Gossip Girl. She is indeed a big bully:)

Teachers,
Have you entered you class?

38 comments:

Tie said...

Ha ha...luculah ...

Kak tie teringat masa di ITM dulu. Bila menu mee itik (mee hoon sayur), ramai yang monyok dan beli je makanan di gerai . Tapi, kak tie yang minat mee dan sayur ni, bersemangat bersiap untuk dinner malam tu, hihi..

Entahlah, mungkin kak Tie ni tak cerewet dan asal susah, segala yang ada di dinning hall tu macam sedap je... kecuali ikan jacket (cencaru) ...

Erna said...

memang lucu sha..kesian..kecewa tak dapat ayam masak merah..anak2 kat rumah ni pun cam tu..ayam2..tak jemu2

iza~de~bintang said...

Kenangan Iza part makan makanan asrama memang banyak, termasuk sampai masuk hospital sebab keracunan makanan huhu.

Iza suka makan masakan ayam sampai ada kawan kat Jakarta gelar "ieh kau ituh pemakan unggas" hihihi

Sasha said...

akak x pernah alami situasi gini sbb x masuk ke sekolah asrama... citernya serupa mcm dlm tv... so hollywood kind of drama..

Precious said...

I think u need to find a way to forgive that teacher, Sha! The good thing is she taught you the value of giving to others ... Thanks to her, you will never disregard people in need, right? (Cause u don't want to be like her)

~ mizzAmy ~ said...

kat sekolah amy pun camtuh jugak lah. selalu je kena buli dengan senior suh tapaukan makanan diorang. tapi kat sekolah amy, nasib lah setiap hari jumaat je makan nasi ayam. so, dapat gak lah merasa ayam untuk satu minggu.

~0~ said...

ekekekek...sabau je la

farah said...

senior tu mmg suka buli junior kan.

isk, sabar je lah kak.

:P

e_ja said...

hehehe..kelakar2..

akak pun suka ayam masak merah ni..mkn dgn nasik putih ponn sodap..:)

[S]itie [B]Um [B]Um said...

gulp!! telan air liur jela tgk ayam tu

intanurulfateha (◡‿◡✿) said...

.nak makan ayam! T______T

LotsOfLove-Pearls said...

My Dear Sha,
Teringat time duk hostel dulu.
LOL tak makan ikan tapi hari pertama masuk hostel, lunch berlaukkan ikan rebus..

Tak tau nak buat aper.
LOL just Q then amik makanan but yg lucunya ialah LOL bukan telan nasi tu. LOL just masukkan dlm mulut then beberapa ketika keluar dari dewan makan and keluarkan makanan tu.

Sampai sekarang LOL tak pandai makan ikan rebus even dimasak dengan sedapnya..

LOL lebih suka sayur2an :)

Citer tentang cikgu2 nie. Teringat time LOL darjah 3. Ada soerang guru ni memang kategori 'bukan guru' coz dia siap minta kami RM0.20 seorang utk beli rokok. Sakit jek hati.
Selain tu dia bagi seorang pelajar tu makan kapur. Pelajar tu kira mcm lembab tapi sampai hati dia buat cm tu..

google said...

ikan jaket... dan makcik gaban... memang tak menahan....

tukang masak tu nicknem dia makcik gaban.. muwakakakakak

Na Shari said...

First time akak jumpa and makan ikan jeket, masa kat UiTM la...Menu paling famous. Memang betul la Sha, ikan jaket goreng tanpa garam...Akak rasa macam dah hafal menu kat dining...Isnin, Rabu, Khamis: Ikan jaket goreng dgn sayur/ikan jaket masak kicap/ikan jaket masak sambal. Selasa: Kalau nasib baik, dapat la makan kurma daging. Kalau tak, ikan jaket jugak. Jumaat paling best: Nasi ayam/nasi tomato... :)

Samaira said...

ayam masak merah dulu2 eixcited tggu kenduri sbb nk mkn lauk ni ekeke

manje said...

sis~
manje tak tgk gossip girl
but i do love leighton meester
hehhehhee
*adore*adore*

btw,masa manje at sbp dulu pun same jek....huhuuh
rasa macam di anak tirikan jek dengan cikgu2.tak best betulll
hilang mood nak belajar.
cikgu2 kena ikhlas kalau nak mengajar...
tol takkkk =P

imHepPie said...

kepak ngan dada dua2 x besh peha gak yg besh lgi berlemak haha...

gamba tuh membuatkan nafsu mkn melonjak2

Dee said...

hahaha..it was funny..masa dok kt hostel di ITM dulu..mmg ari jumaat n rabu ditunggu..they served nasi ayam n nasi beriani..fuh..sedap..kamis ikan jaketlah..hahaha..

suka dtg blog sha..walau tertinggal mesti khatam n baca dgn penuh concentration..hahaha..

sI tEDI said...

ekekekeke..

betul ke ayam masak merak tu dia ada letak pewarna..?

mier@merr said...

ahaha........tingat zmn dok hostel dulu/...

ari selasa je sume org nak blk skola cepat..siap lumba2...

sbb selasa ada nasik ayam...hehe

Yunus Badawi said...

Saya gelak guling2 baca citer ni. Talapia disangka ayam.

sha sekolah mana dulu? Kehidupan yg susah di masa lalu boleh menjadikan kita lebih tahan lasak di masa skrg.

Ayu said...

ikan jeket.. masak sambal.. bestt.. ayam masak sambal jugak..

hostel life..

Lan Bingka said...

kehidupan di hostel (zaman sekolah) tetap kenangan paling bermakna..banyak suka duka..

hostel masa IPT xde apa sangat..

Lan Bingka said...

watak blair memang menguji kesabaran..hehe

julietchun said...

ikan jaket tanpa garam kdg2 sedap gak,kkekekeke. kalo tem saya dulu buleh hafal menu apa yg akan dihidangkan.

~Kak AZZ~ said...

masa skolah tak pnh dok asrama...Lepas skolah je baru merasa dok asrama....akak makan je la apa yg dorang bagi....janji kenyang....Lagipun akak bukannya org senang nak keluar beli makanan lain....Tak mcm budak2 skang ni....duit makan je cecah ratus2 seminggu padahal kt asrama mcm2 makanan disediakan...manja sungguh..!!!


Ayam masak merah..? Kalau ayam tu garing boleh la terima, tp kalau ayam tu lembik je, pastu kembang lak bila kena dgn kuah sambal tu....kensel la nk makan....hehe..

apa2 masakan yg nak buat sambal or masak kicap...kena masak garing sedikit....jgn buat separuh masak....nnt tekak kembang....huhu...

leadleedeea said...

sha..about that malay teacher..yup, I do admit that there are teachers who acts that way..ignore the pupils when they're in need..

but..yeah..I think we should forgive and forget ok? coz I also have some issues with my ustazah once..and I try so hard to forgive her..

you should try ok..because u'll find the feelings that u couldn't tell anyone..only you know..

nURmALa mAZLan said...

kita xde pengalaman dok hostel la sha..uhuks~~ sian kan

a kl citizen said...

assalammualaikum

memang cikgu asrama dulu2 pemalas...
sorilah ya..
sekarang , saya tak tau

saya pun macam sha gak
saya tak suka suasana asrama
dulu saya sekolah sains kat taiping, first batch... nasib baik,
takdak senior kat situ masa tu

sya said...

ehem, ehem, ni cikgu yang baik hati tak pernah tuang kelas nak komen.. :P

sha cite tentang ayam masak merah, macam terasa2 je kat mulut ni ayam masak merah masa kat hostel dulu...

hmm, hari ni, antara hari paling sedap dalam diari seorang guru bernama sya... :(

Cik Cookie said...

masih igt lagi menu kat hostel
2minggu sekali nasi aym msk merah-selasa.
saturday nasi ayam-xg mkn pun sbb suka balik umh.
rabu ptg ikan jaket mask asm pedas.
pagi rabu ns lemak-yg nih akan tido 1st class sbb bantai kaw2 ns lemak n kopi.

ashie023 said...

ambe dok penah duk asrama kecuali di maktab perguruan..so kalu skolah, x taulah menu cammane...pakai tray segala nih..hehe..

ashley said...

Akak rasa sekolah kitaorang kat PEGHELIH zaman kitorang belajar dulu not so bad laa..

cuma kalau malam yang dapat ikan jaket, kuah petrol tak GOMAR den...

Yang best hari Khamis malam Jumaat, ikan kembong goreng. kuah kari, sambal belacan dan ulam timun...SODAPPPPP..

speckurosaklagi said...

rasany satu mlaysia mkn ikan jaket yg takda gram...
or ini menu satu msia utk hostel??

a.z.r.i.n.a.03.07 said...

mana dia nak letak muka ? hehe.. elok gak kena skali-skala..


dari dulu sampai skang panggil ikan jaket eh... kenangan...

blogresipi said...

kt asrama kalau hari makan ayam sure penuh dewan.heheh..

atty's said...

hehehe .kelakau..

Fatt Chin Choy said...

aku tak ada pengalaman asrama mcm ko ni wei... buli dan balas buli

hahaha