Did I not say that I am an amateur cook?
In that were 3.5 packets of Philadelphia Cheese and 7 eggs plus all the other good stuff.
It was all my fault, you know - I read the instructions wrongly and turned the temperature knob to 200 degrees C instead of the stated 200 degrees F, which converts to around half of that in Celcius, I think.
When I smelled something burning from the oven I quickly, very quickly - in fact, in a flash, realised my mistake. It was, of course, too late for me to do anything and I was at the verge of crying and thrashing everything at the same time. I felt so angry with myself that later on, after softly muttering a variety of curses (I AM from Melaka after all, you must remember..), I threw the storybook that I was reading, at my bed room door no less, for the desired maximum BANG effect.
Never did like throwing things when I was angry.
I always thought it as childish, somehow. But I understand the need for some people to do it when they're consumed with wrath - better the vase than someone's face, right? Still, I've always hated what to me, is just a particularly brand of childish behaviour.
Saying that, I had to do something. I warned Mr S of what I was going to do prior to that and he gave me the permission to throw the book, which of course, was one that he paid for, so err, I thought it would be nice if he gave me his permission...
"Pa, aku tension lah..rasa macam nak baling lah buku ni...boleh tak?"
"Ha..baling lah...meh aku tangkap.."
I think he was trying to be funny at the time - to help me relax a bit, perhaps. Plus he was also growing rather tired of listening to my complaints about that particular book anyway.
And so, that particular book went air borne.
Of course, the 'maximum effect' came out only as a very dull thud because the book only made it to a pile of Mr S's files and books on the floor. But still, it gave me some satisfaction.
Guess I am really just an immature amateur.
Just in case you're wondering..the cake was edible and it tasted quite good underneath all that carcinogenic black layer. I also made some fresh strawberry sauce for it even though fresh strawberries trigger my asthma - just for the kids.
So at least, there's that.