After school tadi, The Other Half and I and Miss 14 had a meeting with one of the school teachers for a course counselling session.
Miss 14 will be in Year 11 next year which is the senior year.
And mula dari sekarang, they have to start thinking of the subjects they need to take in Yr 11 and Yr 12 that will enable them to get into the course they want at uni.
At the end of Year 12, they have a big exam called WACE(Western Australian Certificate of education) which is the make or break exam untuk masuk Uni.
Lebih kurang lah dengan I dulu masa masuk Form 4 and Form 5 kan (tapi itu dah berpuluh puluh tahun dulu lah. Cerite sekarang I tak tau).
Dulu I ambik aliran Sains and ambik geography instead of Sejarah.
Tapi untuk budak2 kat sini, they have more freedom to choose what they want for their final subjects in high school, tak macam I dulu.
And it depends on the school jugak, bukan semua subjects will be offerred at each school.
Ada 52 WACE subjects so memang tak boleh lah the schools nak offer all the subjects kan.
Sape yang nak mengajar nya.
Macam masa tahun I dulu, ambik 9 subjects untuk SPM kan and aggregate SPM ditentukan dari 6 subjects aje.
Macam Miss 14 pulak, they have to do a minimum of 20 units within that 2 years and so many hours of class time.
But kalau nak ambik lebih dari tu pun takpe, as long as you can manage the extra workload lah.
And ada banyak lagi lah rules that they have to follow before they can be awarded the WACE.
So tadi, we all pun berbincang lah pasal whether the subjects that Miss 14 have chosen will be enough.
She’ll be taking 6 subjects for her WACE which is not that many but they only take the highest 4 results anyway for the final score.
The Other Half and I would rather she scores in all the subjects than take too many and tak larat nak buat, hehehehe….
Tapi ramai gak yang ambik sampai 10 subjects+ and aced them….
Budak2 yang dah sah2 pandai lah tu kan, heeeee….
We all including Miss 14 pening jugak masa nak choose the subjects for her, berminggu2 jugak lah we all fikir.
Bila anak2 makin membesar, kenalah fikir about schools and unis kan.
Anyway, semalam I managed to bake Victoria sandwich cake (VCS) yang dah lama sangat I nak try buat.
Ye lah, cake ni kan tengah famous ya amat kat Msia and semua memuji2 kesedapannya.
And tak lah susah nak buat nya so tu yang I buat.
And memang terbukti kesedapannya!
Even The Other half yang tak suka spongy type cake loved this cake.
I used the simplest recipe which requires you to measure the weight of the eggs (still in the shell).
Then, measure the butter, caster sugar and self raising flour to the exact weight of the eggs.
Semalam I guna 4 eggs which weighed 247g so I pun measure 247g of softened butter, 247g of caster sugar and 247g of SRF.
In a large bowl, crack the eggs, add all the other ingredients, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 2 tsp vanilla extract and beat using electric mixer until they are well combined and smooth.
What I read from UK cooking sites (which this cake originated from), the cake batter has to be soft enough that you can drop it into the cake pans.
Kalau keras kejung tak nak jatuh, add a bit of milk and beat some more.
Grease and line two 20-cm cake pans and dollop the cake mixture into both pans.
Bake at 190C (170C for fan forced oven for 20-30 mins or until brown and springs back when you touch).
Semalam I had to bake it at the longer time sebab tak brown lagi.
After that, let the cakes cool on a wire rack.
Bila dah sejuk, baru lah boleh sapu dengan jam and letak whipped cream.
I had to use raspberry and blackcurrant jam semalam sebab dah sapu separuh raspberry jam, I baru perasan yang I takde jar baru so kenalah topped up with blackcurrant jam, hehehe….
And sekarang kan tgh musim strawberries kat WA ni so tu yang hias dgn sebesar2 straws .
I made the cake for afternoon tea semalam, petang tadi dah habis dimakan.
And ini pulak, the sandwich I made for Miss 9 pagi tadi.
Serunding daging sandwich (SDS) with cheese and lettuce.
Miss 9 kata sedaaaaaap sangat! Tak sangka betul dia!