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Monday, June 21, 2010

Shades of Green

Thanks Tok Ma!


My son loves green and when I asked in what shade does he like the colour, he just looked at me and bubbled "green!". To him green is green, no shades, no tones, green is the pokok, green is the rumput, green is all his favourite baju, his wallet, his pencil box and green is Ben 10. But I like green only in certain shades, earthy and mellowed as the colours of the living things you see all around. Not all greens suit me well. Evidently, in a sea of blacks blues and reds of my wardrobe, there's perhaps only one green ensemble.

Thanks Murni!

But being in this colourful bussiness I need to learn how to identify and how to to tell the difference between hijau pucuk pisang, hijau buah epal, hijau laut, hijau tanah, hijau buah zaitun, hijau zamrud and hijau hijau. And believe me your hijau may not be the same as my hijau. There is no such thing as the common colour of hijau whereby the shade is seen the same by all. It's never a problem until always after the cake is done and presented and scrutinized for failing to follow the exact tone of the colour.
Thanks Nur Hani!


At such time, as much as the soul tries to control the unwelcome emotion, the only green which seems befitting for the occasion would be this...


Can I safely categorize this as Hijau Hulk? to add to the many other hijaus we have on this planet.

hehehehehehe.

24 treats:

Kitchen Guardian said...

why hv you gone green wiz? he he!

edi said...

kak wiz,ade customer mengamuk ke hijau kek tak matching dengan tema baju dia? hehehhee...

Wiz said...

Yanie - Tak mengamuk la. Tersedu sikit jer.

Wiz said...

Edi - Some people see it as pink but I see it as purple, you know that kind of misunderstanding. That's why memang kena tunjuk contoh kain dan warna bila nak accept order to avoid cases like these kan. And Setakat tak matching dgn baju tak per lagi Edi, ada yang trus tak bayar. I have customers who only paid me the down payment and then went silent, phone sumer mati. In total orang hutang more than 1k. No emails, no reasonings, no apologies. I consider that mereka makan duit my children sebab duit tu memang untuk kegunaan makan minum mereka. Bukan untuk saya beli bag tgn atau beli kasut atau beli krim muka atau beli keperluan untuk diri sendiri apa lagi for splurging, saya tak da duit untuk itu semua. I bake to earn a living and to honestly make ends meet. If one day they come to apologize it is not me they have to face, it's my children. Sorry edi, got carried away. I guess you just unleashed the hulk in me he he he roarrrrrr.

Ho Ho Ho said...

I am 'Green' with envy ...looking at your beautiful creations!!!! :) & at the same time tickled 'pink' reading your rantings....:)

edi said...

i feeeeel you kak wiz! some people are insanely cerewet sampai rimas! usually if i have that kind of customer, i'll just warn them that i'll try my best to follow what they want but in the end kalau x satisfied jugak, i tak jamin :-P boleh ke gitu? hehehe.. so far i always insist on full payment beforehand. ade org bangkitkan issue haram ambik duit dulu la ape la, but for me, bukannya niat i nak tipu duit customer, tp nak make sure i yg tak teraniaya.. itupun ade yg terkena jugak. ade janji nak bayar hujung bulan la, susah nak gi cash dep machine la.. i kesian, so bagi bayar COD. time ambik, suruh member dia ambikkan, at the end, senyap.. mmm... tp itu skali je i terkena so alhamdulillah not so bad lah.. tp mmg serik! kak wiz lagiler.. mcm2la experience! i remember reading your post yg customer kata kerja u sloppy padahal cupcks tu cun gile! x pahamla org camtu.. they just dont understand how much effort we put to make them the cakes.. not just us, our children and hubby pun sacrifice takde nak bersenang lenang dengan kita sbb kite dok buat kek je.. that's why i love to have cupck classes.. semua students after kelas mengeluh, penat, susah, leceh, kena ada skill, nak buat cupcks.. patutla org caj mahal.. mmg berbaloila beli je... hah! tau pun! and then they can spread the words..

panjangla pulak..

zaaba said...

I love this line! Nak plagiat bole? Hehehe...
"the soul tries to control the unwelcome emotion"

What a way to convey the message Kak Wiz. An excellent post yet again.

Zylia

Wiz said...

Lisa - Thanks for dropping by. Tickled? ha ha ha I was very much tickled myself to the hulk extreme ;o)

Wiz said...

Zylia - Thank you so much for always reading me and taking the time to comment. If I was hulk, I think sentiasa jer sluar terkoyaknya ha ha ha. Tapi saya hulk yang sopan. Dah siap2 pakai baju besar ha ha ha, in anticipation.

Wiz said...

Edi - Like I told Yanie, I think I want to introduce you to financial freedom programme. No obligations k. I just need you to hear me out, coz it is helping me in so many ways. ANd I only pick the people who I trust and comfortable with, one of them is you. Will write to you in detail later.

edi said...

ok! educate me on that pls :)

zue said...

Hai Wiz! green is nice, somehow I got attracted to green whenever I wanted to buy kain for my baju and I have several shades of green, but now tinggal tergantung je dalam gerobok tu:-) ingat nak buat jumble sale, entahada orang interested or not....hehe.....anyway, your creations are as marvellous and as creative as ever, it's unfortunate that some people didn't know how to appreciate it. but i guess, things happen for a reason, and that reason is to turn you into a softer 'hulk'....:-) kidding dear......c'est la vie, kita kena banyak bersabar lah , me.. ada gak yang tak bayar, nak mintak, segan, kawan2 jugak, we must have both passion and patience in this biz,u take care wiz, always look forward to your n3.

Fiza said...

hi kak wiz..!i dah ok, tapi nampaknye akan terus bercuti till end of 2010...haha...bab colours ni memangnye pening, sometimes rasa macam nak educate aje customers2 ni, esp. tang nak match kan colour cake exactly sama dgn baju or the rest of the hantaran....fuh..i pun penah dpt yg cerewet....to me, cake tu patut jadi penyeri & menyerlah, bukan 'blend in' dgn yg lain2...tenggelam., so takpelah kalau 'lari sket' colour tu. mau jugak kalu, takpelah hak dia but kenalah tunjuk sample, tapi still kena paham bukan senang nak mix certain colours in food...kita bukan kedai cat..ada segala shades dari 'baby' sampai ke 'tua'....
like you said, pandangan kita pun berbeza...ada orang panggil merah telur, kuning telur..haiyaaa susahlerr...sebab yg i nampak kadang tu oren telur.....
hehe mak buyung ngade2 nak membebel.....

Kitchen Guardian said...

wiz,
itu org yg tak bayar panggil dia hantuuuuu!

Wiz said...

Edi - I will soon k. I need to equip myself first. I can't wait to tell you. And the best thing I would have a reason to meet up with you. How cool is that?

Wiz said...

Yanie - Hantu pun ada conscience la I believe. That's why dia dtg haunt sebab dia ada unfinished bussiness kan?

Wiz said...

Fiza - I miss youuuuuuuuuuuuu! And also I envy you sebab ada good reason to rest. Tgh doa byk2 so I can get pregnant ni k.

Yes colours... memang a sensitive issue to everyone. And mata kita memang nampak lain2. Tu sebab ada orang kata sean connery tu handsome ada orang kata " gila ke sean connery tu handsome?" I la yang kata dia handsome ha ha ha.

How have you been? Jgn makan itu congo bars byk2 tau, sgt manis.

Take care k.

Wiz said...

Zue - thanks ever so much for leaving a trail. Always await for your comments.

Gosh Zue if you have met me in person and thought still I should be a softer hulk, I might as well be a green pandan flavoured jello wobbling all the time. I think I am tested this way to make me tougher so I am more wary of the people around me. But like I said, I need the money not to splurge but to make ends meet, basic keperluan. If I don't get paid I don't have enough to pay for petrol and I can't send the kids to school and go buy brg keks or even get out of the house. Every single cent is used to meet the basic needs. I don't get money elsewhere, bila ada classes I get extra. But when cake orders byk, I can't take classes sgt. I am always on the move with the kids and involved in their itinerary. Malam baru ada. So bila orang tak bayar memang rasa nak nangis sebab duit untuk minggu tu tak de and when I handle a big order like that I dont take any other orders so memang dependent on the money from that gig. So bila tak der payment, zero la income saya. Itulah sahaja cerita saya.

zue said...

saje nak tambah, i kinda agree with you that Mr 007 tu is handsome, so is Mr Remington Steele aka Mr Bond jugak and so is Mel Gibson esp masa dalam cerita The Bounty.... and Tequila Sunrise( oh no, I got carried away.........)nite nite...

Fiza said...

oh and i miss you toooo...!i'm praying for you kak wiz, jgn putus berdoa, ini semua kuasa Allah. dapat ke tidak semua ada sebab & hikmah, yg penting dgn berdoa & berharap padaNya pun kita dah dpt pahala, insyaAllah.

i'm at 26wks now & started to enjoy the pregnancy =) taking this advantage to try out new style of cooking and baking new recipes for the family.best..!yg tk bestnyer takde income laa. betul cakap you. congo bars itu sungguh manis, tapikan, mmg sedappp..!dah bakar petang semalam...

have a great day ahead..!

JulesMD said...

...ting ting ting tiing, ting ting ting ting tiiing, ting ting ting tiing, ting ting ting ting tiiing, ting ting ting ting, ting ting ting ting ting ting ting... ingat tak lagu hulk dulu tu? yg bunyi sayu tu? time bill bixby/lou ferigno jd hulk tu... ha, u imagine i nye ting ting tu piano dia tu la, hehehe... gelak la, gelak la...:) hehehe... i dok bekemas rumah, n i buang semua pokok kat balkoni yg dah mati tak tejaga tu, n tadi i pegi romantika beli pokok plestik to ganti! heh heh, whatever works lah kan? janji nampak hijau... :):):)...

Wiz said...

Jules - I ingatkan apahal la you duk ting ting seribu kali ha ha ha. Ok get it.

Kalu nak hijau, beli Hulk sekor letak depan rumah. It serves two purposes, satu nampak hijau satu pencuri tak masuk ha ha ha. Ok tak Idea I?

Fiza - I told you manis. YOu can eat it but not too much k. Takut sugar level naik. I miss being pregnant.

Sedap? Memangla sedap. You tell me apa yang tak sedap masa tgh 26 weeks? Semua pun menjilat jari! wahahahaha.

hanie said...

slm kak wiz..hijau pucuk pisang yg i maksudkan mcm yg u buat tu la..tak tau la plak it make u confius..hehe.. i juz write down order for my sis..

owh..dugaan gak org uat biz mcm kak wiz ni..br tahu..

yang tak dapat lupa..berpeluh dlm traffic jam nak ke pick up point skali salah tempat pulak..baby plak meragam..dpt cupcakes cantik hilang resah tapi sampai je rumah letak atas meja..esok pagi tgk dh dihurung semut huhuhu..

jgn risau..takkan serik order cupcakes lagi..cantik sgt n SeDapp

Wiz said...

Hanie - Thanks for commenting Hanie. Bukan order Hanie yg buat kak wiz confused. I am not talking about your order la but other a few orders. Thanks again for the order yea and sorry about the semut.