Thursday, 2 April 2015

The Coffee Flavoured Paper ...

Day 92/365

Coffee flavoured paper, anyone? That's my girl's latest innovation. She was given a task - a Bahasa Malaysia portfolio. It's a simple and straightforward assignment. Other students her age might just grab a pen and a few pieces of paper, and voila, there goes their assignment. But, for Lin, she'll not be happy with just a pen and paper. She scoured the Net for wild ideas. She followed steps given on YouTube religiously.

One late Friday evening, my tiny kitchen was hijacked. There were coffee sachets, a tray, a paint brush, pieces of A4-paper and a hairdryer on the kitchen floor. She mixed the coffee powder with some water. She dipped the paper into the concoction. The result wasn't encouraging. The coffee paper didn't turn out well. She resorted to paint them piece by piece. In the process, she spilt the coffee mixture on the floor; cheered by swarms of tiny ants. Eventually, she  blew dry all the coffee flavoured paper with my hairdryer.

The painstaking process didn't end there. She had to caligraph the title of the story. She needed tracing paper and various other stationery. Her forever supporting Dad bought her all the necessities. Hope the assignments would be completed soon. I dreaded to see her burning the midnight candles completing the task. Deep down inside, I'm proud of you, girl. 

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