Sunday, December 26, 2010

3 VERY SHORT SONGS by Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker, New Jersey, USA 1893-1967

A Very Short Song
Dorothy Parker

Once, when I was young and true,
Someone left me sad-
Broke my brittle heart in two;
And that is very bad.

Love is for unlucky folk,
Love is but a curse.
Once there was a heart I broke;
And that, I think, is worse


Dorothy Parker

Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

One Perfect Rose
Dorothy Parker

 A single flow'r he sent me, since we met.
All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet -
One perfect rose.

I knew the language of the flowerette;
'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet
One perfect rose.

Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get
One perfect rose.


Salam once more, dear friends!


Chef Baini is back once more with a home class for Ms. Yati who came all the way from Kemaman, Terengganu. But first, CB would like to begin with not one but three short poems by the American writer Dorothy Parker. In case you don't know who she is, think of that famous line

Ms. Parker wrote for VOGUE and VANITY FAIR magazines back in the Roaring Twenties and was described by her bosses as "the quickest tongue imaginable, and I need not to say the keenest sense of mockery."  Though nowadays people would say wicked instead of keenest! Her wry sense of humour made people see the positive a life beset with unpredictability, giving rise to a resilient spirit that led to the Women's Suffrage Movement.

Why is this relevant? Because that is exactly how Chef Baini felt upon meeting Ms. Yati, another determined individual who keeps a positive attitude at all times. Yati is determined to make her mark in her hometown of Kemaman and is unafraid of the challenges that lay in her way....Just look at her winsome smile (and the peace to all gesture) says it all about her personality!

Ms. Yati spent 2 days here at Chef Baini's home in her effort to learn baking and she wanted to learn about cakes and cookies...So Chef Baini taught her 10 types of cookies plus the Fancy Cookies, of course...

And the Kek Lapis collection, including the Siber, Al-jannah and Ketupat Rolls!

As you would expect, it drained the poor girl...but she just kept smiling away, never once complaining... but the aches and pains eventually show!

That's when Chef Baini recommended Yati to visit a Spa or a Reflexology Centre nearby! Unfortunately, Norbaini Cakes do not have such services in her repertoire!

Here are Yati's Kek Lapis creations....

Chef Baini congratulates Yati on a job very well done and advised her to take a slow relaxing drive home. Chef Baini looks forward to meeting Yati again in the future which she hopes will be as bright as her smile! Thank you Yati, for coming all the way here to visit Chef Baini and family!

That's all for today, dear friends! Thanks for visiting today's blog, see you again very soon!

Love Always,

Chef Baini.

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