February 24, 2024
Chicago 12, Melborne City, USA

Describe an important thing you learned, not atschool or college.

  • When did you learn it?
  • How did you learn it
  • Why did you think it was important to learn it
  • How you felt when you learnt it

I think life is full of learning.
We start learning the day we are born and we don’t stop till the day we die.
I have learnt many things in my life and one of the most important things I learnt recently
was cooking.
Normally, my mother cooks in my house, and when she is sick or she doesn’t feel like
cooking we order out.
However, now I am planning to go abroad for my higher education.
So, I felt that it is necessary for me to learn cooking to survive abroad.
I did not need to be an expert but I needed to be good enough to satisfy my taste.
My mother is an amazing cook, so of course, I thought of learning it from her.
Unfortunately, my mother is not as good a teacher.
She used to get really mad when I made even small mistakes.
So, I decided to employ the use of technology to learn it or in other words, cooking channels
on YouTube.
I found a really good channel, which showed how to cook simple vegetarian dishes like dal
and mixed vegetables.
Then, I learnt how to make rotis.
Now I can make perfectly circular rotis like my mother.
After learning the basic Indian recipes, I moved on to baking, because I love eating cakes.
Again, I found a really amazing channel called – cooking with sugar.
Baking was tough at first, I think even small mistakes can be costly in baking.
The damage is irreversible too.
I remember once I forgot to add flour to my cake batter and kept on wondering how I ended
up making a chocolate bar instead of a cake.
However, now, I have started making really tasty cakes.
My dark chocolate cake is a special request for family events.
All my life, I dreaded cooking. Now that I have learnt it, I rather enjoy it.
It is not a chore anymore, but rather something I look forward to.
Of course, I don’t have to cook every day.

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