And I can’t believe what my big mouth just did!
You see, our Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Penang is building a new church in Sungai Ara, Penang and we need to raise funds, in RM millions to build it. So, ongoing funds raising were going on in all sorts of manners by all walks of people. It is a nice community feel and something that I enjoy being part of.
So, yesterday, our choir group was discussing how we can contribute towards a family carnival in July. Food stall was the suggestion. Someone suggested an Italian stall but ingredients will be too expensive. So, I said, why not make local foods like tomyam beehoon? One other guy said he can cook green curry and then, we decided on a Thai food stall. Yeah, right…..out of the majority, almost everyone said they cannot cook, except my big mouth.
Anyway, our Cathedral patron saint is a Thai and what better way than to create a Thai environment during the family carnival, right? You can read about Blessed Nicholas Bunkerd Kitbamrung and his struggles. I never give much thought to the church history and etc until the day I was assigned to type the piece on the page and I was very touched with what Blessed Nicholas had done for the Catholic faith. It touched me so much that I am going to look up to Blessed Nic as my guiding light. That is to stand for truth, no matter what the challenges are.
Anyway, I thought – Hey, how hard is it to cook two woks of fried beehoon right? Ingredients are cheap, taste is great and it goes well with everyone. But, but, but….they told me it is not two woks! It is 9am – 4pm. Non-stop selling because the crowd is not a few but the whole parish (which covers a major part of Penang) which is by the thousands. LOL.
Of course, I am not doing it alone because all the other ladies are going to help me and I have roped in some muscled guys to help stir the beehoon. But since I put my hands up, now I have to make the costing, ingredients quantities and will be there to flavour the cooking. Hahaha…see what I got myself into for putting my hands up?
I just sms-ed to my choir leader because she said she is going to submit the proposal to the church for inclusion into the bulletin. I told her..”Go ahead. Blessed Nicholas is our patron saint and he is a Thai. So, he will watch over our group.” *prays hard*
Let’s say I no longer blog, I can become a hawker with that experience, eh?