I was born in a family of 8. I am very lucky to be the youngest because I’ve got most of the attention and love from my parents and siblings all the time. At the end of 2003, I traveled more than 9 thousand miles to the United States for my Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance at Oklahoma State University.
To me, 2007 was the most meaningful year, when I stepped into another stages of my life. I was graduated in Spring (May) 2007; got married to Edison Chan on June 4th, 2007; delivered a baby boy named Aldo on December 12th, 2007. My status changed from single to married, student to mommy/housewife, isn't it adventurous? Here is where my culinary journey starts.
My new life as a full-time, stay-home mommy in the U.S. is not tough but definitely not as easy as I expected. While my family, relatives, and in-laws are far far away from me, I’ve to deal with everything all by myself with my new family. Preparing meal(s) for my family almost everyday, my mission become even more challenging. Along the way, I’ve been learning and improving a lot on my culinary skills.
When Aldo was 2 ½, I started working in the corporate world – that was my 1st job after my graduation. About 2 years later, my second son-Bruno was born on April 4th 2012. Hence, I am becoming a stay-home mommy again.
Since N years ago, I have always wanted to have my own blog where I could share my cooking and baking. Creating a blog is very time-consuming- designing, photo shooting, writing, editing… etc. As a mother of 2, I do not have much time to do what I really want to do :(
With the encouragements from family and friends, finally I’ve created an account here on December 18, 2012. Friends often ask me how to cook this and that. To save time on explaining, now I can just ask them: “go to Masak-Masak Sukumei”. Also, I always forget what I’ve done on this dish or that bake, here I can keep the records of everything that I’ve cooked and baked for my beautiful family and friends.
My passion of cooking was mostly influenced by my mom. Her cooking and baking are very famous in my hometown :) When I was small, “masak-masak” (cooking toys) never bores me. Growing up, I love reading recipe books (I really read, words by words) and cooking blogs. Then, I realized that cooking is really fun and challenging.
I'm not professionally trained to cook but I'll try to share what I know :) The ways that I cook or bake may not the best/most prefect ways, if you have better ideas on how to do it, please do not hesitate to comment/share with me.
As a cooking and baking lover, I understand how frustrated and difficult on finding GOOD recipes. Thus, I greatly appreciate those who share their recipes on books or online. I tried, experimented, modified, and share the best that I could get. If you have tried my recipes and think that you have a better one, please share with me as well.
Remember that I have friends that refused to answer my questions of “how to cook this? How to bake that?”. Frankly, YOU should feel ashamed of yourself. Please don’t be a selfish bastard!! Sharing is great :)