Sunday, October 7, 2012

Shook Hand With a Legend

It was Friday, October 5th, 2012. My inner fangirl self squealed in joy when I saw the news that Sisca Soewitomo is going to held a hand-on-hand cooking show at Jakarta Culinary Festival, located in Grand Indonesia. I had a brief flashback about how 12-year-old-me would just wake up at 6 o'clock on a Saturday morning just to watch Aroma, a cooking show hosted by Sisca Soewitomo that was aired on Indosiar. Unlike other kids who watch Saturday morning cartoons, I was busy taking notes of what Madam Sisca cooked. Buah di Dalam Kaca, Salmon Masak Buah Naga, Karbonara Kebun Bunga, and other recipes were written with a rather ugly handwriting in my Handy Dandy Notebook of Recipes. Now, why on earth would I waste a chance on meeting my childhood idol, when she was only 26 Km away from where I live?

I went to Grand Indonesia with a good buddy of mine named Bernhard, who is into culinary as well. If it wasn't for him, I would not be able to shook hand with a legend, chatted with a great chef, and took pictures with the host of Aroma. 

It was a dream come true. I met my childhood idol, in the flesh, and I was contaminated with joy and excitement. "I'm a big fan of yours ever since I was in Elementary School. I watch your show, Aroma, every Saturdays," I stuttered. She smiled and thanked me, and welcomed me to take a picture with her. It felt like as if I got a backstage-pass of Super Junior's concert. 

We took pictures, we had a brief chat, we shook hands, then we waved goodbyes. She was very busy because her cooking show was going to start in about a minute. "Thank you, " I said. She replied with a "You're welcome, and thank you as well." along with a smile. "Dream comes true, right," said Bernhard. I nodded with a big smile on my face. I'm a very happy fangirl. 

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