Double Blessing…

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It’s been almost 4 months since I started my life at KES. FYI, I’m studying 15 core and creative subjects: English, Maths, Science, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, Computing, French, Latin, History, Music, Drama, RS, PE and Rugby/Hockey.

King Edward’s School also uses a credit system. Credits are kind of like points that you get awarded if you do a good piece of work. I actually achieved my first 10 credits way back on 24th October, and I got a certificate to mark the achievement too.

But when you go on to achieve 25 credits, or do an outstanding piece of work, then you get an entry in what they call the GOLDEN BOOK, which is a special book in the Chief Master’s study. Every student looks forward to getting an entry in the Golden Book, because it’s a very big achievement!

The good news is that I was blessed with a DOUBLE GOLDEN BOOK ENTRY last week! The first one was on Wednesday 5th December for my Geography project, and I went to visit the Chief Master to get my name signed in the Golden Book. And right after that, on Thursday 6th December, I got my second Golden Book entry for attaining 25 credits! Not only that, I also got £20 worth of Amazon gift cards!

I can’t describe how proud I was, looking at my name in the Golden Book, and not just once, but two days in a row! Alhamdulillah, I can’t thank God enough for the endless blessings. And of course, I couldn’t possibly have done it without the support and prayers from my PAWSOME parents!!

Pawsome regards,

Omar Mukhtar a.k.a. The Pawsome Lion

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Sunday with Adam – The Brains Behind the Burger!🍔

Howdy y’all! It’s The Pawsome Lion! Did you enjoy last week’s video? Have any of you given it a try? If you haven’t, then you should! Now Episode 3 of the kids’ series is out! For this video, it’s…Lamb Burgers! This is a lovely delicacy that we all enjoy. But, what about the history of this dish?

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The Origin of Burgers

Long long ago, burgers weren’t the type of burgers that we all know today. They were something slightly different. The first burgers came around in the Middle Ages. Travelling merchants from Hamburg learnt how to make patties from The Tartars of the Baltic Lands. They used raw meat for the patties and seasoned them with salt, pepper and onion juice. Pretty basic, right?

Then another cook (nobody knows his name) improvised on the patties. He got pieces of beef, shaped them into round patties and broiled them.When these burgers arrived in the U.S, they were eaten quite raw, like the French still prefer their meat.

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The English and Irish were the first ones to cook their beef patties well done throughout. People in England named the burger ‘Salisbury Steak’, after Dr. James H. Salisbury, who advised his patients to eat a well done beef patty three times a day, followed by a cup of hot water to cure colitis, anemia and other illnesses.

The First ‘Burger Sandwich’

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The first burgers weren’t actually eaten between two sliced buns though. It was only until the early 1900s (when burgers were popularised in America) that this eating fashion began. Apparently, the idea was invented by a gambler called John Montagu, the fourth earl of Sandwich. He stuffed his patties between slices of bread so it was more convenient for him. This way, he could eat right at the gambling table! The official appearance of the first ‘hamburger’ sandwich took place at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri (this is also the birthplace of the much loved ice cream cone).

Burger Evolution!

 

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The Delicious Veggie Burger!

In where we are today, the burger has many different varieties. For example, vegetarians can enjoy burgers in the form of ‘veggie burgers’! The patties in these burgers are made from soy protein and vegetables. A lot of people are also creating new types of burgers. A Welsh zoologist is working on a high-protein burger patty made from rat meat!🐭 A group of scientists with tainted tastebuds are also trying to make a new burger. They’re going to use cotton for the patty! I wonder how they will taste like?

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Another type of burger is the renowned Ramen Burger! The creator of this burger is a Japanese man called Keizo Shimamoto. He grew up in California and loved both parts of his culture: L.A (burgers) and Tokyo (ramen). He decided to merge both of these dishes together and create a whole new unique dish – The Ramen Burger, a twist on two dishes! In this dish, the normal burger bun is replaced with two circles of delicious, well-seasoned ramen! The Ramen Burger has spread worldwide and everybody loves it! Sounds PAWSOME!

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A burger that is similar to the Ramen Burger is the Rice Burger created by MOS Burger in Japan. MOS Burger is a fast-food restaurant chain known in various parts of the world. In this burger, two compressed rice cakes are used as an alternative for normal burger buns. The Rice Burger has become popularised in many parts of East Asia and other places like Australia and Indonesia. I really want to taste on of those! 😁

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Burgers with fish patties are also very popular. Take the Salmon Burger for example, the patty in this burger is substituted with a chunk o’ salmon! The majority of people like this burger because it’s meaty and full of flavour. I bet it’s delicious! YUM!!! 😛

100 Billion Burgers!!! 😵

McDonald’s is one of the best selling fast-food restaurants that sells burgers. Till date, they have sold over 100 billion burgers!!! Stack all of them up and you’d get the height of 100 of the world’s tallest buildings!😱 McDonald’s also owns a place known as ‘Hamburger University’, where people are taught the basics of hamburgerology. It is located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.


So now you know a bit more about one of the dishes you love. It’s pretty amazing, huh? There’s been a lot of change over time! Don’t forget to watch the latest episode of the Sunday with Adam kids series! And in case you were wondering, hamburgers aren’t made of ham (they’re from Hamburg! 😛 ).

p/s: Let’s Cook & Sway!

p/p/s: Don’t forget to follow Mr OCD Uncle on Instagram & Facebook: @adamdidam & subscribe to his YouTube channel too!😉

My Pawsome Meeting: Part 3

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Bonjour mes amis! Comment allez-vous?

In this post, I am going all out and making a French themed post. Don’t worry, I’ll include a French dictionary at the bottom!

Today, I felt a bit better after my horrible cold. So, I went to school but I still had to stay inside when it was break time. The school day was the same as any other though. I didn’t cough, I didn’t sneeze and there was no problem at all. The lessons were a bit ennuyeuse. But, even though the day wasn’t passionnant, there was something in the afternoon that I couldn’t wait for. It was my next cluster council meeting! How frais is that?

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So, after all the school agitation, me and my colleague Nimah set off once again on the bumpy ride. There were about un, deux, trois, quatre…douze bumps throughout the ride. Oh well, as the old saying goes, no pain, no gain! Finally, when we arrived at the academy, we rapidement collected our stickers, went up the stairs and entered the meeting room. At this rate, we knew that there was no time to lanterner. So, we went straight to our groups and started from where we finished off last time. As you might have known, I was in the group that was designing the invitation.

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Last time, we drafted the invitation on paper but this time, we did it on the l’ordinateur. The invitation had a noir background with or writing on it. There were also little pictures inserted here and there. I must say though, even though we couldn’t get everything we wanted on there, it still looked authentique and very VIP. After a while, it was time to go. Luckily, we managed to finish our invitation just in time.

When we reached our l’école, me and Nimah rushed back to our classrooms, in fear that we would be the last ones to get out. Fortunately, we made it just in time. Then, everyone went home happily, ready to enjoy the weekends…

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p/s: Vous souhaitons agréable week-end! Prendre soin et au revoir! 😉

p/p/s: Sorry for the short post. It’s because Mr Dad is waiting to watch The Apprentice like we do every week!

French Dictionary:

  • Bonjour mes amis-Hello my friends
  • Comment allez-vous?-How are you?
  • Ennuyeuse-Boring
  • Passionnant-Exciting
  • Frais-Cool
  • Agitation-Commotion
  • Un-1
  • Deux-2
  • Trois-3
  • Quatre-4
  • Douze-12
  • Rapidement-Quickly
  • Lanterner-Dilly-dally
  • L’ordinateur-Computer
  • Noir-Black
  • Or-White
  • Authentique-Authentic
  • L’ecole-School
  • Vous souhaitons agréable week-end-Have a great weekend
  • Prendre soin et au revoir-Take care and goodbye

*Media Source: Google Images*