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'quirky sense of humor and creative pranks' - caltech supplement


m7md 4 / 16  
Jan 3, 2012   #1
i have written this essay for the caltech supplement
prompt Caltech students have long been known for their quirky sense of humor and creative pranks. Please describe an unusual way in which you have fun.

If I am not finding derivatives for higher order polynomial functions or drawing Lewis structures of complex chemical compounds; I go to the kitchen, grab a pot and just throw in it whatever I find suitable. I have always enjoyed cooking. It is where all my creativity and passion condense into one thing, the dish that I am preparing. However, I know my cooking is probably mediocre compared to that of professional chefs from fancy restaurants. I understand; I am not Jacques Pépin after all. Nevertheless, the flamboyant delicacies they cook can't compare to my food. It's simply mind-blowing to get to eat something that you have put that much effort in preparing that it becomes more like a reward than a dish. It might not taste as great as that in a restaurant, but I don't care. It has something that will easily make up for that "overcooked onion" or "extra pinch of salt"; it has the taste of my hard work. This is why my cooking is so special to me.

as mostly everyone will probably write about the pranks and stuff i thougt about writing something unique by focusing on the second part "unuasal way you have fun" and staying away from the prank part. what do you think? please comment and be harsh!!
pen2papr 1 / 2  
Jan 3, 2012   #2
Don't end on "this is why cooking is so special to me." End on something that links it back to the beginning.
flafi120 1 / 14  
Jan 4, 2012   #3
hi mohamed,

As deadline is over. I can see that the edited one is much more better and expressive
Good Luck anyway

P.S: I am also from Cairo and I applied to Stanford and Caltech as well. Don't worry about it cuz I got 2020 :D:D

Hope that we will both be accepted

Caltechly and Stanfordly Yours,
Nourhan


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