In the Netherlands, it seems to me that every occasion requires a cake to be shared with friends, family members or even colleagues at work places. Dutch people just love eating cake. On a particular occasion on which I was filled with curiosity, I asked my colleague the reason why she invited us for a bite of cake on that day. Surprisingly, she told me 'my husband is just visiting this place for the first time'. At that instant, I realized that you can eat cake on almost every occasion.
Having eaten quite a few pieces of cake by now, I am thinking of reciprocating the kind gesture of my Dutch colleagues. It is my turn to bring the next cake. The only question is: what will be my reason?
Olawale Olaniyan, Nigerian MSc student of Animal Breeding and Genetics