Sunday, July 29, 2007

..and so, my Bento journey begins..

What is this craze I've just got myself into? Weeks ago I was a sane housewife with a hectic schedule. It was shuttling the children to school, activities and back. I've been through some 'phases' but BENTO!!! Ouch!! It's taking over my mind, body and soul - literally.

My two elder girls came back from school complaining about the food served in the school canteen. Aghh...cannot eat lah Mum. The food is just so bad! So how? Asks Mum. Can you pack food for us? Huh? Pack food? You must be joking! I've not packed food for you eversince you two were out of your diapers. MMmummm!!! Do you want to see your two daughters starve during canteen time? That hit the GUILT button. Ok! Ok! I'll try something.

Got up half an hour earlier the next morning and packed them a cheese sandwich (I know-so boring-what to do-rusty from so many years break). I started to surf the Internet for ideas. I hit a random site and encountered my first Bento experience - Cooking cute. It was out of this world! I was stunned by the ideas, style and presentation.

I liked the idea of Bento and it's relation to Japanese food. My children loves Japanese food. I've been whipping up some cool Japanese dishes for years. I make a mean futomaki and can easily entertain with a wide spread of authentic Japanese dishes. Oh yes!! I was quite excited about the Bento encounter at Cooking cute.

After that, there was no turning back. I scourged the net for Bento, Bento and Bento. My mind was filled with Bento ideas, thoughts, and adrenalin rush. I had sleepless nights tossing in my bed thinking and dreaming about Bento.

I went out to the nearest 100 Yen shop to shop for Bento. My lack of experience surprised me with an encounter with my first Bento. I packed my first Bento for my children, days later. It never dawned on me that I should take any photos. As I got more adrenalin rush to be more 'creative' I went shopping some more for supplies, bento accessories, etc. etc.

Then I found a local site: Cooking Momster Corner. She's got an interesting cooking site. I envy her skill for cooking all those local dishes. My expertise is only in the area of Japanese and Italian food. I got even more excited when she posted recently about a package she ordered out of Japan. From the pictures I saw it was almost a complete set for anyone to begin Bento-ing.

So I said to myself, why not I also start blogging about my Bento experiences. It seems kind of a fun thing. And thus the birth of this blog. Ha! Ha! Welcome to my musings.


Sue Sue said...

Hi Bento Pet,
Thanks for dropping by my blog. Love all your Bento Lunch Boxes. It is pretty interesting if you have the passion for cooking and I bet your kids and hubby enjoy your cooking.

Will link you in my blog since we got the same interest!

Bento Pet said...

sue sue

Thanks for linking me. I'm still new to blogging and probably have much to learn. Appreciate your support.

Yeah! My kids love the Japanese and Italian food that I cook for them.

Hubby is very China-man. He's okay with Japanese food but my "super cook of a Mum" has to cook Chinese for dinner most days. Lol!


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