Wednesday, June 25, 2008

More Eye Candy

For me, Christmas has certainly arrived early! I feel like a 6 year old in Santa's toy factory! I've been Bento-ing for almost one whole year. During this journey, I've scourged many shopping outlets for Bento accessories and had to make do with the miserable few and far in between things being sold in non-Bento speciality shops (not that PJ or KL has one anyway).

The 100 Yen store was the best (of the worst) store which had limited collection and because I was kind of a local pioneer, I managed to build up quite a collection of Bento boxes from them. Often I would sweep across the store and manage to buy 8-10 Bento boxes plus it's limited accessories. But after a while, they ran out of stock too.

It's frustrating for Bento enthusiasts like me. I thank God for good friends who travel and bother to entertain my passion for Bento. Most of my Bento accessories was brought back from Japan by my friend Alice.

Since then, I've been surfing the internet and found lots of things that I like but didn't want to pay a ridiculous price for. I've had one bad encounter with an e-bay seller (now defunct) who conned me and I wasn't too keen to put my money where I already had a bad experience.

Often, I was tempted to purchase the Wilton silicon cups - something like RM55 for half dozen or something and that too you only get them in one size and shape. Wilton has two or three shapes I think.

One of the things I appreciate of my late Dad is, he forcibly taught me to be PATIENT. It's not my best virtue but "I can wait". That's what I did and today, my friend
Felicity who travels Singapore quite often brought these back for me!! I am so excited, she bought 30 items from Daiso at 2 Singapore dollars each. I almost died of elation!

New Bento and Onigiri boxes - my dream come true!
I had seen the Onigiri boxes selling for RM39.90 and I refused to buy them.
Felicity bought
them at 2 Sing each!

A pink furoshiki, Onigiri molds and tiny condiment boxes and another pink Onigiri box. *swoons*.

Silicon cups in all shapes, sizes and colors. SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT!
*Thank you! Thank you!*

New age Bento straps? Kung-Fu Panda - I think #3 will be trilled!! Cute chicky faces and matching pink balloon straps for the single tier balloon Bento box.

Sauce bottles, furikake shakers, mayo boxes. *I'm going crazeeeeee with happiness*

My dream food picks! *God is good!*

*I'm currently floating on 7th Heaven, walking on clouds and dreaming dreams*

Hugs to everyone. Thank you friends!


Lynn / vigilant20 said...

I think you are still lucky. There are no stores here that sell bentos at all. I can only order online :(

I'm so jealous of this haul...everything looks great!

Shirley said...

Those look wonderful. I am so inspired by your blog and have started bento-ing for my daughter too. And I have been visiting the 100 yen shop in Puchong to get some bento boxes for her. :-)

Bento Pet said...

lynn: I'm really happy with this haul despite the limited bento stuff available locally. I love your blog and your pictures on Flickr!

Thank for leaving a comment. Means a lot!

Bento Pet said...

shirley: Welcome to the Bento frenzy! Mums like us ooze love into our cooking so I'm sure she'll be one happy kid!!!

Yeap! I think Puchong still has some Bento boxes left. I don't particularly like the new ones with the side snap lock. It breaks very easily.

I'm persistently pursuing them to make new orders. Hopefully they will respond!!!

Come back to update on your bentos ok? Cheers!

LZmommy said...

Wow! That's lots of new stuffs you have :)

Bento Pet said...

lzmommy: I've been waiting for this opportunity for a long time. It's really exciting! Thanks for coming by.

allthingspurple said...


Bento Pet said...

allthingspurple: I haven't stopped drooling yet either! *smiles*

3lilangels said...

Your patience really paid off. Nice haul, and nice friend too. Daiso is my favourite shop for bento stuff. Haha.. I went crazy there last school hols, you can see it in my blog. I've been following your tracks... 100 yen shop, Jusco, 1U-Parkson. Thanks for sharing.

Bento Pet said...

3lilangels: Thanks for taking the time to comment. It means a lot because it keeps me going.

There are not many suppliers thus we Bento enthusiasts must support each other lah. LOL!


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