Friday, August 1, 2008

Vote for your favorite Bento!

I finally got the poll done! Please vote for your favorite Bento.

When I did the shortlisting I thought I calculated 14 in the short list but when I was working on the poll, I realised that it was only 13. I went back to the folders to check if I had missed anyone out by mistake but NO, I didn't! Thank goodness!

So anyway, Bento Packers, friends and guests, please cast your vote and we will have our winner in one week's time! May the best Bento win!


More confusion!

My daughter #2 is a little of a computer whizz kid. Every time I have a problem I will go to her for advice. Sometimes, when she's in the mood she'll update me with some cyber news. I'm a total dud when it comes to IT.

She introduced me to blogging and registered me for this blog. She's made some minor upgrades for me since then. #2 also registered me for Facebook, honestly, up to now I can't understand how to use it!

I seldom go to Facebook because I get spammed with all types of games that my young youth contacts send to me. Aghhhhh.....! Apparently Facebook is quite hot in cyber space but I'm really cool about it because I'm blurr.

I now manage 3 e-mail address for various very valid reasons. I also author and moderate in two other blogs. I surf a lot of bento sites and sometimes to leave a comment, you're required to sign up or something and I kinda signed up for a Xanga account (Goodness knows what it's all about because I don't!). I only know that now I also operate a 'private' and dormant Xanga account for comments purposes.

I know that #2 has had probably about half a dozen blogs which she keeps changing and I heard that she's about to change again. I can't understand the logic behind this either.

Aiyoh! And as if all these are not stressful enough, my daughter #2 signed me up for Nuffnang! She says that they have some cool parties (as if mum would be going).

She got home today and was talking to #1 about the day's activities in school and the fun time she had there.

Then she was sharing about how a friend's picture got taken from his Facebook and landed in a banner or poster in Vietnam! Mind you, without his knowledge.

Hahaha! Mum being mum, I chipped in "Ah! He got international popularity for free lah! Okay what!"
"You know, his picture with Kenny Sia at the Nuffnang pajama party was plastered everywhere too! In so many blogs also" #2 added.
"Wah so grand ah? Picture with Kenny Sia become public property mah!" mum said.

Hmmmm....! she replied. "I also have Nuffnang says #2. I respond.

"Aiyah! Mum! I get paid for putting Nuffnang in my blog lah, understand?"
"Ohhh.....yeah kah? So?" "How much do you get?"
"Well a couple of ringgit and they only pay you if you reach RM50/="
"Hahaha!!! You got a couple of ringgit?"
And the conversation went on......and she persuaded me to sign up for Nuffnang or rather she signed me up!
"Don't worry, don't have to do anything, just put the Nuffnang advertisement on your blog will do" she says.
"So? Will I get RM50 after this?" I asked.
She stares at me in disbelief. Rolls her eyes and asks me "IC number?".

*BIG sigh* I hope that giving in to her persuasion doesn't end up with me being drowned in some weird cyber journey! Already I have to make a list of all these other accounts and passwords that I have to have at hand to access the accounts and it can get so confusing!

BENTO #116

"I need to loose some weight" #2 tells me! "You give me too much food", "I have to loose weight to get into 'che che's' (elder sister) dress" she looks at me accusingly.

"Okay, okay, we'll see what to do the next two weeks" I reply.

#2 has to bring along with her, 3 gowns for her piano competition in Korea and 2 national costumes for a cultural night exchange. She has 2 black gowns which she uses for performances and the third she's borrowing a lovely cream colored gown from #1.

Both are tall (above 5'5") and have often been mistaken for twins. I don't know how they are mistaken because to me they look totally different but time and again strangers ask if they are twins. Their reaction is similar - looks at each other, grin, rolls eyes a little then breaks into a wide smile and shakes their head and deny profusely.

The cream colored gown is an off shoulder, corset style body hugging dress. If fits her like a glove but she says she needs to loose a couple of pounds so that it doesn't fit so snugly. I guess when you are standing upright it feels comfortable but when you sit and have to play the piano at the same time, a fitting corset can get quite stressful.

Perhaps I should suggest another gown. IS lovely and would be such a waste....oh well....we'll see.

Today's meal is light and easy. In the left box are corn, cherry tomatoes and some Kiwi slices.

In the right box, frozen dipping sauce, Cha Soba and a spoonful of sesame seeds.

In the triangular box is some blueberry cereals for snacking.

I think I should browse through "weight watchers" for some low calorie recipes.


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