Saturday, September 6, 2008

Bento Party Part 1

I am lost for words! Today 6th September 2008, marked a historical day for us local bento enthusiasts/bloggers/stalkers and packers. We blogged about it, we commented about it, we discussed about it and finally we met about it - All about BENTO! Was it awesome, ladies?

I think I had a whale of a time meeting and trying to put a face to the blog name that I so often visit. Sharon of
3lilangels, SueSue of Cooking Momster, Christene of allthingspurple, Wendy of Biblo, Kelly of Kel's place, Jessie of Hijack Queen, Sue of Stargal, Diyana of This is me, Molly of undeniably jinxed and all the other ladies who silently blog or are beginning to blog and some, even thinking about how to start to blog?

One heart, one interest, one Bento!
That's what brought us together. Well, ladies, we came, we conquered and we all went home with overflowing bags!!!
*The downside was that our wallets went home a little lighter,
the upside is, we have lots more Kawaii stuff to experiment with!!!*

The Bento party began with registration for 22 people and 3 able assistants in Saymond from 100 Yen shop taking care of the sale of Bento boxes and some other Bento gear, my two daughters Michelle and Rachel who looked after photography and sales of Bento accessories.

Jessie of Hijack Queen was the first to arrive and registration rolled on after that. Our program started at 12 noon and I think we kept time quite well!

This was basically the program of the day:

11.45 noon:
Arrival of participants Registration and seating
12.00 pm:
Welcome speech by Bento Pet ~ outlining the day's programme
Ice-breaker introduction

Powerpoint slide presentation:
How-to’s on bento

Bento packing contest/Photography
Judging for two categories


Emily shares her personal beginner Bento journey

• Presentation of prize to previous Bento contest winner - Kelly

• Presentation of prizes to current Bento contest winner

Open category – with accessories
Beginner category – without accessories
• Lucky draw

2.15 - 2.30pm Bento Goodies Sale! Sayonara! **

The Bento Party venue: Onsen Japanese Restaurant

The food: Chicken Kara-age and mixed Tempura

A variety of mixed maki

The lovely Su Yin
From L-R: Rachel (#2), Emily, Su Yin, Pat (Bento Pet) & Michelle (#1)

Tamagoyaki and sake sushi?

Onigiri cup cake anyone?

I almost didn't want to eat my cup cake!

Introduction session!

Lovely ladies all in a row, Stargal, Hijack Queen and Terri!

Emily sharing her beginner Bento experience!

This is 'moi' giving a short pep talk on Bento "how to".

Bento gear stalkers!!!

No pressure, No pressure!!! First of a series of updates from the Bento party!!


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