Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bento 206

Please anticipate a boring week ahead. Bentos are reduced to strictly vegetables and fruits!
I try to slip in some occasional protein or carbo where possible.

Today you see another lot of US red globe grapes. I bought these on Easter Sunday at Jusco @1U. There were dirt cheap at RM0.99/100g (USD 0.28/100g). I got a bag of slightly over 1kg. Often, seeded grapes are not much of a welcome in my home. The older kids don't like the accidental bites into the seeds and the youngest one can't handle the seeds.

Simply said, I had reservations buying too much even though it was cheap. These grapes turned out so honey sweet that even the youngest daughter enjoys it enough to ask for seconds. The seeds are quite large and there are about 2-4 seeds per grape. It was easy to split the grapes and de-seed them with a small and sharp knife.

There's another half a kilo in the fridge so you'll be seeing them often in this week's bentos! I made a quick fix tuna mayo and whole meal bread sandwich this morning. It was just kewpie mayo, chopped onions, gerkins and tuna in olive oil.

I blanched some asparagus spears and stacked them atop some onion alfalfa drenched in sesame seed dressing. Yummilicious!!

PARENT - Job Description

Pauline from Penang sent this to me and it's too good not to share! Thanks Pauline!

Mum, Mummy, Mama, Ma
Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa, Pop


Long term, team players needed, for challenging,
permanent work in an
often chaotic environment.
Candidates must possess excellent communication
and organizational skills and be willing to work
variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends
and frequent 24 hour shifts on call.
Some overnight travel required, including trips to
primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities!
Travel expenses not reimbursed.
Extensive courier duties also required.


The rest of your life
Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily,
until someone needs $5.
Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly.
Also, must possess the physical stamina of a
pack mule
and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat
in case, this time, the screams from
the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.
Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges,
such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets
and stuck zippers.
Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and
coordinate production of multiple homework projects.
Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings
for clients of all ages and mental outlooks.
Must be a willing to be indispensable one minute,
an embarrassment the next.
Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a
half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices..
Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.
Must assume final, complete accountability for
the quality of the end product.
Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and
janitorial work throughout the facility.


Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills,
so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you


None required unfortunately.
On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.


Get this! You pay them!
Offering frequent raises and bonuses.
A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because
of the assumption that college will help them
become financially independent.
When you die, you give them whatever is left.
The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that
you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more..


While no health or dental insurance, no pension,
no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and
no stock options are offered;
this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth, unconditional love,
and free hugs and kisses for life if you play your cards right.


The free hugs, kisses and unconditional love has created a meltdown of the Job Description. May I be the first in the line to apply?


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