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I shared with one of the parents from Ah Lo’s team with the bentos I used to make for the boys. She told me her younger daughter is tiny because she doesn’t eat much. She tries to find ways to get her to eat. So I made this for her daughter (we are meeting together for another basketball game). Wonder if she’ll eat it?



Found out recently a close friend of mine just had a stroke. The scary thing is that she’s my age – in her mid 40’s. She’s gone through a lot and it crept up on her. It was sad to see her state (when she fell, a quarter of her skull was damaged and thus removed), and realized how unpredictable life can be. She’s a fighter though. Today, I found out how much she has improved since she was admitted 3 days ago and was happy for her. I didn’t know what to bring her, so I made this bento for her. She’s a dog lover! Hope she stays hopeful and strong. I have a good feeling she’ll jump over this hurdle.


Piano recitals back to back (last night with Ah Lo and tonight with Dai Bee). In the morning, I made the boys turkey and cheese sandwich (Grand Piano) and PBJ sandwich (piano keys) for breakfast. Just felt like making them when I got up this morning since it’s been awhile. Oh I miss playing with food!IMG_7120Untitled-3

Also came in the mail today was the children’s magazine that published one of Ah Lo’s poems. Coincidentally the poem they chose to publish is about the piano which goes perfectly with our music theme this weekend.


It’s been awhile since I’ve made a bento. This one is so simple, and you can tell I’m a bit rusty! After all, it’s the food that counts!


My first bento for the year, for both the Chinese New Year and the Western Calendar Year. This is of course, a celebratory bento for the CNY.


This is one of the very few bento lunches where I didn’t plan for but turned out nicely. The lunch is for the Girl, which I already packed last night. This morning when I got up, I opened the refrigerator and saw the broccoli and cherry tomatoes, so I whipped up this:


Using the Vietnamese grilled pork sausage or grilled meatball, a popular Vietnamese food item (nem nuong) to wrap the spring rolls for the girl’s lunch today. Just did the nori cut-outs the night before, and voila, lunch is ready for Halloween!


Nothing scary today, just Charlie Brown and his cart of pumpkins for lunch…


Turning a boring turkey sandwich into another fun Halloween bento for the girl…


Here we go with our first Halloween bento. Hope to make more before Halloween is here!