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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!


Here is a bento to celebrate the mid-autumn festival this weekend…


This 3-day weekend flew by so quickly I vaguely remembered what happened the last 3 days. Today, we’re back to the grind. Simple bento lunch for the girl with leftover shrimp and pork ribs…IMG_9738

This is the lunch for my niece. We have stir fry brown rice which she’s not a fan. So I thought maybe dressing up a bit would help her appetite? The boys had the same thing as well, in a container.


Tonight I went to Ah Lo’s Back to School Night. I am always eager for this valuable opportunity to learn about the classroom experience. I want to meet the teacher, find out where Ah Lo sits, see what his work so far. This year, his teacher seems more confident, organized and receptive to parents’ feedbacks. As usual, I asked a whole bunch of questions if she differentiates her students, and if so, how? I privately asked about her teaching style – is she comfortable with challenging her class without overwhelming them? I wanted to find out what my job (as a parent) is for this year, and how we can work together so that we wont’ get “surprises” during parent-teacher conferences. Besides drilling on the academics, how does she instill social aspects to 4th graders? I left her classroom content, knowing Ah Lo will have a great year with this teacher!