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Bento #85: Dollies bento

May 25, 2011 american
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The first time I went to Derek’s place, I was surprised to see that his place was filled with stuffed dolls made by his sister Clara. (Yes, Derek is manly enough to display his love for cute things and plush dolls. I’m so lucky!) She is an art teacher/fine artist and in college her boyfriend’s (now husband) senior film was a cute animation with characters […]

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Bento #80: Santa Totoro!

December 31, 2010 bento
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It’s a little late but with all the blizzard stuff going on, and going up to Boston for a couple of days to hang out with Derek’s sister’s family, I finally found the time to post this. Bento #80: Santa Totoro! Created and eaten on: 12/25/2010 I can’t believe it’s been a year since I made Bento #31: Totoro snowman last year but it was […]

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bento #75: Totoro temari zushi

March 25, 2010 bento
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Wow it’s been more than a week since I blogged?! I didn’t mean to turn this into a weekly blog, but things been even more chaotic around me recently. I have so many things I want to write about, but since I haven’t written any bento/food related blog posts recently, I’m going to post this one. Bento(?) #75: Totoro temari-zushi bento Created and eaten on: […]

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Bento #72: Setsubun Totoro

February 3, 2010 bento
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Today, February 3rd, is the day of Setsubun in Japan. It’s the day to drive away evil spirits, which means to throw roasted soybeans at Oni (evil creature/ogres from Japanese myths). In almost all kindergartens and schools, students make an Oni mask for Setsubun, so that kids can take the mask home, have someone wear it, and throw soybeans at them. “Roasted soybeans are thrown […]

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Bento #69: Nekobus #3

January 19, 2010 bento
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Hooray! I finally made the first kyaraben of this year! I wanted to make it a lot sooner, but I just couldn’t come up with an idea. I thought of making a different/easier bento but I really wanted the first kyaraben to be “new year themed.” I was worried about not finishing it on time since I was so out of touch, so I made […]

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