Archive for May, 2011

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Bento

May 17, 2011


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Bento is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento consists of rice, fish or meat, and one or more pickled or cooked vegetables, usually in a box-shaped container. (Wikipedia.) I have recently been obsessed with this concept. There are groups on flickr where people share their techniques and pictures of their homemade bento lunches. And I love it! I haven’t tried it so far, but that’s mostly because I’m so lazy. lol


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Some popular types of bento are kyaraben or “character bento” and oekakiben or “picture bento”. Kyaraben is a type of bento where the food resembles characters from cartoons, comics, or video games, mostly Japanese characters. Oekakiben is a type of bento that is decorated to just look like people, animals, or random objects. Examples of both are pictured above.


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I am just in love with this concept! It looks like it’s so much fun to do and it makes your meal interesting. Making your own meals is also cheaper than eating out everyday for lunch. Plus it can be so much healthier by using different vegetables to make the different pictures and to make it colorful. 🙂 There are also a lot of different websites that have recipes for foods that are good in bento and also show the different techniques to make your bento fun and interesting. Just Bento is a great site with recipes and a intro into bento making, such as supplies and techniques.


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There are a lot of sites that sell bento supplies as well. You can find them all over ebay as well as specialty site. JBox is an American site that sells different Japanese products, including bento boxes. There are a lot of great supplies on the site and many different types of bento boxes for any taste. On top of that there are a lot of Flickr groups that have members sharing their different bento pictures to help people with inspiration and ideas. Two great groups are Just Bento and Bento Boxes.


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Has anyone else heard of bento? If so, do you do bento yourself? Would you be interested in starting?

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Summer Movie Releases Part 2

May 14, 2011


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This is the second of my ‘Summer Movie Release’ series. This is all about the movies that I’m looking forward to seeing this summer. To see the first part you can click here.


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Cars 2 is an animated movie by Pixar that brings back our favorite characters from the first movie, ‘Cars’. Mater has a more starring role in this movie, rightfully. 😉 I’m still a big kid and I love animated movies. The first movie was very cute and this one looks like it may be better. This one comes out on June 24th.


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Transformers: Dark of the Moon continues the saga started in the previous two ‘Transformers’ movies. I absolutely loved the first two movies and can’t wait for this one to be released. I love the action and the technology. Bumblebee is my favorite. 🙂 Too cute. This one comes out on July 1st.


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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is the very last in the Harry Potter series. This should go without saying really. I’ve read all of the books and I’ve watched all of the movies thus far. I absolutely loved Part 1 and was upset that I had to wait all of these months to watch this last part. While I can’t wait for it to come out, I’m also kind of sad to see the saga end. In this last movie we see the final confrontation between Harry and Voldermort. It’s sure to be amazing. This one comes out July 15th.

This concludes my series on what movies I’m looking forward to this summer. What are you guys planning to watch?

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Congrats, Little Sister!

May 9, 2011


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My little sister, Antoinette, is graduating from college today! I’m so proud of her. She is graduating with a dual major in Sociology and Criminal Justice. So this post is just to say congratulations to her.


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Congrats!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 8, 2011


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This is to both my mother and all of the other mothers out there today. This is your special day. I hope it is as wonderful as you all are.