Bentolicious #093
Today's bento idea came from my kid's music book. I was too lazy to make a copy on the paper so that boy and his flute were cut by hand. I made 3 hair styles but I thought this one was the best. I used my x-acto knife to do it. Please ... please remember never ever catch your x-acto knife by hand. If the knife rolls from your kitchen table, just let it go. A little accident in my kitchen this morning: I had my own stunt to catch my x-acto knife ... and the result was I cut my own right thumb around 2cm and it was quite deeply cut. I took the ice from the fridge and towel then pressed it on my thumb. It was the quickest thing I could think of.

The boy was made from ham, egg sheet, cucumber, nori, and red part of crab stick. And the flute was made from carrot. Inside the box : pork belly cooked with mushroom in soy sauce and mirin, Chinese spinach with corn, carrot, orange, and longan.


this boy is just adorable!! He really looks like he's playing the flute ^^

Oh no, I'm sorry you shed blood for this cute boy. He is very darling and you seem to have the talent for cutting free hand with out patterns so well!

I hope it heals quickly for you. I think we have all had knife accidents -- I usually slip when cutting carrots. Good advice to let the knife drop; and make sure to step out of the way of it too!

@noobcook : Thanks a lot Wiffy! His playing the flute for you with a song ... ~ Wiffy please cook for me a yummy food ~ hahaha ... :D

@sherimiya : Thanks a lot Sheri! Once in a while a little accident in the kitchen makes us more experienced to handle everything hehehe ... And yes, you are right to also remember to step out of the way ;)

ouch, I hope it heals quickly :o

Your bento this time is again so adorable, it's worth all the blood you shed! ^_^b

Aw! He is so cuuute! I whised there would be a game with him as main character! ;) Really great, you made it so beautiful!

Oh dear, I hope the wound will heal fast!
Your free hand cutting of the boy is so well done! The boy is very adorable, I better don't let my boy see this, else he sure will want one, and I don't think I can make it! :D

Poor you for the thumb hurt.Hope it will getting better soon. Got to be more careful as well when we are working those tiny details out..
This cute little boy is enjoy playing with his flute.. hehe

@Token : Thanks a lot Token! Already put some medicine ... should be no problem :)

@Lil'chan : Thanks a lot Lil'chan! Let's play the bento game then hehehe ... :)

Waaaahh... ketinggalan bento nomor 93! Tadi masih si tummies endut hehehe. Wah Mbak, time flies so fast ya? It's bento #93!!!! Can't wait to see the celebration of your #100 bento, it must be great :D.

Oooo so sorry for your right thumb, hope it will heal quickly so you can still make another lovely bento :D.

Your free hand hair cut is fab. I think I need hundreds trial to make the one like yours :D.

@Kids Dream Work : Thanks a lot Ai Ping! Sure you can ... the other version with bread please :)

@Rachel Hei : It's just my reflex to catch something that wanna fall down but totally forgot that knife is really sharp hehehe ... :p Thanks a lot Rachel!

Heal quickly... the ones on your fingers hurt the most because we use them so much!

What is longan?

@tatabonita : No worries Ta! You seemed so found with the 'big tummy' hahaha ... :D I'm actually very amateur when it comes to food cutting. But no one complaint at home so let it be that way :p Thanks Tata for your comment. It cheers me up :)

Before I read your post, I always try to see if I could guess the ingredients you used. It's fun looking at these cute bentos you make.

@Xiao Yen Recipes : Thanks a lot for your kind comment! I think you can guess all of the ingredients ... 100% score :D

@Angi : Thanks a lot Angi! Yup, it kept bleeding for a few first hours because the thumb moved a lot. Now I put some medicine and waterproof band aid so no aww ... aww when I take a bath later :D And longan is usually what we called dragon eye fruit. You can search it from google to see more about this fruit.

ouch...ngilu deh dengernya...semoga cepet sembuh ya mbak...

btw, what a cute lil boy...hebat banget deh bisa bikin karakter kaya gini...kapan2 kasih tips-nya dong mbak...hehehe

OW! So sorry that you cut your thumb. :(

The little boy looks terrific!

Hope your thumb heals quickly.

@purple angel : Thanks a lot Sysyl! Gpp kok luka kecil doank ... cuman potong2 aja ngikutin bentuk gambar yg di buku musik hehehe :) Sysyl pasti bisa deh! Kayak gunting kertas tp ini pake pisau.

@Kuusou : Thanks a lot Kuusou! Really appreciate it :)

Oh Lia, so sorry to know that you are hurt. Are you OK now? Just one week ago one of the blogger nearly chop off her finger when cutting chicken. Please be very careful.
The music boy really looks like enjoying himself.

ouchie!! Don't hurt yourself Lia! : ) Still, amazing bento today.

Oh, dear Lia, so sorry to hear of your accident! May your thumb heal quickly and painlessly.
What a beautiful, musical bento this is! I love the play of fresh spring colors against the blue! *Hugs*!

OMG stumbled onto your site and I am so amazed! These are beautiful works of art!!!

@Anncoo : Thanks a lot Ann! I will be careful next time :)

@Rachel : Thanks a lot Rachel!

@bentobird : Thanks a lot Jenn! Read your comment make me feel a lot of better :)

@Cerise Cheri : Thanks a lot Cerise for your kind comment and thank a lot for visiting my blog! Very appreciate it :)

Adui ! Hope u have a speedy recovery. Hati-hati ya!
Karen ;)

@Anna C : Thanks a lot Karen! I will next time ... don't want that happened again :)

Oh Lia, this is amazing!!! I am always in awe of your creativity!!!

@Susan Yuen : Thanks a lot Susan! You are one of my inspiration. Thanks for always encourage me with your kind comment :) I really appreciate it.

lia...this is amazing...okay, this is's like complementing myself...hahahahhahahaa

@Lia : Thanks a lot Lia! hehehe ... and I feel like reply comment for myself :D Love your blog too very much, fabulous and super creative!!

Such a great bento!! Can see the musical notes are dancing happily.... (*_*)

Lia, how you cut the "pyjamas" from cucumber since cucumber is round and not flat. Really no clue..... kekekeke

@Vanessa : Thanks a lot Vanessa! Just peel the cucumber skin around with the knife. Then use x-acto knife to cut small pieces for the suit :)

Everything you make is so beautiful, and your photos are lovely! I'm so glad I found you here, I'll be back often. (You were my favorite for the Spring Bento box contest!)

Ohh... only use the skin, I thought with the "isi" as well. Cool... TQ Lia :) : Thanks a lot for your kind words and for visiting my blog! Really appreciate it :) You are welcome to come back anytime.

@Vanessa : No problem Vanessa. Hope you can try to use cucumber too :)

uh oh, sorry to hear you cut yourself! my x-acto rolls off sometimes too, and one time it stabbed my floor and was just sticking there straight up, defying gravity! the dangers of bento making, HAHA!

cute flute playing boy, and fantastic use of the music note picks. and that pork belly looks succulent and delicious!

@megan : Thanks a lot Megan! hahaha ... yup should be more careful next time, my thumb is okay now :)