Bentolicious #114
Hi everyone! How are you? I have been left this blog untouched for about a week. Sorry for that ... but now I'm back to post again. I have been busy with my son at home from last Monday. After 4 days fever, now he is okay but still needs a lot of rest. He will go back to school on Thursday. Two blood tests done for him came out nothing worrying except his haemoglobine and leucocyte dropped. We are still waiting for the other blood test called Gall Culture. This blood test result takes about 1 week. So we will able to have the blood test result this Thursday and consult with the doctor if there is anything wrong (hope and pray nothing serious). That is why I didn't send him to school for a week. He has been diagnosed by doctor to have bronchitis. So he has to have inhalation 3 times a day with a lot of medicines to eat. Luckily, we have a nebulizer at home so we can conduct the inhalation by ourselves without going back and forward to the hospital.

Last Saturday, I thought he was better so I took both of the kids to watch The Last Airbender. What happened was that he threw up just before we got in to the studio. So my hubby took him home. Poor boy! He only eat porridge until last Sunday ... and I got bored cooking porridge everyday. On Monday, I tried to give him rice and poured soup over the rice. I still put him into the food diet, not to spices, no fry foods or too oily foods. Drink a lot of water ... just made me crazy to have to tell him drinking his water every 15-20 minutes. I feel like a broken tape LOL :D

So today, I managed to make bento for my girl. Please use your imagination to imagine that those 2 animals are the moles :p They were cut by hand using my X-acto knive. The whiskers were from dry somen. I think dry somen is perfect because it is thinner than dry spaghetti.

Inside the red round box (1st tier) : rice at the bottom, pork mince cooked with sweet soy sauce and onion, crab stick flowers, and chopped cucumber.

Inside the pink round box (2nd tier) : oranges, strawberries, green tomatoes, and stir fry carrot & cabbage with scrambled egg.


Awww... poor Andrew! I hope he is feeling much better now with mommy's TLC!

Cute bento as always!!! Oh yeah, I found some noodles which are perfect for whiskers too but has not purchase any since I don't have any idea what to do with so much noodles!!!! I have packs and packs of shape pasta still unopened!!! :P

@Angeleyes : Thanks a lot Alice! I'm thinking to pack noodle for my girl next week but will need to find some idea on this weekend. Pasta has a long expiration date so don't worry ... you just need to put in your bento 3 days a week hahaha :D

rice with porky fried with soy sauce onion and all sounds so yummy! simple and nice. And I love your moles!

@Xelia : Thanks a lot Xelia! Pork is just so easy and simple, doesn't require a lot of time to prepare :)

Hi lia, glad you r back blogging. We missed u! Happy to hear that Andrew will be back to school in a few days. I m sure it's been long week for all.=)

@anna2003 : Thanks a lot Karen! Just post a comment for your beautiful bento too. I hope I can have a relaxing night and catch up with everyone's post :)

I'm with you, away from the blogger sphere for a quite long time. And now we pop up at the same day (wow, kompak sekaleeee ya kita hihihi). I'm sure Andrew will always be alright to have that "broken tape" LOL :D.Lovely bento for the girl and I always pray the best for the boy :D

@tatabonita : Thanks a lot Ta! Yup, I have been in same frequency with Alice for the food picks and now with you for the the post hihihi ... It's fun though :)

Miss your post so much and so glad that you are back.
Will be praying for your son's speedy recovery and a good blood test result.

Glad to hear that Andrew is finally feeling better! I was just telling Tata that I don't mind the delays in posts, it makes me feel better for not posting so much! :)
Your moles are done very well...cute! The bento is so lovely! I love the 2 tier round bento.

@Yeapies : Thanks a lot for your prayer! Really appreciate it! Miss the bento world too ... :)

@Lyndsey : Hi Lyndsey! Sometimes when something come up or don't feel inspired to make bento, I will never force myself to do any post. After all I do blogging just for fun ... Thanks to always give me a positive comment (^.^)

Lia, I am so sorry to hear that your son is still not back to his usual kid self. It can make us feel so helpless as parents. I hope he gets back on track soon! Take care of yourself too! This is a darling bento, I love the little moles peering out of the saboro ground. :)

They totally look like moles, so adorable! Sorry about your little man being sick, hope the docs can give you some answers soon and get him feeling better *hugs*

@Sonoma Bento : I hope he will very soon. So tired but I think I'm ok now after slept for 9 hours last night, battery full recharge. Thanks a lot for your support and your sweet comment for the bento :)

@Mommyof2girlz : Thanks a lot for the kind comment and the hug! Love our bento world, you are all so warm and sweet. I'm so touch! (^.^)

Sending best wishes to Andrew! I'm sure he'll be back to to his energetic self soon!

Another adorable work of art full of careful details, it amazes me how full of inspiration you are to always create these wonderful little bento scenes...

I love your moles! At first glance, I thought they were birds, but on better inspection, they look just like cute little moles! I hope your son feels better soon!

I love all your bentos and I hope that I will be able to make them when I'm a mother!

aww it looks delicious!

Very glad that Andrew's feeling better, am sure your whole family is very relieved too!

@bentobird : Thanks a lot Jenn for your positive thought and thanks for your very supportive comment as always for the bento (^.^)

@Sarah : hahaha ... They do look like birds if you have a quick look :D The moles are under cover. I'm sure you can do your bento and actually you don't have to wait until you become a mother. You can start now and prepare your own lunch. Thanks a lot for your comment Sarah!

@notabrownbag : Thanks a lot Mils for your support here and via twitter too! Glad to have a very kind and care bento friend :)

At first I thought they were ducklings..but after i saw the nose and whiskers.. i knew they are moles. Adorable!

Hope your boy is fine now. Kids nowadays easily have bronchitis.. i dont know why, is it the pollution in the air.

My boy has to be neubalised quite a few times from age 1 to 2,and i have the inhaler set at home too..

well, glad you can still make bento while taking care of your kids. :)

Darling little moles in their holes... I couldn't comment this morning on my BB! So annoying! But want to tell you that I hope all your friends' support here help diminish the worry for Andrew, and that the tests reveal no problems. Take care all of you Lia!

@Bobo : Thanks a lot Bobo! Perhaps you are right about the air pollution. I'm actually thinking to bring them for allergic test next month. So I will know better :)

@sherimiya : Sometimes my BB can't be used for comment too. I don't know why? I didn't change the setting. Oh well! Just blame it on the network then hehehe .... Thanks a lot Sheri for your support too, very appreciate it. Feel blessed to have a bento friend like you (^.^)

Yes, they do look like moles, very cute.

Hope Andrew feels much better! Say hi from me :)

My mom in law just got bronchitis 2 weeks ago. We thought she would get a hearth attack since the symptom was like one. We rushed her to the emergency room.

they look like cute little chicks to me. Hope your son has a fully recovery soon :)

Did the doctor suspected typhoid fever? Besides blood culture and Widal, nowadays the faster one is TUBEX test. Hope Andrew recover soon:)

As a bento beginner, can i ask what is the diff btw the x-acto knife and normal penknife? where can i get it?

this is too cute....i'd better watch it otherwise i might be tempted to box something soon!! ha ha

trust your boy is fine now.

Miss u so much... glad that u r back again to share your nice bento with us.

At first sight, I thought it's baby bird in the nest and the whiskers are thier food (^.^)

@ SIG : Thanks a lot!

@Indonesia-Eats : Thanks a lot Pep! He says hi back and I show your blog to him. His confuse because no bento in your blog hahaha ... Hope your MIL is okay now! And happu fasting for you :)

@noobcook : Oh my! The moles looks like birds, ducks, and little chicks now. I think they are some kind of secret agent under cover hahaha ... Thanks a lot Wiffy :)

@once_alifetime : Yes, he suspected that because the fever just happened in the afternoon and night only. That was why he asked for the Gull Culture blood test. Tubex? Have to ask this to the doctor on Friday. Thanks a lot for the information :)

@Bobo : X-acto knife is usually use for paper tole craft, ver sharp. You can find it from your hobby & craft store or Daiso. Penknife is like a Swiss Army knife with multi functions. Haven't try to use penknife before for my bento making :)

@javapot : Thanks a lot Javapot for your kind sweet comment and wishes for Andrew :)

@Vanessa : I totally make some of you confused with the moles ... So let's pretend the moles can shape shifting LOL :D Thanks Vanessa!

Hope Andrew is fully recover, chicks (to my eyes they are chicks). But whatever they are, always come out cute from your hands...:-D

@Journal Mommy Yenny : Thanks a lot Yen for everything! Cute chicks then for you bwahahaha :D

So cute! Hope your boy will be better soon...take care

@pigpigscorner : Thanks a lot!

I seriously love these moles, they are adorable! What a perfect box for a little girl, F would love it.

Hope Andrew is starting to feel better. *Hugs*

Wish Andrew a speedy recovery! As usual, your bento always look so beautiful, especially the round ones! :)

@Shannon : Thanks a lot Shannon! Andrew went to school today and he was okay *happy*

@Kids Dream Work : Thanks a lot Ai Ping!

Beautiful bento as usual :)! Hope your son is going to get well soon!

@Cooking Gallery : Thanks a lot!

oh noooo, ur bento looks yummylicious!!!

@Aris Munandar : Thanks a lot Aris!