Bentolicious #161
Happy New Year to everyone!! 
Kids are back to the school today after a long school break. And I'm back too ... for bento making and blogging. After my long bento break, I need to push myself and get rid all these lazy holiday bugs to make bento again this morning. I made 2 green boys from rice balls, decorated with nori, crab stick and cucumber for the ears. I also put fried prawn ball, Chinese cabbage & yellow paprika stir fry, and mini sausages inside the bento box. The portion was definitely too little for the kids this time. When I picked them up at school, my boy said he was still hungry so they had double portions for the afternoon snack.
If you ask me whether I have made a special plan for my 2011 bento then the answer will be NO. I'm still enjoying my bento making and don't want to make it too pressure for myself. So I'll let it flow day by day and keep sharing it in this blog. My agenda is full for this month with some activities that I decided to join up, my little brother's upcoming wedding in Semarang (1 hour domestic flight from Jakarta), and next week my sister and her family are coming to Jakarta. They will stay in our house for 3 weeks. With the twins, I think I will be quite busy around the house and as their private driver LOL :D So forgive me, if this January will still lack of bento post. I have made some arrangements for school catering this month. So my bento making for January will be on and off. Anyway, it's glad to be back again for bento. I missed a lot of bento posts from all of bento friends, so have to catch up after this post. Wish everyone a great week and happy bento-ing!


Happy New Year and Happy Back to school, Lia!!! So happy to see your lovely bento again...miss your bento post so much..hehe.
Nice bento even though you are not in the momentum. :)
While you are busy with all your upcoming activities, please remember to take good care yourself too.

I think this bento is adorable. I know I have been very lacking in my bento posts. So it's nice to know that other's will certainly understand. We will still be here waiting for your next one. It sounds like you will be super busy with a full house. That's great though to have family around you!

@Emily Ng : Hi Emily! Happy to read your comment. Still a bit 'confuse' to start the bento routine again hehehe ... I will remember to stay healthy. Thanks a lot dear :)

@Lyndsey : Thanks a lot Lyndsey! I am not really good in multi-tasking. So when something come up and need the bigger portion of my attention then I tend to drop the other things hehehe ... Everyone is looking forward to see the twins so yeah my house will be quite noisy later. Hope I didn't miss a lot of your post, catching up very soon :)

Happy New Year! I'm so glad that I was able to see your post this morning :) I love how you filled the slim box. The slim bento box that I have gives me trouble figuring out how to put food into it.

Have a wonderful time with your family, it sounds like it will be a lot of fun!!

Happy new year Lia !! Your two boys are so cute ! You'll be busy for next weeks, but I hope you'll enjoy your family !

I'm really loving this! Happy New Year Lia! Hope you were able to really rest up this holiday season. Because it sounds like you are really going to need it for this month. haha! :D I think this year of the Rabbit, it's a time to take it one day at a time. No pressures, no commitment follies. Just a year to enjoy. And I hope you *do* enjoy it Lia! All the very best.

@Natakiya : Thanks a lot Natakiya! This slim box is actually 2-tiers box. I thought 2 tiers would be too much but 1 tier was too little for my kids' lunch portion. Have to figure it out soon on how to pack the proper lunch portion with this slim box :)

@Juliglups : Happy New Year too! I will try to enjoy the moment with the whole family as the Chinese New Year will coming up soon too. Thanks a lot for your kind comment :)

@Chantale : Thanks a lot Chantale! Glad that you like this one. So many things so little time hahaha ... Try not to get stressed of it. Hope the New Year will bring a lot of happiness and wish all the best for you and family too :)

Hello Lia! You started you bento for year 2011 with such a lovely one! Salute you! I hope I can get into the momentum soon! :)

Happy New Year and welcome home! :D
Akhirnya pulang juga, uda nunggu2 kapan ya mbak Lia update (◦'⌣'◦)

Welcome back Lia! We missed you. :) It is nice to see all of the bento makers slowly coming back to bento after a busy holiday season. I've got to get my bentos in now, since I will be moving soon and will have to worry about packing cardboard boxes, not bento boxes. :)

Beautiful bento and Happy New Year to you too Lia! :) Hope you had a wonderful vacation!

@Kids Dream Work : Thanks a lot Ai Ping! So sweet of you to say that. I need to find more ideas for the bento. Still a bit slow hehehe ... :D

@Sysyl : Thanks a lot Sysyl! Happy New Year too ... Anak-anak sudah masuk sekolah lagi jadi udah bisa bikin bento lagi dan update blog :)

@Sonoma Bento : Thanks a lot Michelle! Missed everyone too in our bento community. You are moving? Packing, unpacking, and cleaning jobs are waiting ahead ... I understand that. Hope everything is going well for your moving later :)

@Susan Yuen : Thanks a lot Susan! We had a wonderful vacation and enjoyed the break :) Happy New Year! May God always bless you and your family through out the New Year.

It definitely is hard to come back to bento. But you can take your time; we'll wait patiently for you! So excited for all your family adventures: wedding, baby twins, and such! Looking forward to pictures of all the happy festivities! Happy New Year Lia :D

@sherimiya : Last time I saw the twins, they were still tiny and my sister told me that they are crawling everywhere now. Times ... Hope they won't cry to see their Auntie LOL :D I will share the pictures later via twitter ;) Thanks a lot Sheri!

Welcome back, Lia....
miss you and your bento so much :)
I imagine this month will be quite busy and excited at the same time. It's always so nice to gather-up with family

Welcome back Lia, and Happy New Year to you too!

You made such lovely bentos even are not into the mood yet.

Hope you had a great time with your family and relatives.

Happy New Year to you Lia!
Yeah, I am still very lazy to make any 'postable' bento up! hahahaha

love n cute bento mba Lia..
how was your holiday?
its hardly waitingto see the picture, will u share to us on your blog?

Happy new year too

hi, salam kenal, Lia.. welcome back.
I'm your new follower and i really miss your bento creation. I'm a bento beginner, i learn so many things from your website, really interesting one. You're such an inspiration. :)

So cute!
Saw your photos in Drypers Parent's Circle :)

@Journal Mommy Yenny : Thanks a lot Yen! It's nice that we will able to celebrate Chinese New Year together later :)

@Bobo : Thanks a lot Florence! I'm sure will enjoy the time with the whole family :)

@Angeleyes : Thanks a lot Alice! You will find your moment soon hahaha :D

@3snahousedesign : Thanks a lot Esna! We had a great holiday! I posted and shared some holiday pictures via twitter when I was in Maldives hehehe ... :D

@mama elaine : Salam kenal juga! Thanks a lot for visiting and following my blog. Glad that you find it useful for your bento making. Always love to share the bento and the passion with everyone :)

@prince n princess mum : Thanks a lot for the link! Should make a better picture from now on LOL :D

A happy feeling indeed to see a new adorable bento from you, Lia! Hope your holiday was wonderful, wishing you a brilliant 2011!

@Bentobird : Thanks a lot Jenn! Happy New Year to you too :)