Bentolicious #178
Hope all of you had a great time over the weekend!
My kids didn't make it to the final spelling bee contest on Saturday. Little A was taking it easy but Big A was disappointed. So after the contest we went out to have lunch, bought some books at the Kinokuniya book store, and watched a movie. Big A seemed happy and forgot her disappointment. I got the newest Akinoichigo's bento book (8th) that I ordered 2 weeks ago. I'm her fans and have been learning so much about charaben bento from her bento books. Her newest book is very inspiring as always, a lot of fresh ideas inside. You can see her other bento books that I posted here and here.
I made 2 green girls. Shaped the onigiri by hand and used green deco furi for the green part of the onigiri. Also stuffed some char siu inside the onigiri. Inside the other box : hard boiled egg, stir-fried lap cheong with celery, stir -ried veggies (carrots & cauliflower). Yesterday, I did 3 simple bento photo shoots including step-by-step for Sekar magazine. It was a great experience! And I wanna thank TUM and Sekar Magazine for the opportunity. This week, I will just prepare bento for today and tomorrow. I will be in Singapore from Thursday until Saturday. My parents will stay at my house and look after the kids.


Wow, so exciting to have your bento and tutorials in print magazine!! Is that train yours? I love it. And I love the bento you made for your kids: So many stars to remind them they are always STARS no matter what. Congratulations and have fun in Singapore!

Cute bento as always. :)

Glad the kids aren't feeling so down anymore! So you live in Indonesia right? I didn't know they have spelling bee contest there, would have loved to compete when I was younger hehe.

i wish i could join the workshop. :(

The green girls look lovely.
Enjoy your upcoming trip, Lia :)

@sheri fujihara chen : Thanks a lot Sheri! That train is in Akinoichigo's new bento book. What I made for photo shoot are very simple so everyone can follow :)

@mama elaine : Thanks a lot Yuli! You don't need that workshop, oh my ... your bento looks so great already ;)

@Christine Wu : Thanks a lot Christine! Yes, I live in Jakarta. Now, they are a lot of international curriculum schools in Jakarta and spelling bee contest is very popular. Not in my old days, we don't have that spelling bee contest but joined so much the other school competitions when I was in junior and high school :)

@Journal Mommy Yenny : Thanks a lot Yen! I will :)

Wow! You are a famous bento mama! Can i have your autograph? So I can proudly say "aah, that´s from my friend Lia" :D
So happy for your feature in the magazine! Congratulations :).
And the kids... Glad to hear they are recovered from the spelling bee contest. They will be always winners and I am sure mama and papa are very proud of them, no matter what ^_^!
ps: yummy bento and so cute! (do i need to mention that?)

This bento is so cute and fresh looking!! The green girls are adorable, but my favorite parts are the cucumber and pea flowers :D

I'm so sorry that your kids were disappointed :( But they did a great thing just by trying their best! We're all proud of them too :)

Have a wonderful and safe trip!

Yay! Congrats to you for getting your instructions and bento in print! Will we get to see it too? For some reason, I can't connect to the Sekar website. Will try later.. Not only are you bentos so terrific looking but they look so appetizing too. Just the fact your kids gave it their all for the spelling bee makes them winners in the end! Great job kiddos. Have fun in Singapore!!

Aww, super sweet girls Lia! I love all of the details. :)

I forgot to add my congratulations on the magazine article!!! :)

Another great bento, Lia! I need to buy more bento books too, I am a bit hooked on bento making now...;)!!

@karaimame : Thanks a lot Lilian for everything! No matter what ... we will always very proud of them because they already tried their best. Good practice too to build their confident in front of the public :)

@Natakiya : Thanks a lot Natakiya! Part of their life journey so they learn that life is not all about winning. Glad that you like the cucumber flowers :)

@ChantaleP : Thanks a lot Chantale! They are going to publish it very soon and they will send me a copy. Hope I can take some pictures later and share it on the blog :)

@Susan Yuen : Thanks a lot Susan! Very appreciate it :)

@Cooking Gallery : Thanks a lot CG! You are living in Singapore right? Kinokuniya book store carry a lot of bento books :)

Congrats on your magazine articles, Lia. The green girls are super cute. Have a wonderful trip in Singapore. :)

adorable! your bentos never fail to bring a smile to my face :)

@Emily Ng : Thanks a lot Emily!

@noobcook : Thanks a lot Wiffy!