Back To School Week Giveaway from...JustBento!

First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for participating in all the giveaway drawings during Back To School week - it’s been fun! (Even with the multiple server crashes!) Special thanks go out of course to the great companies who donated prizes. I also hope the three features have been useful too!

And now the final giveaway prize for this event - something that’s rather close to my heart…

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It’s a signed copy of The Just Bento Cookbook, authored by yours truly. My precious stash of author’s copies is just about all spoken for already to be sent to family and friends (I did have to convince my father that he has to wait for the 15 copies he requested), but I have reserved one just for…you!

If you’re new to the site, read more about the book here and take a peek inside.

How to enter the Just Bento Cookbook giveaway

Update: The giveway is now closed…wow, we got more than 1,000 entries! Thank you everyone who participated - the winner will be announced later this week.

This giveaway is open to everyone, worldwide. If someone in Antarctica wins, I’ll mail it there!

To enter, just leave a comment to this post. Since I’m always curious as to where people who read this site are, just say what town, state (if applicable) and country you’re commenting from. (No need to be too specific - I’m not going to come and stalk you ^_^)

Be sure to include a valid email address where you can be contacted in the appropriate text box! Your comment must be posted by 23:59:59 EDT (U.S. East Coast Time) (or just before midnight) of Wednesday, August 25th 2010. One lucky entry will be drawn at random to receive a signed copy of the book. Good luck!

So, this is the last giveaway of Back To School Week 2010. I hope you enjoyed it!

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For more bento recipes, ideas and tips, subscribe to Just Bento via your newsreader or by email (more about subscriptions).

And visit our sister site, Just Hungry for great Japanese home recipes and more.

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Re: Back To School Week Giveaway from From...JustBento!

Hi Maki! Thanks for back-to-school week. I'm Katharine, bento-newbie, living in Brussels, Belgium.

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Hi Maki!
Congratulations on your book (and of course, for this great website).
I'm writing from Geneva, Switzerland :-)
Cheers,

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I read your blog from Cork, Ireland.

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Hi I'm originally from the Philippines but I now work in Paris where eating out is expensive. This will be an excellent tool for me to plan my work lunch!

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I'm from Lancaster, Lancashire, UK

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I'm from carmarthenshire in Wales, I LOVE this site :D xxxx

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I'm from Ankara, Turkey:)

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Hi! You won't probably know my hometown and maybe even the country - it's Hodonin, Czech Republic, Europe. Thanks for your site! :)

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I'm from Sydney, NSW, Australia (:

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Hi! I'm from Singapore and I love your site! :)

Re: Back To School Week Giveaway from From...JustBento!

Hi :) I'm currently living in Sydney, Australia but my hometown is in Singapore.
Would love to get your cute book!

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Reading with pleasure from Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

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Burbank, California!
drool...i want that book

Re: Back To School Week Giveaway from From...JustBento!

Hey!
I'm going back to school in September!! :) I am really excited! I am leaving my job next week and starting an MBA! I will finally have no excuse to use the Mameshiba bento box I got last year in Kiddy Land!
Cris from Barcelona (Spain)

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I am living in London. Love your site and the idea of bento balanced meals all packed up so beautifully into one box =)

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Prague, Czech Republic :)

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Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

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Hello, I live in Lycksele, Sweden. Link to google maps: http://bit.ly/lycksele-gmap

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I'm in Austria!
The land of Mozart, Klimt, Milka and "Wheeeere can I buy adorable bento equipment??"
Actually I'm in Wolkersdorf, a very nice little town in the Weinviertel (or Wine Quarter) of Lower Austria. It's very lovely!

This is such a clever idea! It would be really nice to see where all the people who love your site are from :] Maybe if one time you have enough time or are really bored (or while the rice is cooking and everything else is done!) you could grab a map and place little pins where your fans are. It would be very interesting to see. Maybe it would be easier to find something that could do it online so you could show it off on the front page! ヽ(^ω^)ノ

Today I'm working on a menu for the school year so I can buy my ingredients for my bento ahead of time (I'm not the healthiest of people hehe, missing a lot of vitamins so I need to think very hard of what would be healthiest with lots of time ahead), so I came to Just Bento and found this! (I was actually planning on buying it from Amazon.co.uk in November, but the GBP - EUR isn't looking like it'll be nice enough for me to do so!)

I also just ordered myself my first proper bento box! I used to use a regular plain lunch box

(Hahah, this is why I come to this site, although that food has all the nutrients I'm missing (meatballs have mushrooms and etc...), it doesn't look very appetizing nor like a professional meal...)

but I thought it was time to do it right and perhaps with having the real deal I'd force myself a bit more to make bento more often.The only terrible thing is I chose practicality over cuteness! (゚Д゚) It really hurt but I guess I can still stuff cute charaben inside.

Anyway, sorry for the long comment. I've been a long time, silent admirer of this site so I guess because the chance arose for me to speak up I couldn't shut up!

βƐɳՇσ σɳ!~

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I'm from Nairobi, Kenya...

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I really like give-aways :-)

A fan from France (alps)

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Hi, from a novice bento maker in tiny Singapore.
Been reading your blog and absolutely love your recipes,tips and basics for healty and safe bento.
Congrats on the book, Maki!

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I am from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada and have enjoyed your blog for a few months now. I have two school aged children and this would help improve their lunches dramatically!!

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From Indonesia

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I'm from the Metro Detroit area in Michigan

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New Hampshire USA! XD

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

What a great idea! I love to see where ppl are reading from.

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Hello Maki,

I'm from Bremen, Germany.
Glad to see you back on track after your absence. I love reading your site and trying out new recipes -- keep it going :) I'll buy your book when it is available, but I couldn't resist gambling here for a copy with the author's signature ;-)

--Cristina.

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Hello Mrs. Itoh,
I'm from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I really enjoy your websites and recipes! :)

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wow!! 639 comments and counting. but no one from Indonesia?
I'm from Bali, Indonesia and totally hooked with your site !

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I'm from Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

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Hi Maki,
I love both justbento and justhungry... thank you for sharing your culture and knowledge with the world.
A reader from Lisbon, Portugal.

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It's amazing to see the variety of places bento fans can be found! Writing this while eating somerset brie on wholemeal bread in rainy Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

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I'm just outside the Cincinnati, OH area. There isn't much in the way of bento shopping, but at least I have Jungle Jim's for all my Asian grocery needs.

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Hi. I'm from Adelaide, Australia. Love bentos but never have time to make them myself. Love japanese food! I am impressed with the ease of your recipes plus the well-balanced bento meal ideas that you have.
Just wanting to leave a note. :) Have a good day.

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
(about half an hour west of Toronto)

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new york city here... my boyfriend thanks you for his daily bento boxes. :)

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i'm from Melbourne, Australia!
Your bento designs are really cute!

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I'm in Philadephia, PA USA.

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I'm from Duisburg, Germany and I love the recipes. It be awesome if there was some sort of option to switch the measurements into metric measurements... But oh well, I can convert the numbers myself. :)

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I love this blog and beto, for sure! I would love to have the signed copy of this book here in Curitiba, south Brazil!

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Hi! From Fort Worth, TX!

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Hi this website is truly inspiring! I started packing lunch after i stumbled upon this link. I come from Singapore, and i love japanese dishes (with ingredients readily available in my country :D)

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I bento from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania!

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San Diego, CA

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Newark, Delaware, USA

Re: Back To School Week Giveaway from From...JustBento!

hello, from suburban philadelphia!

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Greetings from Montreal, Canada!

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From Webster, Texas. I first read you as random recommended feed and have kept reading since. I like your ideas. I've sent you on to several friends who now read you regularly also.

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Stuttgart, Germany

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