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Yet another personal update

Hi JustBento fans! I'm so sorry for neglecting you these days, but I do have some good reasons. For an update, please read this (scroll down past the sweet potato part). I and/or The Guy hope to be back soon!

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Various site issues (mainly for JustBento forum members)

(Update: I am still pondering what to do about the forum here. I have come to the conclusion that for me to personally moderate and monitor a forum on another platform is, not really possible in terms of the time I can spend. Of course anyone is free to start up a bento community anywhere (there are several around already) but I’m afraid I can’t monitor it myself. This site will of course continue to be up and active, and open to comments. continue reading...

Major site maintenance coming up this week

This week, both JustBento and JustHungry will be making a long overdue move to another server, major background maintenance/repairs and other things, so you may see some disruptions in service. This includes the forums and user blogs - you may be unable to log in and post or comment, etc. there on occasion, or you may see a "site down" notice. Please bear with me. Everything should be back to normal by the end of the week (fingers crossed). Thank you for your patience. I'll update this post when everything is back to normal. continue reading...

A note to people reading this site by email

This is just a note for people who are reading this site via email. First of all, thank you for subscribing! Second, I have noticed that quite a few of you are replying to the email for the giveaways. That will not enter you into the giveaways! Please click on the title of the article/giveaway post that you want to enter, which will lead you to the site, where you can leave a comment. Thank you! continue reading...

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Back To School Week on JustBento!

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Kids of all ages, not to mention quite a few adults, are either gearing up for going back to school (or kindergarten/college/university/daycare) or are already there. So what better time than to have a big Back To School Week? We’re going to have at least one giveaway every day this week of great bento boxes and related items, as well as coupons, useful tips and more, so stay tuned! ^_^ continue reading...

The Just Bento Cookbook: Table of Contents and a sneak peek inside!

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More The Just Bento Cookbook news: a look at the Table of Contents, and a sneak peek inside the book! continue reading...

News from the kitchenless front, and an inedible bento

Inedible bento

Without a kitchen, it's been difficult to make bentos, but I did make something... continue reading...

Just a bigger dorm room for the summer

At the moment my life is rather full of excitement in many ways; there’s the book of course, my mother had major surgery just today (in Japan), my father is almost ready to go home after many months in the hospital and a physical rehabilitation center (in the U.S.). But the part that is having the most immediate affect on daily life around here is the fact that I’ve just moved to a new house, which at the moment has no kitchen. continue reading...