Greetings from... Florida!

Mandachan
Bento-ing from: Pensacola › Florida › USA
Joined: 28 Mar 2009
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Hi guys!

I just wanted to introduce myself. I've been a lurker for quite some time - though lately more so. I've been really trying to eat right (Lost 7 lbs so far, or around 3.1kg). I love the idea of bentos, but haven't really ventured into buying a real bento yet - mostly because I'd have to mail order it. Though, the way my lunch looks it could probably be called a bento!

A little bit about me:

I live in Pensacola (the panhandle of Florida) which is about 40 minutes from the Alabama state line. I am married, with no children but 5 cats who like to think they're my kids. Me and my husband both ride Motorcycles (that's me on my green one in the pic) - and we both play World of Warcraft.

My obsession with Japan began when I lived in Hawaii for 2 years (i was 11-12) - I was fascinated by chinese new year and the street vendors who sold various asian cuisine. My friend gave me a BSSM (Sailor moon) card...and that started my fascination with Anime. I became a HUGE BSSM fan for most of my jr. high/High school years - Which lead to Manga from a magazine published called Smile - which is similair to todays Shoujo Beat. Of course, manga then introduced me to the Bento - and Anime introduced me to J-pop...So yes.

I'm a huge Arashi Fangirl - I love sushi and different types of cuisine really - and I am also addicted to watching dramas online (Hello Hanadan!). My husband makes fun of me and calls them "Korean Porn" (no offense to any koreans here! >.<). Not to mention my ultimate obsession with actually learning to speak Japanese.

So that's it. And i've probably shared too much - but hey it's the internet and that's what it's for ne?

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bronwyncarlisle
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Re: Greetings from... Florida!

Hi, welcome to Just Bento.

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maki
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Re: Greetings from... Florida!

Hi Mandachan! Welcome!

Ignorant question...what does BSSM stand for? (I'm Japanese but not that into anime ^_^;)

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Mandachan
Bento-ing from: Pensacola › Florida › USA
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Re: Greetings from... Florida!

Lol it's sailor moon..but the japanese name is something like Bishoujo Senshi Seraa Moon? So a lot of the fans would call it BSSM rather then just SM.

MitarashiDango
Bento-ing from: Melbourne › Australia
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Re: Greetings from... Florida!

Hi Mandachan ^^
I used to love BBSM too! I have to admit that I once got addicted to it.. I still admire their pretty drawings even now, although I now fancy something else..
BTW, cool motorbike!

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Mandachan
Bento-ing from: Pensacola › Florida › USA
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Re: Greetings from... Florida!

Mandachan
Thank you MitarashiDango =)

Yes..that was one of the things that got me caught on it - was the art. I still love different types of manga now.

MitarashiDango
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Re: Greetings from... Florida!

Mangas... Yes.. I've just caught up with my favourite manga about an hour ago ^^;
Do you prefer shonen or shoujo mangas?

Mandachan
Bento-ing from: Pensacola › Florida › USA
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Re: Greetings from... Florida!
MitarashiDango wrote:

Mangas... Yes.. I've just caught up with my favourite manga about an hour ago ^^;
Do you prefer shonen or shoujo mangas?

Mmm, it's really dependant on the storyline. I tend to go more towards shoujo - but I have read the occasional shounen as well. To me it's more about the elements of the story - it doesn't neccisarily have to have love in it..just hot guys generally - ROFL!

Vampire Knight right now is one of my favorite manga. I guess it's cause i've started going outside my norm Drama wise that manga wise i've started to look at a lot more then i used to.

roselette23
Bento-ing from: ATL › Georgia › USA
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Re: Greetings from... Florida!

I just love the Redneck Riviera! Veggie stands, boiled peanuts, peaches....

Mandachan
Bento-ing from: Pensacola › Florida › USA
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Re: Greetings from... Florida!

Mmmmm you said it!

But sadly - 1 of the few places I know of around here to get boiled peanuts closed down. We do have a farmers market i shop at sometimes...but still >.<

Fresh peaches from Georgia?! Yum!

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