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Hi from Louisiana

Hello-I just joined this forum-I am very excited to have found it-My son and I returned to the US from Japan in November-I lived there 13 years and he was born there and is half-Japanese-He has eaten Japanese food since he could eat and at school in Japan he always had really yummy and healthy(compared to my area) school lunch-When we moved to the US he had school lunch and then i found out that he is allergic to eggs, sugar, gluten/wheat, chicken, pork and a host of other things so he needs to bring his lunch-Since regular sandwiches are out things like onigiri and side dishes work best for h continue reading...

Locating friends in Japan

Here is a useful site posted by one of my contacts in Japan.

For those members that have friends in Japan, this may help you located them.

http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/?lang=ja

My classmates from Japan are scattered all over the world.

Some of them have returned to Japan though.

I hope that your friends in Japan are safe and sound.

Regards,

Balifly

Greetings From Colorado!

Hello Forum!

My name is Trish and I live along the Front Range in Colorado. I am originally from Alberta, Canada, moved to the States almost 20 years ago. I make bentos for my daughter, who is elementary school, and am looking to start making them for myself as well as I am looking as losing some weight. continue reading...

Hey From Memphis,TN

Evening All,

Bramble here. I'm not sure if I ever posted an intro on here or not, but it's been over 2 years so I think a new one would be a good idea.

Name: Bramble
Status: Taken
Why I'm on "Just Bento" : Because I love learning about cultures through their food and find the concept and execution of bento interesting.
What do I do besides surf on the web: I'm a college student majoring in Culinary Arts
Other interests: Learning to bellydance, cooking, reading when I get time, swimming continue reading...

Greetings from Indonesia :)

Hello, I'm Josey. I'm 17, and is still a high school student in Indonesia.
I have just learned how to make bentos (and cook), since I am going to move to Singapore for university soon, and when I found this site, it gives me a great idea to practice making my own bentos so I can save my pocket money and maintain my health easier.

I will learn a lot from you all, and I hope I can help you in return! :)

Kiwi member's well being!

How are the members from New Zealand doing?

What can we do to help out?

Regards,
Balifly

Hello from NYC

My name is Kerstin and I currently live in NYC. I have been making bentos for a few months now, basically since my husband was diagnosed with celiacs and we were trying to figure out a way for him to have gluten free lunches (on a budget!). I've always loved cooking & I love japanese food, so after a little googling I came to justbento. I was completely convinced after I purchased the Just Bento Cookbook. This book is amazing and very inspiring. It encouraged me to try out a lot of different foods & be more creative with my food. continue reading...