The Watering Hole

Hi Everybody!

I am Wasim from India...

looking forward to participate in this cool forum...or should I say served really hot!

Hiya from Hobart

Hi! My name is Stephanie, I'm fifteen and recently stumbled upon this site while searching up the term 'laptop lunches'. Since that fateful day less than a month ago, I've bought myself two bento boxes, a cupboard full of Japanese ingredients and a whole lot of mochi (it's so delicious!). I've cooked a few recipies from Just Bento-- not very well, but they tasted okay. I look forward to cooking more bento for my school lunches in the future.

Maki, if you ever read this, I just wanted to thank you for opening up a whole new world of food to me. Your efforts are appreciated!


Hi hi from Southern California!!

Hello everyone! ^____^ It's nice to meet you all! I'm sure we will exchange lots of nice recipes and thoughts and ideas and stuff!

I'm a sweet girl from that oh-so sunny place. I'm not a health nut, I just love fruits and veggies!
My favorite fruits are berries (especially strawberries!)
I started to make bento lunches for me, and snacks for my boyfriend.
most of them are fruit and veggie based, but I love me some dairy products! x3

So, does anyone else live in Cali?
do you cook for a loved one?
do you love strawberries? continue reading...

Howdy from Texas!

I FINALLY got my first bento boxes today! I ordered them from Ichiban-Kan (for only $1.50 each!!!) I've already filled them with my and my fiancé's lunches for tomorrow ^_^ I'm so excited! I LOVE the idea of making cute lunches from what you already have at home. I need to lose a few pounds and save a few bucks so finding this community and way of eating will really help me. continue reading...


Haha I figured I'd throw in an screwball since everyone basically says "hello from____".

I'm originally from Fresno, CA but am living on and off in San Jose,CA for college.
I'm 18 years old.
I'm a full-time student at SJSU.

I'm a fatty that needs to lose weight.
I love cute things and REALLY want to start making bentos.

I've got a bad habit of purchasing things that I have plans for, but never actually pursuing those plans.
But that's why I'm here to get ideas for bento's.


Losing-weight bullying?

Has anyone ever made some rather extreme thoughts about you losing weight?

I have.
Apparently, my housemates (who are trying to lose weight too) do not seem to happy about me losing weight because I eat less. It seems to me that they now see me as anorexic because of what I eat and the fact that I say no to unhealthy foods :c They even think I don't eat when I DO eat! I only make healthy changes to my eating, that's all. continue reading...

Hola from Uruguay!

Hola!!!! I`ve been reading this page for about two months now and I finally got the courage to say hello!
My name is Natalia I live in Montevideo Uruguay but I was born in a little town caled "Fray Bentos" funny don`t you think? I`m married and on the last year of medicine... Scared to death about becomeing a doctor!
Anyways I absolutly love Just Bento and it`s had a tremendus effect in my life! For starters I am organized and planing my meals in a more balanced way, also we are saving money and I lost 4 pounds since I started so THANKS MAKI!!!!!!
for now I just wanted to say HOLA! continue reading...

Hi everybody!

Hi! I'm a college student taking a break because of health problems. I love almost everything about Japan, I even made my own website called Sugoi Japan. I've been playing the clarinet for about 14 years. I know about 8 languages. I've just got into bento making, in fact, today was my first day. I've been wanting to make them for a while, but today I got up the nerve to do one. I don't eat pork or shellfish, because of my religion, but it seems there's lots of other options. continue reading...