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Hello from Virginia?!

Hi. I've always loved the Japanese culture.

Thus why I'm doing this. :]

I'll probably need advice but I'll try not to be a bother. Thank you<3

Hello from Vancouver newbie


A newbie looking for bento inspirations! Hunger sets in after long walk in the fresh air. A bento lunch would be so envied by my fellow travellers. There are things that would not do well at this time of the year though. The outside temperature is close to freezing, suggestions are welcome!!!



A flicr question

I'm sorry that this isn't stricltly relevent, but how do you get those weird boxes you can mouse over on flicr? I've seen them on a number of bento posts and they seem very useful but I can't figure out how to put them on.

The Bento and the Pendulum or rather HI from Punxsy PA!

Hello all,
My Name is Tia I am from Punxsy PA. My subject line is poking fun at my self because I have swung back and forth in my decision to start doing bento Lunches. I looked at bentos a year or so ago when I stumbled across Cooking Cute, then I got busy & forgot about it.
Summer of 08 rolled around and I was Diagnosed with PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrom, High Blood Pressure, High Cholestorol,Pre Diabetic & food allergies :( Except for the PCOS & Allergies most of the problems can be remedied with exercise & weight loss...and for the last 4 months of 08 I ignored that advice ;) continue reading...

Hello From Georgia

Hey new here. I have a Zojirushi Mr. Bento Stainless-Steel lined Lunch Jar. I am trying to eat healthier and maybe drop a couple of pounds.

I will take the 5 week bento challenge..

Hello from Columbus Ohio

Hello, I'm Amy and I live in Columbus Ohio, and I've been lurking around this site for a while, but now I decided to try and join the forum. I hope I get a lot of nice ideas for more interesting lunches.

I was out of work for a good part of the year last year, and when I finally started working again, I didn't feel comfortable spending money on lunch. I'm in "training" mode, so my lunch is only 45 minutes, not enough time to go very far. continue reading...

Hello from a newbie and busy college student with a full-time job

Hello all! I am new to making bento, and first thought about it after reading one of my favorite webcomics, where his wife starts making bento for him ( A friend of mine referred me to this site, and I have since been poring over its contents to gather as much information as I can possibly absorb. I am interested in it partially as a tool for weight loss, but also because I really like the idea of having a *real* lunch that tastes incredible, rather than Spaghettios or something of that nature. Also, veggies. continue reading...

Hi from Madrid!

Hi people!

I've been a really long-time lurker to Maki's sites and now I've decided to finally go into bento on a regular basis. So... I hope we'll be friends!

Next week I'll start my bento routine! yay!