site news

In case you don't follow the sister site, Just Hungry, last week we got home from attending my father's memorial service in New York to find out we had been burgled in our absence. Among other things, they took most of our 'temporary' kitchen equipment (we are still in the middle of renovations...) including the working hotplate, the microwave oven (which was also a convection handy), not to mention my food processor, KitchenAid mixer, even my stick blender.

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!
Maki had to go to the hospital in an emergency, yesterday, August 29. Everything went well, and she is recovering now, although she may well have to stay at the hospital for several days. We keep the site up and running as good as possible, but it will take some time until new articles will come online. In the meantime "Get well soon, Maki!" (From Maki's husband, Max.)

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.

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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.

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!


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! ^_^