Bento #3: Friendly Chicks

As a beginner in Bento making, I was quite happy and proud for the Friendly chicks that I made. The used of Nori seaweed is excellent in adding character  and design.

What I need to learn next is how to  prepare a balance diet, not just a fun and interesting design (way to go!).

Bento cupcakes

This would be my very first Bento creation featured in this blog! I labeled this as my Bento #1, so expect more Bento display for my upcoming posts.

I started with this easy to prepare Bento snack, thanks to my \”animal friends\” sheet that adds up color and design to my not-so-healthy (I know!) baon for my preschooler.

I may not be doing this regularly, but I do hope to reach up to Bento #50, so as to make full advantage of using my Bento accessories which I purchased online, straight from Japan.

Bento Accessories

I am way too late to showcase the arrival of all my Bento accessories which I ordered from ebay. Here\’s the 18 items that I was bragging about on my previous post:

All these items came, I think three weeks ago. I was fully occupied on our SG Trip and start of  class (June 7!) resulting to zero post these past few weeks.  Actually, I already made effortless Bento lunch for my B, which I never had the chance to take photos due to time shortage! hehe
I say effortless because all I did was cutey chicken sandwich using this animal food stamp bread cutter:
I included grapes on his \”baon\” which I put on these silicon food cups together with some pieces of mini fork picks:

I missed taking photos of my very first and simple Bento creation. Tsk, tsk! I regret of not having the chance or bothered grabbing a cam for a quick souvenir! It may not as creative and awesome as I\’ve seen on Bento blogs, but I promise to try and create a very good one. I must admit, it is time consuming! As of now,  I am planning to prepare a quick healthy meal, with NO pressure at all.
But wait, husband manage to take photos when we tried using the car egg mold. Hah! just when I thought I have nothing to show off… this will do, better than nothing. =)

Where to Buy Bento Accessories

Blog hopping becomes a hobby and considered my way of connecting to online acquaintances or people I considered  instant friends. We share experiences, and new finds as well as getting help on things we love and enjoy doing. It\’s good to know that there are real people who can answer your  query on almost anything you want to know, from advice, feedback, and  where to buy stuff. Today\’s modern technology truly makes our life easier! (like?)
On one of my blog hopping routine, I met Anney who gives me an inspiration to come up with a \’Bento-ing\’ project for my B. I envied all her Bento works and find myself visiting Daiso (Japan Store) in Festival Mall, Alabang to buy my first  Bento Accessories:

2 sets: Toy Story spoon & fork
10 pcs. Matryoshka design food picks
Bunny and Bear rice molds
Bento lunchboxes with soup spoon
I got really excited and opened all of them before I even realized to take photos =P 

A week later, I  manage to drop by at  Saizen  in Robinson\’s Place Manila to buy these:
Cookie Cutter and Food knife decorator @ Php88 each

And when I went to Baclaran to shop for school uniform and other stuff, this one immediately caught my attention:

Mickey Bento Lunch Box for Php100

That\’s not all!  I ended checking out 18 items on ebay to help me get started with my Bento creations and patiently waiting for the delivery of my  \’new toys\’  where I can have fun while creating healthy lunch for my B. Honestly, I\’m thrilled and excited to make my very first Bento, but decided to wait until all my accessories was delivered.

Husband ask why I bought more than one lunchbox and commented that \”one is enough\”. I wonder what his reactions be when he  found out  my order in ebay (and its cost!). Well, there are things that only mommies knows and  understands (agree?). ahihi