Bento Mania #64 – Back to School

Guess most Mothers find it difficult to drag themselves up this morning after the long hiatus from bento’ing since the 6 weeks long school holiday. I almost ‘u-turn’ after shutting the alarm clock at 6am.


Top left to right: Blanched broccoli, slices of orange, pudding and Kewpie mayo in bear container.
Bottom left to right: Tuna roll with japanese cucumber, rolled up japanese cucumber and cherry tomatoes.

I was a little stress out and anxious since this is my Boy’s first day in Standard 1. I’ve brainwashed him the day before, “If Mummy make bento for you, DON’T BUY FOOD FROM THE CANTEEN, ok?” To him, obviously everything is A-OKAY. And guess what?


Food picks was a gift from Whoisbaby when Hubby met her last month in Las Vegas. Blessed her kind soul.

The first thing after he came home from school in the evening, he passed me back the bento box and said, “Mummy, today I bought noodle from the canteen.” LOL! I was not exactly angry but must show a bit unsatisfactory face. This is proven that boys is always boys. They are always curious and is brave to try new things. My Mom used to nag us, “the money in your pocket can bite, is it?” meaning we must buy something when we have the money. LOL.

And can you imagine I just threw all the food away? So wasted. I have to get assurance from him again, “Tomorrow how? You better tell me you want Bento or buy food from the canteen”. He can’t seem to give me an answer. I know, he felt like a big boy and buying food from the canteen is new to him but those noodle is so unhealthy! Not only that, they are just plain noodle with a miserable piece of fish cake. Read my lips. Just one piece of fish cake. Nothing else. No taugeh, no nothing! He finally said he wants a Bento for tomorrow lunch and requested bread + butter + sugar. And I offered to threw in a cultured drink. His face was gleaming. As long he is happy, I am happy too πŸ™‚ .

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  1. day-dreamer said,

    January 6, 2009 @ 1:51 pm

    LOL @ β€œthe money in your pocket can bite, is it?”…

    Never heard of any adults telling me this. πŸ˜›

  2. Julie said,

    January 6, 2009 @ 2:02 pm

    I like the tree trunk picks. So nice with the brocolli on it. How about a big apple growing on a tiny little trunk?

  3. whoisbaby said,

    January 6, 2009 @ 2:38 pm

    your bento is very nicely put together. ya canteen food very stingy one, where got like home made bento box. is true, that as long as the kid is happy, we adult also happy.

  4. daboss said,

    January 6, 2009 @ 6:54 pm

    let him do what he wants lah… when he grows up, then he will miss your bentos… πŸ™‚

  5. wen said,

    January 6, 2009 @ 6:57 pm

    when he sees his frens running off to buy food from canteen, he sure will follow.

  6. athena said,

    January 6, 2009 @ 8:37 pm

    haha…maybe he a bit shy to show his bento la.. y’know boys la..thinks that this bento thingy cud be girly…

  7. Selena said,

    January 6, 2009 @ 9:58 pm

    wooot! wishing Hijack Prince all the best in school and hope you have a great time! (with or without bento…..)

  8. jazzmint said,

    January 7, 2009 @ 12:14 am

    no worries lah..i’m sure tomolo he will makan all the bento

  9. jacss said,

    January 7, 2009 @ 12:50 am

    haha….my boys had wanted to follow their friends to buy food from canteen too but huby was reluctant to let them handle money at this moment. so it was a straight NO …. but anyway, the meal package was included (paid actually) by the school canteen operator!!
    true…canteen food can be unhealthy….but so far the menu looks wide in varieties!!
    maybe will let the boys judge later !!

  10. sila said,

    January 7, 2009 @ 3:22 am

    happy first days in std 1 hijack prince!! πŸ™‚

  11. Mommy to Chumsy said,

    January 8, 2009 @ 11:28 pm

    wow, nice bento and with a sweet little note too πŸ˜€

  12. a-moms-diary said,

    January 9, 2009 @ 2:34 pm

    It’s back to waking up early to pack bentos eh? I’ve started baby steps into bentoing too, and YY almost always doesn’t finish the food in kindy, coz she’s too distracted to eat. Luckily she’ll still finish them off at babysitter’s house since school dismisses at 10.30am this week. Otherwise, feel like wasting so much energy for nothing.

  13. Lil said,

    January 19, 2009 @ 7:03 am

    you’re very good to be preparing all the bentos and the variation… i usually just cook double portion at dinner, stuck one into the tupperware and that’s lunch the next day… πŸ˜‰

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