Monday, February 28, 2011

Bento No. 59 - Footprints in the Sand

I want to share a poem that i love very much :
One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand.
One belonging to him and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life, there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it.
"LORD, You said that once I decided to follow you, You would walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times of my life, there is only one set of footprint. I don't understand why when I needed You most You would leave me."
The Lord replied, " My son, My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of foot prints, it was then that I carried you."
I want to share this poem to all and to someone that I care and love very much who is now at the lowest, saddest and most troublesome times of life.
Don't give up hope, at the end of the footprints, you will find some Irish Clovers for Good Luck and a rainbow for a good sign and new beginning.

Bento No. 58 - Oracle Paul the Octopus

I am glad that E always request for a theme for his bento nowadays, and this save my time of thinking what to make.

He asked for a Octopus this time round. haha.. I am quite happy to hear that as its quite easy to make.

Use a small round cutter to cut cheese as the face and oblong cutters to cut eight of his tentacles. I asked E to count how many arms does the Octopus have too.

Placed the Octopus on sammies for contrast.

I make Paul the Octopus that predicted the World Cup results. You can see his eyes is a bit blurry as he has predicted so many games, need to stay awake to watch the games maybe..aha.. :)

Add in some grapes and Strawberries for him too.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bento No. 57 - Froggy and Bear

Today Ethan request for a frog bento, so i use the bear shape cutter on a piece of Pandan swiss roll to make froggy. Use the same cutter on sammies to make a bear.
I accidentally saw a grape with heart shape, I put a heart shape pick on it too.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bento No. 56 - Baby Elephant

E requested a Elephant bento yesterday, I planned to make some blue eggsheets to make a Blue Elephant. However, Little Miss E and Ethan is not feeling well again. (Blame the bad weather).
After i rock Little E to sleep last night, Brother E start calling for me and his forehead was so hot, he had a higher fever.
His fever has subdue this morning. Hope they will recover soon.

I just got to use Cheddar cheese as the Orange Elephant.

I use a big round cutter for the sammies as the face of the Elephant, 2 different sizes of heart shapes cutter to cut cheese as the floppy ears.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Welcome to the next level of bento addiction :P

I can't wait to try all my new gadgets. I just loved the transparent cover bento boxes.
I ordered them from Bento Craft, and i got my parcel within 2 days. very efficient. :)

Bento No. 55 - lil Monkey and Bear go to school

My Boy asked for a Monkey bento so i try making my first Monkey. :)
Make 2 sammies using 2 diff sizes of bear shape cutter.
Place Cheese as the face of the Monkey and bear on top .(I am using bear shape cutters too..very handy tool, its a must have for bentoing)
Added a cap and hat pick for the duo.
Put in only 2 grapes for E, as you notice its a very light bento as he will have his fav fried noodle in school menu today.
I have use the newly added Tomica bento box, E is so excited to see his new bento box.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bento No. 54 : Happy Valentine ! I see you , You see me

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you! Today I made a simple bento for E.

Using heart shape cutters to make 3 sammies and a few apple hearts. Place Cheese hearts on the sammies and use alphabet cutters for 3 alphabets S E E which represent my hubby and my 2 Es.

I just want to say I love them with all my heart. Thank God for Blessing us and giving me a beautiful family.

Fill up another deck of the bento with some skewers of grapes, starfruits and apples using my new flower/Sakura cutters.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bento No. 52 & 53- Bentos on Lazy Days

A simple Tuna Sandwich using the pocket sammies cutter. Cut a bear and a rabbit Cheese face and stick it one.

Just use different shape cutters you got to cut mini sammies and use nori cutters to add some facial expression on it.
These are the few bentos that i made during those lazy days (usually Mondays), and i just don't have any bento ideas at that time. Thus i called them lazy bentos. :)

Bento No. 51 - Baby Koala Bear

I have been planning to make a Valentine's Day theme bento, however i got to change to plan B as my prince (ya..E called himself "Prince" yesterday.. i couldn't believe my ears and i make fun of him for the whole day) requested a Koala Bear bento.
However i still place a mini heart on the baby koala, so I think it still count as a
Valentine's bento? :)
I scratched my head and try to imagine how to make a koala from my wholemeal bread.
I pull out my tray of cutters, choose a bear cutter for the face, 2 diff sizes of flower cutter as the ears, oval shape for the body and 2 oblong shape cutters for the arms and legs.
I place a slice of cheese on the sandwich as background for contrast. Carefully arrange the different shapes cut from sammies on the Cheese and pin it down with short spagetti strips.
While Koala Bear needs a tree to hang on, so I use the bread crust that i trimmed just now to recycle as the tree trunk, slot in a few leafy picks.. tata.. a tree is done.
As I run out of E favourite grapes, i added a jello and gummy as a treat.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Kids love Chinese New Year & Dong Dong Chiang

My boy striking a pose with his Kung Fu Sham
My little E wearing her oversize Traditional Chinese Sham with her Grandpa.

yea.. and Kids just love the Dong Dong Chiang ( Lion Dance)

Chinese New Year Celebration at the Padang Merdeka (Independence square)

Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, and Peking Lion Dance and the Unicorn too

My cheeky boy
Look at his excited face, there are 15 Lions perform at a friend's CNY party

Quite a impressive scene

u can see the ministers and politicians posing for the photographers on the stage
We didn't go anywher during CNY, just spent time with both me and my hubby family members.
Well thats what CNY all about, to celebrate with our love ones..
and the kids love the fireworks, Lion Dance and Ang pows (red packet with money for the kids as a blessing).

Bento No. 50 - Three Bears without Goldilock

I have made a Happy Bunny Family bento earlier on, so I thought of making a Bear family this time. Using different sizes of bear shape cutter again to make triple deck ham and cheese sandwich. Pop in a mini honey mandarin orange again and few grapes.