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Bento

So, here’s the thing. I’m broke… I wasn’t expecting the big resident tax bill you get slapped with here in Japan, because my first company didn’t tell me to expect it. I’m still paying it off. But I’m out of time. My visa is up for renewal and I have to pay it off by the end of the month. So I’m in money saving mode which equals me packing my lunch for work.

There are of course other benefits. It’s way way healthier for me to pack my lunch. Every time I walk into a conbini I get tempted with their goodies. I know they design the store that way but I still fall victim to a good ole’ chocolate bar or bag of chips… or both. Also, I’ve recently gained weight, read the previous sentence for the cause. So yeah it’s getting colder and I consider my winter weight gain my extra coat but I’m not liking how my clothes are fitting me.

So about my bento. I’m not interested in those crazy character bentos you see when you google bento.

Here is a picture of a cute Winnie the Pooh Karaben made by a fellow wordpress blogger!

Why is that? 1) I’m not that creative and 2) I make my bento at 5am do you really think i care if it’s cute.

So I will post practical looking bentos on my site. I will warn you though I am a beginner. You may see many burnt, misshaped, dry food. Again I’m cooking at 5am, and anyone who knows me is fully aware that I am NOT a morning person. I often get made fun of because of how grumpy I am.

So why am I posting about this now? I was a cooking machine tonight! I decided to get a lot of prep done tonight (sunday night) and then just throw my bento together in the mornings. So I wanted to try my hand at kimpira gobo, it is a very popular dish here for bentos. I also salted some cucumbers and cut up some takuan its a type of pickled Daikon radish I think. I’ll post pics—->

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Also, here are a few bentos i’ve made —->

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My second blog

So i’ve attempted writing in a blog before. Unfortunately it was with my old laptop that was so slow, the only way to describe it would be like driving on the highway in a POS watching all the nice cars buzz right by you. Thankfully, I have a new laptop now, Macbook Pro thank you very much. You know, I have to say I am a convert. I used to say that I would never ever ever switch to a Mac from a PC but now I can never go back.

Back to the topic at hand. My first blog was supposed to document my adventures in Japan. I moved here a few years ago after graduating from university. Things have been tough but good, but I felt like my schedule was so routine that I had nothing to write about. So of course, I fell off that wagon.

This is my second attempt, as I mentioned before. Instead of giving it a theme, I’m just going to write about whatever pops into my head. Lucky you who randomly comes across this rant of a blog and then chooses to continue reading. I appreciate it, I do. That’s all I have to say at the moment while I try to figure out this high tech blog creator.

I have a question for you.

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