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I haven’t had a bento since last Thursday and this is due to the cold from hell. On Friday Buddy had it pretty bad and so I stayed home to watch him. Unfortunately I picked it up from him and for the last 3 days I’ve felt that confusion, “Am I hot? Am I cold? I have a fever, yet I have chicken skin, wtf?” My head has felt like it was going to explode and Mr. Pikko has been hacking away next to me like coughing is going out of style. Thankfully, I do not have a cough, but he definitely does it enough for both of us. I don’t feel enough like a bitch to tell him his coughs are making my headache worse.

As if this cold wasn’t bad enough, my kids were taken in the night and replaced with little demons. Buddy has had what my sitter called “Night Terror” which basically means he shrieks his head off every hour and cannot be comforted. Picking him up is only wise if you enjoy hard kicks to your exceptionally tender stomach. This does wonders for our heads, obviously.

Add to that, I have committed many dastardly crimes against my sweet children. Mommy must learn the following when she feels better:

1. Mommy shall not declare it “brush teeth time” while Curious George is still on.
2. Mommy shall not fold jelly bread in half.
3. Mommy shall not threaten to delete The Rugrats Movie off the TiVo.
4. Mommy shall not give her children Apple Jacks in a play food bowl because it is “too small”.
5. Mommy shall not give milk when asked for milk, for her children really wanted juice.
6. Mommy shall not refuse to read Where The Wild Things Are more than three times in a row.
7. Mommy shall not pick out the wrong pink shirt to wear to school.
8. Mommy shall not say for the third day in a row that she’s been too sick to go buy more milk.
9. Mommy shall not pour into the green cup instead of the blue cup.
10. Mommy shall not state that it is “too dangerous” to turn around while driving to look at every pair of Fruit Loops miraculously stuck together.

I write this down now so that when I’m 90 years old and driving my children insane, I can say, HAY KIDS, go look at my blog entry on April 29, 2008, you’ll see why I’m so demanding!

Last Thursday before we became deathly ill we actually went out with some friends, which is now causing me to wonder if this is bachi for actually going out without our kidlets. D: We met at Yakiniku Million, which was an old haunt during the college days. Back in the late 1990s this place was that hole in the wall place that had some godly dish that everyone had to have. All of us would drool on the drive down (with the exception of one guy who was made to sit in the trunk of the hatchback since we only had one car) at the thought of their side order meat jun.

Millions had, hands down, THE best meat jun in town. All of us would order the same thing: side order meat jun. Sometimes we’d bring someone new and he’d order BBQ chicken and we’d look at him like he had two heads. They served it with a lettuce leaf and sometimes one last piece would be hiding under there, which was so awesome we started hiding a piece under the leaf just to have a surprise at the end of the meal. Then somehow, somewhen, they changed cooks or something. The meat jun is still really good, but it just doesn’t have that legendary taste that I remember. My current favorite is now O-Bok, at Manoa Marketplace. No sauce needed.

We ate with a different set of friends this time so we actually did order Yakiniku. I think this is Combination B or something:


Cooking the food on a grill:


Yakiniku is something Mr. Pikko just doesn’t get. He says he goes to a restaurant to get fed, not to cook his own food. He rescued both of us and ordered two side order meat jun.


There’s the meat jun in the middle. We ended up getting three plates because in the midst of the talking, our friends said, “Hey, this meat jun is pretty good!” Notice the lack of lettuce leaf though. 😦

I wasn’t really big on their sides as it was the fancier fare of Korean sides. I much rather have the take-out type veggies: bean sprouts, kim chee, mac salad, cabbage, chop chae, etc. Legendary meat jun missing aside, the food was still great. I was pretty relieved that I wasn’t the only one that took about half an hour to understand what the smoke vent was for…

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Yesterday before the meeting, we went to eat at Kim Chee 7, which is my favorite place to eat Korean food. They have really great kim chee here, especially the daikon pickles, which are pictured below on the left. On the right is their regular kim chee, which I didn’t like before, but now love. In the two little bowls are their onolicious meat jun sauce. SO GOOD!

I had the lunch special, which is a combination plate of meat jun, bbq chicken, mandoo, and vegetables. I don’t really care for their plate veggies all that much, it’s really the only weak part of Kim Chee restaurants. If you want the best bean sprouts namul, potato, cabbage, and taegu you have to go to Gina’s. Usually I dump the cabbage into the kim chee sauce in a little attempt to make myself more of that yummy stuff.

Before the people who pay attention to my dieting completely flip out, I did not eat all of this. I ate all the meat jun and a small part of one chicken. The rest will no doubt show up in a bento tomorrow. I ate very little rice, so it wasn’t too bad.

Work parties and meetings are proving to be a constant interruption to my bentos! lol Today is Chinese New Year and so we had a team meeting + potluck. I bought some pork hash from Chun Wah Kam this morning.

This is a very beautiful salad made by my boss:


We also had another Chinese chicken salad, pasta salad, cantaloupe, watermelon, a spicy shrimp and pepper dish, curry manapua, pie, almond float, a noodle dish, choy sum, and some sticky rice with meat. My plate:


As you can see, I was pretty good, even though it was a lot of food. I took from both salads, the shrimp dish, half a manapua, choy sum, and fruits.

I hope no one is getting annoyed that I’m posting regular food here now. I just figure that bentos aside, the food we eat here in Hawaii can be just as interesting. I bet I make my ex-Hawaii mainland dwellers drool too, haha!

“OHHHH! MANAPUA!!”

“OHHHH! PORK HASH!!!”

“OMGGGG MEAT JUN!!”

Hehe.

By the way, the teacher gave an exceptionally glowing review of my darling spawn, leading me to the conclusion that I am the proud mother of the Teacher’s Pet. It was a combination of the “she defends the littler kids from bullies” and “she’s like a leader in the class” comments, the fact that she gets to sleep next to the teacher’s desk, and the story she told us on the way home about how the other kids go out to play and she stays in class with her best friend and they eat gummy bears (A whole package, Mommy!!) with the teacher. Nice.

Also, I’m a bit worried about the quality of education my baby is getting here:


I’m going to have a lot of explaining to do when she watches The Secret of Nimh for the first time!!

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This morning I had the latest newsletter from J-list in my Inbox and I was so devastated to read that they’ve got a booth at AX! *sob* To think I could have been bento shopping while covering an FFXI event at the same time! *cry cry*

Ok I got all my emo out, on to the bento for today!

We ate takeout from Kim Chee 7 last night and I took a piece of Mr. Pikko’s extremely oily but oh-so-good meat jun for my lunch. Kim Chee serves good everything. Their chicken is juicy and tasty, the meat jun is soft and well marinated, they have KILLER sauces, the shrimp tempura is HUGE and onolicious, and their soup and veggies are really good. My only “complaint” is that their cabbage and bean sprouts namul are nowhere near as good as Gina’s. I’ve eaten at Kim Chee 2 in Kaimuki and 7 at Westridge. I have no clue where Kim Chees 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are! Haha!


This is my other new box, a 2-tier piggie bento box! (pic below) It’s got a food divider, which I love. None of my other boxes have had them and I’m so giddy about it! This layer has my veggies tucked snugly into one side and that includes: cabbage, bean sprouts, daikon kim chee, seaweed, and kim chee. On the other side is more half brown half white rice with sliced BBQ chicken and the piece of meat jun. There is meat jun sauce in the little thermos.


The lower layer contains my fruits which are cherries, kiwi, and some peeled lychee. If you’ve never had lychee before ohhh, it’s good stuff. The only problem is the peeling! Augh I hate it!! My dad will just bite into the shell and eat it like that but I find that so gross cause the shell is so bitter, yech!! But even though I like lychee a lot, I’ll take rambutan over lychee any day! This paragraph needs moar !!


Here is the box all closed up and ready to go. Aren’t the lil piggies so cute? I still can’t believe I won this for one $5, what a steal!

I’ve kinda ditched my 5 points per day diet for the last few days and switched to a higher point “maintenance” allowance. I figure one week of flatlining isn’t going to make me balloon up. My class reunion is this Sunday, thank goodness I’ve slimmed down so much. It would have so sucked to be fat at the luncheon. D:

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This morning I had the latest newsletter from J-list in my Inbox and I was so devastated to read that they’ve got a booth at AX! *sob* To think I could have been bento shopping while covering an FFXI event at the same time! *cry cry*

Ok I got all my emo out, on to the bento for today!

We ate takeout from Kim Chee 7 last night and I took a piece of Mr. Pikko’s extremely oily but oh-so-good meat jun for my lunch. Kim Chee serves good everything. Their chicken is juicy and tasty, the meat jun is soft and well marinated, they have KILLER sauces, the shrimp tempura is HUGE and onolicious, and their soup and veggies are really good. My only “complaint” is that their cabbage and bean sprouts namul are nowhere near as good as Gina’s. I’ve eaten at Kim Chee 2 in Kaimuki and 7 at Westridge. I have no clue where Kim Chees 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are! Haha!


This is my other new box, a 2-tier piggie bento box! (pic below) It’s got a food divider, which I love. None of my other boxes have had them and I’m so giddy about it! This layer has my veggies tucked snugly into one side and that includes: cabbage, bean sprouts, daikon kim chee, seaweed, and kim chee. On the other side is more half brown half white rice with sliced BBQ chicken and the piece of meat jun. There is meat jun sauce in the little thermos.


The lower layer contains my fruits which are cherries, kiwi, and some peeled lychee. If you’ve never had lychee before ohhh, it’s good stuff. The only problem is the peeling! Augh I hate it!! My dad will just bite into the shell and eat it like that but I find that so gross cause the shell is so bitter, yech!! But even though I like lychee a lot, I’ll take rambutan over lychee any day! This paragraph needs moar !!


Here is the box all closed up and ready to go. Aren’t the lil piggies so cute? I still can’t believe I won this for one $5, what a steal!

I’ve kinda ditched my 5 points per day diet for the last few days and switched to a higher point “maintenance” allowance. I figure one week of flatlining isn’t going to make me balloon up. My class reunion is this Sunday, thank goodness I’ve slimmed down so much. It would have so sucked to be fat at the luncheon. D:

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