Updated information about The Just Bento Cookbook! Yes finally, an ebook version is announced!

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It’s been a while since I updated the information about The Just Bento Cookbook - 7 long years in fact. It’s still in print (it has actually gone through double-digit printings!) and still doing very well. And I’m happy to announce that an ebook edition will finally be relieased on December 24, 2018! So, here are some updated links and such. continue reading...

The Just Bento Cookbook 2 is out! - Plus where to find me (for now)

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The Just Bento Cookbook 2 is out! If you are here because you bought the book - hi there! continue reading...

Oh wow, she lives!

Hi there! This is a very short update. Yep I'm still around! And... continue reading...

Photos from the Kyoto LOFT event

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Photos of the Kyoto LOFT event! continue reading...

Just Bento Cookbook event at Kyoto LOFT, April 22 - May 11 (2014)

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A Just Bento Cookbook event in Kyoto! continue reading...

"Back to School" bento for kids article in the Japan Times

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About a bento article in The Japan Times, plus a wave to show I’m still here! continue reading...

A short update....

This just a short update on what is going on with my health and things.

The good news is that I am feeling a bit better on an everyday basis. The really bad, painful infection I had has finally (mostly) cleared up, so I’m not reliant on heavy duty painkillers anymore. The bad news is that, my actual health condition is a bit worse than the infection. Which means that I’m going to have to start a course of radiation therapy again. But not to worry anyone too much…since I am now getting regular checkups (unlike the last time when you know, I stupidly tried to tough it out until I was almost bleeding to death(!!)) I am not going to have to get surgery or things like that. I guess I will have to face the ongoing fatigue issues, but well…I what to expect, and have strategies to deal with it.

In the meantime, if you want to see short posts from me and you are on Facebook, please consider Liking my Facebook JustBento/JustHungry page, which has been growing steadily since early this year (when I finally started paying attention to it. ^^) I am continuing to translate a few Cookpad recipes every day (previously) - if you want to find ones I’ve done, look for ‘translated by makikowi’ at the bottom of the recipes. I also have a new series in store for JustHungry starting next week, which I hope you’ll enjoy. And for you bento fans, yes JustBento is coming back in full force soon - it’s not dead by any means! You may see some other writing for me somewhere very soon too. ^^ Stay tuned!

And…thank you so much for your continuing patience and support as I battle my health issues. m(.)m

(Cross posted to both JustBento and JustHungry. Note: comments are closed on JB since the site is still a bit broken in the background, but they are open on JH if you want to say something to me, or kick me in the rear for the lack of bento posts, or something. ^_^) continue reading...

Back-to-school Giveaway at Bento USA

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A Back To School giveaway! Back to school? Already? continue reading...