40 Special Agent Oso bento

0 Posted by - September 3, 2010 - Bento Art, Lunch bento

So my wife was still in vacation, that made me to cut all the pasta sheet by myself which will take double the time that we usually need to prepare. I remember that the delivery day was on Wednesday, and Tuesday was independence day so I had one whole day to prepare for the order, that’s including shopping the meat and vegetables and cutting and assembling the pasta sheets.

The team still exhausted from the Monday order of 60 bento, and being in fasting period, I could not push them too hard so I need to take care most of the thing by myself. And we had Jojo at home for the whole day, which could slow things down if he wanted me to play and spending time with him. So I woke up at 5 a.m. to start cutting parts for this Special Agent Oso. While the shapes were quite simple (compared to princesses’) but still doing all 40 (there were total of 18 parts for each Oso, so I needed to cut total of 720 parts) alone was quite daunting.

Special Agent Oso bento

So I started cutting all those parts with my iPod as companion. You can only doing this kind of task at maximum 2 hours and you need having a break. I took my break and went to groceries store to buy all the vegetables and meat for the order. Back at home I continued cutting until lunch time so I could have lunch with Jojo. After the lunch I started preparing all the food that can be prepared a day before and then accompanying Jojo taking a nap (which I sorely need also).

I only took 1 hour nap which is enough (if I slept more I’m sure that I couldn’t finish cutting on time). So I continue cutting all those pasta until 6 p.m. and manage to finish them all, yay :D But then Jojo’s nanny said that we need to bring some traditional food for tomorrow independence day celebration at Jojo’s school, sigh :(

So I went out again to buy anything that still available at store and back home to start assembling those pasta. While the cutting takes lots of time, the assembling process also takes times if only done by one person. I assembled one by one while Jojo was watching some Playhouse Disney, having his dinner, went upstairs playing with nanny, and then went downstairs again looking for me. It was already 9.50 p.m. and he won’t sleep without me.

I said to him that if he wanted us to sleep together then he must wait until I finished my job, having dinner, and taking a bath. Surprisingly he agreed without any complain. So he sat down at the dinner chair waiting for me finish until 10.10 p.m and then I took my dinner. We talked lots of thing while I was eating and I must say that was the nicest conversation I had with my son. With only lights on only at our dining room and the silent night ambient over us somehow Jojo was very calm (usually he’s very restless all day long) and we could talk some important things that I couldn’t manage to do before.

I really must thank God for this very rare opportunity. Suddenly all my tiredness was gone and I felt very fresh. I took my bath while Jojo waiting at the bedroom and we went sleep. Of course I must woke up again at 4 a.m. to finish this project.

40 Special Agent Oso bento
We’re preparing like we used to do all this time, since we keep the same team from the beginning I felt that we now can work more efficiently and the whole team already know what to do without me making all the instructions. To my surprise we finished around 6.00 a.m. which I think was very fast since the initial target was 7 a.m. The delivery time was 10 a.m. but the location was very far so I thought that I need around 2 hours driving. But then somehow the traffic was so light that I managed to arrive at 8 a.m. Luckily the school start at 8.30 a.m. so I could meet my client earlier.

While luck was on my side in the morning but then its already leaving me while I went home since it took me 2.5 hours but I’m always in a great mood after delivering on time ^_^