60 assorted bento

0 Posted by - August 28, 2010 - Bento Art, Lunch bento

Wow, I didn’t realize that it’s been three weeks ago since my last post. These past weeks were quite hectic, there were lots of orders we need to prepare while my wife is having a nice two weeks vacation alone (she’s traveling in group, but me and Jojo stay at home). When the vacation offer came about two months ago I just knew that I couldn’t go since someone need to take care of our son during his school time and to prepare the coming order. Besides I really think that my wife really needs a good vacation by herself without taking care of us.

So between preparing orders, answering customers’ calls and emails, creating bento samples, delivering orders, editing our bento pictures, while still doing my other business, I really have to sacrifice my writing time until I’ve got more spare time to do multiple posts.

60 assorted bento

This project came just at the day of my wife vacation. Her plane was very early in the morning so she could only help for about 1 hour before she went to airport. The order was 30 Princess Aurora, 10 Doraemon, and 20 Hello Kitty & Piggy bento. While we can easily prepare 60 pasta kyaraben bento with just 3 persons, things were more complicated with addition of Hello Kitty and Piggy onigiri.

We continued our preparation after mommy left, but somehow Jojo knew that mommy left him in his sleep, he woke up at 5.30 a.m. (usually at 7.15 a.m.) and wanted to take a morning walk. That left me with just one helper, and I just had a bad feeling that we could not finish on time. So we continued with just two persons, of course we lagged behind since I really didn’t except Jojo to woke up so early.

We managed to finish just 30 minutes behind our schedule, but I have to alter our usual photo shoot since we didn’t have much time left. While usually I like to line up all my bento together without the lid cover (since they reflect badly) for this time I just lined up 15 of them already with the plastic cover. I still managed to take each bento picture individually, but I really miss those line up pictures.

The delivery time was 8.30 a.m. and I always want to deliver the order 30 minutes early. I knew that if I start driving at 6.50 a.m. I really took gamble on the traffic. The traffic was light in the beginning, but somehow it jammed up bad, which make me very stressed out. Later I found out that there’s a container broke down right at the road turn :(

After I passed the container the traffic went smoothly again, I managed to arrive at 8.15 a.m. which is not bad considering all the problems I’ve got since the morning.