Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Thank you sherimiya, Angi, Token, and Kashmirkat for sharing the Happy 101 award with me! You each have such a unique approach to bento; visiting your blogs is a favorite part of my day.

This award asks that you:
Copy the award image into a post.
List 10 things that make you happy.
Tag 10 bloggers who brighten your day
Put in a link to their blogs.
Notify the award receivers.
Recipients can link back to the sender's blog if they wish!

10 Things That Make Me Happy

1. Being married to my best friend, who makes me laugh every day and shares in foodie adventures!

2. Everything related to food, cooking, and bento: shopping for new and interesting ingredients, especially at Asian and farmer's markets, dining at international restaurants, reading cookbooks, trying new recipes,  delving into the rich inspiration of the online foodie community, collecting bento items of all kinds, and of course, the great creative fun of bento-blogging!

3. My friends and the wit, joy and insight they bring to my life.

4. Spring: intoxicating breezes, emerging green buds....and flowers!

5. Cats.

6. Reading--mostly non-fiction: history, cultural criticism, travel, politics, spirituality, food culture.

7. Hot chai with cinnamon, ground cloves and honey.

8. Art museums--favorites include the Met (with Cloisters) in NYC, and the National Gallery and Sackler-Freer in D.C.

9. The ever-changing sky, day or night.

10. Being appreciative of all of the good and joyful things in my life.

I'd like to share this award with the following talented food bloggers:
Sarah Jayne of  Weekend Carnivore
Margot of  Coffee and Vanilla
Flying Lily of  BentoBabe
Marisa of  All in Good Food

Finally....Thank you Lia of Bentolicious for sharing the "I Love Your Blog" award with me! I love your beautiful bento blog, Lia! Your bento art always astounds and delights :)

Happy bentoing!


sherimiya said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing your happy things with us! Fun to learn a little more about our bento friends :) I happen to share every one of those with you ^_^

allingoodfood42 said...

Thanks so much for sharing this award with me I really appreciate it. This is my first award so I don't know how to uplaod the award image to my blog but thanks for thinking about me.

bentobird said...

Hi sherimiya!
Lovely to have so much in common!!

Hi Marisa,
Just right-mouse click on the Happy 101 image, and "Save Picture As" on your PC. Then upload the image like you would a photo when you do a post. Hope that's helpful, and congrats on your blog!

Azita said...

Thank you so very much and that's very kind of you! This is my first award too, so I'm going to follow your instructions. Lovely blog!
Best Wishes,


bentobird said...

Thanks Azita, so nice to have you visit! Your blog is an inspiration to me :)

babykins said...

Wonderful to be with a partner sharing pleasures. Plus you're so lucky to be married to your BEST friend. Your 10 things are lovely and I learned you love art and nature from that.
Love hot chai,too! I love ginger chai :D

allingoodfood42 said...

Thanks so much for your help. I think my computer was being tempermental yesterday but I was able to save it today. Thanks again for your help and your recognition.

bentobird said...

Hi babykins!
Mmmm--ginger chai, ginger in any form is divine!

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Thank you soooo much, adding link back to your site now :)