Chrisd928 wrote:Samurai_Steve wrote:Honestly, that's half the reason right there: I love looking forward to eating. Having a sandwich every day just doesn't cut it for me anymore...Haha...
Yeah, I just bought myself a think to make sealed sandwiches ^_^ I think the added special factor of the pocket sandwich will make me happier about having a sandwich in my bento. Small pita sandwiches and stuff can be good too. I have tried making my own mini-bread roll things before after seeing a Japanese woman's home-made bread in her bento. I'm glad you're excited though ^_^
Also, I love that bento has been listed in the handbook for ALTs before as a good idea because you can bond with your students by eating bento together at lunchtime ^_^ But, I could talk about bento forever and ever and ever. I love bento; my family thinks I need to stop buying bento boxes and whatnot.
try not to get too doki-doki over bento. in Japan it's just normal. like i kind of have almost forgotten that bento is a ~*special*~ thing back home, even though i made them then. my bento here are hardly ever cute. i don't have time for that anymore!
plus, if you get accepted and are placed at JHS or ES, chances are that you won't be able to eat bento with your students. schools much prefer you to eat school lunch if it's available; some schools go so far as to more or less force ALTs to eat school lunch, regardless of allergies (though alternate school lunches are provided/problem foods are left out). so there's that... (i bring bento, but i get the impression that some teachers might be minorly annoyed by the fact that i can bring something other than school lunch--not a major concern, but i do get comments, which usually means something is up.)