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9th Anniversary FFXI Cake

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011 in Baking, FFXI | 12 comments

See my entry in the 9th Anniversary Final Fantasy Fan Art Contest. Featuring Goobbue, Cait Sith, Moogle, Bomb, Mandragora, 3 leeches, and a gobbie.

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Tiny Mandragora Bento

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in Bento, Charaben, Features, FFXI, Fish | 17 comments

With some quail eggs sitting in the fridge, I come up with an FFXI-themed way to get rid of them. Watch out or they’ll Dream Flower you while you eat!

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FFXI 8th Anniversary Bento

Posted by on Jun 15, 2010 in Beef, Bento, Charaben, FFXI | 12 comments

Take a look at the bento I made as an entry in the Final Fantasy XI 8th Anniversary Fan Art Contest and also see a photo from our bento tweetup this past Saturday.

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Pumpkin Carving Madness

Posted by on Oct 24, 2009 in Blog, FFXI, Halloween | 17 comments

This year, Allakhazam is hosting it’s third annual Final Fantasy XI Pumpkin Carving Contest. It started out in 2007 when on a whim, I made this all-game contest at the very last minute. The majority of the entries that year were FFXI-themed, so the following year we tried to make it bigger and focused it exclusively on FFXI. Square Enix shocked the pants off me by offering up a Wings of the Goddess gaming PC. This year, they offered a Shadow Lord statue and something that almost made my head explode: two exclusive in-game furniture pieces. Usually, I carve a pumpkin to encourage people to enter, but this year I procrastinated and didn’t get started until this morning. I’m pretty lucky that I didn’t start this at night, cause it ended up taking me 8 hours…… It took me...

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The Anti-Climactic Bento 400

Posted by on Oct 21, 2009 in Bento, Charaben, FFXI, Sandwich, Shrimp | 14 comments

I had meant to make Bento 400 over the weekend, but after a stomach virus began weaving its way through two family members, I had to put it off. Monday I stayed home with Baby Girl and then on Tuesday, she was fine and ready to go on a field trip which required….. home lunch!!  She requested sandwiches, so I obliged. There wasn’t much for me to do in the ways of sandwiches on the fly (I wasn’t sure if she’d be ok to go), so I went to the good ole sandwich cutters. I used sweet bread, since she loves the stuff, but this turned out to be a mistake. There was no call from the teacher saying that she threw up in the pumpkin patch, so that was good. However, when we picked her up, I immediately...

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It’s a Moogle Bento, kupo~! (306)

Posted by on Feb 12, 2009 in Bento, bentorial, Charaben, FFXI, Turkey | 19 comments

Like any good Vana’diel citizen, I sacrifice for the happiness of my Moogle, especially the Moogle who has helped me grow over 1000 plants in Pikko’s house in Windurst.

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I’m Back!

Posted by on Dec 11, 2008 in 2008 Bentos, Blog, Chicken, Everyday Lunches, FFXI, onigiri, Pork | 6 comments

I have three bentos to talk about today. I felt like I had to start back up again before my co-worker Junko came to riot at my desk tomorrow or something. She gets very upset when I don’t post for a long time, it cracks me up. It’s so nice to have a fan at work! She’s my foodie soul-sister, so I owe it to her to bring the bentos back into my life after such a long hiatus. I made and ate this bento two and a half weeks ago. It’s chicken katsu with hapa rice and ume. On the far right there is some pan simmered eggplant. Resting on top of that are mixed tomatoes, then raspberries beneath that. At the bottom I have three sweet potato flowers. When I bought the tomatoes I thought, oh cool,...

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A Quick Hello!

Posted by on Nov 20, 2007 in FFXI | 0 comments

Hi bento fans!! I’m just writing a quick note to say that I’m back home safe and sound, but haven’t had the time to get back into the bento groove yet due to how much work I have left to do. My trip was awesome, I had a great time! If you want to check out my pictures you can do so here: I may or may not have a bento tomorrow, but I have the day off Friday for football, so I’ll have at the most only one bento this week. Yesterday I called in sick due to exhaustion and today I just didn’t have time to do one. Check back...

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The Mog House

Posted by on Nov 7, 2007 in FFXI | 0 comments

No bento for me today as I had a job interview (more on that in a bit) and then have to work on learning the broadcasting program for the radio show I’m starting tonight. So I had a job interview at 10 am at UH. Yeah, had. I’m leaving the house when I slam the door and immediately I’m like OMFG my keys are in the house. *sigh* My MIL had to come drive out here with our spare house key to help me open the house had I rescheduled for tomorrow. Not a very good first impression… Once again, tonight we’re debuting our FFXI radio show, The Mog House, on Online Gaming Radio. To tune in simply go to the website at 6 PM PST and click on Listen Live! It’s recommended you also join our chat as...

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Princess Bonbon Bento

Posted by on May 31, 2007 in 2007 Bentos, Blog, Charaben, Chicken, FFXI | 4 comments

With a bento challenge issued for game characters, I decided to do one dedicated to my little FFXI chocobo, Princess Bonbon. See what else I packed in this lunch.

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