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October 20, 2011

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When we were little kids and went to kindergarten, we had lunch boxes. They were HUGE though. Huge. Big enough to fit in a sandwich, a thermos (though we never used the thermos for soup), juice boxes, snacks, everything. They were big, bulky things, and they always had some awesome sticker on them for branding that would make them awesome. They’d all be the same shape, but the sticker and colour would make it so much more special. Ooh! Timmy’s got a Transformers Lunch Box. Khal Drogo has a Power Ranger lunch box! Suzy’s got a stupid My Pet Pony lunchbox, or something. They were awesome, and, come to think of it, we really miss them now! We could totally use them when we go to the coffeeshops to edit for hours.

Korea also has lunch boxes, and we’re reviewing them today, but they’re a lot smaller. You could probably fit three or four Korean/Japanese/Asian lunch boxes into one North American one. But that’s probably because these Korean lunch boxes are a lot more efficient with their space. A LOT MORE. But the meals are also a lot smaller. A LOT. Maybe – and this could be a hunch – that’s why Korean kids are a lot slimmer than North American kids?

OooOooh…I feel a rant coming on.

So, you know, that last idea brings us kinda to a point that we want to make. We just flew in to Toronto yesterday on a whim. We’re visiting Canada now for three weeks, and we didn’t announce it to anyone because we wanted to surprise the hell out of our families – who had no clue about our visit. We made videos of their surprises and you’ll see it soon! Anyhow, in our jet lagged state, after waking up at 4AM today and going to a 24 hour diner for a CHEAP $5.00 greasy breakfast (man Korea really needs some of those!) we decided to walk through a Shopper’s Drug Mart, which is like a pharmacy/general stuff store.

We walked up and down the aisles and even though we were like “OH MY GOD THERE’S SO MUCH STUFF WE MISSED!” we’re also a bit appalled at how much junk there is to eat here. And the portions are HUGE. HUUUUUGE. Over in the soda section, we saw freaking huge cans of everything, including Red Bull. Soda in Korea is sold in the slim size half can, or you can buy a small plastic bottle (of course they have 2L ones as well). And the bags of chips – even though we were really craving Doritos – shocked us at how massive they are. Seriously! The bags here are so big compared to South Korean chip bags. And the aisles are towering, massive columns of far too much selection. Martina went to the shampoo section and just starred with a dropped jaw trying to figure out where to begin. She couldn’t even reach the top shelf, it was a massive tower of stuff. BTW, what’s up with shampoo for “Long Hair”? I get shampoo for “Damaged” or “Curly” or “Smooth” but “Long Hair?” WTF DOES THAT DO!!?? We felt tiny and overwhelmed by stuff, and – this may be the jet lag talking- we felt just culture shocked.

Ah! That was a long rambling way of just saying that North American kids have huge lunch boxes, while South Korean kids don’t. South Korean kids are also a lot slimmer than North American kids. And, lastly, North American junk food portions are a lot bigger than South Korean junk food portions. There! And, the most important point of this ramble is this: South Korean lunch boxes are sooOOOoooOOo much cuter! Man, ran out of steam to talk about lunch boxed due to the ramble…and the jet lag.

Anyhow, enough of that. It’s time for our Wonderful Treasure Find Care Package Giveaway! Woohoo! This month we’re giving away the Massage Balls, the High Heel Foot Pain Fixers, the Couple Charms, and now this lunchbox. Woot! To win the care package, you have to be a Subscriber of our YouTube channel, and you have to answer this skill testing question:

If you had this cute Happy Togerder lunch box, what would be the ?

We’ll pick our favourite answer next week, and mail out your loot. Woot! Just a note, though: we won’t be able to mail out your package for a while, until we get back to Korea on November 6th. Yay! On a side note: anything you’d like to see us do while we’re in Toronto? We have a couple of exciting video ideas planned, including a Canadian kpop survey special, and a special edition WTF Canada (involving Canadians figuring out WTF Korean stuff…weeee!!!!) but if you’ve got any other suggestions we’re open to hearing them. Yeah! Jet lag sucks!!!! *Martina and Simon fall asleep on the ground*

And on that note, here are this week’s Bloopers:

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  1. I would make pedo bear shaped sticky rice and give it to my ex boyfriend because he’s terrified of it! (Or put it in his locker and creep on him! HEHEHEHEEHE) Or I would put my amazing stash of asian candy in it & my insulin for school. Im diabetic so my asian candy stash is for low blood sugar & I wont have to carry a boring ol’ pencil case for my insulin =_= . And I would totally love the poor fork that Simon hates so much! It will have a good home with me! ANGRY BIRD! 
    Im Desarae, and my youtube account name is KpopBishFoever, and my Facebook is Desarae Elizabeth Anderson. xD Okays! LUV YEWH GUISE & SPUDGY!

    5 years ago
  2. i would totally make those super cute japanese bento’s you see on tv or in magazines!  i cant imagine how parents would have the time and patience to make those for their kids everyday!  there was a super cute picture i saw of a bowl of curry and rice balls that were made to look like a dog’s head and limbs so it was like the dog was relaxing in a tub of curry.  and he had a little umbrella that you stick in those cue fancy umbrella drinks!

    5 years ago
  3. I would put some rice with a panda bear shape in it, and some ketchup in the container with some salad (separately not salad and ketchup together, that’s weird).  That way I can enact my revenge on evil pandas: I’d act like it was my little baby and feed them lettuce (like it’s bamboo), until all the lettuce is gone, and then….I’D EAT THE PANDA USING KETCHUP FOR BLOOD!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, because that’s what pandas do.  They eat their children if they get too hungry when they’re hiding in a cave nursing them for a year.  Honestly, food is always better with a vicious little story to go with >=D
    (and if you can’t tell I have a thing against pandas)

    5 years ago
  4. These really are not considered a meal (to some), but I would put in those marshmallow Peeps that they sell around Easter.  What would be more cute than marshmallow bunnies and chicks covered it bright colored sugar?

    5 years ago
  5. I would put a little of everything like fruits cut in little piece, a little bit of rice, beans and sausage.

    5 years ago
  6. bear paws. Y’know those cookie/cake snacks that they sell at Food Basics? That would be one side and the other side I’d put animal crackers.

    mostly because it matches the cute looking bear on the top
    and because I could always have a animal fight or something with the crackers.. :)

    5 years ago
  7. If I had that bento box I would put pieces of fruit and small shaped cookies or something. And Allmighty Brazilian Candy threat, Brigadeiro. I dont even know if there is brigadeiro in Canada, or US, or Korea, but I would totally make tons of money selling a single bite to everyone, cause its DELICIOUS. Its chocolate, its condensed milk, all together and taste so freaking good. All the people I met in Germany were INSANE about brigadeiro. Its our brazilian treasure and I wouldnt want to give that up if I was in Korea XD (Brigadeiro is something like this http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/brigadeiro/detail.aspx) It would be a good use of that bento box, a delicious sweet break AND way to make money. (Oh I’m such a mercenary)

    5 years ago
  8. Since its Japanese, I would put onigiri with cute faces drawn on with sauce~ ^^

    5 years ago
  9. OH OH! I would squeeze in T.O.P in that cute little box and eat him! <3 ^_^

    5 years ago
  10. I was trying to think what to fill it with, and then I realized the box wouldn’t stay in my possession long enough for me to use it.  My 4 yo daughter would find it and take it. She would fill it with lovely tasty treats like her vitamins that she wants to keep for later, the cheerios she thinks will make a good snack, but will never eat, half of her candy (she actually saves candy to eat later. I didn’t think such a thing existed) plus a few treasured rocks, acorns, and the magnets from my fridge to fill in the cracks.

    5 years ago
  11. Well I’d put some salad with little cherry tomatoes in the first compartment & canned tuna after stripping it of all it’s oil & it’d fill the other one with brown rice and fried spicy chicken since I’m dieting at the moment. SNSD Style!~ Like a FAN~ :))

    5 years ago
  12. hahaha ur comment about cultural shock in ur homeland kinda made me giggle xD after living in korea for more than 3 years, u’ve become more koreanish maybe heh xD

    anyways – bento box~!! *o* i sooo loved them too in every anime i’ve watched. it’s so much better than just a sandwich wrapped in a paper… and looks so nice *o*

    what i’d put there…?? guhehehehe BIGOS for example ha~!! cuz this is the only thing made of cabbage, that i actually like. so when mom makes it, i’m like GIMME TO MEEEE WANNA MOAAAAR *O* good, that it usually takes 2-3 days to eat all cooked pot, so i can eat as much as i like hehe xD so, taking some as my lunch would be osom P:

    5 years ago
  13. In Hong Kong, we have bento boxes as well. :)

    5 years ago
  14. To be extremely honest, when you guys said Happy Togerder, I right away though of Gerber baby foods.
    So yeah, I think Gerber baby foods belong in there…?
    gerder sounds similar to gerber :o

    5 years ago
  15. Every single day i can’t wake up early for my lessons and i am always in a hurry!! That’s why i don’t have time to eat and make sandwich the previous day to take it with me!! I wrap it in a foil like my mother did 10years ago-.- BUT is time for some change ^-^

    What do you think for cutting it into triangles or square pieces and put it in the lunch box?? I could also cut some fruits in the other layer or vegetables and not in my sandwich wich is watery later :(I cross my fingers for NO more noisy stupid foil and watery sandwich!!

    5 years ago
  16. Every single day i can’t wake up early for my lessons and i am always in a hurry!! That’s why i don’t have time to eat and make sandwich the previous day to take it with me!! I wrap it in a foil like my mother did 10years ago-.- BUT is time for some change ^-^ What do you think for cutting it into triangles or square pieces and put it in the lunch box?? I could also cut some fruits in the other layer or vegetables and not in my sandwich wich is watery later :(I cross my fingers for NO more noisy stupid foil and watery sandwich!!

    5 years ago
  17. hhhmmmmm? i wonder how many twinkies i could fit in that box???? i could unwrap them and mash into cute bunny shapes with my food stamper. 

    5 years ago
  18. I would pack sushi , some of them have like tons of wasabi ,and the
    other one’s are normal . I would eat the good one’s to make my friends
    think that the others are okay too and then give them one of the horror
    sushi ;D

    or………….. a heart of an animal to scare the
    shit out of people xDD

    5 years ago
  19. I’d put fried ramen in it.  First you boil the ramen,  then drain it.  Add some of the seasonings that came with it, your favorite oil, some veggies and leftover meat from dinner, then you fry it all together.  (I fry mine until it’s a little crispy.)  I also mix in and scramble an egg with it, and ta da!. Tasty quick 5 to 7 min lunch.  Sometimes I like to mix it with rice.  It’s pretty filling, and yummy.

    5 years ago
  20. well i make home made steamed buns so i would put that in there and some spicy rice cakes cuse i love em!! i dont know if the fork would work for the rice cakes though………… ya im to normal to think of crazy food to put in them so all i can do is try!

    5 years ago
  21. Rice, Kimchi, Cookies, and other things.

    5 years ago
  22. the most appropriate food for a lunchbox like that would be basically a little bit of everything! a balanced diet :D a rice portion in the biggest middle part. a portion of veggies and some meat at the very bottom where they have that separator! and you use the semi fork to pick up your cut up veggies. and you use the spoon to eat your meat and rice togerder :p 

    5 years ago
  23. hello! recently found your blog (and already commented on another entry) but today was my first time watching one of your videos, and i just wanted to say that you guys are really funny! i really like your chemistry together.. (togerder?) you crack me up…  also, props for the khal drogo references… lol.

    i want to see you guys do a Canadian K-pop survey!

    actually fun (weird?) fact… my little sister… who is 12… who lives near Quebec City… who cannot even speak English… is in love with the korean boyband Shinee…. htf she found out about them is beyond me, but i just find it incredibly hilarious… so i am curious at how many more random whities you could find who actually love k-pop (or maybe you could convert a few?)

    anyways, have a nice trip!

    oh and i totally had a Carebears lunchbox when i was a kid! it was pink! XD

    5 years ago
  24. I so love Martina’s look. The make up, the hairstyle and the skulls :)
    This wasn’t an attempt to flatter you so I can win, right ? I just really love the style !
    I would definitely fill that box with marshmallows. I could separate green marshmallows from pink marshmallows. Someone told me marshmallows are only white in other countries. Are we french people the only one with colored marshmallows ?

    5 years ago
  25. i will put dead fingers , because it’s the onely thing that  fits into the lunch box… yes you right I’m the  spudgy mohahahaha … suprise mom !!
    anyway bye i must take care of the rest of dead body .
    xxx bye

    5 years ago
  26. In my lunch box I would put Jang Uh Gui (grilled) over rice. I am completely in love with eel and the taste of it. Truly if I had enough money I would stuff that lunch box with eel, chicken and beef and then grab one of those China AA rice boxes near lunchtime so my rice would be hot. Oh eel how I love you!

    5 years ago
  27. I am a University student and like many others I’m not rich, so I always make these blends of what I have at home, like cook rice and fry with eggs, tuna, onion, garlic, some unidentifiable spices and voilà, lunch.

    The thing is if I had that lunch box my lunch might look a little bit more appealing, as these mixes of whatever I have usually look really disgusting but taste like something offered in heaven. I know Simon’ll probably say “Whatever, food mixes in the stomach” but I really need to feel like I’m not eating something that looks like it was taken from a dumpster ^______~

    5 years ago
  28. i’d put a protein bar in there. it’s the only thing i can think of that would fit in there and make me full. 

    5 years ago
  29. THIS BOX IS SOOOO CUUUUTEE!!!! I really want it *O*

    I would put some sweet marshmallows or chocolate cookies.Or even my mom’s made sandwiches with salmon… It’s so delicious x)!!!!!!

    5 years ago
  30. In Singapore we barely have people bringing lunchboxes to school, only the P1 and P2 students would (which is 7 yrs old and 8 yrs old respectively). But I would put friend noodles on the top layer and cut fruits and biscuits and probably candies on the bottom layer. If there was a third layer I’d squeeze a carton of orange juice into it.

    5 years ago
  31. I’d probably stuff it with Freakin’ Magical Unicorn Poop http://bit.ly/p2y5xy since I don’t usually eat lunch when I go to school/work.

    Other then that, I am now totally going to start using the name Cesar Milan as a verb.  xD

    5 years ago
  32. It’s doshirak in korean like 도시락. Oh and I would put my usual lunch that I brought to school, triangular shaped onigiri or tubular sushi shaped rice or fried rice (made with the plastic rice shape maker that you can find in daisho), octopus sausages, eggs, broccoli and carrots and of course, ham or bacon!! yaaay. 

    Oh and I noticed that it has two level, so for the second box I would put fruits or jellies in, or maybe cereal since i brought my dessert/snack with me as well :):) 

    P.S. I am an international student in my last year of high school in hong kong. I also use similar sized lunch box to bring my own packed lunch to save money, but it is only one level and is transparent. Seems like that kind of lunch box is normal in here too, since my friends also use similarly small lunch box. 

    5 years ago
  33. Nachos and Cheese!! hahahahah

    5 years ago
  34. Rice and 우엉조림, and pancake for dessert. (does that all fit?!?)

    5 years ago
  35. I would put my asian dishes I make.Lately I make many Korean and Japanese dishes, but i slightly change them(with what i have in my fridge) :)
    P.S.I so want all of those things because I have abnormal pain when I wear heels and I hope half slipper will help me :D

    5 years ago
  36. Simon, its a SPORK, a spoon AND fork!

    5 years ago
  37. Martina, anime, manga, manhwa, all those are called Bento!

    5 years ago
  38. I’d put rice at the bottom compartment and some veggies and scrambled eggs on the top compartment~ ♥ That would be a nice lunch~

     

    5 years ago
  39. Mini dessert pizzas. :D And~ some mini cake and strawberry tarts~ and fill the bottom with some cake (a cake with not much air in it so it’ll be more dense :D), and strawberry frosting on the top. ^,^ All of this handmade of course, even the strawberrys. Oooh and some little icing sculptures of strawberrys and cute litte bunnys and teddy bears. ^,^

    5 years ago
  40. noodles and spam! ^^~ I used to have one of those when i was in elementary, and i would always bring it to school. then two months later my mom mistakes it as a thing to put dog food in. .___. so that ends the joy of bento boxes for me ;__;~

    5 years ago
  41. I’ll put carne asada tacos. Yummy.-minwooslovelygirl

    5 years ago
  42. I would *honor* the (too cute for words) lunchbox with peppered tuna sashimi and lotus chips.
    ***Full disclaimer – this would be prepared by my local sushi-lady…who is, in fact, Korean…and she makes fun of my attempts at Hangul in a loving way. We could BOND over this box. ♥☮

    5 years ago
  43. Bertie Botts Every Flavoured Beans. CAUSE IT’S ALL THE BEST (and worst) OM NOMS IN THE WORLD WILL BE ABLE TO BE IN MY MINI BOX :D 

    5 years ago
  44. Since I’m french, I would put cheese, bread and wine into this cute little bento box! That’s all, french only eats bread and cheese.
    (And yes, we also laugh this way : “HOHOHOHO”)

    Hope you like it, first time I try to win WTF care package because my english is not really good..
    Thanks for all your videos and have a good time in Canada ^-^

    5 years ago
  45. I would, naturally, only put foods in that are happy togerder, like bacon and eggs (with salt and pepper), or macaroni and cheese, or PB&J.  Peanut butter and Jelly are very happy togerder.  And! Since it is such a super cute little lunch box, one would have to use the super cute Pooh bear sandwich presses to make said sandwiches.

    5 years ago
  46. I would put………FOCCACIA FOCCACIA!!! Its so derishous!!!!
    and…..a GIANT CARTON OF MILK!!!! (Yes. It will fit. I think those lunch boxes are like the tardis they are bigger on the inside)

    (PS-youtube subscriber gigiowls89)

    5 years ago
  47. OK… NOW  I KWON WHY KOREAN GIRLS ARE SOOOO SKINYY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! , THEIR  LUNCH BOXES ARE TO SMALL.. I CAN EAT LIKE 4 FOR MY LUNCH…:P

    5 years ago
  48. I would make miniature kimbap and miniature geranmari to put in the miniature bento box. And then I would tactfully pack a real meal into a real lunchbox that would actually carry enough food for me to get through my workday.

    5 years ago
  49. I would put in some yummy kimpap!!!! what can I say, I love the stuff… I’d fill the whole thing with kimpap and forgo the utensils. Too bad it doesn’t have cute mini chopsticks.

    5 years ago
  50. Have you been to the Cheesecake Factory?  Whenever my family drives down to the US, I can’t even finish HALF of anything there, it’s so ginormous.

    5 years ago
  51. I would make a little bear out of rice for the lunch box.  Then there would be 2 bears.  That way the bear on the box and the bear made of rice would be Happy Togerder!

    5 years ago
  52. Happy Togerder lunch box would obviously only hold peasants, as this is the only lunch box used by TROGDOR. (It wasn’t mixed up English for “together” but Engrish for “Happy Trogdor”)

    5 years ago
  53. I would be packing it with grape flavored wax mustaches. They only come out here in October around Halloween and I L<3VE them =P My favorite is Mr. Stache on his package it says- The chewable disguise! Play now, chew later!!! lol 

    5 years ago
  54. I have a lunch box with Hello Kitty but it doesn’t look like japanese bento boxes. I think my is European style and I’m like Martina always wanna bento box (but my with Hello Kitty and it so so so CUTE! >< khm… ^^)
    anyway if I had this bento box I made a pease of food art ^^ I love cooking so maybe there can be rice(of course ^^) fried chicken or fried squid with delicious tomato sause, then some vegetables maybe carrots(in cute form ^^) and small pancakes with squash(this pancakes – a russian dish and it's YUMMY! ^^)! Oh and I almost forgot – I put sausages that look like cute octopus! ^^If I some day get to myself a bento box it will be the first meal that I do ^^

    5 years ago
  55. I would definitely put in pb&j cut with my Hello Kitty sandwich shaper. cuz pbj goes best togerder!

    5 years ago
  56. id pack http://data.whicdn.com/images/4311932/tumblr_la0h62Gi011qatxgno1_500_large.jpg?1286746649  into it. LOTS OF HARD WORK. thats what id be packing!

    5 years ago
  57. I would probably put onigiri, cute little sausages, a small salad, cherries, and maybe some gyozas. :) When I was in Japan, I got to experience a bento box made by my Japanese host mother, it was very delicious! She made it for me when I went off to school, and it was really sweet of her. The guys lunch boxes were a bit bigger, so they could store more food, so don’t worry Simon! xD You can still bring a cool-looking bento box that stores a lot of food! :P

    5 years ago
  58. I would put chicken or tuna salad in one side and some grape tomatoes (those go in the divided section) and then sesame crackers in the other part. Yum! Then I could use my mini fork and spoon to eat them all (say it with me now) Togerder!

    5 years ago
  59. I would put fruit lots for fruit because I love fruit. But you could also use it for other things. Like since it already has a fork and a spoon you could fill it with other camping supplies like a flint and stone, or a mini flashlight that goes on key-chains, and you could put some band aids in there and like a mini mini tiny tiny bottle of rubbing alcohol, oh and a pocket knife too… so it could be your mini travel along survival kit ;)

    5 years ago
  60. Korean Lunch Box = 도시락 (Do-Shi-Rug)

    5 years ago
  61. I would pack my bento lunch box with rainbows and unicorns, which I would then eat to give me man strength. 

    5 years ago
  62. Ali

    Yay Toronto!! :)

    I would put  in homemade sushi, or two half folded sandwiches filled with nutella or
    rice. chicken or the side food to add with the rice or fruits or snacks
    like chocolate or candy in the other compartment :D

    5 years ago
  63. I would put Sushi!! I love sushi i would also put some ramen but just the noodles mmmm….. that is so yummy well that’s my answer!!!!

    5 years ago
  64. I would put Pizza Bagels in the box…. You could have… “Pizza in the morning, pizza in the evening, pizza at supper time. Cause when you have pizza on a bagel, you can have pizza anytime!”
    Seriously though, the most delicious snack ever. My mom would buy the box and my brothers and I would devour them in one sitting. It’s been a long time since I had Pizza Bagels – Paris Baguette pizza bagel don’t cut it – who wants sweet sauce and corn on a pizza?? Anyhoo, Pizza Bagels would be awesome before there are small and slim and you could fit them in both parts of the box AND you wouldn’t need a semi-useless fork to eat them. No chopstick either. USE YOUR HANDS PEOPLE! IT’S PIZZA!!!! ….

    5 years ago
  65. http://www.flixya.com/files-photo/s/a/n/sandeepr2324792.jpg
    its tiny and cute, why not? if i wasn’t gonna eat it i would totally wanna be togerder forever with it <3 baby spudgy perhaps?

    5 years ago
  66. I’ve always wanted those bento boxes too! I only found them a couple years ago at a Daiso in Richmond, B.C. Of course, it would be common sense to check there first, the Asia of B.C. *sigh* They don’t fit a whole lot of food though… which is a good thing, because I tend to overpack lunches >.<

    5 years ago
  67. Bentos are all about having a healthy balanced meal.   Traditional Japanese bentos contain 4 parts of rice , 3 parts of the main dish ( THE MEAT), 2
    parts of vegetables, and 1 part of a serving of pickled vegetables or a treat.

    I don’t really follow this though ^^

    I like to make my bento by having either Lo Mein or  Onigiri with chicken, a salad and some fruit. 

    It would seem that this wouldn’t be filling but it really is! I eat a lot and my bento is a medium sized bento. It really does hold a lot of food.

    Hope you are having a good time in Canada!

    5 years ago
  68. Oh my gosh I love those things so much!!! ^o^
    Top section: Mango bunnies (cut like the apple ones, but mango tastes better!), then cherry blossom shaped cucumbers, and two cute Hello Kitty muffin tins, one filled with sweet black beans, the other with kimchi!
    Bottom section: half full with rice, sprinkled with seasonings to make the Rilakkuma face and then two potato croquettes, on shaped like a star, the other like a heart(these would be stacked on top of each other)! Then the leftover space I would fill with myeochi bokeum because it’s amazing!!
    Wow. . . it’s a little crowded!
    Also, I looked it up and Korean bento are called doshirak 도시락!

    5 years ago
  69. ^^ Bento boxes! I love those. I actually try to make bentos but they’re very time consuming and I don’t have a lot of the tools for it. And Simon, they do hold a lot. I have one with a side cart and if I fill it, I can’t move afterward.  And I have a German-granddaughter-of-a-blacksmith’s appitite, so that’s saying something. Their size is very deceiving. But mine’s getting worn down since I’ve had it for a few years. Hmm, as for contents, I would put in heart-shaped tamagoyaki (fried rolled egg, the heart trick is very easy and cute), with mini teriyaki tuna burgers, garlicky carrot flowers (I have a cutter shaped like cherry blossoms that I love) and of course rice. I think I would put criss-crossy star designs on the rice with seaweed and salmon furikake (dried rice seasoning) and maybe make it with peas. If the bento was a different design, I’d probably make some cute samgak kimbap in the shape of pandas…Sorry for the long post, I love bentos! =^_^= I also like the other things u guys are giving…O.O

    5 years ago
  70. A bento box (Japanese term), made in South Korea, carrying Chinese food= heaven.

    5 years ago
  71. I would make those cute lunch boxes that a girl would make for her boyfriend, except I will eat it for myself! Moohahahaha. I would make a panda onigiri and put it inside the lunch box and decorate. I’ll also put tamago, yellow radish, and seaweed salad. Yes, they can all fit if I make the panda onigiri small :D! WOOT! 

    5 years ago
  72. There’s a bear on the cover on the adorable lunch box. And if we reason based on your theory that they (the bears) are trying to take over the world/convince children they aren’t dangerous so they can devour them, I would put bear meat (marinated and cooked of course) in the lunch box. And I would use food stamps on the bear meat as well. I would do this just to spite the bears as they try to rebrand themselves as friendly before the impending bear invasion attack.

    5 years ago
  73. I always made themes with my lunchbox, so if it’s going to be Happy Togerder, then you make food that goes “togerder”!

    Like peanut butter & jelly/nutella & banana/ham & cheese sandwiches (crustless of course), grilled cheese and soup (might need a thermos for the latter), mini bagels with cream cheese…

    Chicken nuggets and RANCH (sorry, I know Simon might this too much) or fruits/veggies with dipping sauce like caramel or RANCH (last plug for Simon ever!).

    5 years ago
  74. Kento Boxes! I’ve always loved them!
    I would put spaghetti in the Kento box as a lunch because then you have use for the useful fork! (Or use a spoon if you’d like…? Just imagine the other Koreans watching you eat using that small spoon with spaghetti.) Yes, spaghetti is definitely the most appropriate food to put in that lunch box.
    Simon and Martina are the best! ^^

    5 years ago
  75. maybe a bread shaped like seungri, ooor like the harmless eagle, for JYJ not to punch it in the eye

    5 years ago
  76. Oh man I’m starving right now so this is the question for me!! Haha. But the real question is what wouldn’t I put in there? ;) No, but seriously I would pack a chicken salad sandwich and Spicy Nacho Cheese Doritos…yeah! Oh and a nice cold can of Mtn. Dew on the side hahahaha that is what I am talking about!!

    5 years ago
  77. pickles. I would fill it with pickles.

    5 years ago
  78. I’m going to put something like thishttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-E7bpG20MIpc/TgDuphXV1dI/AAAAAAAAAsc/IKX0chyR-_w/s640/260340_216962255010509_100000902086447_671072_3596324_n.jpg with G Dragon’s face and of course I’m going to put my little sushis… kekeke  ;D 

    5 years ago
  79. Wow Martina, I love your hair in this video!  I don’t know if this is cheating, but if I had a lunch box like that I would want to put an animal or a design in it too, like this Totoro one: http://jaggedeye.tumblr.com/post/6847895917 I would at first be hesitant about eating him, but remember I can make another and bring him back to life!  Til I eat it again :p

    5 years ago
  80. I love Bento Boxes !! So adorable. For here in Korea, Id totally pack the box like so;

    Top Layer: 3/4 of the box with rice on the bottom and a small sized pork cutlet on top. in the other 1/4 space a tiny bottle of a dipping sauce or soy sauce to go over the pork. Id also add some mini carrots for munching.

    Bottom layer: using the slider, 3/4 for a yummie mixed fruit salad and 1/4 for lil sweet mini breads

    If I was back in the states;

    Top layer: mini corn dogs, carrot and celery sticks and mini Doritos, adding tiny bottles of ketchup and ranch for dipping.

    Bottom layer: 3/4 CHOCO pudding and 1/4 mini vanilla wafers.

    Yum Yum !!

    5 years ago
  81. I would put there like one onigiri or a macaroon
     only cute & tiny things can fit in to this little adorable launch box.. :3

    5 years ago
  82. LOL. :( I would pack the top full of chocolate chips and the bottom full of cheese cake (formed to the edges), and when I was ready, I would flip the bottom over so it fell onto the chocolate chips and I would use the semi-decent fork to push the cheesecake down into the chocolate chips. It sounds like torture. Also delicious. Delicious torture. CHEESECAKE AND CHOCO CHIPS HAPPY TOGERDER? Maybe…

    5 years ago
  83. I love my bento box!!!!! I got one at Pacific Mall  >.< 

    What I would put in my bento box or "kento" box

    1. octopus veggie dogs ( i'm a rabbit, no meat in my diet) 

    2. The most amazing thing in the world TOTORO!!!!! here a link, this is beyond cuteness 

    ( this is what it looks like) http://superpunch.blogspot.com/2008/10/totoro-bento-box.html

    or http://www.flickr.com/photos/cuteobento/1587201830/

    or http://djdesignerlab.com/2010/10/06/20-creative-and-interesting-bento-box-art/

    3. I would go all Hana Yori Dango (J-version) on my bento, and make it "manly"  ( i like to eat a lot T~T) and have a three store bento with lunch (grilled cheese)  dinner ( inari, sweet potato tempura, and avocado rolls)  and desert ( macaroons and mini cheese cakes) 

    —– I'm sorry I couldn't just choose one

    5 years ago
  84. i would put hello kitty shaped sugar cookies in for desert and put some tortellini with pesto sauce in for the main part and some grapes (or and omelet with cheese and with ketchup on the side)

    5 years ago
  85. I would maybe put something like gummy bears!!!. I also thought of a pack of cookies but its so small that it would probably just carry like 100 calorie cookie bag or something that small. Or maybe both :D

    5 years ago
  86. Milk and cereal separately, so I can have cereal at school!!! buahahaha…. if the milk doesn’t spill out…or turns warm…*sigh*(I feel like an idiot…)

    5 years ago
  87. I KNOW WHAT I’D PUT. First, I’d put little onigiri rice balls in there with seaweed panda face cause those are so cute. And i’d put in those “octopus” sausage, where it’s half a small sausage and slice the bottom half to make it have tentacles. Sounds creepy but it’s cute. Also eggs and sushi and Hello Pandas for a snack. :3

    5 years ago
  88. kimbap is the perfect lunch for that cute little lunch box ^^

    5 years ago
  89. nothing counteracts the cutenss of that box more than a little bit of nakji. Live squid for lunch? Amazing WTF package this month.. ::In martina’s cute voice:: I want it…..

    5 years ago
  90. If i had a happy togerder box i, as a healthy, delicious, rice lover would put rice that has spicy chili sauce all over it in the bottom. then in half of the the top half i would put my proteins: tofu or chickens or peanut butters. and in the other half of the top half i would put in some vegetable of of some sort. but i don’t like very many vegetables so, i would just put in some onions or something. then i would wrap it up with a cute little bow to make it even cuter. otherwise i would just put my stash of halloween candy in it.
    the end

    5 years ago
  91. i would make sushi tht looks like spudgy @ o @

    5 years ago
  92. If i had one of the lunch boxes i think i would put in like a bunch of little sushi things! Or maybe stuff like Jan Di put in hers when she made Jun Pyu one in BoF!! I know it isnt the same size but it reminds me of it :3

    5 years ago
  93. I would put small little cut up meat, sandwich, eggs, some carrots. COOKIES or BROWNIES!!!! mmmmmmmm :D :D :D. But Most Of All I will Put Meat that’s cut up and probably some mashed potatoes and carrots as side dish!!!!! :)

    5 years ago
  94. I would put Ketchup-flavored rice balls and cute heart shaped egg rolls :D

    5 years ago
  95. I would probably put foods you can share in the shape of a heart to go with the theme of Happy Togerder. I could put carrot sticks and celery sticks with a bit of dipping sauce (Which i’m not going to mention what I would have because I don’t want to be accused of sucking up even though I legitly put it on everything like Simon does….). Maybe finger sandwiches then when my friend and I were all done sharing the bento we would promptly go out and get food at a restaurant because there wouldn’t be enough food for two people.

    5 years ago
  96. Hmmm. wouldn’t you get hazed in the High school in the states if you got such a thing as guy?

    5 years ago
  97. In the US they have more manly versions of this. 

    5 years ago
  98. If i had one of those boxes i would put only fruits in it ! lots and lots of fruits !! i would fill it with all kinds of fruits like strawberries, bananas, kiwi, apples…. BUT the fun part is i’m gonna put them in different shapes like hearts, stars or dinosaur heads!! i’ll try to be creative as much as i can, i mean who could resist the cuteness of that box ??!! don’t you wanna just AAANNNNNNG it !!

    5 years ago
  99. bear meat and ambiguously-gendered-tiny-eskimo-person meat

    5 years ago
  100. i fully agree. so jealous b/c i can’t do eye makeup…and when i try, my allergies get the best of me and i end up rubbing it all away. :( martina’s eye makeup skills rule!!

    5 years ago
  101. JT

    ah yes the Korean cutie 도시락 or lunch box. My fiance has already start shopping for the more “manly” versions for me… At any rate, what would I put in there? taking a cue from my students… a baby chicken or hamster… Yes, I have actually seen “pets” in the 도시락. Later the chicks went to grandma’s house and were never heard from again… 

    5 years ago
  102. omg … welcome back to canada ….i hope i could bump into both of you…. :)

    5 years ago
  103. Haaaa. I’ve had a bento box how-to book for a year and have still been looking for one that is actually CUTE. It’s pretty difficult. This one is pretty cute compared to what I’ve seen. 

    Anyway, I’d probably take regular North American lunch favorites and “fun-size” them. So instead of a whole sandwich, one or two quarters of a sandwich. Baby carrots, grape tomatoes, grapes, small strawberries. MINI SIZE EVERYTHINGGGGG. Okay, calming down. I’ve also got one of those egg mold things so I’d have to use that. Eggs are kind of small and cute, right? 

    Then I can be all “hipster lunch kid” with my ironic North American lunch in my bento (errr kento) box.

    5 years ago
  104. Kim

    I would put cut up egg rolls in the first level above white rice and then at the bottom, I would put fruit rollups with a side of veggies~

    5 years ago
  105. A sardwuich and a sarlad.

    5 years ago
  106. OMG that is sooo cute and Martina i am with you *big anime freak! i saw them everywhere in anime/manga. so one day i saw the bento box online and was like “HOLY FUDGE MUFFINS!! MOMMY CAN I HAVE IT?!” mom-> No…*walks away and crushes my desire 4 all thing japanese/korean…sad panda bear…T^T** well hmm i would put in rice and bean*cuz im Spanish like that* and Salad w/ raw tuna or med-rare meat and w/ blue cheese or ranch dressing *cuz im half vampire (no lie! my eyes sting in the sunlight, i like rare meat and dislike garlic cuz of the strong smell!) and i like ranch( not sucking up 2 Simon cuz i know he has a fetish 4 ranch, i actully like the stuff!) and cookies! a def on the cookies, no meal is complete w/o cookies(or any pastry), its a abomination!!!! >w<

    5 years ago
  107. I had those when I was in college..hehehe. I had rice on the bottom tray, steamed veges on the top tray & sliced kalbi next to those veges. Mmm..& for dessert a Jello-O pudding cup or a RV cupcake that I’d purchase from Trader Joe’s..yum!!! But I had to watch out for my bento cuz I would be put it in the school refrigerator & it would somehow get stolen…:(. Yea I went through a lot of bentos in school. 

    5 years ago
  108. If I had that cute Happy Together Lunch Box : On the bottom tray i’d have some steamed vegetables and/or some Nopalitos (cooked Cactus with potatoes and Onions) and on the top tray some arroz con pollo (rice and chicken) or some tuna and fried picckles! :) nom nom…

    5 years ago
  109. I just learned how to make kimchi so I’d fill the bottom part with that (cause kimchi rocks my socks) and I’d put something unhealthy in the top to counteract the kimchi goodness…brownies? cookie dough? maybe some sour patch kids…

    5 years ago
  110. http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llav7qZES81qa7ykzo1_400.jpg

    NOAH’S ARK :) Yes.. domo’s do exist..

    5 years ago
  111. Well let’s see! On the bottom, since it has a food seperater thingy, I would put GUMMY BEAAAARSS in the smaller slot and rices in the bigger one :] And on the TOP I would put mashed potatoes with peas in the outlining of a heart and colorful sprinkles in the outside of the heart. And then I’d eat the inside of the heart first and then  it would still be a heart :’) Until I’d eat it all. 

    5 years ago
  112. I would put cute little pink food like Mike & Ikes, Laffy Taffy, and then some salmon type of sushi! Yum!!!

    5 years ago
  113. isnt it nice to have the second box is full of chicken/fish nuggets from costco and the first box contains ur favorite sauces like ranch and bbq sauce? 
    i do that everytime :)

    5 years ago
  114. it looks like there are two levels, if this is the case then I would put little tiny vegan cupcakes in the top and the other level I would put frosting, and sprinkles (divided by that divider) and then I could decorate my own cupcakes at school and make all the other people jealous.

    5 years ago
  115. I would put the spiky balls in and if someone tried to attack me I’d pull them out like “WHACHAAAA!” and attack them back ^^

    5 years ago
  116. I’d put a better fork in it.

    5 years ago
  117. I would put rainbow jello (grandma’s specialty) in the bottom and a sandwich in the shape of a dinosaur on top! RAWR!

    5 years ago
  118. Octopus weiners, you see them in manga all the time and when I went to Japan my host-mama made them. SO ADORABLE AND DELICIOUS~!

    5 years ago
  119. So I would definitely bring this to school and make all the other dudes super jealous!! In my dosirak (which is what google told me they are called) would be probably some rice and probably some cute design made of like seaweed or something on top. Everyone would be like WOW! You are so cultured, but in the bottom one i would have like a B.L.T or something with bacon(or canadian ham) just cause it’s awesome and eat it in secret. Yea….it would be an awesome lunch…

    5 years ago
  120. ZOMG,

    i would put like rice and vegetables at the bottom,and then,
    on the top, i would make little pretty cut outs of sandwiches :D

    5 years ago
  121. Oh, I remember the time I would carry those around when I would go on a field trip in kindergarten… :) 
    haha, Martina- WINN. 

    5 years ago