Thursday, March 23, 2006

K's Blogroll

Just links to the blogs of some of my friends who I want to keep tabs on (but I can't remember all their URLs if my life depended on it...).


Here's some links to the food and bento blogs that I regularly visit for tips, news, recipes, and mouth-watering pictures of food and dishes.

Bento/Food Blogs:


Contact me

If you need to get in touch with me for whatever reason, please feel free to drop me a line at ksolaris (at) gmail (dot) com.

On Yahoo, I can also be reached via both email and IM under the handle ksolaris. Either that, or you can just simply leave a comment on an entry in this blog.

I do my best to reply right away, but I have a day job, too, and I have unreliable internet service at home, so please be patient. :)

The Tanuki, aka ksolaris, can also be reached via:

About the Blog

Tanuki no Bento began as a result of the author's obsessive-compulsive tendencies.

Basically, one day, K decided that she was too lazy to add tags to her food posts, so she figured that she'd create a LiveJournal account to place them all in, just so they're all in one place. After a while, she decided to try migrating all of her posts to WordPress and BlogSpot and all was good.

A year later, though, after quite a long hiatus which was caused by the demise of her first digital camera (and after her boyfriend showed her the improvements in the Blogger dashboard and the nifty things it can now do), she decided that it was time to put all those posts to good use. So, with the help of her S.O., Tanuki no Bento's layout was completely revamped, thought was actually given to the arrangement of things this time around, and ads were placed in their designated spots.

And all was good.

As for the name of the blog, "Tanuki no Bento" means "Raccoon's Lunchbox" in Japanese (or at least we think it does...). This was derived from one of the petnames that the author's S.O. often uses for her, and no, we won't discuss why he calls her a tanuki in the first place.

Hence, by naming the blog "Tanuki no Bento", the author hopes to be able to share to the world what exactly she had for lunch, and hopefully, the person reading all about it would get hungry and/or inspired enough to get up and also try to cook a meal for him or herself.

~(Written on August 23, 2007)


Oops. I almost forgot.

Blog Design

The images that were used for the layout of this blog are not by me. The header image is something that we Googled up and found at the Grand Hotel Wien. Meanwhile, the little onigiri icons are also not made by me and are actually from a wallpaper made by QueenOfDorks over at DA.

If there are images I have put up here that belong to you, and you would rather that I didn't, please inform me right away and I'll do my best to take it out ASAP.

Likewise, photos that have my watermark are my property, and should be treated as such.

The layout of this blog was made by my S.O., Ian Comandante.

About the Author

The author of Tanuki no Bento, Kristine Cacas, is a 23-year-old undergraduate yuppie who thrives in the grime and chaos that is the Philippines. She is currently living at an apartment in Makati with her boyfriend who loves her very much despite her sporadic temperament and unhealthy adoration for Neil Gaiman.

By day, she pretends to be a corporate travel specialist, and by night, she pretends to be a writer. Anywhere else in between, on weekends and on certain bank holidays, she then pretends that she can cook. In reality though, she is actually a Being of Power (TM) who, with the right amount of worship from the world, plans to make the planet a better place by getting rid of people she doesn't like and promoting the care and protection of cute, furry animals with beady eyes. On the other hand, she has been secretly hoping to qualify as a Corporate Dominatrix (TM), but she apparently has other callings.

Her range of interests vary, and she has been known to love music, anime, video games, comic books, and table-top RPGs. However, it is disputed that she may actually love cooking, eating, writing, and Monty Python more. And popcorn. She loves popcorn.

Her weapons of choice would be crowbars, d20s, Flak Cannons and the now-defunct Ripper. Her battlecry, "GIDDAHH DA MAH WAAAY!!!" has been known to strike fear in the hearts of her enemies (whose current whereabouts are unknown).

She also likes to go around teh interwebs under the handle "ksolaris"... and she hates okra.

~(Written on August 23, 2007)
All of the content that can be found on this blog is the property of the owner unless stated otherwise. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. Some rights reserved, Kristine Cacas, 2007.

Site design by Ian Lemuel Comandante.