:decvMarji4x: received her package very recently and now I can tell you guys about my next contest! SO I want this next contest to have a really good prize! I'm going to make it last from the middle of this month to either the last day of December or maybe till end of January. This way there is plenty of time to get something done and allows people who find the contest late some time to still join in. SO I am thinking the prize should be BIG! Bento box, bento bag, handy handkerchief, maybe a utensil, Food picks, divider sheets, and loads and loads of tasty treats!!! Or I can do multiple winning places with fewer prizes, a bento box and some treats! Treats will include Pocky (chocolate and Strawberry) Hello Kitty tinned candies, game tin candies (my work place sells loads of these so I will buy a bunch of them) Bagged candy like Hi-chew, milky candy, flower candy, soda candy... and Chips like shrimp chips, calbie chips, Senbei crackers, etc. (I will see what my local Hong Kong market sells first before I purchase online) I have these anime post cards as well! I was trying to use them as Kiriban on my original page but no body got the kiriban and I totally forgot about it... sooooooo I think it would be better used as prize for this matter. I can guarantee these post cards are directly from Japan! How? Because I use to live in Japan and like all good anime/manga fan's, i bought my manga from the Japanese book stores and they offered free post cards for purchases. However i don't recognize any of the anime... maybe one... but they are still awesome! I kept them in this little file thing for years so they are in near perfect shape! So there will be at least one per prize!
So the idea I've had for the contest comes from all the wonderful DIY/Tutorial bento videos I've seen posted on youtube! I've become a sort of youtube freak, always watching it on my time off! and a lot of what i watch is DIY videos. There are so many cute Bento tutorials out there! SO my contest idea is to make a bento using the techniques you've learned from watching one or many bento tutorial videos! Obviously you have to tell us what vids you used to learn from! Gotta share with the rest of us so we can learn too! XD Also because these videos are fun to watch. BUT the trick is you have to make it your own!! it cannot be a duplicate/replica of what is on the video. So you have to use your creativity to make it truly your own while learning a new technique in the process. Originally i was going to have a contest for making tutorials but i will hold off on that as i think learning is more important then teaching. After all you have to learn things first before you can teach things, right? SOOOOOOOO keep an eye out for the contest page on this idea! Let me know what you think of the prizes and contest idea, K? I'm going to prepare the prizes right now and revamp the contest page. I have the bento, accessories, and pockey ready but i need to find some awesome snacks to add to the prizes. Let me know what you think!