My first bento lunch for the last year of my undergraduate degree.
To enjoy the moments studying and working with professors one admires, to research and discover new ideas, and to learn with a humble heart: it is too easy to forget about these basic things of being a student when postgraduate school applications and the “unknown” draw near.
Let’s start the year with a reminder of these basics.
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*Note: Rather than cutting the cucumbers with a knife, I bashed the cucumber apart (in a rather barbaric way) with the bottom of a thick drinking glass. I find that the resulting rugged surfaces give the pickles a more interesting “crunch” and texture. This technique of using a rolling stick or a glass container to break cucumbers into smaller pieces is one that is mentioned in a lot of the Japanese cookbooks I own. Try it sometime!