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Chopsticks 101

CHINA | Wednesday, 25 July 2007 | Views [640] | Comments [4]

my new red wooden sticks

my new red wooden sticks

We are a group of about 30 teachers—and it seems like 29 know how to use chopsticks. Maybe it isn't so but I do feel like I am the only one who can't use them very well.

Forks are always available but I  have decided when in Rome . . . or in this case, when in China, use chopsticks! I actually thought that I might lose some weight. Hey, If I can't pick it up, I cant eat it, right? Well, I am learning rather quickly to use the tools. I bought my own pair. The hotel provides slippery plastic ones. I bought the $1 wood sticks and it has made a difference. I was told the bamboo ones are even easier to use. Once I come across them, I should get better at picking up the bite sized pieces of food and throwing them into my mouth before they drop back onto my plate.

The food is delicious. (I will write about that another time). I especially like the soups . . .I can eat those with a spoon.

Tags: Food & eating



ciao carolll
ma che fica l'idea del blog e molto interessanti i tuoi commenti... ıo ho imparato ad usare le bachette a barcellona, nei ristoranti giapponesi dove andavo spesso! vedrai che imparerai presto e sicuramente dimagrirai perche' e' una cucina sana!!!!

p.s. sono di nuovo a İzmir, ho avuto delle vacanze romane molto caotiche, in una mail privata ti aggiornero'
per ora ti lascio con un grande abbraccio e contınuo a leggerti


  laura Jul 25, 2007 10:03 PM


Hey Carol,

Good to see you're blogging. Great idea!! I'm sure by the end of your trip you'll come back to Rome using chopsticks to eat your pasta. Btw, when will you be back? Have a great timea and I look forward to reading your blogs.

un bacio grosso,

  christine sterpetti Jul 26, 2007 4:33 PM


Your blog is a good laugh in my day. My recent diet plan...adopting children, well it has been one of the unexpected benefits, along with many others.
looking forward to seeing you in USA soon.Mary Anne

  Mary Anne Jul 27, 2007 11:17 AM


Coming from a woman who grew up in a Restaurant family, & then moved to Rome, you're excused for not knowing the routine! But, try picking up the nuts!!
Just for the record, it's because of those chop sticks that deforestation is going at a rate my visto prima!!

xoxo lucy

  Lucy Jul 31, 2007 5:20 AM

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