How many of you can use chopsticks?

@liuqian (476)
China
June 6, 2008 10:52pm CST
I sometimes have meal with my foreign friends.And some of them have never used chopsticks before.They feel intersted to use this.But it is hard to learn.lol. I just wonder how many of u used chopsticks before.Is it hard for you?
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@jerrly (74)
• China
8 Jun 08
I learned how to use chopsticks when I was in the Philippines. My friend and I went to this Korean restaurant for dinner. I don't know how to use it but my friend taught me how. At first it was really hard because I grew up using fork and spoon. I was so thankful that my friend was a good teacher and even asked the waitress for extra chopsticks for me to carry home so that I could practice more at home. :) Using chopsticks is a blessing because I marry Chinese and we're using chopsticks all the time! Using chopsticks while eating cake? It's a lot of fun!!! Have a nice day!
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@liuqian (476)
• China
24 Jun 08
Hi,jerrly!So you know how important to learn using chopsticks now,Ummm?^^because you will never know someday you will marry a Chinese and use chopsticks everyday! Using them eating cake?I never tried this.Next time,i must try it!^^ Have a good day!
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
24 Jun 08
try eating yogurt or ice cream with chopsticks! It will slow you down!
@jerrly (74)
• China
25 Jun 08
You made me laugh lol! I use chopsticks to stir my coffee or yogurt but not to use it like a spoon ha ha ha! I will try to eat yogurt and ice cream using chopsticks and I will let you know whether it is successful or not lol! Have a nice day!!!
@angelamp (241)
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
i can!!!
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@liuqian (476)
• China
24 Jun 08
Great!!!
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@selece (2357)
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
I don't know how to use chopsticks but I really want to learn how! Ugh... Hehe. One of my small frustrations in life. Hehe.
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@liuqian (476)
• China
24 Jun 08
Hey,why not have a try!It is easy.Once you learned it,it is no more your little frustrations.o(n_n)o...
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@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Jun 08
i tried to learn using chopsticks, but i have a hard time learning it, that i give up. it is my friend who taught me the proper way of using it. but i never learned.
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@liuqian (476)
• China
24 Jun 08
Ummm,well,it is maynot that difficult.:( why not try it again?Because you never know whether someday you will marry a Chinese!lol.^^And then you have to use it everyday!
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@shay3434 (882)
• Israel
24 Jun 08
Hello! I can't use shopcticks! It's is too dificult for me. I know many people who realli likt shopsticks and they even prefer to eat with chopsticks instead of the "regular" cutlery- forks, spoons etc... Anyway I think I can learn how to eat with xhopsticks if I practice and try it few times. Maybe if I'll go to the east someday I will have to learn how to use this things if I want to eat something.
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• Malaysia
22 Jun 08
I do at times, depends on the meal and company I am with. I guess the Chinese older generation would prefer the younger ones to continue this tradition. I find it difficult on the certain local cuisines so I prefer to use my hand ( otherwise fork & spoon )and I could enjoy my food more as it taste better. Plus I could lick my fingers too Cheers,
@liuqian (476)
• China
24 Jun 08
Using hand?My gradma will whipping my hand and reprimand me never do it again!LOL.
• Malaysia
24 Jun 08
lol...well! Guess my grandma is grinning at me from above Cheers,
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I can use them, it is not too difficult but I have been using them for a long time now! I find it better for food control, and to eat more slowly!
@liuqian (476)
• China
24 Jun 08
Great to hear that.I love chopsticks,hehe...o(n_n)o...
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I like the bamboo chopsticks the best!
@leateagee (3667)
• China
7 Jun 08
I am a foreigner living and working here in China. It took me months to learn how to use chopsticks. It's cool how these two straight sticks come togetehr to pick up food. Though I already know how, I still prefer to use fork and spoon whenever possible because using chopsticks is tiring. Take care =)
@liuqian (476)
• China
8 Jun 08
Glad to meet you here,leateagee!Yes,i admit that using forks is more convienient.But chopsticks is also a good choice.
@jerrly (74)
• China
8 Jun 08
I guess using chopsticks is already part of my life since I marry a Chinese ha ha ha! But sometimes I miss using fork and spoon especially when we are eating western food! Have you tried eating cake with chopsticks? Cool!!! Have a nice day :)
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
23 Jun 08
I know how to use chopsticks. It's something I use since I was young. However, given a choice, I would still use fork. I use chopsticks for mainly eating noodles in a bowl. Anyway, I think the way I hold chopsticks is wrong but I guess it doesn't really matter. So long I can pick up my food, it's doesn't matter to me.
@liuqian (476)
• China
24 Jun 08
Yea,it doesn't matter if you can hold the foods and put them into your mouth.^^My brother also use it the wrong way,but he says"since i can use this to eat fully,why should i care about the way to eat!"lol.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
7 Jun 08
I have never been able to use chopsticks very well. I can hold onto them and I can pick up bigger pieces of food, but I cannot use them to eat rice or noodles.
@liuqian (476)
• China
8 Jun 08
no,it is easy.use your thumb and index finger to hold it while the thumb press both.and other three fingers just under them.Practice makes perfect!o(n_n)o...
@ellie333 (21029)
7 Jun 08
I have used chopsticks before but struggle with them as to me it comes naturally to use a knife and fork. Ellie :D
@liuqian (476)
• China
8 Jun 08
oh,i see.But hope u try,when you go to China,you can find it so useful.lol.
• South Korea
7 Jun 08
I practice using the chopstick for two months and now I can use it already without letting the food that i'm picking up fall.
@liuqian (476)
• China
8 Jun 08
Congratulations!you must be more enjoyful with Chinese food.
• United States
7 Jun 08
I must admit that I have never mastered using chopsticks! My daughter uses them very well, but I just never caught on properly! lol I have some very pretty ones, though, and some plain ones, too. The plain ones, I use for stuffing things that I sew! lol Maybe I'll get out the good ones and let her teach me sometimes.
@liuqian (476)
• China
8 Jun 08
Stuffing things you sew?That 's really a good thought!lol.I'll tell my mom to use this...Hope you can learn it and have a good dinner in Chinese restrauant!
• India
7 Jun 08
Using chopsticks feels good..lol. Ya it is not that hard to use them. It has a technique, once you understand that it will be very easy to use them. I have chopsticks at home. I use it every time i have noodles at home. I have heard that people even drink soups using chopsticks. Now thats difficult for sure. But there must be a trick that you will need to learn.
@liuqian (476)
• China
8 Jun 08
Drink soups using chopsticks?hehe,I don't know this...we just use spoons.maybe you mean porridges,right?there is,turly.
• Philippines
7 Jun 08
When I was a kid... my parents introduced me Chinese food. So the same time I've learned how to hold chinese food. I made a lot of practice before I was I can really use chopsticks w/out the food sliding...you know what I mean.. And ever since I love using them!
@liuqian (476)
• China
8 Jun 08
Yea,i totally understand what you mean.^^It is not so easy to learn especially for a kid.I used to use spoons instead of chopsticks.Now i used to it well.Enjoy Chinese food!
• Philippines
7 Jun 08
Using chopsticks is not that easy when you are new to it. But as any other things, you'll get used to it as you learn and practice. Just what I did and I can now use chopsticks very well. It's interesting to use chopsticks especially on your chinese and japanese foods.
@liuqian (476)
• China
8 Jun 08
I'm glad to know that you can use chopsticks.It is so great,ha!Enjoy your Chinese food and Japanese food too.Today is Dragon Boat Festival,and hope you a good day!o(n_n)o...
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
7 Jun 08
eating with chop sticks  - chop sticks a a picture
Hello, I think it would be a cool way to eat and it seems to be a much slower way. I couldnt do it and just gave up when a kid . my dad went through a phase when he ate with them, and he was pretty good at it . Maybe sometime down the rd i will give it a try again .
@liuqian (476)
• China
8 Jun 08
Yea,it is not so difficult to learn.I am sure you will learn it well.Just try it,and you may find some special feeling when you eat.o(n_n)o...Trying a new thing is always not a bad thing.
@twallace (2675)
• United States
7 Jun 08
I don't know how to use chopsticks but have always wanted to learn. I don't think it would be hard; but I'm so use to using a fork that it might not be so easy.
@liuqian (476)
• China
8 Jun 08
YES,they are not so hard to learn!try it,and you will find it so funny.^^Maybe next time when you go to Chinese restrauant,you can show them.o(n_n)o...
@DarkDancer (1012)
• Dayton, Ohio
27 Jun 08
I have my own set of chopsticks that I use when eating Asian food. They are not really hard to learn, you just have to stay in practice with them.