Can you use chopsticks?

Philippines
March 24, 2009 7:33am CST
Just so you know I'm a half Korean, which I got from my mom. I have grew up seeing my mom using chopstick. Like every single time we eat. At first, I tried learning how to use chopsticks, especially those stainless steel ones.. But it was just d*mn hard to do. So at one point, I did quick. However, I came to a point of realizing that I need to learn it.. So I did try to learn it again, but this time, using a wood chopstick. It wasn't really that hard compared using the stainless steel ones. So now, I've known how to use both.. I could pick rice with either of it. Am I proud of learning the chopstick? Oh h*ll yea! Makes me more proud of my other race... Korean pride!
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@navi33 (114)
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
I'm from philippines. Since its not in our tradition that involves using chopsticks, I get curious about it. Then one time, my auntie came back from hongkong and one of her gifts from there were quite many pairs of chopsticks. That's the time i started using chopsticks. I remember at first when im just beginning to use it. It was so hard. I even lose appetite one time when i was eating thin noodles soup "sotanghon". Just when i'm about to swallow it, it slips through the chopstick. I even got splashed by the hot water which makes me more anxious. .
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@cieldz (711)
• Indonesia
27 Mar 09
hahaha..... u'r so funny.... there's a lot of chinese and japanese food in indonesia, and i love to eat them using chopstick... i love to eat noodles with chopstick... =)
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@modstar (9617)
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
When i had a date with my long time crush few weeks ago, she introduced me to "Tempura" restaurant. Well, she did use chopstick and so i tried using too. I don't know, maybe i got conscious that i began to be clumsy and couldn't use the chopstick well. I opt for fork and spoon instead. Lol! I dared her to pick a single grain of rice. I was impressed because she was able to pick it up using chopsticks and with ease. Going back, no i can't.
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• Philippines
25 Mar 09
Haha.. That was hella funny! I could have imagine.. Guess you made a cute impression to your date huh?
• China
25 Mar 09
Of course,I am a Chinese!Everyone knows chopsticks come of China,so every Chinese can use chopsticks very well.Oppositely,we don't use fork and knife frequently. One day,one of our clients who is from USA came to our office,and we invited him lunch.But he can not use chopsticks,so we prepare fork and knife for him.But he tried to learn how to use chopsticks.At last,he said he was so tired to learn usin chopsticks that he almost still was hungry. Ahha,how funny he is!I love him. :)
@youless (85235)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Mar 09
chopsticks - asian people tend to use chopsticks
I am a Chinese, so I can use chopsticks without problems. I am glad that you know how to use chopsticks now:) I love China
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• Philippines
25 Mar 09
Hi smooch. I'm quite comfortable using chopsticks. My family and I love to dine in japanese, chinese and korean restaurants. Kaya is a favorite, serves authentic korean cuisine.(this makes me hungry right now) Thanks. Have a great day!
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@balasri (26577)
• India
25 Mar 09
No I don't know to eat with them.But I like to learn to eat and have bought and kept a pair of chopsticks at home.Never had the time or patience to learn using them.I used to marvel at the sight of the people who eat with rapid speed with those two sticks.Amazing.
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• United Kingdom
25 Mar 09
I have a pair of chopsticks although I have not used them in a long time. I think that they are a great idea and also a novelty item! I guess you can only really use them for noodles or something similar. I find them a bit fidgety otherwise. I guess it's nice to use them when you order out a Chinese as well as they go very well with the type of food. Andrew
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@williamjisir (22909)
• China
21 Nov 09
Hello smooch. I am proud of you to have learned how to use chopsticks in either stainless or wooden chopsticks. Well, in China, we start to use chopsticks at a very young age when we start to eat rice. So there is no problem for us to use whatever kind of chopsticks it is. I love to use chopsticks more than other kinds of tablewares while eating, like spoons and forks. It is always my first choice.
• Canada
9 Oct 09
I learned how to use chopsticks year ago. I can use them for things like rice, chow-mein, vegetables, stuff like that, but I can't use them for big things like chicken. I think a piece of sushi is about the largest thing I can easily pick up with a piece of chop sticks.
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
i make it a point to use chopsticks when I eat in a Japanese/Korean restaurant....
• China
25 Mar 09
As a Chinese ,it seems that I am born being able to use chopsticks.I didn't find any difficulty learning to use them.I can imagine how proud you are feeling.It takes something for you to learn it.YOu have done a very good job.
@syankee525 (6298)
• United States
25 Mar 09
if i had to use them i would stay hungary
@saktiyp (53)
• Indonesia
25 Mar 09
First chopstick when I lived in Korea. Initially very difficult, but after to be easy and fun. But we, Indonesian are very rarely use chopstick, expect when eating chicken noodles....
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
I can use chopsticks and i know how to use them. I suggest you constantly practice until you get it right. It's natural that at first that you got mistakes,it is also serve in restaurants, they only wooden chopsticks. There are different kinds.
@subha12 (18463)
• India
25 Mar 09
No Not at all. I tried once in a Chinese restaurant. But I could not use it properly.I think it will need time.
@j47lee (743)
• Canada
25 Mar 09
yup..i know how to use chopsticks... im born into a chinese family and knowing how to use chopsticks is a must...
25 Mar 09
Yes, I can and I am so proud of it.
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
I had my own experience in using chopsticks. This happened when I went to China. I was invited by a chinese family to eat out in a restaurant. Since there's no spoon, I have to use chopstick too. For many times of trying, I litte food went inside my mouth. and I'm a rice eater. To end the agony of trying is to say you are full. So now I bought a 6 pairs for my family to try the trick.
• United States
25 Mar 09
Yes I do use them and I love it! I think it gives an authentic twist to Asian foods, so I request them any time I'm in a restaurant that has them.
• China
25 Mar 09
yes, you should be proud of yourself being able to use chopsticks. it is very tough for those people grow up in the countries where people not using them for eating. I know how tough it is! I am a Chines and I started using chopsticks when I was a little child. however, I am still not good at using them when I am turning 32. I can't even pick up the round shaped food with them!