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I don't hold my pen like either of those examples provided.
 

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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

I am French and Morrocan and use chopsticks as easilly as knife and fork smily_headphones1.gif because I have been eating tons of Chinese and Japanese for years...

 

My ex-girlfriend was French and Moroccan. I've yet to meet a more beautiful/exotic looking girl.

 

She was an exchange student at my college for a year....Best Year Ever.

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Not even Kim Chi?  BTW, recognition of Kim Chi is the main reason why I would never name a daughter Kimberly.

 

 

You're dt880smile.png killing me! Woke up last hour - still sleepy. Well, until I read your post. biggrin.gif

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The shovel grip is just WRONG.

It is of the same class as people who have not learnt how to hold  a pen correctly...

Never like This.

How does that even work? I just tried it and couldn't write anything legible.

 

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lmao. I get grossed out when I see people eating that way. It's funny though. I kinda hold mine like I'm drinking tea :P.

 

Shovel grip got you extra etiquette class at my old school. rolleyes.gif

 

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Picking grains of rice out of the sauce on the plate is good chopstick practice, too!

My 4 year old sister used to pluck black beans out of the sauce all the time.

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So... since I know that most of you are from different parts of the country/world, I have been looking for some time now for a place to go on vacation but don't know yet... I sincerely want to go to New Zealand but the long flight hours are a burden to me (I hate flying... just so you get an idea, from where I am to Los Angeles, if no stops, it's like a 7 hour flight... I can make that... I guess... lol).

 

Would any of you have recommendations for a cool vacation city/place?

 

 

Thanks! ;-)

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So... since I know that most of you are from different parts of the country/world, I have been looking for some time now for a place to go on vacation but don't know yet... I sincerely want to go to New Zealand but the long flight hours are a burden to me (I hate flying... just so you get an idea, from where I am to Los Angeles, if no stops, it's like a 7 hour flight... I can make that... I guess... lol).

 

I recommend New Zealand! Didn't one of the diary members go there recently? It's great. Don't go when it is cold though, that will be no fun.

 

7 hours psh. I hate flying too (the smell of jet fuel now makes me queasy purely by association) but 7 hours isn't too bad. Hong Kong to Europe was awful.

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Not always, but reflecting on my visits to China and Japan, I agree that Koreans use more metal chopsticks than the rest of Asia, which like you said uses more plastic or wooden ones. I don't detest them because I use those every day, but it's interesting to note.

 

Do Chinese restaurants in Seoul generally use metal chopsticks? I only got to eat in one, where they used wood chopsticks, but it was a higher-end modern fusion type restaurant so I don't know if it would run the same way as a more ordinary Chinese restaurant. Everywhere else we ate in Korea, we got either metal or disposable chopsticks. Most of the hotels had a supply of forks and knives available for foreigners, too.

 

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

Cheaper to wash the utensils instead of throwing them away. Or at least that's probably what they figure.

 

Plastic, bamboo, and certain kinds of wood chopsticks can also be washed and heat-sanitized. In the States I think it's mostly a matter of restaurants not wanting to continually lose expensive washable chopsticks to patrons that steal them, so they give out disposables instead.

 

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LOL!  biggrin.gif  You were crossing them in a scissor-like configuration weren't you?

 

Children tend to hold their chopsticks with their first two fingertips on top, and the lower stick being held in place by the third finger pressing it against the thumb. That's what I had been doing. It makes for a stronger grip that's easier to master, but it's less accurate. It also looks a little silly, to be honest.

 

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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

In some parts of the US I have seen people use knife and fork in a way that shocked the French snob in me smily_headphones1.gif

 

I was taught that it was proper manners to use a knife and fork by holding the meat down with the fork in my left hand, cutting with the right, then exchanging the knife to my left hand, fork to the right, stabbing the piece with the fork to eat it, then exchanging utensils again for the next piece. The first time I saw somebody simply keeping the fork in their left hand, it was a revelation. Much to the annoyance of the people who expected me to exhibit proper table manners.

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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

So... since I know that most of you are from different parts of the country/world, I have been looking for some time now for a place to go on vacation but don't know yet... I sincerely want to go to New Zealand but the long flight hours are a burden to me (I hate flying... just so you get an idea, from where I am to Los Angeles, if no stops, it's like a 7 hour flight... I can make that... I guess... lol).

Would any of you have recommendations for a cool vacation city/place?


Thanks! ;-)

We went to NZ last month and it was fantastic, 3 days on GB Island and 3 in Auckland. You might want to check if it's getting too nippy (and rainy) there now, but for crowds and value it's a great time to go.
Edited by Magick Man - 4/16/13 at 4:37pm
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

 

My ex-girlfriend was French and Moroccan. I've yet to meet a more beautiful/exotic looking girl.

 

She was an exchange student at my college for a year....Best Year Ever.


Well I look just like her with more beard and more muscles (I hope)

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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post
I was taught that it was proper manners to use a knife and fork by holding the meat down with the fork in my left hand, cutting with the right, then exchanging the knife to my left hand, fork to the right, stabbing the piece with the fork to eat it, then exchanging utensils again for the next piece. The first time I saw somebody simply keeping the fork in their left hand, it was a revelation. Much to the annoyance of the people who expected me to exhibit proper table manners.

Yeah, I'm not that snob :) I was more referring to the shovel grip...

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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

So... since I know that most of you are from different parts of the country/world, I have been looking for some time now for a place to go on vacation but don't know yet... I sincerely want to go to New Zealand but the long flight hours are a burden to me (I hate flying... just so you get an idea, from where I am to Los Angeles, if no stops, it's like a 7 hour flight... I can make that... I guess... lol).

 

Would any of you have recommendations for a cool vacation city/place?

 

 

Thanks! ;-)


Well I am not really sure where you are from so it is not easy :) Also what is you budget ? And what kind of vacation (beach, hiking, city, etc.). Because I could recommend like a million things, from Brazil to Japan, from Myanmar to Copenhagen....

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Just realised that the CK100 Pro is at the lowest price since launch... so tempted...

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Just wanted to share with you guys some nice music in an original packaging that I got in 2012: Clown & Sunset / Nicolas Jaar's "The Prism". It is an album sold as a small mp3 player (you get a flac download also). Looks quite cool and the music is great:

 

 

 

 

http://www.csa.fm/theprism/

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Just realised that the CK100 Pro is at the lowest price since launch... so tempted...


Link please and how much


 

After watching Psy's new video I'm convinced Korea has the most incredible looking babes in the world. I so want to immigrate there. Anyone know who the short haired dancer is?

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