Sunday, August 4, 2019

Chop Sticks Day


Faux Holidays are so fun!  Today is Chopsticks Day.  Eight is Ha and four is Shi. (Eighth month, fourth day). 


Even though I've been in Japan more than seven years, people are still amazed I can eat with chopsticks. Maybe handstiching all these years have built up my chopsticks muscles, or maybe eating with chopsticks is easier than it looks!




11 comments:

Janie said...

Happy chopsticks day Pamela!
I applaud you on your chopstick abilities!
I saw all your monochrome projects in your previous post, all beautifully done.

kiwikid said...

Happy chopsticks day!! I am suprised people are surprised you use chopsticks, why wouldn't you!!

White Rose said...

Hi Pamela happy chop stick day,i tried using them at the Tokyo grill house a couple of weeks ago ,lol no way can i do it ,some of the grand children could lol xx

roughterrain crane said...

Haha. Most of Japanese people seldom have a chance to make friends with others coming from foreign countries. If you are able to speak some Japanese words and follow Japanese customs, they are astonished at your knowledge of this country.
It's so hot now, be careful not to become "干物 himono".

jacaranda said...

Not the best at using chopsticks, but I try. Happy Chopstick Day.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

There's a DAY for everything, isn't there. My grandson and him family are adept at using chopsticks. I can't get the hang of using them, but I admit I have not tried too hard to do so.
xx, Carol

Julie said...

Happy chopsticks Day, that's a fun day.

Mae Travels said...

It's still chopsticks day here! I had no idea. Lots of Americans can eat with chopsticks, though a lot of us do it in a childish way. Stir-fried food actually tastes different, as I am sure you know, if you pick up the pieces one at a time and eat them individually instead of spearing several on a fork. However, I once asked for a fork and knife to eat some shrimp in the shell (which I know how to do) and a whole room full of Hong Kong Chinese people stared at me, and some said they didn't know there was anything you could do with a fork that you couldn't do with chopsticks! They used their fingers to peel and eat them.

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Vireya said...

Happy belated chopsticks day!

I've been able to eat with chopsticks for a long time now. When I first left home in my early 20s one of the people I shared a house with insisted that I learn. I'm glad she did because it is a good skill to have. I own sets of both Japanese and Chinese chopsticks which I use regularly.

Leonore Winterer said...

I never found chopsticks hard to use, to maybe you are right and all these years of stitching and knitting have been good training!

Jeanie said...

I love using chopsticks but I still have some challenges with noodles!