Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Chopstick drama

Sushi is a wonderful thing, isn't it? I mean if your food arrives first you don't need to be worried about it getting cold, it's bite size and filling! YUMMY!

I must admit though, I am a loser when it comes to using chop sticks. I can't do it. I break out into a cold sweat when everyone picks them up, breaks them apart and expertly folds their fingers over them so they make a clicking sound. They also manage to keep the sushi perfectly together without any mess or fuss.
I on the other hand, am lucky to get one piece into my mouth at all, I either drop it (with soya sauce) on my lap before it enters my mouth or I lose grip while it's in the soya sauce and then it makes it even harder to pick up when it's all soggy and falling apart.

I think my use of chopsticks made me stress on the night of my Matric Dance. The Grade 11's (Std. 9's) were responsible for the theme of ours, decorating the hall etc etc. It was a beautiful theme: Night of the Rising Sun. It was symbollic too, as matrics, we would go out into the real world and rise in success! Sweet, right?

Not when the food was served. Now a lot of girls don't eat at their matric dance, firstly some dresses are skin tight and the idea of eating and bloating isn't pretty. Secondly, if you're messy/clumsy like I am, it's not a good idea to eat when you know half of it is going to land on your gorgeous, stain-attracting dress!

The food (keeping with the theme) was chinese. There were no knives and forks, just those lovely pieces of wood. Well, the food looked so good and I admittedly was starving so I attempted to eat the food with chopsticks. Not clever.

Today I was invited to lunch at a sushi place. The Rainbow rolls, california rolls and fashion sandwiches came out and I wanted to see if UV would use hers. Of course she did!
I unwrapped the paper, snapped them apart and mixed my wasabi into my soya sauce. I picked up a California roll and impressed myself. After a while though, I couldn't keep it together. Eventually I put them down and just used my fingers. Bad move. Do not sit next to an Asian family and use your fingers. Apparently it is a sign of disrespect and let's just say I should be a pile of ashes right now from the burning looks I received.

It was yummy though. Mmmm!
PS> Still loving the Laptop!
PPS> I do realise how absolutely random this post is, but life is a little boring at the moment so I have to find things to amuse me! I go to stalk your blogs! ;-)


Anna said...

Things about me:
- blonde
- 20
- loves sushi
- can't use chopsticks.

Coincidence? Most likely. But it does make me giggle / frustrated that my boyfriend, who introduced me to the wonderful world of sushi a mere 6 months ago, has to re-teach me how to hold chopsticks every time!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Hahaha!! Anna, that makes me feel much better! I also need to relearn EVERY time! Thanks so much for popping by x

Ruby said...

ooh, i loooove sushi....i'm def a sushi addict:) i've managed to teach myself how to use the damn things...admittedly i hold them completely wrong, but it works for me andi've never dropped anything...unlike my friends holding htem the "correct" way who keeps dropping stuff, cause they can't really do it either.......hmmmm, i think i'm having sushi for lunch:)

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Lucky gal Ruby!!

Is there a right way to use the buggers? haha

Ruby said...

oh yes yes yes! but dont ask me to show you cause i can't hold them that way!

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