Wednesday, May 16, 2012

bored AT WORK DIY: "TRAINING" CHOPSTICKS

This tutorial is for all the people out there who don't really know how to use chopsticks. I've gotten tired of being the one person who eats with a fork at the Japanese restaurant, apparently it's amusing to other people. Why not make is even more amusing and make your own "training" chopsticks? You can fit in with everyone else and not have to feel like you are doing magic tricks to pick up a piece of chicken.
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You will need: chopsticks(in the paper sleeve) and a rubber band or a hair tie? Whatever you have available when you are eating. Take the chopsticks out of the sleeve.

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Fold your sleeve in half (long ways) 3 times.

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After you've folded 3 times, fold into thirds the other way. Put your folded paper in between the two chopsticks, close to the top.

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Take your rubber band and wrap it around the chopsticks, underneath the paper, one time. Wrap the rest of the rubber band around the chopsticks, above the paper. All of this should be towards the very end of the chopsticks. This will keep the chopsticks apart from each other and they are now fool-proof and ready to use!
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Waaaaalaaaa. "Training" chopsticks. Not JUST for children.

6 comments:

  1. This will be so handy! Just the other day I went out for sushi and had to resort to "stabbing" my food, but this will save my pride! :)

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  2. Is it horribly pedantic if I point out it's "voila"? It literally translates to "see/look here". Ok, :hides back in shell:

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    1. It's more pedantic that you used the word, "pedantic." :)

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  3. Brilliant! Eating with chopsticks is similar to moving up to eat at the adult's table at the holidays. It's a milestone to becoming a grown-up. At least now I'm one step closer!

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  4. There are several versions of DIY training personalized chopsticks but they all involve a pair of disposable chopsticks, the paper wrapper they come in, and a rubber band. Simply wrap the rubber band around the top of the two separated chopsticks until tight. Then fold or roll the paper wrapper and insert between the two chopsticks. Make sure the wrapper is folded tightly.

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