Monday, August 18, 2003

Filipinos: The Only East Asians Who Don't Know How to Use Chopsticks

I took my cousins to Guu, a Japanese tapas place on Robson Street, and they were too embarrassed to ask for forks. I said I could ask for forks, but suggested that they just try to use the chopsticks. Maybe we "Flips" (as many Filipinos in North America call ourselves) are just too self-conscious for our own good. After a few dishes, though, Marion and Marlo were able to handle enough food between those two slim pieces of wood to fill themselves right up. No problem!