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#172662 - 11/01/05 08:30 AM Re: Chopsticks and manners. [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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Thread edited by harlan.

Please stay on topic.

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#172663 - 11/01/05 09:26 AM Re: Chopsticks and manners. [Re: harlan]
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Thread edited by harlan.

Please stay on topic.




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#172664 - 11/01/05 09:34 AM Re: Chopsticks and manners. [Re: kusojiji]
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maybe it was just a friendly reminder?

anyways, are most hashi disposable or are there just as many permanent house-hold hashi like how we have knives and forks?
along the same lines: i wonder if there are any plastic hashi?

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#172665 - 11/01/05 09:53 AM Re: Chopsticks and manners. [Re: kusojiji]
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I got to read you post kusojiji before it was removed...if you don't mind, I'll frame it so it is on topic:

Q: "Is it considered bad manners to brag about being 'better than average' with chopstick proficiency?"
Answer: Only if you do so without a sense of humor about it.
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Yes, there are plastic hashi. also there are 'training' hashi for kids, thay have a hinge between the two making it much easier for little hands to manage.

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#172666 - 11/01/05 09:55 AM Re: Chopsticks and manners. [Re: Kintama]
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also there are 'training' hashi for kids, thay have a hinge between the two making it much easier for little hands to manage.




Aww, that's so cute.
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#172667 - 11/01/05 09:57 AM Training hashi? [Re: Kintama]
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Where can I get those? Is it bad manners to show up an expensive restaurant with your own pair of 'training hashi'? Gives new meaning to the term 'ugly American'.

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#172668 - 11/01/05 10:16 AM Re: Training hashi? [Re: harlan]
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#172669 - 11/01/05 11:25 AM Re: Chopsticks and manners. [Re: Kintama]
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I got to read you post kusojiji before it was removed...if you don't mind, I'll frame it so it is on topic:

Q: "Is it considered bad manners to brag about being 'better than average' with chopstick proficiency?"





Actually, there was no question involved. Just an observation. One that I didn't think was offensive or off-topic. Who knew?
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#172670 - 11/17/05 02:43 AM Re: Chopsticks and manners. [Re: aikidoka1159]
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There are actually some expensive gift-quality hashi in fine wooden cases sold in any good store in Japan.

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#172671 - 11/17/05 09:39 AM Re: Chopsticks and manners. [Re: hedkikr]
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I always forget to buy the really nice gift Hashi like you mention...I end up buying bulk at a gift-shop in the airport. lol (hey...doesn't mean I don't like you if you ever get one of these. just means I'm a lazy shopper. )

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