Sunday, February 17, 2008

Ultimate Chopstick Challenge

Try to pick a piece of ice out of the bottom of a glass of Long Island Iced Tea with a pair of flimsy plastic straws.

Go on. Try. It's not like you have anything better to do with your evening.

Mr Miyagi could do it.

But then, he had been practising his chopstick skills since childhood. And with those fiendishly slippery, sharp-pointed Japanese-style chopsticks, at that.

And he probably hadn't drunk the Long Island Iced Tea first.

I did eventually manage it - but only by pushing the ice up the side of the glass, rather than grasping it properly between the two straws.

However, these were exceptionally flimsy straws I was attempting the challenge with - more spastic than plastic, as I ruefully observed to one of the friends I had recruited into remote participation in the event via SMS. Now that could be a band name......

1 comment:

Asianideas said...

It is a big advantage if you teach your kids on how to use a chopstick and it also help improve their hand skill. You can also start or make some chopstick challenge for them to improve their chopstick skill.