Saturday, January 12, 2013

Ginny vs. chopsticks

I have finally learned how to use chopsticks! This is a big deal because it was quite embarrassing attempting to eat with them in front of people. I've asked Derek a few times to show me how to use them but his response was something along the lines of "use them to pick up the food." Not helpful.

I was a little worried about going to Shabu-Zen because I knew it would involve moving food into a hot-pot and then to my mouth. For some reason it all clicked though and I was doing just fine. I kept showing Derek how good I was doing. "Look I'm finally getting food into my mouth!"

You tried to beat me and starve me chopsticks but I have persevered. Now I can eat at Chinese restaurant with no shame.

Shabu-Zen was quite yummy. I've never had a hot-pot dinner. I kind of pigged out but there was a lot of veggies so I don't feel so bad. I also had a Japanese mojito. I still can't figure out why it was Japanese. Imported ice from Japan? Made by a Japanese bartender? It's a mystery.


  1. I love Shabu-Zen! That's the only hot pot restaurant I've been to. When I was telling my mom about it, she was like, "You cook the food yourself? What are you paying them for?"

  2. Hey, Ginny! I love your posts! I was nominated for a Liebster Award and I tagged you in my post for more nominations ( I'm sure you've probably already gotten one before as have probably the others I'm tagging, but I thought I'd share the love, anyways!

  3. I just moved to Japan for 12 weeks, and let me tell you, those chopstick skills come in handy! Chopsticks and spoons. There's a lot of soup here.

    Congrats on mastering a new skill :)