I always thought chopsticks looked cool but I could never get the hang of them. The half hour in a chinese restaurant every month or so wasn’t enough time to figure it out. Then one of my best friends went on a trip to Japan and brought back a pair of chopsticks for me as a gift. I felt silly at first because I didn’t know how to use them. She gave me a few lessons and I decided that to really get the full effect I would give up using forks for 1 year and only eat with chopsticks. It worked great. It only took me a few weeks to master it but I kept it up for the full year. I even had a pair of emergency chopsticks in my car in case I was at someone’s house and an unplanned meal came up. I confused the people in the lunchroom at work. A few asked me if I was adopted and my parents were asian.