April 23, 2009

From The Odd Gadgets Department - O Hashi!

This gadget that can be used to convert chopsticks (hashi) into a fork is just too ridiculous not to share. Just plain silly.

(Although we do confess to carrying around these little plastic hinges for the kids to use when eating out. (It seems, this simple device is actually patented!))

Another funny thing about this whole chopsticks thing is those occasional people who see a gaijin eating with hashi and comment in (feigned?) amazement about how "expert" we are.

Yes. We can do it too!