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Bubble wrap [Sep. 24th, 2006|01:43 pm]
Arvind Narayanan
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I found a way to have more fun with bubblewrap than I had previously suspected was humanly possible. Here's how: roll a sheet of bubble wrap into a cylinder, and twist it as you would wring a wet cloth. The bubbles all burst at the same time (well, an insane number of them anyway.) Enjoy.

In other news, I think I'm finally at a point where I'm more comfortable eating Chinese food with chopsticks than with a fork. However, my chopstick skills completely break down when the last 5% of the food is left on the plate. Does anyone else face the same problem?
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[User Picture]From: paper_crystals
2006-09-24 09:07 pm (UTC)
But, but I thought everyone figured that out by age seven....did things just not come in bubblewrap a great deal when you were seven?

I tend to to the "push food into mouth w/chopsticks" method.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2006-09-24 09:13 pm (UTC)
"did things just not come in bubblewrap a great deal when you were seven?"

They didn't. At all. Didn't live in America.
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[User Picture]From: paper_crystals
2006-09-24 09:32 pm (UTC)
They didn't. At all. Didn't live in America.

Ahhh. My understanding of packing goods in India is limited to what The Economist tells me. Which is pretty much "India has a growing middle class and is rapidly starting to become competative and surpass the economy's of Europe and the US. But their wages are lower."
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[User Picture]From: paper_crystals
2006-09-25 01:38 am (UTC)
After much procrastonating and maths homework I have come to the conclusion that the economist tells me nothign about packing goods in India.
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[User Picture]From: annamaryse
2006-09-24 11:36 pm (UTC)
If you're eating chinese food in the western way you will very likely always find that to be a problem. I don't ever try.

The 'real' chinese way is to put a small amount of rice and food in a small rice bowl that you hold in one hand while you hold the chopsticks in the other hand and you can shovel food up into your mouth easily. Eating chinese food (especially rice) off a flat plate is completely different proposition, and one that simply doesn't work as well.

In Vancouver (for instance) every chinese restaurant sets the places with empty small bowls for this purpose. It's just the way its done up there. And I am most used to it. At American Chinese restaurants I have to either hang on to my soup bowl or ASK for one, and they're always respectful of this request. It's sometimes called 'Asian setup'.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2006-09-25 03:06 pm (UTC)
Ah hah.

So that's what the small bowl is for.

Thanks!
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