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How Did Two Sticks Win?

How Did Two Sticks Win?


This evening while sharing a lovely dinner with friends, I received this photo on my phone.



Rice and Chopsticks



My daughter, who sent the photo,  knows I enjoy eating with these two sticks but she was not aware I was using them at the same time.

We had a delightful meal at Sushi Sakura, located at 3577 Old Court Road, Pikesville, Md.

This is a fun, delicious and quick way to have sushi in the Pikesville neighborhood.

The service was outstanding and the owner has a reputation for always recognizing each customer and remembering what they like to order.

 I am striving for this same reputation..but in real estate.

How about you?



How Did Two Sticks Win?



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Comment balloon 13 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • September 03 2015 06:47PM


Margaret -your post brought back so many memories of going to large 9 course dinners  when I was a little girl.  My dear aunt would always go to the kitchen and get forks for my cousins and me.  We knew how to eat with chopsticks but not that well.  I always said if you want to go on a diet... eat with chopsticks. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 4 years ago

Kathy Streib  Love your comment. I am one person who could eat a lot of food on any diet with chopsticks.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 4 years ago

they didn't win with me.  Have never even attempted them and don't plan to try.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 4 years ago

Cute post!  I love sushi and one day I may master those 2 sticks! I try but my gnarly fingers just don't work as well as they used to!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) almost 4 years ago

Margaret - There is no way that I could eat rice, let alone anything, with those two sticks.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate almost 4 years ago

I can understand them for sushi, but for just rice a lot better tools have been invented. Have a great weekend!

Posted by Stefan Winter, Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech (Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger) almost 4 years ago

 Good Friday morning Margaret. Who knows? Maybe bamboo was just easier to fashion into eating utensils.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 4 years ago

Love chopsticks and sushi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland and your post.

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) almost 4 years ago

Margaret, love Sushi but must admit to not using chopsticks! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) almost 4 years ago

Here's a tip on eating sushi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland :  Just as it is acceptible eat fried chicken without a fork (yum yum), it is equally acceptable, even preferred, to eat maki and nagiri without chopsticks.  Whenever you see a towel placed before you on a sushi bar, it signals that you are to use your fingers to pick up the pieces, carefully and subtly dip them in soy sauce, then place the food entirely into the mouth with head tilted back at 45 degrees.   Nagiri should be held between the thumb and middle finger, then rotated to expose the fish side to the sauce.  Bad form to dip the rice into soy.  It's easy to eat sushi like a seasoned connoisseur even if one find chopsticks impossible to use.  Oh yes, never leave even a single grain of rice on the plate.   Sayonara.

Posted by Randy Hilman, Associate Broker, What Matters to You, Means Everything to Me! (Randy Hilman Homes) almost 4 years ago

Of course, eating rice with chop sticks or Hashi as they are known in Japanese is made easier when the rice is prepared properly. 

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) almost 4 years ago

Nor have I attempted to use them.  I don't get them.

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

Kudos Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland and others who can eat with chopsticks.  Never tried sticks until college days but failed at every attempt since.  Great that your daughter sent photo when you were having dinner.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) almost 4 years ago