Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Giveaway week- Tuesday

Welcome back for giveaway day #2!  If you didn't enter yesterday's giveaway, go back and comment- remember, comments are open until Midnight Friday (Eastern time).  

The item I am giving away today is this set of Korean chopsticks, with cloth holders.  I was surprised to discover that the chopsticks they use here are metal and not wooden, and are stored in a little box that sits on the end of the table.  I find the metal makes picking up food even harder, but my skills have gotten so much better over the last 8 months!  I can even eat rice with chopsticks now!

The ends of these chopsticks are decorated, but the ones in restaurants are not normally decorated.  Koreans also use spoons when eating things that have more liquid in them, and some rice dishes like Bibimbap (YUM!).  I have learned that it is considered extremely rude here to pick up your bowl and put it close to your mouth while you eat- whereas in China/Japan that is considered more commonplace.  


Remember the rules:  Each day I will post the item being given away, and how you can win. At the END OF THE WEEK (so after entries are closed Midnight Eastern time on Friday) I will post the winners and send out messages to notify them and confirm the shipping address.  If you are not my facebook friend, make sure to include your email address in your comment.  I will mail (from an APO address, so be patient) your prize.  Please only enter one time for each post- and spread the word!  These kinds of giveaways are much more fun when you get new people involved!!  (And PS- if you have a blog, why not host a giveaway, huh?)

Now, could you keep it down?  I'm trying to sleep!

18 comments:

Brandi said...

Mary, how you continue to amaze me! When I grow up I wanna be just like you! Love ya bunches!

Aunt Kathy said...

Cute prize, but I still like the magnets more! LOL And, if I win, you don't have to mail them to me, I'll pick them up when you come home! What a deal! Love ya bunches and love the cute pic of Mav.

adrienne_sakura said...

oooh chopsticks. you would be fueling another collection i have. haha.
i thought about ironically sending you a set of chopsticks, but paul gave me this annoyed glare when i suggested it. he's no fun. ;)

Anonymous said...

let's see--in 25 words or less, why I like reading Mary's posts- no-no - you didn't ask us to do that- anyway- I love you!!!!
Mom

E said...

8 months?? It doesn't seem like you have been gone that long!! I would be super interested to try metal chopsticks, I assume we use wood because they're disposable??

Jaime Bunnell said...

Would it be tacky of me to take my own chopsticks with me to eat sushi? Ohh- sushi... Makes me miss you more! Hopefully we can meet up next time you're home again :)

Carla said...

I think I know where you've been shopping!!! Love the chopsticks!! Can't wait to see what you've got coming next!!!

Libbi G said...

Ok I'm game ... We have metal chopsticks but I ordered them on amazon - I want "real" ones!

naqahdahnellie said...

I love my Korean chopsticks! JP bought me some pretty cool ones while he was there.

Sarah Mann Willcox said...

omg what a cutie!!!

Angela said...

oooh - yeah!! I love chopsticks! one day when I get back to my blog I'll try a giveaway!

jenny said...

What a cute blog you have! You are a sweetie!

Mollie B said...

OK I keep commenting and every time they are going away. I commented on the last post and have on this one twice. It isn't that I care if I win anything because I love your blog and I read it every time you post something new. However it is frustrating to make a comment and have it just go away. At any rate I love you and your blog and hope I get the chance to see you when you are in the states. Love, Molllie

Joanna McCandless said...

oh my, i've never been able to master chopsticks; I've seen Nick use them (did you know he and his new wife are planning a trip to Korea I think in the fall?) but I'm a lefty and that my problem. Cuty sleeping baby......

JaclynJohnson said...

Those chopsticks are super cute!

Heather E. said...

Um... That CANNOT be Mav... I refuse to believe it! Where does the time go?! I am glad you are enjoying Korea. I am hoping we get to travel one day, though I am nervous about perceived as a "rude American." Ha ha! I never knew the "mouth close to the bowl" thing, either! Learn something every day!

Julie Moeller said...

Wish I could use chopsticks well! Julie@moellerweb.com

*Ariail* said...

Oh how did i miss giving a comment on this one! Had to double check before mid-night!! Love this idea.... :)