That being said, I have an amusing anecdote for you:
Upon arriving at the dinner, I put my things down, and grabbed my plate, spoon, and... ... FORK. At first I was confused by its presence in my life, then I got a little excited. A FORK! I could see the possibilities of eating with speed and dignity. So I got my food and returned to my table, where the first thing I did was drop the thing from not holding it correctly. As if that wasn't bad enough, I seem to have forgotten that lesson that my mom so painstakingly drilled into me: how to eat noodles with a fork. Alas! I could not get them from my bowl to my mouth. I'm choosing to blame it on the fact that the dish in question was a very Korean dish, complete with soup, so the noodles themselves preferred chopsticks, which appeared shortly thereafter, much to my delight. And then, the sad but true fact unfurled: It is now easier for me to eat with chopsticks than with a fork.And here I was, thinking that was a myth. Sounds like I've got a little bit of KDS (and, admittedly, a hard time swallowing fan death) going on myself... (I've been reading up on what The Korean and The Expat have to say on that little problem.) I have, however, found the perfect solution to this problem, but you'll have to click on the title of this post to find out what it is. :P
Finally, as per the request of Ms. Malcolm, I'm leaving you with some more cultural media, which just so happens to be entirely related to this post, as it is a clip of a local student who came to our workshop to play the Tanso (also written as Danso, because the ㄷ letter in Korean actually falls between D and T). Once again, I am thoroughly impressed by the willingness of these students to give up their valuable study time to come and preform for us. I hope you enjoy as much as I did!