Fish Tales

My life in Singapore Taipei. And then some.

I messed up today.

And, I think I already kind of knew this – but, not really. Don’t stand your chopsticks upright in your meal. It’s not so polite. Like, really not polite.

Even if you are eating some take-away noodles in a plastic dish in a conference room.

Still not polite.

It represents the way incense is placed in sacrificial and funeral offerings. I promise I wasn’t trying to invite images of death to the meeting. Really.

Luckily, my co-worker let me know the error of my ways. Whew! Won’t be doing that during an important business dinner someday.

Apparently, I’m still an Asia newb.

Lunch Faux Pas


  1. Robert
    11:24 pm on April 18th, 2011

    Wow. Who would have guessed that? Learn something new everyday, huh?

  2. Pete
    8:02 pm on December 16th, 2011

    hey mate,
    started following your blog from all the way back when i believe meginsing directed me here. either way i thought you stopped with the shoes off at the door thing, good to see you still going, keep up the good work !

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