Tag Archives: rice


Don’t Stick Your Chopsticks Straight Into Your Rice

Context: My informant is a 55 year old woman that immigrated from China to America in her early 30s. She is a mother, a registered nurse, and also a teacher in nursing school. In this account, she explains why Chinese people never stick their chopsticks straight up and down in their bowl of food. This… Continue Reading »

Rice Ball/ Human Heart.

Background: The Informant was enlisted in Taiwan’s Military for two years, where he heard this story from his fellow soldiers. Context: This story was performed in an Architecture studio, for an audience of two, in order to pass time while working on projects. Body: “I learned this in the military in Taiwan. When you are… Continue Reading »

Haitian Halloween

Originally from Florida, this friend of mine grew up around a wide range of cultures and traditions. Raised by Haitian and Colombian immigrants, she speaks Haitian-Creole, French, English, and a little bit of Spanish. We share a love of food, and spend a lot of time talking about food and different recipes and whatnot, so when this… Continue Reading »