Occupation: senior manager
Date of Performance/Collection: 2020.4.20
Primary Language: Chinese
Main piece: where you hold on the chopsticks decides how far you are gonna go away from your home.
The informant said one of my relatives said I would go really far because I held the chopsticks near the end of it. There is a belief of how far you held the chopsticks from the bottom reveals how far you are gonna be away from your home.
The informant said when I was young I held my chopsticks really far away from the bottom, then one relative of us told her that I might go really far.
The informant is my mom. She heard this piece from one of my relatives and did not really believed it. She mentioned this only because we were talking about that relative.
I was casually chatting with the informant.
No matter if it is a real thing or just superstition, I did go far away from home to study. I still hold the chopasticks closed to the top.