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sticks of SHAME

I\'m full Asian (Japanese), yet I can\'t use chopsticks. (I know, <a href=http://home.no.net/harakiri/>Harry Carey</a> time.)



Because of my SHAMEFUL INCOMPETENCY, I was inspired to create this design :D



For more ramblings about this entry, including the SHAMEFUL TALE that prompted me to create this design in the first place, <a href=http://www.threadless.com/profile/13552/ilovegravy/blog/57299/sticks_of_SHAME_additional_comments>check out my blog entry</a>.





And to repeat, just for good measure (cuz I always anticipate one blind person... as I\'m usually it. haha), the Japanese roughly translates to:



<I>I cannot use chopsticks.

Because of this, MY FACE BURNS WITH SHAME!!!

...Can I please have a fork.</i>



and to anyone confused by the D: it is the \&quot;OH NOES\&quot;-emoticon, much like the expression of left chopstick.



to those that translated it literally, it\'s a figure of speech.

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foppit

hahaha love it

ohmystarsNET

cute! i love to use chopsticks.

Magic-Hour

Because I can read a little Japanese....I really like this shirt. Aw esome design!

Tuppe

Very nice. Wouldn't wear it though cause I can use chopsticks.

Jexwell

lol, same to the top guy.

i should get that for my boyfriend

estwo

i can catch flies with chopsticks so not for me... but cool idea.

kaela_marie

It's a cool idea, and it certainly is fun. But is looks like a restaurant's advertising shirt.

nonolarson
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It's so hard using chopsticks!! :)

4Lanie

I love this, I would buy it.

lemon nuggets

I love it! I like it on black

brik

absolutely love it
i would buy it but i am a chopstick master

Tokuma

LOVE it! $5

ilovegravy
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Hooray! Thanks for all the nice comments everyone! :) I'm glad there are those that understand my pain, and/or are amused by it!!

seacityboy

I can use chopsticks well, but will still buy the shirt for friends. The design is simple; true to the design concept that "less is more". Black shirt looks better.

sakura54

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! \^.^/

poofie

the emoticon confused me, since it's backwards from the way i usually see it. i think i'd like it better without the emoticon.

otherwise, really cute! $4

Lilla_L

granted I learned to use chopsticks when I was really little, but I'd still wear this shirt. It's very good. $5

yeohgh
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TOO CUTE TOO LOVELY!!!! u have to start to use chopsticks lor!!!! cool!! $5 Loving it!!!

Nessapop

reminds me of when i first got to japan,i would have totally needed it then but not now! but what the heck i'd still were it , it's too darn cute!
$5
aishiteru

Monkey II
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so funny^^

elaiyuarai

Ahhh, I'm half Chinese but can definitely empathize. $5

CritzieQ

loves it

annejulie

$5 + i'd buy it! :D

ilovegravy
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Hooray again!! Thanks x 3495834905 for all the new awesome comments!! :D

and re: the D: face to poofie: haha yeah, I was kind of worried if it would be confusing or not :/ (I was thinking about putting a japanese emoticon, but that would probably be even more confusing to some, haha) But anyhoow, while I like it, I'm not married to it or anything, so we'll see :)

joeltorrens

wicked shirt $5 but i'm not too big on the translation being on the shirt

ilovegravy
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oh really? (haha or "O RLY" as it would be) hmm, I'll take it into consideration, since it hadn't even dawned on me that some people would want it to be mysterious :D

notmoxie

It's so cute! I'd definitely buy one. :D

copacetique

this shirt is so funny!!! i wanna buy one for my dad, who is caucasian, so he can crack up my mom, who's japanese! ;)

firebolt816

i have a lot of japanese friends who have repeatedly tried to teach me to use chopsticks, so i would definitely buy this!

ChayaChaya

Fantastic! I'd be even more into it if I hadn't forced myself to eat with chopsticks a half a million times until I could do so adequately. (Before I resigned myself to learning I often asked for a fork.) Chopsticks no longer intimidate me, but it took a whole lot of embarrassing meals with dropped food to get here. I don't get it--they're so simple... but not...

Cute shirt.

deviant_memories

i love it / would buy it since im lame and cant use chopsticks for the life of me

plasticgiantcatbear

haha, nice! I tried using 'em once, but the darn things had me fumbling about until I had to use my fingers.

gadg3tg1rl

haha - I know a few Chinese people who would wear this
I would, too :)

Hensen

Hey Great concept and artwork! I can eat with chopsticks but I have to try for 30 minutes everytime : ) On Black T please I will wear it!

jaybarnes

go team chopstick retarded!

midgardweller

i DO know how to use chopsticks, but i'd still buy the shirt. nice job :)

ilovegravy
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Holy moly, I'm almost up to 1000 votes already :O :O :O super duper thanks to the new batch of nice comments!!! ^___^ I'm really happy to see a mix of supportive friends and random threadless members here on my [technically] first submission!! :) It brings a theoretical tear to my eye, it truly does. :D


The chopsticks, however, are still disappointed in me. hahaha

kuyaron

i would TOTALLY buy this shirt! aside from the fact that i can use chopsticks. and then i'd buy one for my white friends! haha, jkay

Mazy Mallone

That's what I think every time I go to a chinese resturant and they ask is I want chopsticks.

I must have that shirt!!

$5

ok_jouke

Haha, that's cute. :D But I already know how to use chopsticks.

But my brother doesn't. :O

nunzilla

hahahahahaha.... this has my name written all over it! love this!

ruru

Heeey buddy!! X3
You know i love this shirt already :3

mmmmjapancreas

man, i wish i didn't know how to use chopsticks. i would totally wear it.

milkbox

Wah I love this! It would've been perfect for me 3 yrs ago- But now I proudly say I have mastered chopsticks.. I'd still love to buy the shirt tho =D

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