Eating with chopsticks takes some practice, but if you visit China to do business then you will most likely eat at some point (food is a very important part of Chinese culture).
While the Chinese understand that westerners may not be comfortable with chopsticks, and will provide forks if needed (though not all restaurants, particularly the smaller ones, will have them), it is polite to have a go and an easy way to impress your hosts.
So, get hold of some chopsticks from the Chinese supermarket and get practicing! You don’t need to be eating Chinese food – try it on any meal…
Create a Shuang Xi (double happiness) using your discipline-specific talents, or developing new skills.
Be creative or experimental, but convey the meaning or spirit of the symbol.
You might want to weave one, or create a cushion. You might want to do a lino cut or screen print. You may want to produce an animation or pendant.
It can be simple or complex – it is up to you.
Take your time over this if you wish, and collaborate if you want to (in teams or in disciplines).
Document your process (photos, video) and post your finished shuang xi to the blog.
This is , as far as i can tell is my name in Chinese.
Greg 格雷格 – prononciation (PinYin) : gé léi gé
Name: Joanne 乔安 – Prononciation (PinYin) : qiáo ān