Chopsticks are of a pair of tapered wood, ivory, or plastic sticks of held in one hand and used as a fork, especially by in China, Vietnam, and Korea and Japan. An interesting trivia is that Japanese chopsticks tend to be shorter than those in China, Vietnam and Korea as these countries had a culture of community eating. In contrast, in the Philippines and Thailand people don’t use sticks; they prefer forks and spoons, despite having a very heavy Chinese influence in their culture. Read more trivia about chopsticks here and here. In China Town, Singapore; these chopstick trainers are quite popular. These help kids learn how to hold the sticks properly and eat well; slowly the dependency eases off.