Mar 3, 2012
In Korea they use metal chopsticks. I have heard a lot of theories and read about it but I still don't know the real answer. Maybe there is no real answer. They do look cool. Maybe that's the reason. In my hotel room in Seoul, I overlook the skating rink. The hotel has a beautiful one. It is lit with incredible purple lighting. The trees are full of a million Christmas lights too. Many nights when I look out onto the ice, I see 2 people sitting there. They always seem to be under a heater at a little table. Finally the mystery was solved for me by Yun. She said the hotel offered people the option to buy the rink late at night so guys could romantically propose marriage to their girlfriends. I have to admit it is an amazing view of the city from there. You can buy different levels, with food, champagne or dessert. I'm sure none of the couples are using metal chopsticks under that heater. They would probably burn their little fingers trying to propose.