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Irish Born Chinese

Asians and spinning pens

Created Friday, 22nd September 2006, 00:02 by whykay
(NOTE: This is a migrated article from the old IBC blog)

You know, one thing I always wanted to do right and look cool doing was spinning a pen. I always see my best friend (who is from HK) do it. It looks so cool. I can just grasp the basic, but the pen drops more than I spin it. At least I learnt it the proper way. It’s more of an Asian thing, they sit in school, bored listening to the teacher, they just twirl their pens, and even while reading or thinking. I don’t know why, but maybe it helps them to think about things, calm their nerves?

So what brought this on…? Well, apart from memories of being in school twirling the pen, I came across this crazy vid on Japanese pen twirlers:

Oh, if you want to find out how to do basic twirling, check out the following vid to start you off…

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