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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rice Writing

Every year we go to The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto that is two weeks before Labour Day weekend......I've been going since I was two years old. It also helps that I'm 10 minutes from there.

My husband being a Turk met with one of the booth owners who comes every year to do "Rice Writing"...he has quite a lucrative business. Always a line-up. Just watching him write away is alone interesting. He is also of Turkish background so my husband have lots to talk abut coming from the same area .

He has these pens with very fine points and writes your name or whatever message you would like if you were giving it as a gift. He can also write a short sentence....who would have thought on such a small piece, especially a grain of rice. I've also seen in Topkapi Palace in Istanbul the famous lil' piece of rice with a lot of writing on it alone.....in those days I wonder if they had magnifying glasses. Sure would be tiny but great if you are an 'ant' size.

 Here's the story about the rice..........

My daughter "Jackie" had this grain of rice with her name printed . She had it put into a keychain......the Rice Man has all sorts of things you can put your grain of rice into. You really need something as it is so small it will take seconds to lose....... he had necklaces, key chains, bracelets etc..... basically anything you wanted he could put it in. Except not to boil it with some other rice.....which I was thinking it sure might bring you luck like it said. hehehe.

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  1. Wow, he must have a steady hand and good eyes :)

    1. He sure does have a steady hand and what's funny is that he talks a mile a minute non-stop while he is printing your name on the rice grain.

  2. I didn't realise there was a piece of writing wth rice on it in Topkapi Palace. Missed that one when we went. :) There are people who do this in Fethiye. So clever.

  3. Yes there is .....I seen it a few years back. Can't remember in which part though.I just love Topkapi Palace, but Dolmabahce Palace is my favourite.

  4. This is fascinating! TFS~ Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy SPring :)