Easy way to eat mandarin oranges (without peeling!)

It’s Chinese New Year today! There will be much food to eat, red packets to give/receive, fire crackers to light and mandarin oranges to peel!

mandarin orange chain

Let us show you an easy, fast and cute way to peel your mandarin orange. Peeling with your fingers are unnecessary. Use a knife instead. It’ll help make your manicure last longer too.


Easy Way To Peel Mandarin Orange

Cut both sides of the mandarin orange (1, 2). Remember not to cut too much into it to avoid cutting the flesh. Cut a slit (3) and gently roll the orange out in a strip (4).

mandarin orange

It is as simple as that. Now you have your mandarin orange in a long strip!

mandarin orange chain

mandarin orange chainHappy Chinese New Year and enjoy your mandarin oranges!


Sara shares smart ideas to inspire busy women to live better lives. To achieve a work-life balance, she believes in equipping oneself with knowledge, outsourcing when one is able to and making efficient use of tools and technology. She's into quick and healthy meals, lifehacks, organization and productivity. At JewelPie, she shows you how to cook, clean, entertain and dress up with minimal effort and time.

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190 Responses to “Easy way to eat mandarin oranges (without peeling!)”

  1. james
    December 4, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    Even men might eventually find this information useful. Let’s
    just keep our fingers crossed.

    *This is great information! However, can we
    stop the sex-divisional language out of it?
    “Sara shares smart ideas to inspire busy women to live better lives.”

    • Soy
      December 4, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

      What a silly comment. “Sex-divisional language”? I’ve never heard such nonsense!
      You’re reading a site that is “…a home lifestyle magazine for women of the tech generation.” Of course the articles are going to be addressed to women. Get over yourself!

      • Jane
        December 4, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

        “JewelPie shares ideas for simple & beautiful living at home…with the help of tools & technology.”

        • psychedbe
          December 4, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

          Besides… I’ld be happy to pretend to be a woman if I can pull of tricks like these ;)

          • Erich
            December 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

            So much controversy over orange peeling. Anyway, according to the Facebook description, you also need to pretend to be modern and Malaysian too :-P

      • werp
        December 7, 2013 at 9:45 am #

        Seems like an honest mistake. Why do you say, “Get over yourself!” as if making a mistake meant being egotistical?

      • Jonni
        December 8, 2013 at 4:37 am #

        That’s incredibly sexist and shame on you! A ‘home lifestyle’ is NOT an exclusively female domain, and if the magazine is targeting only women as occupying this sphere of life they are extremely short- sighted and also perpetuating an archaic, sexist, long- dispensed with view of the world. I am a stay at home mum and many of my kindergarten-parent friends are solo or stay at home DADS who’s daily concerns are precisely the same as this magazine’s ( says you) target audience…gender need not come into the language of this magazine at all unless addressing an actual gender- specific topic like menses, or prostate cancer. James is absolutely correct in speaking out. Soy, your rudeness to him is overshadowed only by your glaring inability to see sound reason.

        • M. Jukes
          December 8, 2013 at 9:46 am #

          Be glad she wrote the post and get off her back. She made the world a slightly better place, and all you did was natter and complain. James is a whining little bitch, and I am ashamed to have him as part of my gender.

        • Nix
          December 9, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

          Pahaha. Sexism against men. In other news, racism against white people and homophobia against… uh… straight people?

          Poor men. They have it so hard, not being mentioned in a article for a women’s publication. They should organise together and stamp out the cruelty of women, with their sexist orange peeling articles.

          So much oppression.

          Dark times.

          • Claire
            December 10, 2013 at 7:11 am #

            Before I start I want to say that I realize that minorities and oppressed groups have it way worse than men, whites, straight people, etc. etc., but that doesn’t mean those people can’t be judged for what they are or appear to be.

            If we want men to respect women, white people to respect other races, straight people to respect gay people, and any other thing like that, the minority or oppressed group should show the majority group the same respect.

            People CAN and DO make incorrect assumptions about men. I have a friend who’s constantly mistaken to be a gay man or a girl but is a straight male. He’s looked down upon as weak because of it. It’s stupid and I hate when people do that to him.

            People of other races CAN and DO judge white people based on the color of their skin. I’ve had black people assume I’m racist because I’m white. I’d love to accept them if they could see me as a person and not their oppressor.

            I don’t want to be judged for being female, for having white skin, for being bisexual, for being Wiccan, and being left handed anymore than anyone else.

            As far as I’m concerned we’re all people and we should respect each other and judge others based on the “context of their character.”

        • Jonni is an idiot
          July 8, 2014 at 4:46 am #

          Just shut the fuck up.

      • I Hate Soy
        December 9, 2013 at 5:24 am #

        Anyone who says “Get over yourself” needs to GET A SELF!

        • Lay Off
          January 25, 2015 at 1:55 am #

          Do you have a self?

      • DDS
        December 23, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

        Never heard such nonsense huh?

        Must be your first day on the Internet. Welcome!

      • Name
        January 20, 2015 at 4:50 am #

        You got a lot of stay at home Dads now,that must be their reference to sex oriented short cuts

    • psychedbe
      December 4, 2013 at 6:32 pm #


      Never seen a woman commenting in hustler magazine that they should use different language in order to not divide the sexes too much…

      Of course I have never read hustler myself, only watched pictures…

      (post scriptum: exchange “hustler” for any errrm “male” magazine you know yourself ;) )

      I like this very nice female mandarin/orange (s)t(r)ip though
      Very nice find!

      • M. Jukes
        December 8, 2013 at 9:57 am #

        Here, here. And seeing a man, allegedly, bitching at a woman over the use of gendered language disgusts me.

    • Eric
      December 4, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

      No James, we cannot stop the sex-divisional language out of it.

    • Steel
      December 4, 2013 at 11:53 pm #

      haha I know what u r doing :P

    • bobby crocker
      December 5, 2013 at 8:47 am #

      Guy comments on women being exclusionary and it’s laughed off. Women don’t get a 50% panel share at a tech conference and people lose their mind.

      Welcome to America.

      • Shauna
        December 5, 2013 at 9:17 am #

        Last I checked, the target audience of tech conferences were tech professionals and enthusiasts, not just men. An online magazine whose target audience is women is not the same thing as a tech conference. The better comparison is with a magazine that has men as its target audience. It’s kind of like going over to T-Nation and complaining about the male-centric language.

        • Charles
          December 10, 2013 at 6:13 am #

          Professional conferences in my field (casino gaming) have a “women-only” track in addition to open tracks, and I’m certain my industry isn’t the only one. Let’s not pretend that “exclusion of males” isn’t just outright more acceptable than “exclusion of females” in our society.

      • Shauna
        December 5, 2013 at 9:35 am #

        Also, the internet is not America, nor is every website based in America. This is a Malaysian magazine. On the internet.

        • psychedbe
          December 5, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

          Amen! lolz, gotta love these divisions here, people choosing imaginary sides… we’re all human… and dangerous to other species… that’s it… so I like to peel my oranges that way…

    • Jules
      December 7, 2013 at 4:53 am #

      I agree. Nobody benefits when gendered language is used when gender-neutral language would suffice, especially women. I’m surprised more women don’t realize and stand up for this.

      • M. Jukes
        December 8, 2013 at 9:42 am #

        Good grief. If that is the most important thing you have to worry about then you are certainly a pampered little primster. The language is what it is, and if you do not like it, then use a different one or write as you wish. But do not impose your silly views on others. Fucking liberal arts majors…

        • Jules
          December 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

          You’re a horrible person and a miserable human being. And you are disrespectful and have a redneck trailer trash mouth. I’m sorry you’re so jealous of my life.

        • Jules
          December 8, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

          By the way, weren’t you the one lecturing people a few replies back to stop being negative? Wow. Hello Pot, here’s Kettle.

          • Kat
            December 8, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

            Really? He’s a miserable human being because he doesn’t think it matters that a women’s magazine is trying to address women in their articles?
            I wonder what you’d think of rapists, murderers, serial killers, and the like.

            Get over yourself. There are more important things in the world than a women’s magazine implying that it’s readers are women.

            PS: If you can’t draw the comparison between him chastising a man for complaining about the “gendered language” and then chastising you for your over-reaction to the same “gendered language”… well, then you’re just an idiot.

      • Nix
        December 9, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

        We’re too busy being raped, beaten, married off at age 7, having acid thrown in our faces, being forcibly impregnated, sold into sex slavery, and murdered en masse by men.

        Sorry your feelings aren’t our priority right now, we’ll get right on it once we’re a bit further down the list. ;D

        • Funf
          December 9, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

          Given that you’re likely some middle class western white woman, I doubt that any of those things are happening to you, so please, go appropriate trauma elsewhere.

          ..and FYI, sexism hurts everyone, just as there may be men reading this thinking ‘WTF’, there’s women who don’t want their role in life to be the kitchen hand.

          Anyway, I’m off to tell suicidal women to stop being so silly as they’re so relatively unlikely to actually kill themselves..especially those white middle class ones like you ;o)

    • booyah
      December 7, 2013 at 4:58 am #

      Now make me a sandwich.

    • Jonni
      December 8, 2013 at 4:21 am #

      Really good point..I (a woman) entirely agree!

    • Miles
      December 8, 2013 at 6:50 am #

      What about naval oranges?

    • M. Jukes
      December 8, 2013 at 9:40 am #

      James, be a man and get over it. If a woman wants to share iras with other women, it is her business. Be grateful she lets you read it. Don’t make me revoke your man card.

      • Ry
        December 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

        Saying “be a man and get over it” is no less sexist than saying “be a woman and keep your mouth shut.”

        Obviously, people need to learn the definition of sexism, as it’s not a term that denotes only one group’s behavior. Women can be sexist (as is apparent from the author of this blog) as much as men can be. And sexism is not just negative attitudes toward women. The word “sex” is in there for a reason, it extends to both of them.

        “Even men might eventually find this information useful” is not only blatantly unrelated to the post at hand, it’s an obvious example of this author’s ill regard for men. Imagine if she’d said “Even blacks might eventually find this information useful.” It implies ignorance on that group, which is an ignorant thing to say.

        Also, the fact that similarly negative language toward women exists elsewhere does NOT make this OK. At all. If you think so, then you think like a child. “But…but he hit me first. :(”

        In the end, James won, and the author recognized her mistake. The post has been edited, as you can see.

        • Kat
          December 8, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

          I’m a woman. I’ve told my female friends to “be a man and get over it.” It can be used as just an expression.

          • Ry
            December 9, 2013 at 4:41 am #

            Whether or not you’re actually a man doesn’t matter, it’s a statement rooted in ignorance and old-world thinking. The belief that men have to endure everything thrown at them — to “toughen up and stop being a wimp” — is harmful and dated.

            They’re all “just an expression,” but sometimes the expression is defined by crappy beliefs.

            Educate yourselves for a change.

        • Nix
          December 9, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

          How about you educate yourself on the difference between a slight bias in a WOMEN’S publication and the systematic oppression of half the world’s population.

          • Charles
            December 10, 2013 at 6:18 am #

            How about you educate yourself on the actual level of disparity and oppression women face in the developed first world, where they have established virtual overall parity and are, in fact, the beneficiaries of institutionalized sexism in a number of ways?

            How about you educate yourself on how an equally slight bias in a men’s publication would be cited as proof of that theoretical systemic oppression?

    • cyns
      December 9, 2013 at 1:49 am #

      Really folks? The article isn’t about gender, it is about how to cut an orange in a very useful and nifty way that makes the process a lot easier, why can’t comments be made on the “topic” not the errors according to personal interpretation. Comment on what she “did” not what she “said” that is the point of the blog, the “action” in teaching something new. This entire blog turned into a “cat” fight over wording that doesn’t have any impact on the lesson to be learned here. If you want to be so parsnickity, then start your own blog!!!

      I very much enjoyed learning this technique and appreciate the time taken to share. Great job!!

      • Chris
        December 9, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

        Exactly…stay on topic, good grief. I guess people just need to hear themselves speak. I’m sure before this is finished, it will all be George W. Bush’s fault.

      • Grace
        December 29, 2013 at 1:12 am #

        Thank you for that reply, I fully agree with you. It’s silly how a comment can turn the whole article into something different than it intended to be. I both agree and disagree on some of these reply comments, but they have their vision and I have mine. I doubt anyone would suddenly change their opinion and view on sexism thanks to a reply on the internet, so I see no meaning with writing reply after reply about your opinion. We’ve seen it, we’ve heard it – many times before – and most of the time, we just ignore it and stick to the opinion and view we had on the topic from the start, rarely change it or even consider changing it.

        And now it pulled me into the topic as well, even though I said I should stay out of it. Anyway, really great method on peeling! I’ll think of this from now on, it’s usefull and easy.

    • glake
      December 9, 2013 at 2:35 am #

      What? Politically Correct Police in the kitchen too? Sheesh!

    • Jon
      December 9, 2013 at 8:41 am #

      “Peeling ARE unnecessary”? But – good grammar ARE necessary!! The subject of that sentence is NOT “fingers” – it’s “peeling”. Dear GAWD, is a decent command of english grammar no longer required by editors ANYWHERE in American “journalism”, or is it simply that all of the editors failed eighth-grade english themselves?! I see and hear this grotesque, eighth-grade failure nearly every day in print and on radio. Will SOMEONE PLEASE start teaching “journalists” ho w to use their own native language correctly?! And while we’re at it, can we get the 75% majority of them to stop using the meaningless phrase “sort-of” in every other sentence?

      • Joe Hall
        December 9, 2013 at 9:04 am #

        Hey Jon settle down man, she’s a blogger from another country. How about you try blogging in another language and see how grammtically correct you can be. Or perhaps you need some time to study so you can perfect a foreign language just as you expect others to do. Jesus Christ is it really that offensive to you?

      • Jeff
        December 10, 2013 at 1:02 am #


      • Lay Off
        January 25, 2015 at 1:51 am #

        I beg to differ……it seems that you barely passed “eighth-grade english.” It’s not even called that. It’s called English Language Arts everywhere in America. I think that maybe you need to check yourself before you check others. Your grammar in particular is horrid. Can you at least capitalize the ‘E’ in English, since you know so much about the language?

        Sometimes, when my friends and I can’t sleep while we’re having an overnight stay, we search the Internet for people like you and then we laugh at all of the drama you start. I mean, that’s basically all eighth graders do nowadays, besides passing English Language Arts. We do that too.

    • Heather G
      December 9, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

      I’m dismayed and appalled at some of the reactions you got to your comment. There is no need to make “how to eat an orange” into a feminine topic – it’s a human topic. While others may cry foul at your concern, I wholehearted agree with you.

    • Russell
      December 10, 2013 at 1:53 am #

      Is it important that she addresses you as a man in the article? I just read the article, took in the information and decided I’ll pick up some mandarin oranges and try it.

      • Alexie
        December 14, 2013 at 3:23 am #

        Yes I agree with Russell, that’s what we should do. If you see something you like or needed, then try to learn to do it.
        Before we judge someone, put yourself as that person first to think they really mean to hurt some one in any way? Common, be relax and enjoy something new or just let it go if you don’t like it , unless some one will be hurt.

    • Scott Mannel
      December 10, 2013 at 2:32 am #

      Are you really moaning about peeling a freakin orange? Seriously? How about pull your head out and read it for what it is. A short how to about peeling an orange.

    • Parkersspace
      December 10, 2013 at 3:14 am #

      I’m with you. Totally puts me off and make me wonder if it was written in North America. I thought we were a little advanced then this in the sexual revolution. It almost sounds like a 1950’s home ec class. This is how to use your new convection oven to prepare a healthy meal for your family saving you more time to go and put your ribbons in before your husband comes home. It really does sound offensive and I’m female. OH, don’t forget if you outsource the clean up to a maid and take a little of your allowance for that you may find the time for you so necessary to make yourself a well rounded and interesting partner to be with.

      • Parkersspace
        December 10, 2013 at 3:17 am #

        Oops if I could only edit it now. Seems I wrote it a little hastily. Since there is also no way to edit or delete a comment that I can find I apologize for the errors.

    • Tom
      December 10, 2013 at 7:17 am #

      Even busy men could use helpful Tips and Ideas!

    • Tom
      December 10, 2013 at 7:19 am #

      Thank you James! =)

      Yes Even MEN! with busy Lifes could benefit from helpful tips and would like to be inspired to LIVE BETTER LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Joy
      December 11, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

      I agree with you whole heartedly James! Society seems to be obsessed with what’s between people’s legs, as though it’s relevant. All this sex segregation is exasperating the problem of sexism. I have children and I never say ‘good boy’ or ‘girl’, I say ‘we’ll done’, ‘bravo’ or ‘thank you’ etc. what’s between their legs isn’t relevant and reminding them of their gender countless times a day only increases their need to conform to pressures of their gender stereotype. As far as I’m concerned I’m raising the next generation and if we’re to eradicate sexism then we need to reject gender stereotypes.

    • s0nicfreak
      December 13, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

      Don’t be silly. Oranges are kept in the kitchen, where women are. So obviously, women should use this tip to peel them before bringing them to men.

  2. Mike
    December 5, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    A video of this would be great, thanks for the tip.

  3. GeeBee
    December 7, 2013 at 6:20 am #

    I have to protest the excruciating grammatical error in this set of instructions. “Peeling with the fingers are unnecessary.” Really? Fourth grade level correction; the peeling IS unnecessary, the fingers ARE not.

    • susan
      December 8, 2013 at 3:17 am #

      This is a Malaysian blog, so English may not be her first language. Besides, the tip is excellent.

      Don’t look for the negative in life. Live a joyful life.

      • Someone Has To Say It
        December 9, 2013 at 5:32 am #

        It doesn’t matter what the person’s primary language is. If they have a blog, regardless of the language, they should have a firm enough grasp of that language to write it correctly. GeeBee is correct, not only for detecting the error but also for pointing it out. Also, in doing so, he/she did not “look for the negative in life”, but rather did what anyone who understands and appreciates the English language should do.

        • Mayandem
          December 9, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

          Can we assume you have a firm enough grasp on the English language that you don’t need it written with grammatical precision to understand, or is THAT too much to ask? Crikey! How about getting a grasp on human tolerance while you’re at it.

        • Aaron
          December 11, 2013 at 1:23 am #

          I bet you’re a joy to be around, Mr. Pointless Grammer Nazi.

  4. C0RT
    December 7, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    interested in trying this on a grapefruit…

    • L8athlete
      December 9, 2013 at 6:08 am #

      Finally! A comment relevant to the post! Thank you C0RT!!

  5. Seatech1
    December 7, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    The article mentions Mandarin Oranges, which are very easy to peel. There’s no reason to go to this trouble, using a knife and all. Just punch a hole in the bottom and start sliding your thumb under the skin, all the way around. The peel will come off in one piece. I do it all the time.

  6. Donna
    December 8, 2013 at 2:05 am #

    Thanks for making us women smarter. We need all the help they can get.

  7. mododavid
    December 8, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    Cheater. Mandarin oranges and cuties are easy. Do that with a Navel orange, then you’ve done something.

    • Jules
      December 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

      Some of us don’t like sticking our fingers into oranges. The oils can be hard on skin, and it wrecks manicures. Nobody said it was impossible to peel them! Why is everyone so critical all the time? What a bunch of Debbie Downers. Just enjoy the tip and be positive! Geez!!!

      • Kat
        December 8, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

        Haha, the irony of your post Jules. Five minutes after this you wrote a post complaining about how the author referred to her readers as women, and how such language isn’t necessary, since gender-neutral wording can be used.

        Maybe you should try your own advice Jules.

  8. Bimakuru
    December 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    wow, good idea :D
    thanks i’ll try…

  9. Nancy
    December 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    “Peeling with your fingers are [sic] unnecessary.” It ARE unnecessary? Yeeeeesh, better stop eating oranges and study your basic grammar, sweetie.

    • Kat
      December 8, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

      Yea, but you have to admit… it’s not a big deal. This is a Malaysian magazine. The authors first language isn’t even English. So if the only mistake she makes is a relatively minor grammatical one, that’s not too bad.

    • Alexie
      December 14, 2013 at 3:29 am #

      Nancy, You are bad attitude

  10. PsychedBe
    December 8, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    There there people, there there. Back to the oranges/mandarines/… Keep duality out of it! I need 1 strip of oranges, not 2 (or 3 if we let the transgenders in, aaah another tiny joke within a joke). Keep it nice around here! Sara didn’t want this, she just wanted to peel oranges…

  11. kuso
    December 8, 2013 at 8:32 pm #


  12. lori
    December 9, 2013 at 12:14 am #

    WOW peel a orange, get gender lesson and correct grammar all at the same time…Some have way to much time on their hands and minds…LOTS OF NEGATIVE, CRITICAL COMMENTS and I just enjoyed the tid bit

  13. Ben
    December 9, 2013 at 3:31 am #

    Glad to see women are finally doing something around the house.

  14. Dev
    December 9, 2013 at 3:56 am #

    I only peel oranges like this because Sara is smokin’ hot. Make of that what you will.

  15. Joe Hall
    December 9, 2013 at 7:17 am #

    Wow, it is just amazing. So I scroll down to see if the info on peeling an apple is there and what do I find? A bunch of “grown ups” bickering about senseless things like little school children. Calling each other names, correcting grammar, demanding political correctness, informing us of the origins of the online magazine. It’s no wonder we can’t improve this world of ours. When a group of (I’m assuming adults) people can’t even read an article on an ingenious way to peel an orange without arguing.

    • Amin M
      December 9, 2013 at 9:20 am #

      LOL so true, you would thing this was an article about the causes of gender equality.

      Peeling an orange.. read for 2 mins, and move on.

      No need to analyze her grammar, language and target audience.

      Its an orange.. and its being peeled people. Breathe.

      • Ole'don
        December 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

        Hey, Hey, I became excited that I might learn something new.. And I did for sure.. After reading all the opinions expressed here. I learned it is better to read, interpret for myself. Better to keep silent and be thought a fool, than to open my mouth and remove all doubt!!!

        • Jeff
          December 10, 2013 at 1:07 am #

          I enjoyed correcting the grammar of the people correcting her grammar. Too funny!!! :-)

    • Saranna
      December 9, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

      Took me forever to get this site to show me how to peel an orange like this! I think its cool. Then i read the comments…like really people? What the heck has this world come too..lets just take a neat thing and turn it into something it isnt or the sake of women being mentioned and not a man. I showed my husband this orange peeling and he said “yeah yeah, thats neat” but really meant” what do i care, you peel the orange for me” he could care less how his food get to his plate as long as its there!!! When did men turn unto such whiners? When women started gettin equal rights..

    • Snarky
      December 9, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

      Argument/Debate/Discussion is the backbone of any free society. How else would you suggest we “improve this world” if not through open honest debate of important issues? Why does it matter that an article about oranges started the debate?

      I also find it strange that you decry name calling after labeling posters here “little school children” who “bicker about senseless things”…

  16. Darrell Messbarger
    December 9, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    Please, and this is targeted at neither gender, how does a simple, straight forward article about peeling an orange turn into a battle of the sexes? Silly.

  17. Humbly Yours
    December 9, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    What a fascinating conversation to stumble upon…and I thought I was just going to read about peeling oranges. Since I have a free minute I thought I would add my two cents…

    The absolutism found in many comments here is disturbing to me. With very few exceptions (certain laws of nature that we have yet to disprove) our world is not based on observable, concrete, facts. All of us form opinions based on what we observe and how we relate those observations to the knowledge/experiences we have accumulated during our lives. If someone believes their point of view or opinion is absolutely true/correct how can there be useful discussion? In order to learn from one another and evolve as individuals and as a society we need to respect all points of view. We should always be willing to listen, willing to learn, and willing to have our opinions changed. If you believe that your own opinions are absolutely true then you are more likely to engage in the negative behavior displayed in previous comments (abusive language, questioning one’s morals, dismissing others opinions out of hand, name calling, ridiculing poor grammar, etc). In my opinion comments of this nature are the only ones that are inappropriate for this site.

    The author chose to publish this article online and chose to include a comments section so I find it hard to understand the claim that certain topics should be off limits. The internet is a wonderful mechanism for communication…for example, a simple blog posting about oranges can generate a wide ranging discussion of gender roles in modern society (I think this is terrific and should be celebrated). The danger of the internet is the anonymity it also provides. I wonder if the commenters here would feel as comfortable in person telling someone they’re opinions are a joke, or that they should get over themselves, or that they just pronounced a word wrong…I doubt it.

    I think we should take advantage of ALL the opportunities the internet provides to learn from one another and grow into a more prosperous, equitable, peaceful society/world. But that is just my opinion…

    • Jeff
      December 10, 2013 at 1:10 am #

      Uh, Actually, if you believe your opinions are absolutely true, then you’re probably a Democrat or a Republican…. HAHAHAHA. Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

  18. Eric Hall
    December 9, 2013 at 11:38 pm #

    The real problem here is not sexism, though I do believe that citrus fruits deserve to have sex, the core of the issue is we know so many ways to kill fruit, shouldn’t we be standing up for equal rights of fruit? when will the madness stop?

  19. Jneen
    December 10, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    How did we get so far off track???? I thought this was about peeling on orange…

  20. Sara
    December 11, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    Hello from Malaysia!

    Thank you for dropping by JewelPie and taking the time to drop a comment (or more). I’m rather overwhelmed with the intensity of the conversations. Perhaps, a comment by the writer will cool things down.

    Firstly, I did not expect what I wrote will be read by SO MANY people out of Malaysia. JewelPie is created for Malaysian women. Why? Simply because I am one and I believe understand them. JewelPie aims to cater to the problems unique to Malaysian women.

    I don’t believe that home living is a domain exclusively for women. Though in Malaysia, the older generation is still rather conservative e.g cohabitation is frowned upon and still expect women to do most of the housework. What do I think about this? It’s not wrong, it’s not right, it’s just different.

    I think at the end, whoever plays whatever role, as long as we are all happy. Growing up in a country with people of different cultures, taught me to respect different beliefs and ways of life. It is impossible to keep peace if we have to impose our values on others.

    I’ll like to use this opportunity to introduce you to Malaysia. It’s a beautiful tropical country situated between Singapore and Thailand. If you like good food, friendly people and exotic culture, do visit Malaysia.

    Malaysia is a really unique country. We celebrate festivals like Hari Raya, Lunar New Year, Diwali, Christmas and more. We have people of different faith such as Muslim, Buddhist, Hindus and Christians. Many Malaysians speak an average of three languages. Our official language is Bahasa Malaysia, the Malay language.

    At school, we have only a few hours of English lessons a week and we didn’t need to write English essays until we were in secondary school. Most of us didn’t learn grammar (e.g verb, noun, etc). Often, we write what we think ‘sounds’ right. The sentence that I wrote might be wrong, but could be right too. I’ve consulted some grammar checker software and some people. The English language is very interesting as there are many exceptions. I love the English language and I intend to keep on learning.

    But irregardless of whether it whether it was right or wrong, someone is right to point out that I only wanted to show a unique way to peel oranges!

    It was written last Chinese New Year. Mandarin oranges are called ‘Kam’ in Chinese. It’s an auspicious fruit as it sounds like ‘gold’. Hence we buy them in boxes every lunar new year to eat and to give away. Also, many women take the opportunity to do their nails for the 15 days long festival. So I thought it would be nice if we could make our manicures last by not having to peel mandarin oranges with our fingers.

    I really didn’t expect this much scrutiny. While the article may not be perfect, please understand that I have the best of intentions. Thank you those who tried to keep things cordial and everyone for visiting this little Malaysian site.

    Terima kasih!

    • Joe
      December 11, 2013 at 11:59 am #

      Thank you Sara for sharing this wonderful way to peel a Mandarin orange and for sharing the graciousness of what it means to be Malaysian. I would love to visit your beautiful country and to experience Malaysia through your eyes and the people you love.

      • PsychedBe
        December 12, 2013 at 7:21 am #

        I see what you did there Joe… and I liked it… good for you Joe, good for you… ;)



    • Paul
      December 17, 2013 at 9:29 am #

      Thank you Sara for sharing all this great information about Malaysia!

      Be well.

    • Jacki martin
      July 10, 2014 at 7:27 am #

      Hi Sara. I googled how to peel an orange because I need them for my green smoothies and I’m in a hurry in the morning on my way to work. This is super helpful. I’m a woman but my husband is a man and he never felt you were trying to leave him out! Instead, he thought wow, good way to peel an orange. I just we are just not tuned to the social nuance.



  21. Mazi
    December 17, 2013 at 5:06 pm #


  22. Mammasaurus
    December 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    Good post and cracking comments *chuckles to self*

  23. 痞子哥
    January 1, 2014 at 8:27 am #


  24. Carl
    February 2, 2014 at 1:26 am #

    Well…. I’m very sorry you have to deal with these tools, miss. On behalf of males, I apologize for the petty twats in the comments.

    Cool article though, I never considered that.

  25. where to eat
    January 1, 2015 at 1:55 pm #

    Nice answer back in return of this question with real arguments and telling everything
    about that.


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