Bridge 2 || Final Draft: Portrait as Identity – Composite Character Profile

Weitong Li& Hongli Zhu

Character: Dining

Word count: 789

Bridge 2 Final

15 Adjectives that Describe the Dining Character

American, adjacent, airy, best, better, central, candlelit, comfortable, fancy, French, conditioned, spicy, sumptuous, traditional, casual.

Every household, event, or gathering has a set of rules that guide how people conduct themselves when eating. When it comes to consuming food, dining etiquette and table manners are rules that come to play. The dining rules are fundamental since they help everyone to engage with others and enjoy their meals without interrupting others or making others feel uncomfortable. Table manners also help people relate positively whether at home, workplace, or restaurant. Thus, dining etiquette tips help individuals to share meals in a comfortable setup.

Dining etiquette refers to a wide variety of rules that people are required to observe when consuming food. The rules are valuable because they help everyone have fun. The rules range from how people sit and move in the dining rooms, the way they order their meals and beverages, and how they use cutlery sets available depending on the meal categories. The rules also help to prevent dining room accidents such as food spillage, guide the way people season their food as well as pass items to others, show how desserts should be consumed, and how individuals can obtain items located across the table. The subsequent paragraphs highlight the proper dining behaviors that should be observed in various places (Bayless, Clipson, and Muir 1-12).

In the workplace, people carry their meals or food is provided in office cafeterias. It is essential that people adhere to dining etiquette to ensure they do not mess their workstations. For instance, people who carry their food should not eat at their workstations; this rule helps to ensure food is not spilled on various documents or gadgets found on their, desks; furthermore, it ensures the working surface is comfortable for other office users. Hence, proper dining etiquette helps to create a conducive working environment.

Dining rules are also observed at home. In the home environment, people can enjoy their meals as well as beverages of their choice since the atmosphere is freer when compared to that in workplaces. Dining etiquette rules such as eating with one’s mouth closed, not taking food outside one’s mouth using eating utensils, and using utensils to eat and not for other purposes. On this note, some people reach out for salt or pepper by stretching their hands over a table. However, proper dining etiquette requires one to inform the person who is closest to such items to pass them over in a polite manner (Bayless, Clipson, and Muir 1-12). Thus, proper coordination in the dining area is vital to ensure all individuals enjoy their dining experience.

Dining etiquette applies to everyone’s day-to-day life. In my case, I embrace prime dining and table manners by ensuring that my dining area is clean, well-conditioned and that the cutlery is appropriately set on the table. Concerning eating and table manners, I always ensure that I arrange the food properly on the table where everyone can serve him or herself without spilling it. People need to conduct themselves well in the dining rooms, eat properly, diligently dispose of dirty utensils, and ensure a smooth transition throughout the meal sessions.

Dining character is essential; as such, every individual is bound to observe it. This character applies in all social settings, such as home and workplace, and whether an individual is alone or with a group of people. It is crucial that people portray proper dining characters to ensure they can relate positively to other people and to ensure that there is a conducive home or working environment whenever people enjoy their meals. Thus, dining etiquette is important since it helps guide interactions on a dining table and ensures all individuals enjoy their dining experience.

As a perfect dining set up. There are lots of steps forward. The dining environment is the most important, create a romantic scene, let people feel elegant and chic. Dim lights with roses,  candles are essential. As the process the French cuisine following the tasting menu. The waiters are carefully selected. Accompanied by piano music the dinner begins.


1.How did your experiences in Studio and Seminar inform each other throughout the process of writing and making Bridge 2?

The seminar gives us a chance to interview with the partner and have a deep conversation with each other. And the studio class let us work together. Seminar and studio worked together really well。

2.What did you discover about your work and yourself through this particular collaboration?

I discover my own identity and personality and what I really like and interesting about.

3.What was your intention for the final Seminar project, and how do you feel you conveyed that intention? Do you feel collaboration required you to compromise on your intention? Do you feel collaboration enhanced your intention?

We want to invent a fictional composite character, not a human, maybe can add more felling and our identities. My partner and I know each other for a while, so we understand each other’s personality. We collaborate very well. We have many common grounds. So it is easy to work on the project , promote the idea together.

4.What risks did you take in this project? What risks did you decide against taking? Why?

From this point onward, how would you like to improve as a collaborator?

The risks is choosing the topic. We have lots of ideas but do not know to choose which one. It’s always hard at the beginning. Hope we have more time to work on this project to improve more.

Peer-and-Self- Evaluation

1.How did your partner contribute to this collaboration?

She mainly doing the sketches, when we brainstorming the idea she always records it.

2.Assign your partner a letter grade for their contributions to this assignment. Explain this choice.

A , We have clear division of works. She did all her jobs and change the mistakes immediately, also we have good communication.

3.Assign yourself a letter grade for your contributions to this assignment. Explain this choice.

A, I finished all my part of the project. And promote many ideas. Also, make the final revision.

4.How was the work divided in your group? Was the workload equal? Explain.

After we discuss the topic. We have the main plot of the story and then work on the details together.

5.How do you believe your partner/group members succeeded as collaborators? What feedback for improvement would you offer if given the opportunity?

She has many own ideas and she is a good listener. We exchanging opinions a lots. Hope next time we have more time to work on the project.




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