Posted by Bruce Kahl on August 09, 2005
In Reply to: "At least I always know where the rice bowl is." posted by Stephen hughes on August 09, 2005
: Does anyone know what the phrase..."At least I always know where the rice bowl is." I read it in the novel "I am Charolette Simmons" and I have no idea what it means. Its driving me crazy. Thanks!
The Vietnamese, Chinese, Cambodian and Laotian cultures show the rice bowl as a symbol of womanhood.
In addition, there is some tradition as to where the rice bowl is placed when the family is having a meal together.
Asian funerals have a rice bowl near the head of the deceased so he or she will not go hungry as they move on.
Some context in which your phrase was used would help us figure this out.