chopstick challenged, eh?
re: eating rice w/ chopsticks, all rice is not the same. generally you eat "sticky" rice w/ chopsticks, as they form clumps. also, generally, "sticky" rice isn't served much in the states. also, not drowning your rice in liquid (or sauce/whatever) helps a lot too.
here's a troubleshooting guide of sorts, for anyone interested....
i do okay with them, at least until i need to use them like a knife, then i start to flounder.