You wouldn't think someone making soba noodles would draw a curious crowd of Japanese onlookers. But you'd be wrong. Sometimes what we think of as a common skill is a lost art. To be fair, the little soba show was set up in the storefront window of a restaurant -- in one of Kuala Lumpur's malls -- to keep waiting diners entertained. They were more than entertained, the people watched as if it had been a moon landing.