Dinner Eating Habits of the University of the Philippines Kalayaan Residence Hall Dormers

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Dinner Eating Habits of the University of the Philippines Kalayaan Residence Hall Dormers

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Famisan, John Paul Javier, Humility Malazo, Jeffrey Matiling, Charissa Serrano, Elaine Joy

May 2012

Dinner Eating Habits of the University of the Philippines Kalayaan Residence Hall Dormers

In general terms, food is anything edible, gives satisfaction, and comprises almost the budget of the family. When we are confronted by a strange plant or animal, the first question that enters our minds is, “Nakakain ba ‘yan?”, if answered with an affirmation, it assures life and excitement of the person asking. We see stalls that sell food everywhere around us even if the process of the food preparation is questionable and doubtful. From isaw to balbakwa, the selection varies. Nevertheless, we find pleasure and satisfaction in eating them together with friends and classmates. For us, concept about food is so distinct and subliminal messages are engraved on it that even questions like “kain tayo” can be misleading since it could mean that we get to be offered food or it can just be a simple gesture of respect, politeness and acknowledgment of eating. Also, when visiting someone else’s home, one does not simply reject snacks offered there because it is discourteous and disrespectful (“Philippines: Eating Habits & Hospitality”, 2007). By leaving ample amount of snacks on the table, the owner is assured that the visitor is having a good time staying in their home. There are three main meals of the day; breakfast, lunch and dinner (“Filipino Eating Habits”, 2010). Breakfast is where you fuel up your body with carbohydrates to be ready for daily activities, and lunch is where you try to maintain the energy by loading up some more for as to continue the job of breakfast. And then there’s dinner. What is the importance of eating dinner? After a long day, after spending so much time and energy at work, eating dinner would somehow be a therapy to a worn out person, especially



References: Philippines: Eating Habits & Hospitality. 2007. Retrieved May 15, 2012, from The Global Gourmet website: http://www.globalgourmet.com/destinations/philippines/phileat.html#axzz1vD2eNHLS Filipino Eating Habits. 2010. Retrieved May 15, 2012, from Eating Habits website: http://www.eatinghabits.org/geographical-eating-habits/filipino-eating-habits.html The Importance of Dinner Time. 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2012, from Gravity Eight website: http://www.gravityeight.com/article/the-importance-of-dinner-time Scott, E. Stress and Emotional Eating: What Causes Emotional Eating?. 2010. Retrieved May 15, 2012, from About.com website: http://stress.about.com/od/unhealthybehaviors/a/eating.htm Davis, J. L. Family Dinners Are Important. (2007). Retrieved May 15, 2012, from WebMD website: http://children.webmd.com/guide/family-dinners-are-important

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