The people you meet at food parks
MANILA, Philippines – In Filipino culture, food brings people together. From barkada gimmicks to big family celebrations, a feast is always at the center of it all.
We can also eat anywhere – on a boat during vacation, in an empty garage for a birthday celebration, or along the streets during a fiesta!
Recently, food parks have also gained more popularity. More than just a place to eat, food parks have become a top hangout place. Compared to malls and restaurants, food parks have their own vibe simply because of the people who go there.
If you’ve spent a lot of time in food parks or even if you just tried them out once, you’ve probably noticed diverse personalities that add to its charm.
You see people of all ages, backgrounds, and professions. No matter who they are or where they come from, one thing’s for sure: they troop to food parks to fill their stomachs and make new memories. The experience would not be complete unless they share it with the world online.
Here’s a rundown of the people you meet at food parks:
The Lone Wolf
Though it’s fun to eat with friends, family or officemates, there are days when someone just wants to eat alone and have no conversations with anyone. They will just sit down, relax and catch up on their favorite online series while eating. So staying in a food park with WiFi connection that has no data cap is all the company they need.
The Picky Eater
In almost any group out there, there will be one person who wants to try everything before they finally make a choice. We all have that friend who says they’re game for anything but can’t really decide what they’d like to eat.
The ‘In The Moment’ person
When a person is living one moment at a time, taking photos, videos or even live videos of what’s happening is a must. So it’s important for them to stay online and have uninterrupted connection to make those moments last even longer.
The Reasonable Foodie
Food parks are home to affordable food that is worth every cent. It’s every foodie’s dream to be in a place where they can try something new, walk around, and just see the options that they can come back to any time.
Who wouldn’t want to be here? The food is good in the tummy and pocket, and worthy of a #foodtrip Instagram post.
This is for the couple that can’t stop taking ‘selfies’ and food shots from their date night and uploading them. So even if they’re enjoying their date night and uploading them. Having unlimited internet won’t hurt so they can show the world what they’re eating and how much of a good time they’re having.
The Overtime Workers
For the yuppies that get off late at work and need a little pick-me-up after a long day, the food park is a godsend. Maybe they’ll mix work with pleasure, still sending emails or working on last minute deadlines before they close shop. And since they get in a bit late, they’ll also probably be the ones who stay until the last call.
The Brady Bunch
Family is life, the same way that food is life. Whether they’re a big or small group, there will always be a family enjoying their food together in food parks. And – wait for it – a group photo is bound to be taken and immediately uploaded on Mom’s Facebook profile.
The Team Players
Sometimes one order of something is too much. Spot that group of friends who order with the intention of sharing everything with one another. Who wouldn’t want to do this? You pay less than half the price and still get to try different types of food!
The Weekend Warriors
Whether the food park is their first stop or the last stop for the night, the weekend warriors are up and ready to make the most out of the weekend. No doubt this rowdy group of friends will also be busy on their phones on messaging apps, sending photos and uploading stories on their fave apps to document how their night will go or ended.
As people come and go in food parks, they will always have something to take home – a belly full of food, moments shared with loved ones and a strong WiFi connection without data cap. Now memories made in food parks like The Yard Xavierville, The Yard Underground, South StrEAT Gourmand Container Park, The Food Hive and Arca Yard, Poblacion in Makati, Larsian in Cebu, and The Camp in Baguio are easier to share and remember.
Which one can you relate to the most? Share it with us in the comments sections below! – Rappler.com