20 February 2012

Food Porn

Food porn!
Our class ended up early last Thursday, so we spent the rest of the afternoon food-tripping. We were in this new Korean Restaurant called the Break Room along Recto Avenue in Manila. I ordered Kimbap, Karen ordered noodles, and Majo ordered Ramen. Before we can even touch our food, Majo took pictures of her Ramen. I took pictures of my Kimbap, too.

"Food porn!" Karen shouted.

I couldn't believe my ears when I heard the "porn" word. Karen explained that "food porn" means glamorized visual presentation of food to arouse a desire to eat (something to the effect that it becomes a substitute for real porn).

At first, the three of us agreed that we share the same indignation towards people who post pics of their food in Facebook or blog (ourselves included). But after giving it much thought, I proposed to the group that: "Maybe food porn isn't the problem. Maybe, the problem is the swaggering, conceited style of these particular people."

Then, I remembered someone who posts food she has eaten in expensive restaurants here and abroad. She even posts her Visas, green card, bank statements, Rolex, and all other things most of us can't afford.  I know a lot of her friends giving her raised eyebrows. But personally, I don't mind anyone posting anything, I guess as long as it's not contrary to morals or good customs - whatever floats your boat.

Some people post food pictures to inspire others. Some people just want to impress others to make them think they are really rich or special. Others show off so they can hide some ugly fact about themselves. But food porn? No, I don't think that's the problem.







Disclaimer: This is not directed to anyone in particular. This is purely fictional.

pic from here

6 comments:

Roni Flores said...

Rolex? Bank statements?! Come on. Kidnappin na yan. Haha! I bet she tags the locations pa of her photos. :))

Rah said...

You bet cha. :) I don't mind. proud pa nga ako na ang latest accomplishment niya was when she got her Shengen Visa. Misan nakakainggit. Borderline between bragging and just happy. hehe

khantotantra said...

akala ko nung una may new pet ka kasi may aso na may taco sa ulo. lols.

okies lang naman yung mga kung ano-anong pic ang pinopost basta may moderation.

ika nga, masama ang sobra. :D

Superjaid said...

madalas ang picture ng pagkain sa blog ko parte yung ng buhay ko eh pero yung mga bank statements, rollex at kung ano ano pang mga mahal na bagay kaloka naman yun.

Leah. said...

Ay, sino kaya yun? hehe..

Naku, nang-iinggit lang ata ang purpose pag ganun. Pero sabi mo nga, baka yun lang talaga ang trip nya. :p

gillboard said...

ever the lawyer ang mga explanation sa post. :P