Why do we eat Popcorn at the movies?

I always question myself, why do people eat popcorn at the movies? What is the correlation between popcorn and movies?

I just did a small litterature research and found out some articles discussing on this point.

Refers to an article on this website: http://www.smithsonianmag.com,   Back to 1945, popcorn and the movies were inextricably bound: over half of the popcorn consumed in America was eaten at the movie theaters. Theaters began pushing advertisements for their concessions harder, debuting commercials that played before (and sometimes in the middle of) movies that enticed audiences to check out the snacks in the lobby.

But the relationship between popcorn and the movies has changed more than the smell of a theater lobby or the at-home movie night: it’s changed the popcorn industry itself.

I agree that a cinema wouldn’t be complete without the overwhelming aroma of popcorn. It smells really good and we can’t help to not buy a bucket of popcorn to be shared with our friend or partner in watching movies. And now, I assume most of people consumed popcorn when they watch movie theaters. These are several reasons why people eat popcorn at the movies:

  • It is cheap and very easy to make
  • Easy to grab and eat during movies without distracting you from watching movie.
  • Popcorn is a kind of ‘silent snacks’, it doesn’t make any noise while we eat and of course it will not disturb the others
  • It doesn’t cause a construction which can make you dying for a pee 🙂 (yea, of course this is great since we don’t want to miss some scenes!)
  • They said popcorn is low calorie

 

So here they are! If you guys find more reasons on this, please tell me..

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pic taken from : http://www.tribunnews.com/travel/2016/05/12/ini-ceritanya-mengapa-orang-nonton-di-bioskop-cemilannya-selalu-popcorn

 

 

a bookworm

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A few years back, I promised to myself to read at least a book in a month. So it will be 12 books a year. Sounds really good, right?

Sadly I can’t make it true! So I make a new rule to me: at least an article in a week.

As someone said that ”reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are”

 

*photo taken from pinterest

Coffee Again and Again

Week-end means coffee and tea for both of us. Last week-end we went to a new coffee shop in town. According to him, the ambiance was good, even really good, but the foods were just so so…

For me, this cafe had a nice design and of course it was so ‘insta-genic’! We saw many teenagers who just drink a tea but they took hundreds of photos which I was pretty sure, those photos were downloaded on their social medias. Bofff…

Anyway, the 1st picture below was taken by me, and the 2nd pict was taken by him. I was happy because he finally turned to be a good photographer!! LOL

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Meet up with old friends

I am sure life wouldn’t be interesting without friends along for the ride. Friends are like window to see the world outside ours. They introduce us to the diversity of human nature. It really is! At least it happened to me. For almost 22 years I spent my life in Indonesia, then I pursued my master degree in France, what I could see was the diversity!

I experienced a hint of nostalgia. Good people are hard to come by.

Well.. Last days of our end of year holiday, we had a chance to visit Surabaya. Actually it was on the early January ;p A cousin of mon mari just got married and I remembered I have a friend living there. A few weeks before, I texted her.

Then I managed to meet Véronique and Louis, lovebirds whom I knew several years back. I was tremendously happy. It suddenly reminds me of my beautiful days back in France. Véronique introduced me to her whole family who live in one of small yet pretty village in Lorraine ( region of Nancy city), named Lunéville. Almost once in a month, her parents invited me for a lunch, even her grandmother invited me to come for a village celebration. They have a beautiful garden consisted of some vegetable plants and fruits! What I really like the most was their strawberry! I even can still taste it ;))

And yeah.. Here we are!

 

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Anyway, she is now 6 months pregnant! Happy for them.. See you again soon! Well maybe in France someday..?

 

Biku Bali

A Balinese friend of mine, Bli Gde,  recommended Biku as they provide delicious food with reasonable price.

About two months ago, I managed to stop by there but unfortunately Biku was temporary closed. Then we just went there last week.

I ate Nasi Campur while mon mari tried Baramundi fish. We were both agreed that we had to come back again because the food tasted really good. At the time we went there, Biku was so crowded because everybody did their Christmas lunch and Biku offered a special menu for Christmas. Someone told us that we need to reserve first in order to avoid the waiting list.. I asked mon mari to reserve for a high-tea as I really wanted to try their famous high-tea. It costs 110idr for one person for a traditional high-tea. I suggested you to just pick the high tea for one person only (if you go there with only one person) as they provide so much cakes on there. I can’t eat all cakes of course, but don’t forget to ask for 2 cups of tea.

We went back again the day after for high tea. Wow, it was so impressive!

 

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