When you get up in the morning, what’s the
first thing you do? Well, in reality, it could be anything; but
on T.V.: it’s always getting the coffee steaming. And what’s
the last thing you eat at night? Munch on popcorn with family or
friends with a chick flick acting out on screen. True, each night
watch a movie, but the fact remains.
Coffee is known worldwide for its rep as caffeine-loaded
with whipped cream and cinnamon on top. You might have your specialized,
state-of-the-art coffee maker with your personal coffee flavor
made only with gourmet coffee beans imported from who-knows-where.
Or you might just pass by your local coffee house on the way to
work, whichever tickles your fancy.
Whether you’re a hot-shot caffeine fanatic,
or a timid mostly-milk conservative, everyone can enjoy a hot cup
every now and then. And it doesn’t have to end there either.
Coffee is only one slim branch of the tree. There are the well-known
lattes, espressos, mochas, cappuccinos, and such, which naturally
leads to more detailed drinks like the French Kiss, Chocolate Orange,
or the Spanish Queimada. Then there’s the edible—not
that the others aren’t edible, they’re just more drinkable—chow
with the flavor we all love but not necessarily with the caffeine,
like coffee cakes.
Alright, the T.V. morning has passed. The day
is typically soap opera-ish with plenty of surprise pregnancies,
murders, kidnappings, and ‘I’m your real father’.
Then the evening comes with the movie. And naturally, the butter-coated
Much like coffee, popcorn has been a global favorite
for decades, and once again like coffee, it’s developed into
much more than expanded seeds. Most kids get their first real memory
of popcorn in pre-school, with the popcorn song and dance. The
song is mostly repetitive and easily learnt. The dance can be taught
in either pre-school or high school, and it involves hopping up
and down and doing a few hand gestures every now and then. It’s
mostly hopping though, that’s why the high
school kids like it.
Popcorn has accessories now too—there’s
popcorn oil, popcorn bowls, and packets of flavorings if you think
butter is too fatty for your diet.
Now imagine Shrek and Fiona running off into the
distance happily ever after. The movie ends, the popcorn has disappeared,
and everyone is fighting for sleeping space on the couch. Good
food and drink will do that to you. The phrase ‘eat and be