Compiled by Meg Barraca

Picture this:

It’s 11:20. Class ends in five minutes. You sneak a glance at the clock on the back wall and try to ignore the growling in your belly for the nth time since school started. Five minutes seems more like five hours, but finally, the bell rings. You bolt to the Kantina only to be confronted by, arguably, the biggest and most important dilemma faced every school day: what should you have for lunch? As more students pour into the bustling Kantina, the lines grow longer, and time is running out.

If you find yourself in this situation, look no further! Based on a series of seriously thought out calculations and meticulous research, we can tell you exactly what you should have for lunch. Take the quiz below to figure out the perfect meal for your day:

1. How hungry are you?

A. I just wanna get through the day.

B. Hungry enough.

C. So hungry, please just feed me something

D. Not really, but I might as well eat.

E. I could eat a horse or two.

2. What’s your favorite type of cuisine?

A. Asian

B. Italian

C. Mexican

D. Other

E. Filipino

3. What is your budget?

A. As long as it’s under 200 pesos

B. 120 – 170 pesos

C. I don’t have a budget

D. 100 – 120 pesos

E. Below 100 pesos

4. One word to describe your day so far would be…

A. Interesting

B. Chill

C. Boring

D. Horrific

E. Stressful

5. Is nutritional value important?

A. Yes, but it’s not necessary

B. Only if the food is yummy

C. It doesn’t really matter to me!

D. Definitely!

E. Not really…

6. What are you in the mood for?

A. Anything, really.

B. Lots of carbs!

C. Something appealing to my taste buds

D. Something light

E. Food, and lots of it.

7. How do you want to feel after eating lunch?

A. Satisfied

B. Like I can run five miles

C. Even hungrier, if that’s possible.

D. Alive and healthy.

E. Bloated!

8. How much time do you have to eat?

A. Some time, but I’m also going to be talking to my friends, sooo…

B. I have all the time in the world!

C. A lot, and I plan to savour it.

D. Not much, I have meetings to go to.

E. Just enough.


If you got mostly As:

You should get the Crunchy Tuna Maki from Asian Express! Its freshness and deliciousness will help you stay alert and in focus for your next class.

If you got mostly Bs:

You should get Carbonara pasta from Prego! This dish, as well as the other pastas Prego offers, comes with enough carbs needed to flourish through the school day and even in through your afterschool activities.

If you got mostly Cs:

You should get a burrito bowl from Chihuahua! A popular choice among ISM students, they come in a variety of flavors that burst in your mouth and spice up your day.

If you got mostly Ds:

You should get Roast Paneer Tikka from Yogi Chef! It’s packed with the vitamins and nutrients needed to stay healthy and happy, on the go.

If you got mostly Es:

You should get Tocino from Selections, perfect for when you want a satisfying meal at a budget. Selections also offers alternative options such as tapa, fish sticks, and more.

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