Experiment for lunchbox project
There have been experiments to develop the Lunchbox project. First of all, one
participant has a meal alone. Next, she eats alone while she watches a video, which shows
the other participant eating. Two participants each have a meal twice, according to the above.
Finally, they are interviewed about their experience
*Sung-il, Moon, 39, 10 years (he has stayed alone in the UK)
How often do you usually have dinner or lunch alone? / How long have you had a meal alone?
I have a meal almost every day except when meeting my friends.
After I started staying in London, I have had meals alone, so I’m familiar with it.
How do you feel when you have dinner alone?
I feel comfortable with having dinner alone, as I am more familiar with this situation than having
a meal with others. However, there are times when I feel lonely, such as Christmas, New
How do you feel when you have dinner alone, watching videos of someone having a meal?
At first, it makes me uncomfortable as I consider this video without thinking while eating. However,
as time goes by, it felt like I was having a meal together with someone. So, I sometimes
followed their eating behaviors and patterns.
Do you prefer to have meals alone, with the videos or without the videos?
Um. I prefer to have a meal with the videos.
Do you mind the noise a chopstick makes whilst eating?
Um.. No, I hate the sound of chopsticks. As you know, in Korea, I was taught to eat without
making a noise. That is why it irritates me.