The Filipino culture, treating yourself and your loved ones to a buffet restaurant during birthdays or special occasions is considered the norm.

One of the most popular buffet options that Filipinos love is unlimited samgyeopsal (pork belly) since it’s tasty, filling and perfect for a group setting.

Sure, having unlimited samgyeopsal for your birthday is a welcome treat you can enjoy.

After all, it’s a special occasion, so why not celebrate it, right?

But what happens when you find yourself craving for this juicy meat every single time you go out to eat?

Here are nine struggles only Filipinos addicted to unlimited samgyeopsal will know about:

1. You’re on a diet and your friend says “it’s my treat!”

Hey, it’s okay. Tomorrow is another day, remember?

2. When you want to go on a date


But you can only pay for one person, so you resort to pick-up lines instead. Maybe your date will fall for how honest and witty you are?

3. Feeling broke but your cravings don’t care

Your heart says “unlimited meat” but your wallet says “need to budget!”

4. You want to get 2 for the price of 1


Unlimited meat-all-you-can and ice cream? That’s a dangerous game you’re playing, my friend.

5. You’re single by choice


Because all your free time is spent looking for or eating at unlimited samgyeopsal restaurants near you.

6. Getting your priorities in order


You’d rather commute and leave your car at home than pay for parking — at least this way, you can satisfy your cravings for this yummy, sumptuous meat.

7. Self-care means only one thing

After all, you love yourself so you deserve all the good things in the world, don’t you?

8. Seeing it in your daily life


Does it taste as good as it looks?

9. So good, you’d dedicate your first-born child to it

“Be proud of your name, Sam. You’re named after the best thing I’ve ever known.”