Our Night in Spain

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Our Night in Spain
2018.10.30

Sunday night was very different here in SR Kichijoji. As soon as you step into the shared space you feel as if you've left all of Tokyo behind. People are busy in the kitchen, chopping, slicing and dicing up a whole array of vegetables. The smell of exotic foods fill the air - it's unbearable to have to wait to eat them all up but my gosh was it worth it.

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Of course, Tokyo is such an international place to be living in and SR Kichijoji is just a small example of how global life is here. Our Spanish housemates all banded together to bring us to Spain for the night. Well actually it's more like they brought Spain to us (don't you know how expensive flights like that are?).

As soon as I got to the kitchen, I was met with a cup of Sangria and I already knew it was going to be a great night. It seemed as if the whole house was here to enjoy the night - of course, the offer of food is always the best way to get housemates to join in on festivities.

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We brought in the tables from outside and made sure everyone had their seat. It was really a great example why it's so great to live in a share house like this! How else can you experience a night like this with so many great people? Although we did start to run out of forks and spoons for everyone, but we soldiered on through (nothing can get in the way of eating our food).

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As usual, everyone split the bill at the end which means we all got a great meal for an even better price. It's hard to imagine how I would be able to make a meal like this all by myself. Sometimes it's hard to get the right ingredients to make a dish from back home and usually the right thing can be quite expensive so it's really nice that it's possible to share the cost and share the love with your housemates.

The Spanish chefs all did a great job, with help of course from other nationalities the night was a complete success. I tried so many different foods that I never even had before. Of course, the night sparked off some competition so now we're all in discussion about which nationality's party should come next (Irish Night anyone?).  Whoever comes next, I know we're all looking forward to it.

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Date posted :
2018.10.30
Poster :
Roo ルー

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Irish photographer who calls Social Residence Kichijōji home.
You'll usually find me in a nearby coffee shop with my camera or working on articles in the shared living space.
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