There was a party last night in Oakhouse Kichijoji 2. My birthday party. Around 10 to 15 people came most of them are my housemates in Kichijoji 2 but two of them came from Oakhouse Kichijoji 3, which is 5 mins walk from our house.
That’s one good thing living in Kichijoji. There are at least 5 Oakhouse sharehouses around Kichijoji area, once you know some people from other houses, you get to know more people in the area. Oakhouse people tend to be pretty diverse. Japanese people are still the majority but I hear 60% new people moving into Oakhouse sharehouse are now not Japanese.
Kichijoji is known as one of the most popular areas to live in Tokyo. If you’re interested to stay in Tokyo, visit here once and see if you like the neighborhood.
This is how we usually notify people in the house about house events. There’s a big white board in the living room on the first floor. We usually don’t charge people for food and just tell them to bring food to share. It’s cheaper and more fun that way.
We had lots of food by the time 5 people showed up at 9pm. Then we started drinking. We have now a couple of new people moved in these days. Thomas, a French guy who’s looking for software engineering job in Tokyo, and Ko, he’s also a tech guy from Korea. I have seen them in the house a couple of times but never really get to know them until yesterday.
There was so much food that I was full soon after we started eating! I brought a French wine that my friend gave me a while ago, cheese, and some bread.
Win, an iron chef of Thai kingdom, cooked an omelet rice and cheese bread. I was surprised because he only cooks Thai food! He cooked these western dishes knowing that my favorite food is Italian. It was really great. I tell you one of his special talents. He can reverse-engineer any kinds of cuisines. All he needs is for him to try that dish once. As long as he tries once, he can cook the same exact dish by himself. He is so talented at cooking.
Win said he has never ever cooked any of these food in his life. I couldn’t believe him. It was really good.
I got two cakes!
Now that I turned 31 years old, I’m asking myself what has been changed in my life…. well,