This video clip was shot at our big dormitory in the suburb of Tokyo,
where you can get familiar with various people from different countries and become buddies easily.
Since you cook together, save money together (i.e., water, gas, and hang out for cheaper supermarkets nearby!)and watch the football matches together by big TV! The article is about the Exotic Cuisine Party we held after course, featuring Korean ‘Tteok-bokki’ (トッポキ Stir-fried rice cakes in chilly paste), Taiwanese ‘Mapo tofu (麻婆豆腐), Vietnamese ‘Thit ga kho gung’ (Ginger Chicken) and the ‘Pakapou’ (パッカパオ Stir-fried minced pork with oyster oil) from Thailand! Yummy,Yummy😋
When it comes to dormitory, it reminds me of the ‘Capsule Hotel’ in Tokyo, which has been getting popular in Europe recently.
Not only for the budget backpackers, but also for people who need to catch the early flight (or miss out the last train home), this compact space seems a smart choice for travelling! Famousdirector Tsai Ming-Liang also shot the inside view of the capsule bed as the key scenes of his short film 《No No Sleep》(2015).
I attended the ‘No No Sleep at MoNTUE －Tsai Ming-Liang Solo Exhibition’ in 2016 which was very well-curated. For me, it was an marvellous experience to watch his Walker series films with soft pillows and laid down with nearly hundred ‘strangers’ (i.e., the audience) inside the museum till the dawn.
You do what the actors do, feeling the solitude but not feeling alone. Indeed a quasi-magic experience 🦄