By Miyuki Mitsubiki
Everybody has a favorite place, and my favorite one is the living room in my dormitory.
I have three roommates; one of them is Japanese, like me, and two of them are American. It is pretty international, so I sometimes experience “culture shock,” and I feel it’s interesting.
Though our room is not sophisticated, fashionable or beautiful, I like spending time with my friends and roommates here.
When I spend time in the living room alone, I can relax very much. The clock ticks loudly because the room is very quiet.
I read a book on the couch with a cup of coffee. I feel comfortable. Sometimes I take a nap there.
However, it is completely different when I am with my roommates. The room is very noisy because of the television and our talking.
On the carpet or the couch, we talk a lot and enjoy spending time together. I can learn something every day through talking.
Besides, the room is very exciting when some friends gather. We keep talking and laughing. Though we don’t do special things, I enjoy that time.
To conclude, this room has some different aspects each time, and I like both being alone and spending the time with my roommates and friends. One room gives me precious time and experience.
That’s why this living room is my favorite place.
Miyuki Mitsubiki of Japan studied at the University of Tennessee’s English Language Insitute in the Fall II 2008 term.