One of my favorite movies ever is In America. Wasn't the ending amazing?
If you weren't lucky enough to see it, it's about an unlikely friendship between an idealistic immigrant Irish family living in a rundown Manhattan apartment building and their Nigerian next door neighbor. (Rent it on Netflix) You never know how your life will change from just knowing your neighbors, let alone actually being FRIENDS with them!
So, for my new challenge today, I decided to do something completely out of character for me today. I'm hosting an afternoon social party at our apartment and I invited all the residents in our building. I made up a flyer and taped it to the inside of the elevator AND put copies on everyone's doors. I even put a translation in Japanese, so all would feel welcome.
Yes, our building is really called the Happy Mansion... check back on Friday to see how it goes.
How friendly are you with neighbors? Has it been a good experience or bad one?