I live in an apartment block, so I have many neighbours. Most of them are nice, and say hello, when they see me. Some of them are not so friendly. Some of them ignore me when I see them. Maybe they don’t want anything to do with (= to have any contact with) their neighbours. That’s fine.
My next-door neighbour is very friendly. She always says hello when she sees me, and asks me how I am. She likes to talk, so sometimes we talk about the weather, or the neighbourhood. Sometimes she asks me about the UK and my family.
Another neighbour likes to talk too. He lives on a different floor, but when I see him in the car park, he always stops for a conversation. He is retired, so he spends most of his time at home. He often asks me about the weather in the UK. He wants to know the differences between life in Japan and life in the UK. Sometimes we talk for ten or fifteen minutes.
The caretaker (or kanrinin-san in Japanese) is very nice too. He always says hello, and keeps the apartment block very clean and tidy. I gave him some English tea as a present when I moved into the apartment. He seemed surprised, but happy. I hope he enjoyed drinking it.
I think I am lucky to live in such a friendly place. The only thing I don’t like about living in the apartment block is the children running up and down in front of my door. After school, they race each other through the apartment block, and they are very noisy! I wonder what my neighbours think about that? I will ask them next time I see them.
Heather @ I Talk You Talk Press