A Year in an Instant


Day 15

Instant photo for Day 15 of “A Year in an Instant” by Nuno Coelho Santos


I’ve moved into yet another new temporary accommodation. This time I don’t have the standard suitcase photo as the attic I’m staying in is too small. But my Airbnb host, Jung, is very cheerful and helpful. She took me out for dinner tonight in Ikebukuro. Stress and hunger came into play, I ordered dinner twice: Omurice and Pork Steak. As the name suggests, omurice is a an omelette with rice. I remember this dish as an important plot device of the anime series Charlotte that aired this summer.

At home we watched TV. One of the TV shows that Jung enjoys watching is a Japanese reality show where men go out with their girlfriends for coffee or dinner and stare at other attractive women, driving their girlfriends mad. The goal of the show is for them to be forgiven by their partners.


I played an American pop song on my phone in repeat. It was so foreign to me now, but relaxing at the same time.

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