The weather was nice so I had the chance to integrate for a few hours at a local cafe “Elevator Cafe”. It is a cafe where you take the elevator to the top building and drink coffee or tea. I randomly met two women and a boy at a table. I originally was looking for the older woman who kept inviting me for coffee but I was reluctant about it before. So I decided to go for coffee so she could stop asking me. I ended up chatting with the two women who happens to be the daughters. It was a bit awkward at first because I asked around for the woman who asked me, so someone called the daughter instead but I had no ideas who’s name these women were. Anyways, long story short, I ended up having tea with the two women. It was refreshing to finally speak albanian and had actual conversations with them. I learned a little more about them and their lives. Her husband is actually the owner of the local cafe. Everyday she hangs out at her husband’s cafe until 5pm. I asked her why women don’t go out at night. She said that women are not allowed to go out at night because it’s bad to be out. I noticed that in this table, they don’t have a job and all they do is linger at the cafe, sit and drink coffee and look out the window, gazing into the lake and occasionally playing with their smartphones. Everyday. This is the view from the top of Elevator Cafe.
I have a new side project for the school community. I’m currently editing a short film about school against bullying. I can’t wait for the final product!