This photo was taken in my host family's apartment. I loved nights when they bought a watermelon. Everyone in the family, their neighbors and various other parties would squeeze together around the living room table to snack on the sweet summer treat. We would often sit there for hours and chit chat and giggle. My language skills were limited, so despite their best efforts to communicate, I rarely knew exactly what the topic of the conversation was. However, that didn't matter, the happiness in the room was contagious.