The party was well organized and the activities were fun. I really liked mingling with the volunteers. They were great fun to talk to. The all-you-can-drink was a bargain.
To improve the event, I wouldn't mind paying a bit more (3,500-4,000 yen) for upscale food and drink. And how about a pub quiz type event with teams? Half the questions in Japanese and the other half in English. with a prize for the winning team?
I'm both slightly drunk and typing this on my phone so some mistakes may result. そして英語で書いてしまって申し訳ございません。m(_ _)m
The language exchange aspect of the evening was a great idea, as it gave me the chance to speak in English with non-native speakers and to help them out a little in the same the way as the Bento Chat volunteers help us non-native Japanese speakers.
The format was well done, and it was a good idea to limit the time we had to speak with our partners. The prompt sheet was a nice touch (even if I completely failed to make use of it) and I'm certain that it was useful to other people.
My one extremely trivial feedback is that if I had known that actual food (the very nice sandwiches, sushi and finger food) was coming, then I would have eaten far fewer of those extremely tasty chocolate biscuit an snacks). Which is a very long winded way of saying that a warning at the start that actual food was going to be provided would have been appreciated. With that said, I was very grateful that sake was available, even though I drank far too much and my darling wife is complaining that I am 酒臭い. T_T
Lastly, props to Rob for the 伝言 game. Despite being absolutely atrocious at it it was great fun, and my sincere apologies to Team B for my ineptitude. Unfortunately I missed out on the chance to try the English version where I would have seen if I was any better in my native language, but next time for sure! :)
Lalith-san, thank you very much for taking part and giving such nice feedback to us. We are happy that you enjoyed the event. We are sorry for not telling everybody about the timing of the food. We will take you feedback onboard going forward. We look forward to seeing you at the next event! --Coto staff
Lalith, thanks for coming and I’m glad you enjoyed the telephone game; hopefully you learnt a little Japanese from it! --Rob2019年12月13日