• Batam, Indonesia

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I totally agree with the sentiments of Kaori Shoji’s Nov. 10 article, “Six-mat chic: Small spaces suit us just fine.” A house with many unused spaces feels cold and empty without family members. Although I am from Indonesia, I understand what Shoji is saying. I have lived in a 4-by-6-meter room with my mother, sister and little brother. Even though it was cramped, I was happy.

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