Leaving Japan To India And These Are Things I Will Miss


Posted on 07 Jan 2018 21:00 in ASKSiddhiのひとりごと by Yoko Deshmukh

Spring is beautiful and valuable because it comes after Winter.

On Saturday, I am coming home in Pune after a two-month-long stay in Japan, mainly Fukuoka.

It was my dream to switch between India and Japan in a year since the beginning I had migrated to India. Now my dream has come true as I stay in Japan for about 4-5 months and in India for the rest of the year. I tend to feel guilty about this "half and half" lifestyle, though, thinking of both Siddharth and Mother as they have to adjust during my stay and absence. Now, I decided to feel lucky instead, because both of them support me so much. 

I love Japan and India both, and at the same time, deeply understand that they have good and bad respectively. While I tend to critically observe Japan, the country of my birth and grow up, I have bigger heart and torelance towards things in India, perhaps I still feel like a guest in the country. 

But today, as I am leaving Japan to India shortly, I want to savor my luck and fortune by listing you up what I love the most in Japan. 

- Taking a bath in a bathtub every day, particularly in the coldest winter. I envy most of the Japanese people because they have this heaven in their home, indeed they are the luckiest people in the world. So, finish your work and straight to home everyone. Don't spend your time and money in nomikai but instead have a good glass of beer or sake at home after taking your small heaven!

- Food varieties. Almost all types of gourmets from across the globe are enjoyable in Japan, including exotic Uyghur feasts I introduced yesterday. There are virtually no food-related taboos. 

- Beautiful, bright and pinkish Spring awaits after the long and dark tunnel of Winter. I love Winter season the most because of this reason. It's challenging for me to leave Japan every year in the middle of it!

Surely, there are many other things I love about Japan, like less dust environment, systematic transportation, ample shopping options, and lastly but most importantly, Taco-chan the doggy Mother has. At the same time, I am longing for coming back to India to list up what all I love in the country and feel lucky again!


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Yoko Deshmukh   (日本語 | English)         
インド・プネ在住歴10年以上の英日・日英フリーランス翻訳者、デシュムク陽子(Yoko Deshmukh)が運営しています。2003年9月30日からインドのプネに住んでいます。

ASKSiddhi is run by Yoko Deshmukh, a native Japanese freelance English - Japanese - English translator who lives in Pune since 30th September 2003.

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